Prince George's County News

    Accountability Board Gives Recommendations to Council

    The Prince George’s Accountability, Compliance and Integrity Advisory Board (ACI Board) has submitted its final report to the Prince George’s County Council for review. “On behalf of Vice-Chair Eric Olson and the entire Prince George’s...

    Upper Marlboro Couple Charged with Forced Servitude

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged an Upper Marlboro couple with forced labor in the case of an illegal Filipino woman, who was allegedly lured to America and coerced into working for them without...

    Local School Prepares Special Needs Students for Real World

    A school in Prince George’s County is providing a fresh educational opportunity for students with learning disabilities, preparing them for life after graduation. High Road Upper School targets one of the county’s most at-risk population...

    Pr. George’s Native Starts Debate Club for Local Students

    Richie Holmes Grant is determined to advance the educational interests of local youth, and now her mission to bring a first-class debate club to Prince George’s County has become reality. Holmes Grant, a former...

    County May Become Home to Washington Redskins Headquarters

    Prince George’s County officials are spearheading a study to examine the feasibility of moving Redskins Park to Prince George’s County. “We are now expressing an interest in becoming the permanent headquarters of this much beloved...

    Pr. George’s Realtors Offer Recommendations to Housing Dept.

    The controversy surrounding former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson and the unscrupulous dealings with the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) prompted current County Executive Rushern Baker to call for an audit...

    Correctional Officers Help Students COPE

    Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and officials from the Prince George’s County Correctional Facility made a trip to Capitol Heights Elementary on June 1 to celebrate the successful completion of another year of...

    White Founder of Black Megachurch Dies at 91

    Bishop John L. Meares, founder of Evangel Cathedral—a mostly Black congregation in Upper Marlboro—was memorialized this week in services that drew thousands. Meares died May 23 at the age of 91. Meares began the church...

    Jobs Not at Risk in Council-Approved Budget

    The Prince George’s County Council adopted the fiscal year 2012 budget last week, keeping many provisions that Prince Georgians asked for. “Together with Council-initiated enhancements, we have approved a budget for fiscal year 2012 that...

    NAACP Calls for Investigation into Retired St. Mary’s Judge

    State and local chapters of the NAACP are asking that a St. Mary’s County judge be investigated over comments he made at a hearing for Antonio Warren Gantt. Gantt, who was convicted of two 2007...

    Maryland Adopts Green Construction Codes

    Gov. Martin O’Malley continues to move Maryland towards a greener future as he signed into law the state’s adoption of the International Green Construction Code (IGCC). “We became the first state in America to...

    Black Fraternities Visit Cheltenham to Make a Difference

    On May 21, several local chapters of Black fraternities made the trek to Cheltenham Youth Facility in southern Prince George’s County to speak with the young men about becoming better men. “A lot of these...

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