Prince George’s County News

  • Maryland HBCU Digitizes Half-Century of Memories

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Frederick Douglass Library has digitized a half-century of The Hawk yearbooks – from the first volume in 1959 through 2009 – making it the first Maryland HBCU to accomplish this feat. The conversion was made possible through the ...

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  • New Maryland Traffic Laws Take Effect October 1

    Effective October 1, two traffic safety laws passed during this year’s Maryland General Assembly session will immediately alter motorists’ current driving habits. The one attracting the most attention and causing the most trepidation is the Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving Ban, ...

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  • Alternative School Set Up to Keep Kids in School

    A new concept has been adopted in Prince George’s County to address the needs of students who need to learn in an alternative environment. The county has now partnered with Connections Academy to bring a hybrid online learning curriculum to Prince George’s County Public Schools ...

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  • Franchot Defends Position, Slams Examiner

    Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot to responded to a Washington Examiner story that gave the impression he thought the Purple Line might be a waste of money. Franchot, in a statement sent to the press, blasted the Examiner for questioning his loyalty to the project. The article quotes Franchot ...

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  • Green Party Candidate Tragically Killed in Accident

    Green Party candidate Natasha Pettigrew died on Sept. 21 from injuries she suffered after being hit by a car in the early morning hours of Sept. 19. Pettigrew, 30, was attempting to unseat 24-year veteran Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D). Pettigrew, in training for a triathlon, was out riding her bike ...

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  • Annual Youth Conference at Bowie State Sept 25.

    On Sept. 25, approximately 300 students, age 12 – 18, from across the region will converge at the Center for Learning and Technology at Bowie State University for the 12th Annual Youth Leadership Conference. The event is hosted by the Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi ...

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  • No Gains in Prince George’s Bus Driver Strike

    As a bus driver strike enters its second week in Prince George’s County, several hotly contested issues argued by Veolia Transportation and the drivers it employs remain unresolved. The company, which provides 40 percent of the bus service countywide, said several new rules and an on-bus ...

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  • PG Teacher Finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

    Tiffany Doster, a fifth-grade teacher at Barack Obama Elementary School in Upper Marlboro, has been named one of seven finalists for the 2010-2011 Maryland Teacher of the Year award. “We are extremely proud of Ms. Doster for being named a finalist for the most prestigious award for ...

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  • Northwest D.C. Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday

    It’s not too often that people get to celebrate their 100th birthday, let alone share it with a loving host of family and friends. But that the case Labor Day weekend, when Kellen Cook was lauded by a crowd of 320 well-wishers during a lavish outpouring at Martin’s Crosswinds in ...

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