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School Stars Awarded at the City Hall

Little artists from city’s schools, accompanied by their parents and teachers, gathered at the City Hall last Tuesday night to receive awards for their beautiful poster work they did as part of the College Park Day ‘This is my Culture’ poster contest. I managed to take a few shots of the award giving ceremony. Please enjoy them […]

Sunday February 13th, 2011 in College Park Day, Projects | Comments Off on School Stars Awarded at the City Hall

College Park Day Poster Contest Award Ceremony

I know it’s been a while since we had our first College Park Day, but as promised, the College Park Day organizing committee, has recently announced a recognition award ceremony for the poster contest winners from City’s four the participating schools. The students will receive recognition awards from the Mayor and Council in a special Council session, which will […]

Thursday February 3rd, 2011 in Education, Projects | Comments Off on College Park Day Poster Contest Award Ceremony

Free Leaf Raking Service

Leaf raking in an elderly neighbor’s backyard, 2008 The City will be doing its FINAL curbside leaf collection next week, starting Tuesday Dec 27 in our area (east of Rhode Island avenue). Keeping with its tradition, I’ve gathered a group of volunteers who can help in raking leafs for elderly and disabled neighbors in east […]

Saturday December 25th, 2010 in Leaf Raking | Comments Off on Free Leaf Raking Service

Winter Clothing Drive Continues…

First, thanks a bunch to all of you who have kindly made donations to the 2010 Winter Clothing Drive. So far, we’ve collected some 18-20 boxes of clothes from three locations – NCPCA meeting at Davis Hall, AlHuda school and Pizza Roma store. Last night, we dropped 7 boxes of infant and children clothes to […]

Thursday December 23rd, 2010 in Clothing Drive, Community Service, Projects | 1 Comment »

Clothing Drive Update

First, thanks to everyone for your kind donations of warm winter clothes in this year’s Winter Clothing Drive. So far, we have collected about 20 or so large boxes of clothes from 3 locations, NCPCA meeting at Davis Hall, Pizza Roma and Al-Huda School. Though the drive at the Pizza Roma closed as of yesterday, the drive […]

Sunday December 12th, 2010 in Projects | Comments Off on Clothing Drive Update

A Wasteland South of Neighborhood

Wasteland in the South When it comes to discussing development opportunities in north College Park, we often point to the closed shops, ugly looking buildings, unpaved sidewalks on Route 1. But Route 1 isn’t the only place where you’d find such wastelands in north College Park – there are a few other spots that need […]

Wednesday December 1st, 2010 in Development, NCPCA, Projects | 2 Comments »

Proposed Gateway Park Presentation

In this month’s NCPCA meeting, members discussed the proposed Gateway Park development at the corner of Route 1 and the Edgewood Road. Though no one from the City’s planning department could be present at the meeting, they composed a PowerPoint presentation to share with the residents present at the meeting. You can access that presentation directly […]

Sunday November 21st, 2010 in Development, Environment, Hollywood, Projects | Comments Off on Proposed Gateway Park Presentation

From North, Supports Come for Book Exchange Development

Unlike their neighbors in the south, where most oppose the planned student housing in the current Book Exchange property, most north College Park residents gave their blessings to the proposed development idea. With a few exceptions, that was the general tone of the North College Park Citizens Association’s (NCPCA) monthly meeting last Thursday at Davis […]

Saturday October 16th, 2010 in Development, NCPCA, Projects | Comments Off on From North, Supports Come for Book Exchange Development

College Park Day Helps School Children Explore Their Culture

The colorful poster is full of pictures. On the right side it shows a picture of Grand Canyon, Thanksgiving festival, American flag and Collard Green dish. On the left side it sports a Jamaican flag, mangoes, ackee dish and Dunns river falls of Jamaica. Titled “Jamerica“, the poster tried to show the essence of two cultures a […]

Monday October 11th, 2010 in Projects | Comments Off on College Park Day Helps School Children Explore Their Culture

Today is College Park Day – Top 5 Reasons to Attend

The day that we worked for the past six months has finally arrived. After so much media blitz, yet if you’re not convinced why you should be there, here goes my final attempt – top 5 reasons to attend this momentous event. Reason 5: See 70 nicely done “This is My Culture” posters by our […]

Saturday October 9th, 2010 in Projects | Comments Off on Today is College Park Day – Top 5 Reasons to Attend

College Park Day – Let’s Celebrate City’s Diversity and Heritage

Tomorrow is College Park Day. For the first time in its history, the residents of College Park will descend upon one place to celebrate the richness of this city that they call as home. Nearly a year ago, when my fellow North College Park blogger Joe Smith and I started writing about the challenges our […]

Friday October 8th, 2010 in Community, Projects | Comments Off on College Park Day – Let’s Celebrate City’s Diversity and Heritage

Patch and Diamondback Feature College Park Day

Thanks to the College Park Patch and the University paper the Diamondback who have joined the list of growing media covering the College Park Day event. The Patch article traces back the history behind the event, and how the City helped the local residents to make this come true. Thanks to the Patch editor Lauren Evan […]

Thursday October 7th, 2010 in Community, Projects | Comments Off on Patch and Diamondback Feature College Park Day

The Growing List of CP Day Participants – 53, and Counting…

We’ve just added the 53rd community group to our growing list of participants in College Park Day event. Just a month ago, in our organizing committee meeting, we felt a sense of nervousness on the lack of group participation in this event. At that time we barely had a little over 10 groups. “We emailed, left messages, yet to […]

Tuesday October 5th, 2010 in Community, Projects | Comments Off on The Growing List of CP Day Participants – 53, and Counting…

City Misses Bus to Find Low UM-Shuttle Ridership Causes

Shuttle – UM Last Tuesday, the City Council voted to pay UMd DOT (Dept. of Transportation)  another $6000, so that City residents can ride the UM-Shuttle services one more year, free of cost. The discussion preceding the council vote in continuing UM-Shuttle services largely was centered on the money part – the ridership cost. Little discussion […]

Saturday October 2nd, 2010 in Projects, Transportation | Comments Off on City Misses Bus to Find Low UM-Shuttle Ridership Causes

Talks of Proposed Housing Split City Council

[Update 9/30/2010: This post has been updated with comments from District 4 Council woman Denise Mitchell] The proposal to build a 6-story, 334-unit student housing on the current Book Exchange property may still be in its very primitive stage, yet some City Council members have already started to take sides on this Adevelopment. Interestingly enough, not […]

Monday September 27th, 2010 in Community, Development, Projects | Comments Off on Talks of Proposed Housing Split City Council