Prince George's County News

    Gay Marriage Legislation Clears House Committee

    After the Maryland Senate passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, most in the state thought the measure’s fate in the House similarly was a done deal. After two co-sponsors of the bill walked...

    Suitland High Fights for Arts Program at Budget Hearing

    The Prince George’s County Council held a town hall budget meeting at Prince George’s Community College on Feb. 28. The purpose of the meeting was to inform the public on the budget process, but...

    Jack and James Johnson: Connection Goes Beyond Government

    On Nov. 19, 2009, James F. Johnson, no relation to Jack Johnson, was officially sworn in as director of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) after serving in that role as interim...

    Banks Face Abandoned Property Fee

    A bill being discussed in the Maryland Senate could place accountability for the state of foreclosed properties on the owners – the banks. The bill, sponsored by the Prince George's County's delegation, would give the...

    Residents Still Not Happy about Golf Courses

    Hercules Pitts, owner of Lake Arbor Golf Club and Marlborough Country Club, finally faced the community at a Feb. 17 meeting, but not many of the people in attendance were any more confident after...

    Proposed Brandywine Development Stirs Trouble

    A proposed development in Brandywine is receiving a great deal of scrutiny as residents attempt to deal with growth issues and whether rules are being bent to allow the plan to come to fruition. The...

    Developer for New Carrollton Station Chosen

    The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) has selected Forest City Washington to develop the land around the New Carrollton Metro Station according to the Washington Post. Neither officials...

    Jack Johnson Formally Indicted

    Former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson was indicted on federal bribery, extortion and witness and evidence tampering charges on Feb. 14. According to the indictment, the 61-year-old Johnson is accused of conspiring – with...

    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...

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