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Sam Epps Seeks Council Seat to Help Working Families

In my pursuit to find the best District 1 council candidate, I approached Sam Epps, a Laurel resident of 10 years, and best known for his involvement as a community organizer. Despite his busy schedule, Sam found time to answer a few questions I sent to him earlier. (Thanks Sam). Sam Epps is the 3rd […]

Monday August 23rd, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Sam Epps Seeks Council Seat to Help Working Families

Voter Registration Ends Tuesday

For those of you who haven’t registered yet to vote for the next Sept 14 primary elections, please note: the voter registration will end in just two days. Since time is very short between now and Tuesday, I’d recommend sending your voter registration form by overnight mail tomorrow early morning. Better  yet, make a trip to the Prince George’s […]

Sunday August 22nd, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Voter Registration Ends Tuesday

Glenn Ivey, Washington Post Pick Alsobrooks, Dump Others

The campaigns for State’s Attorney candidates entered into a new drama this week as the (outgoing) State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey broke his silence and threw his support for candidate Angela Alsobrooks as his successor.  “Angela Alsobrooks is the best-qualified candidate in the race. It is that simple,” Ivey said. “I know what it takes to be […]

Saturday August 21st, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Glenn Ivey, Washington Post Pick Alsobrooks, Dump Others

Thompson Touts ‘Vision’, Blasts Opponents for ‘Waste’ and ‘Inaction’

Crystal R. Thompson She may not have the endorsements of the local heavyweight County and State politicians, but she thinks she has the chance to win the race, “as equal as my opponents” – as she claims in the upcoming County Council District 1 Primary election. “Yes, we can! Yes, we did. Hi, my name is Crystal […]

Monday August 16th, 2010 in Blog | 4 Comments »

NCP BestBuy Set to Open Next Month

It’s the store #2508, as the Bestbuy’s official site says with a message – “opening soon”.  And that “soon” means really soon – early next month, according to published reports.   The store will replace the recently defunct household store “Linens-n-Things’. The retail space has been vacant for a number of months.  I see it’s an […]

Friday August 13th, 2010 in Blog, Development | Comments Off on NCP BestBuy Set to Open Next Month

One on One with Mary Lehman

Recently I’ve reached out to all 5 candidates running for the District 1  County Council election (Democratic primary). Here are the answers to my questions I asked candidate Mary Lehman (Thanks Mary). I hope to present other candidates’ views in future. If you have further questions or comments on Mary’s responses, please feel free to post them […]

Tuesday August 10th, 2010 in Blog | 8 Comments »

Tax Free Week Starts Today

Here comes some relief for Maryland shoppers. Beginning today, there will be a one week tax-free period for back-to-school shopping in Maryland. No tax will apply to the sale of any items of clothing or footwear, excluding accessory items, if the taxable price of the item of clothing or footwear is $100 or less. Accessory items, which […]

Sunday August 8th, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Tax Free Week Starts Today

College Park Patch – A New City News Site

Our City has a new online news website – College Park Patch. The Patch is a national network of news websites that is run by AOL network. Back in March this year, AOL poured $50 million into Patch. According to TechCrunch, Another fascinating tidbit in the filing is related to hyperlocal news site Patch.Patch, which currently […]

Tuesday August 3rd, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on College Park Patch – A New City News Site

College Park Day – Save the Date Flyer

The College Park Day’s ‘Save the Date’ flyer is out. Please click here to download and share with others. For more information, please visit the event’s website: http://collegeparkday.org. You can also download the flyer from the website. If you need a B&W version of the flyer please let us know.

Sunday August 1st, 2010 in Blog, Projects | Comments Off on College Park Day – Save the Date Flyer

Metro’s Second Fare Hike to Start Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, the cost of three Metrorail passes will increase.  Metro will also enact a new 20¢ fee during peak-of-the-peak periods (weekdays 7:30 – 9 a.m. and 4:30 – 6 p.m., based on the starting time of the trip). Metrorail Passes Price effective Aug. 1 Weekly Short Trip Pass $32.35 Weekly Fast Pass $47 Transit Link […]

Saturday July 31st, 2010 in Blog | 1 Comment »

Big Change in Student Demographics in Hollywood ES

The Maryland State’s Department of Education has recently published the student report cards for all of our State schools. While most of  the local area elementary schools have improved in their performance compared to other schools in the county, the overall  county school performance remains poor in the State. Though not surprising, one striking trend in […]

Thursday July 29th, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Big Change in Student Demographics in Hollywood ES

Storm Kills Woman in North College Park

The Washington Post is reporting that a woman was killed by yesterday’s storm.   The woman who died in her vehicle on Rhode Island Avenue, near Odessa Road in College Park, was described as being in her 40s. Mark Brady, a spokesman for the Prince George’;s fire and EMS department, said the woman’s mother,  who […]

Monday July 26th, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Storm Kills Woman in North College Park

Volunteers Needed for College Park Day

The College Park Day is only about 9 weeks away and here is the *official* version of the letter we’re sending to all community groups. In case it hasn’t reached you, please spend a moment to read and let us know where you can help out. Thank you. The City of College Park is organizing its […]

Saturday July 24th, 2010 in Blog, Projects | Comments Off on Volunteers Needed for College Park Day

Thank You Meals on Wheels!!

So many good things are happening in our neighborhood that we often don’t notice.  The Gazette did a good job in publishing an article on the work of Meals on Wheels (MoW) right here, in north College Park. MoW works off the the Methodist Church on Rhode Island Avenue. I personally know a few volunters […]

Wednesday July 21st, 2010 in Blog | 1 Comment »

County Executive Candidates Brush off Criticisms at NCPCA Forum

In case you could not attend the past Thursday’s county wide candidate forum at NCPCA, you have missed this political drama. The drama began during the Q&A session with the County Executive candidates when someone from the audience (thankfully) asked the candidates about a recent Gazette report that heavily criticized most of the candidates for […]

Monday July 19th, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on County Executive Candidates Brush off Criticisms at NCPCA Forum