Prince George's County News

    Ehrlich to Halt Purple Line Project if Re-Elected

    Robert Ehrlich (R), former governor of Maryland, recently made comments that have ruffled the feathers of many officials in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. Ehrlich, who announced a bid for the state’s top office...

    Pr. George’s Bus Driver Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

    Scott Smallwood, a 27-year-old Upper Marlboro resident and bus driver for Prince George’s County Public Schools, was arrested on May 21 at a Prince George’s County bus depot in Brandywine on charges of child...

    Duncan Praises Pr. George’s Public Schools for Student Achievement

    In a visit to Bladensburg Elementary School today, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praised Prince George’s County for its commitment to improving school performance. “What they’ve done here in Prince George’s County has been great...

    Industrial Teams With Ebenezer To Increase Financial Literacy

    Ebenezer Church believes its financial situation was misrepresented in a Reuters story earlier this year. This is part two of AFRO coverage about the mischaracterization. When the perfect storm of economic disaster and real estate...

    Six Flags Stages a ‘Lock Out’

    Six Flags America may be facing a lawsuit over what two women say are discriminatory hiring policies. Janet Bello and Jackie Sherrill are crying foul because theme park representatives allegedly said they could only...

    County Executive Candidate Pledges to Clean Up Prince George’s Politics

    Former State Del. Rushern Baker, candidate for Prince George’s County Executive has released his proposed plan for ethics reform in the county. Baker’s “Raising Our Standards Ethics Initiative” was put in place to mitigate the...

    PGCEDC to Hold Information Session on Recovery Act Funding

    The U.S. Department of Treasury has allocated $41.5 million to Prince George’s County under the Recovery Zone Facility Bond (RZFB) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). And, on May 18...

    Tart Family Creating a Legacy at Bowie State

    On May 21, a family experience will come full circle when Tiara and Tonya Tart graduate from Bowie State University, a feat their father already completed. “It’s very exciting,” Tonya, 38, said. “I’m 16 years...

    Ebenezer Church Officials Dispute Reuters Article

    Officials at Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington are upset over a recent Reuter’s story that they say was a distortion of the church’s finances. In the April 1 article “Holy Bubble: Churches Struck Down...

    Lanham Resident Launches Campaign for District 23A Seat

    Lanham resident and real estate attorney, Nicole Williams will officially launch her campaign for District 23A’s state delegate this week. “There are a lot great things going on in Prince George’s County and there are...

    Suspect Sought in Largo-Area Bank Robberies

    Prince George’s County Police Department has released surveillance photos of a suspect sought in several bank robberies in the Largo area. Officials say the suspect walked inside the SunTrust Bank at 24 Watkins Park Dr...

    New Bill to Provide Tax Relief to Pr. George’s Homeowners

    Gov. Martin O'Malley last week signed a bill into law that would provide tax relief for Maryland homeowners. The bill, which was sponsored Sen. Douglas J.J. Peters (D-Dist. 23), will provide $18 million in tax...
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