Prince George's County News

    Study: WSSC Failed in Awarding Minority Contracts

    The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) recently released a report saying it has failed in awarding contracts to minority owned business (MBE). The study, done by Mason Tillman Associates (MTA), examined the contracts handed out...

    Rushern Baker: Still Going Forward Strong

    Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker waited 8 years to be elected to the position and after two tumultuous months on the job, he’s still motivated to get the job done. The major issue Baker’s...

    Prince George’s County School Budget Hits Crisis Level

    The Prince George’s County Public Schools budget situation has hit a crisis level as a severe deficit is threatening over 1,000 jobs within the school system. From the superintendent down to the teachers, staff members...

    Central Ave Development Plan to Change Face of Busy Corridor

    The Prince George’s County Planning Department (PG Planning) is undergoing a process to improve Central Avenue between the Capitol Heights and Addison Road Metro Stations. The development will improve business, aesthetics and safety in...

    Settlement Impacts Pr. George’s SWAT Tactics

    Prince George’s County and Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo have reached a settlement in a suit over the unlawful shooting of Calvo’s two dogs during a raid on his home in 2008. As a part...

    Another Crisis at the Top of Forest Heights Leadership

    Once again, the town of Forest Heights has disciplined its chief executive over improprieties in office. According to reports, Mayor Andrea McCutcheon has been accused of spending town funding without council approval. The suspension comes...

    County Accountability Task Force has Tough Task

    With Prince George’s County being placed under the microscope after the Jack Johnson scandal, county officials sought to find a way to clean up county government. That effort led to the creation of the...

    Murders in Prince George’s Highlight Divide

    The murders in Prince George’s County highlight another striking issue within the county - the divide between inner and outer beltway communities. All 15 murders so far this year were inside the beltway, proving...

    Prince George’s County Council Gears up for New Session

    The Prince George’s County Council is gearing up for its next legislative session with some unique challenges ahead. The Council will have to work through a budget deficit, which threatens to cripple the county,...

    Budget, Ethics are Big Concerns for Prince George’s Legislators

    The Prince George’s delegation in Annapolis is beginning the 2011 legislative session with some key goals. Most include getting funding for the county as it tries to stabilize its school system and create new...

    Disconnect May be Preventing Police-Community Partnership

    Prince George’s County officials and community groups both acknowledge that in order to solve many of the violent crimes that have plagued the county in the early days of 2011, the community will have...

    Prince George’s Officials Scramble to Curb Violence

    Prince George’s County officials are working hard to stem a tide of violence that swept the county in the early days of the new year. There have been 11 murders in the first 11...
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