Prince George's County News

    K. Neal Trucks named to Black Enterprise’s 2011 Top BE 100s List

    K. NEAL International Trucks, Inc. (K. NEAL) of Hyattsville, Md., was recently named to Black Enterprise magazine's annual Top 100 Largest Black Businesses list for 2011 (BE 100s). The list itself is recognized as the...

    Indicted Senator Seeks Return of Passport

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Attorneys for indicted state Sen. Ulysses Currie are trying to get his passport back temporarily so he can attend a conference in Canada. Currie's lawyers made the request July 8 in...

    Marylander Launches Bid to Lead National Association of Black Journalists

    After working a shift at his day job at Maryland Public Television, Charles Robinson III hopped on the discounted bus service Bolt Bus and headed to New York City, July 11, to pitch his...

    Toles Wants Tougher Laws against Nightclubs

    Prince George’s Councilwoman Karen Toles, D.-Dist. 7, has introduced a bill which she hopes will stem the violence surrounding some of the county’s nightclubs. “Based on the homicides that occurred in Prince George’s County at...

    Redskins Park Considered in Bowie MARC Development

    The group planning to develop the land around the Bowie State University MARC train station is still in its exploratory stages as it tries to figure out whether or not the possibility of the...

    Pr. George’s Schools Show Improvement

    Prince George’s County Public Schools’ test scores improved for the third year in a row as the county works towards its yearly goal of meeting AYP. “Over the past few years, our students, teachers, and...

    N.J. Man Sentenced in Local Mortgage Fraud Ring

    Mortgage scammers were dealt another blow as 48-year-old Michael Anthony Hickson of Commack, N.J. was sentenced to 10 years in prison for fraud conspiracy, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering in a...

    O’Malley Creates 5-member Redistricting Committee

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has created a committee to draft a legislative and congressional redistricting plan for the state. O'Malley announced the five-member Governor's Redistricting Advisory Committee on July 4. He...

    Md. Special Session Anticipated in Week of Oct. 17

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration expects this fall's special legislative session on congressional redistricting will be convened in the week of Oct. 17, an O'Malley spokesman said July 5. While the governor...

    Leslie Johnson Gets the Boot

    With pressure mounting from the community and high ranking officials, Leslie Johnson has resigned from the Prince George’s County Council effective July 31. On July 5, Johnson provided a statement to the media through her...

    Baker Appointee’s Past Causes Criticism

    When Rushern Baker named Eric Brown as acting director of the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development, he thought he was turning the pages on one of the most embarrassing moments...

    Leslie Johnson Pleads Guilty

    GREENBELT, Md.—Prince George’s County Councilwoman Leslie Johnson, D.-Dist. 6, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit witness and evidence tampering on June 30 in a federal courtroom in Greenbelt. “Leslie Johnson's criminal actions, which occurred after...
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