Prince George's County News

    Answers Sought for BGE’s Slow Response to Irene

    Prince George's residents are blasting Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) for its slow response to power outages caused by Hurricane Irene. The slow response has some residents enraged over going nearly a week without...

    Community Groups go Head-to-Head in District 6 Race

    Several community groups have their hands in the special election to replace Leslie Johnson for the Prince George's County District 6 council seat. The major player in this is the Prince George's Coalition for Change...

    Local Omega Chapter Donates Backpacks

    The Gamma Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi gave back to the community recently as it joined with NBC 4 for its Backpack for Kids program. Terry Rogers, one of the members of the Gamma...

    County Officials Taking School Safety Seriously

    Prince George’s County is making safety a priority this school year as it revamps its in-school security program and makes the streets outside of campuses safer. The first thing the county is doing is allowing...

    STEM-Based Extended Day Program Comes to Bowie School

    A unique program has come to Northview Elementary School in Bowie that will give its extended day students an opportunity to get a leg up in science. Grade A Teaching and Learning, founded by former...

    Baker Pushes for Economic Development in Suitland

    Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker is hoping for development around the Suitland Metro station, one of the only areas in the county home to federal agencies. In a speech to the Maryland Association of...

    Non-Profit Provides Job Security for Disabled Amid Financial Crisis

    When Maryland Community Connection (MCC) began, the non-profit was just an “informal group run”—as they called it—that gave children and adults with development disabilities free tickets to basketball and baseball games. Now, 10 years...

    Crowded District 6 Field Meets for Forum

    Eleven candidates for the vacant District 6 Prince George’s County Council position squared off at a candidate’s forum on Aug. 18 with several different messages on personalities on display. Candidates discussed everything from political mentors,...

    Casino Gambling Being Explored Again

    Casino gambling may once again be on the table as officials in the county have softened on their stance given the state of the economy. Last year, when the outlook for Rosecroft Raceway looked grim,...

    Redistricting Commission Makes Preliminary Recommendations

    The Prince George’s County Redistricting Commission has made recommendations for changes to the councilmanic districts in Prince George’s County that effectively merge the entire rural tier of the county. The commission’s recommendations have brought virtually...

    Mom of Two Opens Gallery of Food in Upper Marlboro

    Alexis Streets said she was always a creative person, but never really pursued it. Now the mother of two has her creative juices flowing at her unique gallery of food in Upper Marlboro. Streets says...

    Messy Fight over Jericho Continues

    The fight over control of Jericho City of Praise and its entities continues as the son of the late Right Rev. Betty Peebles and the alleged board wrangle over who’s really in charge of...

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