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UMd/College Park Welcome Video Goes Live

Recently the University of Maryland and the City of College Park put together a video welcoming the new students and faculty staff to the UMd and the city. Please check it out here and share with others.

Tuesday August 13th, 2013 in Community, University of Maryland | Comments Off on UMd/College Park Welcome Video Goes Live

State’s Homeowners’ and Renters’ Tax Credits Deadline Approaching Fast

The Maryland Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit Program allows credits against the homeowner’s property tax bill if the property taxes exceed a fixed percentage of the person’s gross income. In other words, it sets a limit on the amount of property taxes any homeowner must pay based upon his or her income. If your home is […]

Thursday August 8th, 2013 in Community | Comments Off on State’s Homeowners’ and Renters’ Tax Credits Deadline Approaching Fast

Volunteers Needed for North College Park Research Project

The following is a message from John Krouse, the president of the North College Park Citizens Association (NCPCA) Dr. Alexander Chen of the University of Maryland Urban Studies and Planning Program is looking for residents of North College Park to assist with a class research project.   Beginning this fall, Dr. Chen’s research methods course will […]

Saturday August 3rd, 2013 in Announcements, Community | Comments Off on Volunteers Needed for North College Park Research Project

College Park Starts Marketing Campaign – A Smart Place to Live

The City has finally started its marketing campaign to attract businesses, families and professional to the City. After finalizing the logo and tagline, City’s Economic development group spent the past few months working with the consultant, idfive LLC, to design advertisements, brochures, and an online landing page, which serves as an information center for potential […]

Wednesday May 8th, 2013 in Business, Community | 3 Comments »

Group Sets Strategies for ‘Community Building’ in College Park

The Community Building Task Force of College Park Neighborhood Stabilization and Quality of Life Work Group worked over the past several months to develop a number of potential strategies for the various stakeholders and policy makers to consider. This is an interim and draft document that outlines ideas raised by committee members and members of […]

Tuesday April 30th, 2013 in Community | 2 Comments »

City Releases Annual Residents Survey Results

City staff received a total of 324 surveys, 48 of which were paper surveys (including surveys from Spellman House and Attick Towers), and 276 of which were completed online through the URL: www.collegeparkmd.gov/survey. Customer service: Respondents were asked how responsive and timely each division was to their concerns. With the exception of the Public Works […]

Tuesday April 9th, 2013 in Community | Comments Off on City Releases Annual Residents Survey Results

Festival of Books Read In

The College Park Community Library in partnership with The College Park Lions and College Park Arts Exchange will present a Read In on May 11th, Saturday from 2:00 – 4:00 The goal of the Read In is to bring families together through reading and related activities. Bring your blankets/chairs and set up for an afternoon […]

Saturday April 6th, 2013 in Announcements, Community | Comments Off on Festival of Books Read In

Good Neighbor’s Day, 2013

Department of Public Safety is Joining the University of Maryland, City of College Park and M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation for Good Neighbor Day, Saturday, April 6 Department of Public Safety is participating in Good Neighbor Day, Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 9 am to 1:30 pm. Good Neighbor Day is an annual volunteer […]

Friday March 15th, 2013 in Announcements, Community, Environment | Comments Off on Good Neighbor’s Day, 2013

Community Programming Forums

The College Park Youth Service Center will be hosting two Community Program Forums next week. Both forums will take place on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The first session will be from 10-11 am and the second one from 6:30pm to 7:30 pm Please come out and let them know what programs you are interested in […]

Wednesday March 13th, 2013 in Announcements, Community | Comments Off on Community Programming Forums

Residents and Students Share Concerns, Hope on City’s Rental Properties

An estimated 100 residents, students and landlords gathered last night at the City Council chamber to talk about College Park’s rental properties and their impacts on the quality of life. The meeting was organized by City’s “neighborhood stabilization work group”, a group that was formed by the City Council after it decided to put rent stabilization on […]

Wednesday January 30th, 2013 in Community | Comments Off on Residents and Students Share Concerns, Hope on City’s Rental Properties

City to Award Community Services Grants

Every year, the City gives out grants to non-profit organizations and schools that serve City residents. The City has $20,000 budgeted in FY 2013 to allocate among the applicants, and may give a maximum of $2,500 to each organization. Grant applications were e-mailed to previous recipient organizations on November 16 and were advertised on the […]

Saturday January 19th, 2013 in Community | Comments Off on City to Award Community Services Grants

College Park Public Forum on Quality of Life Issues

The College Park City Council recently created a “Neighborhood Stabilization and Quality of Life Workgroup” to explore new strategies for addressing issues related to the increasing use of single-family houses as group rental houses over the past several decades. The group was created in the context of City Council discussions about whether to continue the […]

Sunday January 13th, 2013 in Community | Comments Off on College Park Public Forum on Quality of Life Issues

Albert “Pete” Lakeland

The long time resident Peter Lakeland is no longer with us. His son William Lakeland posted a message on this blog with the sad news. Per this Washington Post obituary, Peter Lakeland Jr. died at the age of  83. He was a former Foreign Service officer who later served as minority counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations […]

Sunday January 6th, 2013 in Community | Comments Off on Albert “Pete” Lakeland

Year 2012 in Review

As another year passes and we embark upon a new one, I thought I would write a post to share some of important events in our neighborhood and my activities as your Council member in 2012. On the Council, I supported the FY2013 budget that does not ask for an increase in any kind of tax, fees or […]

Friday December 28th, 2012 in City Council, Community | Comments Off on Year 2012 in Review

City Announces 2013 Community Services Grant

The City has recently announced our 2013 College Park Community Services grant application. The due date is December 18 at 5:00 pm The purpose of the City of College Park Community Services Grant is to provide opportunities for community-based programs and projects within the City of College Park. Supporting community activities enhances the community as […]

Wednesday December 12th, 2012 in Community | Comments Off on City Announces 2013 Community Services Grant