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Earthquake Safety Tips

A very few would have ever thought that our area would be hit by an earthquake. Fortunately, no significant structural damage has been reported and there hasn’t been any injury due to the quake. However, similar quake may again happen, and thus the UMd’s police chief Paul Dillon is sending the following tips. Please call […]

Sunday July 18th, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Earthquake Safety Tips

Feeling the Quake’s Jolt…

My day usually starts very early – I typically wake up early morning before the dawn. So like many, I too felt the 3.6 magnitude earthquake that rattled the area yesterday early morning (around 5:05am) . My first thought was that it was a strong storm shaking the building. So I went to the windows, looked outside, but strangely […]

Saturday July 17th, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Feeling the Quake’s Jolt…

City Action Plan Public Hearing Tonight

Late last month the City published the draft strategic plan for the year 2010-2015. The City had a public hearing on the strategic plan back in early March, this year. Based on the strategic plan, the City came up with a draft implementation action plan, which you can view here on City’s website.  The strategic plan includes five […]

Tuesday July 13th, 2010 in Blog | 1 Comment »

Council Candidates Talk at NCP Forum

Some 10-12 north College Park residents gathered at Davis Hall yesterday to listen what 5 Dist. 1 County Council hopefuls to offer to make their neighborhood a better place to live. The rest of the attendees included the organizers of the event and a number of campaign workers. Mayor Andy Fellows conducted the forum. The […]

Monday July 12th, 2010 in Blog | 3 Comments »

Water Restrictions Lifted

According to WSSC website, General Manager Jerry N. Johnson has announced the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is lifting the Mandatory Water Use Restrictions, effective immediately.  WSSC serves customers in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. “Our pipe is back in service.  I want to thank our customers who were unavoidably inconvenienced by these water restrictions,” […]

Wednesday July 7th, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Water Restrictions Lifted

Ehrlich Leads O’Malley in Gubernatorial Poll

The Washington Times is reporting that former MD Governor and Republican candidate Ehrlich is leading the current Governor and Democratic candidate O’Malley in a poll on Gubernatorial election in Novembor this year. According to the Magellan poll, Mr. Ehrlich was preferred by 46 percent of state voters to 43 percent for Mr. O’Malley, a close political […]

Monday July 5th, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Ehrlich Leads O’Malley in Gubernatorial Poll

Water Restrictions Continue

The water restrictions that was imposed last week by WSSC still continues. There has been some progress made by the WSSC crews however they are saying it will take at least two more days to fix the problem. In the mean time, WSSC has sent 138 warnings to residents for violating the restrictions. The residents […]

Sunday July 4th, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Water Restrictions Continue

PGFD Introduces Fireworks Amnesty Program

With 4th of July approaching, the Prince George’s Fire Department (PGFD) is reminding its citizens that ALL consumer fireworks from the smallest to the largest are illegal. It is illegal for any person to manufacture, possess, store, offer for sale, sell, discharge, use, burn, or explode any fireworks in Prince George’s County, Maryland, except that […]

Saturday July 3rd, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on PGFD Introduces Fireworks Amnesty Program

WSSC Orders Water Restrictions

About 1.8 million people in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties have been ordered to stop watering their lawns and washing their cars and limit their use of toilets, dishwashers and washing machines through the Fourth of July weekend after officials shut down a huge water main in Potomac on Thursday. WSSC officials say the utility […]

Friday July 2nd, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on WSSC Orders Water Restrictions

A New Police Commander for District 1

From early June, Prince George’s Police Major Rob Liberati has assumed command of District 1. He has replaced Maj. Daniel Dusseau, who retired in April — the same day that two more of his officers were suspended during an investigation of their conduct during last month’s riot in College Park. District I is responsible for a 36 […]

Thursday July 1st, 2010 in Blog, Public Safety | Comments Off on A New Police Commander for District 1

PG Schools Ban Cell Phones in Classrooms

The PG County school board has recently passed a law banning use of cell phones in classrooms of all county schools. The students would be required to leave their phones turned off and in their lockers, from the first bell of the morning to the final bell of the school day. Students would be able […]

Monday June 28th, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on PG Schools Ban Cell Phones in Classrooms

Free Wi-Fi Near Home

In case you don’t want to spend another broadband bill and you’d like to get some quick online work done in your laptop somewhere close to home, here is a good news.  Recently Starbucks Coffee has announced that starting July 1, the coffee brewer will launch free Wi-Fi access throughout all of its stores nationwide, with no […]

Friday June 25th, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Free Wi-Fi Near Home

21st Delegation Gets an ‘F’, But Wait..

If you  follow the local politics at the MD State legislature level,  this news might have already caught your attention.. Legislators representing a portion of the county who had the lowest scores were Dels. Joseline Pena-Melnyk, D-College Park, Ben Barnes, D-College Park, House Speaker Michael E. Busch, D-Annapolis, and Sen. Jim Rosapepe, D-College Park. Dels. Barbara Frush, D-Beltsville, […]

Tuesday June 22nd, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on 21st Delegation Gets an ‘F’, But Wait..

Central US 1 Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment Approved

In case you haven’t heard, earlier this month, County Council has approved the US1 Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment. There are 84 amendments in total, which I have uploaded here:  US 1 Sector Plan Amendments  It appears that most of the 26 amendments that the City requested for are in the final amendment list. Most […]

Saturday June 19th, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Central US 1 Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment Approved

City Mosquito Control Program, 2010

[The following message was sent by Stacey King, Admin. Assist./Recycling Coordinator, Department of Public Works – (via NCPCA listserve) ] The mosquito control program for 2010 has begun in College Park and will continue through the summer; the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has already begun the attack by spreading larvicide granules in some of the […]

Thursday June 17th, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on City Mosquito Control Program, 2010