Prince George's County News

    County May Become Home to Washington Redskins Headquarters

    Prince George’s County officials are spearheading a study to examine the feasibility of moving Redskins Park to Prince George’s County. “We are now expressing an interest in becoming the permanent headquarters of this much beloved...

    Pr. George’s Realtors Offer Recommendations to Housing Dept.

    The controversy surrounding former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson and the unscrupulous dealings with the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) prompted current County Executive Rushern Baker to call for an audit...

    Correctional Officers Help Students COPE

    Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and officials from the Prince George’s County Correctional Facility made a trip to Capitol Heights Elementary on June 1 to celebrate the successful completion of another year of...

    White Founder of Black Megachurch Dies at 91

    Bishop John L. Meares, founder of Evangel Cathedral—a mostly Black congregation in Upper Marlboro—was memorialized this week in services that drew thousands. Meares died May 23 at the age of 91. Meares began the church...

    Jobs Not at Risk in Council-Approved Budget

    The Prince George’s County Council adopted the fiscal year 2012 budget last week, keeping many provisions that Prince Georgians asked for. “Together with Council-initiated enhancements, we have approved a budget for fiscal year 2012 that...

    NAACP Calls for Investigation into Retired St. Mary’s Judge

    State and local chapters of the NAACP are asking that a St. Mary’s County judge be investigated over comments he made at a hearing for Antonio Warren Gantt. Gantt, who was convicted of two 2007...

    Maryland Adopts Green Construction Codes

    Gov. Martin O’Malley continues to move Maryland towards a greener future as he signed into law the state’s adoption of the International Green Construction Code (IGCC). “We became the first state in America to...

    Black Fraternities Visit Cheltenham to Make a Difference

    On May 21, several local chapters of Black fraternities made the trek to Cheltenham Youth Facility in southern Prince George’s County to speak with the young men about becoming better men. “A lot of these...

    Local Transportation Company Basking in Success

    In 2006, Darnell Lee was sitting in church and heard a message that would forever change his life. That message led the man to start his own transportation company. “The question was if you were...

    Christmas Comes Early for 83 Prince George’s Homeowners

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — A beautiful but cool sunny spring morning was the scene April 30 at the home of Alice Callaham in Upper Marlboro where repairs and renovations were well underway as part...

    Maryland Unveils Program to Monitor Prescription Drugs

    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law last week creating a program to monitor prescription drug use in the state of Maryland. “Public safety is among our most solemn obligations as public...

    Johnson Pleads Guilty

    Former Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson pled guilty on May 17 to extortion and witness and evidence tampering charges at U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Jack...

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