Prince George's County News

    Maryland General Assembly Opens with Crucial Decisions to Make

    The Maryland General Assembly has reconvened for its 90-day session amid big fanfare, a budget crunch and several crucial items to face. One of those items is a same-sex marriage bill. The bill, defeated in...

    Prince George’s Seeking to Lure FBI Headquarters

    A budget crunch will not prevent Prince George’s officials from seeking to increase its commercial tax base by trying to bring the FBI headquarters to the county. The county has been unsuccessful in attracting...

    Maryland No. 1 in School Rankings although Baltimore and Prince George’s lag

    Education Week has given Maryland the top spot in its public K-12 school rankings for the fourth year in a row despite having two school systems struggling to make AYP. Education Week used six categories...

    Md. Senator C. Anthony Muse Protests Pre-Primary Endorsements of Cardin

    Maryland state Sen. C. Anthony Muse recently accused the Maryland Democratic Party of endorsing incumbent Ben Cardin before the primary for U.S. Senate. “We have gone from voter suppression to endorsement intimidation,” Muse said. “Those...

    Prince George’s County Area Events Honoring MLK Weekend

    There will be several events in the area this weekend to celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend: • Jan. 14 at 2p.m. ---Rep. Donna Edwards (D) will be the keynote speaker at...

    Council Holds Retreat in Baltimore as Key Decisions Loom

    The Prince George’s County Council held its annual retreat in Baltimore this week as it prepares to tackle major issues as it goes back into session. During the retreat, council members and other county staff...

    Education Advisor Aims to Build Consensus

    Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker has hired a new Education Policy Advisor as the county gears up for one of its most difficult fiduciary challenges regarding the school system. Christian Rhodes will serve Baker...

    Ivey Withdraws; Edwards Path to Re-election Clears

    WASHINGTON - The road to re-election for Rep. Donna Edwards cleared Wednesday with the withdrawal of Glenn Ivey, her chief rival in the 4th Congressional District Democratic primary. Ivey, the former Prince George's County state's...

    Three Judge Panel Rules in Favor of O’Malley’s Redistricting Plan

    The battle over Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s redistricting plan may be over as a three-judge panel ruled against those trying to overturn the plan. Patricia Fletcher, on behalf of the Fannie Lou Hamer Political Action...

    Prince George’s Ends Year with Man Charged in Brother’s Death

    A District man was arrested and charged by Prince George’s County Police in the slaying of his brother. Samuel Ulysees Wilson, 55, whose last known address was on Farragut Street NW in the District, was...

    Council Loses another Court Battle with Reaching Hearts International

    U.S. District Court Judge Roger Titus ruled that the Prince George’s County Council must revisit its decision on Reaching Hearts International (RHI) because he said it didn’t comply with an earlier court ruling. New Council...

    Capitol Heights Woman Sentenced for Social Security Fraud

    A Capitol Heights woman has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for committing Social Security fraud. Mattie Lee Neal, 61, will spend time in federal prison for falsely representing herself...
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