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...

    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...

    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...

    Metro, State Officials to Give Prince George’s First Major Transit Center

    Officials from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) are about to give Prince George’s County the kind of transit-oriented development (TOD) it desires. The two organizations...

    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,...

    Capitol Heights Standoff Highlights County’s Recidivism Problem

    When David E. Williams, a convicted felon, barricaded himself in a Capitol Heights home on Sept. 14, it once again highlighted a disturbing problem in Prince George’s County: What is being done with citizens...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    Alsobrooks Endorsed by State’s Attorney and Women of Prince George’s

    State’s Attorney candidate Angela Alsobrooks received two major endorsements this week from current State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey and also from a conglomerate of powerful women in Prince George’s politics. “She just has the right experience,”...

    Harrison says Compassion Should be a Requirement for Office

    While candidates across Prince George’s campaign on improving the commercial tax base and making the school system more competitive with the county’s neighbors; Sydney Harrison, candidate for the District 9 County Council chair, takes...
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