Prince George's County News

    Third Time’s the Charm for Derrick L. Davis

    Derrick Leon Davis, running for the third time, won the Democratic primary for the District 6 County Council seat left vacated by disgraced former Councilwoman Leslie Johnson. Davis will face off against Republican Day...

    New Maryland Housing Department Home Finalized

    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley announced that he was moving the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development from Crownsville to New Carrollton making good on a promise he made long ago. “Five years ago, Anthony...

    New Grant to Aid in Prosecuting Repeat Offenders

    Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said when she was on the campaign trail she was serious about targeting repeat offenders and now a joint effort has led to the creation of the...

    PGCEDC’s Help Leads to Growth for County Firm

    Angarai International cut the ribbon on its new home in Greenbelt on Sept. 9, making it one of the more successful stories to come out of the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (PGCEDC)...

    State, United Way Team Up to Tackle Gang Violence

    A new initiative is underway in the region to combat gang violence among kids. The United Way along with government officials donated $100,000 to create Way to Prevention Education Awareness Connection and Empowerment (PEACE). “We...

    Answers Sought for BGE’s Slow Response to Irene

    Prince George's residents are blasting Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) for its slow response to power outages caused by Hurricane Irene. The slow response has some residents enraged over going nearly a week without...

    Community Groups go Head-to-Head in District 6 Race

    Several community groups have their hands in the special election to replace Leslie Johnson for the Prince George's County District 6 council seat. The major player in this is the Prince George's Coalition for Change...

    Local Omega Chapter Donates Backpacks

    The Gamma Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi gave back to the community recently as it joined with NBC 4 for its Backpack for Kids program. Terry Rogers, one of the members of the Gamma...

    County Officials Taking School Safety Seriously

    Prince George’s County is making safety a priority this school year as it revamps its in-school security program and makes the streets outside of campuses safer. The first thing the county is doing is allowing...

    STEM-Based Extended Day Program Comes to Bowie School

    A unique program has come to Northview Elementary School in Bowie that will give its extended day students an opportunity to get a leg up in science. Grade A Teaching and Learning, founded by former...

    Baker Pushes for Economic Development in Suitland

    Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker is hoping for development around the Suitland Metro station, one of the only areas in the county home to federal agencies. In a speech to the Maryland Association of...

    Non-Profit Provides Job Security for Disabled Amid Financial Crisis

    When Maryland Community Connection (MCC) began, the non-profit was just an “informal group run”—as they called it—that gave children and adults with development disabilities free tickets to basketball and baseball games. Now, 10 years...

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