Prince George’s County News

  • History-Making Alsobrooks Ready for Challenge

    Angela Alsobrooks is taking on one of the most colossal challenges of her life as she begins her tenure as Prince George’s County state’s attorney. The history-making election has Alsobrooks chomping at the bit to begin her work. In September, Alsobrooks became the first ...

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  • Baker: County’s 2012 Budget Looks Bleak

    Among his first tasks, newly christened Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker recently announced some sobering news regarding the county’s budget in fiscal year 2012. “There is very little revenue growth in 2012 and beyond,” Baker said. “The property tax ...

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  • Johnson Associate Reaps Benefit of Federal Funding

    The ‘AFRO’ takes a look at the HOME Investment Partnerships Program in Prince George’s County and the increased scrutiny it’s come under since the arrest of former County Executive Jack Johnson. When Prince George’s County used HOME Investment Partnership Program ...

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  • Prince George’s Inauguration Ushers in New Day

    Before the real work in Prince George’s County begins, the newly elected officials had their day in the sun as inauguration officially ushered in a new era in Prince George’s politics. “Today, as we journey down the path to greatness, remember that we will start together and ...

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  • Kingdom Village to Open Doors

    Kingdom Village opened its doors Dec. 9 to welcome battered women and children to their facility. The shelter, brainchild of the Rt. Rev. Shirley Holloway, is set to be a safe haven for victims of domestic violence. Kingdom Village will be located on the 2400 block of Brooks Drive in Suitland ...

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  • Rushern Baker Prepares for County’s Top Office

    Rushern Baker had to wait eight years to become Prince George’s County executive. Now, as he prepares for the position he’s longed for, the reality of being in charge of one of the most talked about places in the region is finally beginning to set in. “I have had moments when ...

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  • Bowie State Exceeds Maryland MBE goals

    For the second consecutive year, Bowie State University exceeded the state's expectation of 25 percent for issuing contract awards to Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) during fiscal year 2010. MBE awards accounted for more than 31 percent or approximately $7.5 million of the ...

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