Prince George's County News

    Eight Counts against Currie Dismissed

    Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie, D-Dist. 25, had eight of the 18 charges levied against by the federal government dropped as he continues to fight corruption charges. In the motion to dismiss, U.S. attorney Rod...

    Prince George’s Non-Profit Wants More Kids in STEM Careers

    Bowie-based Pursuing a Dream Corp. joins the increasing number of organizations and community groups pushing kids towards careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as it begins to hold forums to get its...

    Economic Development Corp. Creates New Mentoring Program for Businesses

    The Prince George’s County Economic Development Corp. (PGCEDC) has created a mentor-protégé program to provide local businesses with technical assistance. The program, two years in the making, was created in conjunction with Capital One Bank...

    Prince George’s County reacts to news of Osama bin Laden’s death

    The news came just a little before midnight on March 1: Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the devastating terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was dead. After a decade of eluding capture by...

    Maryland on Track to Comply with Federal Juvenile Detention Rules

    ANNAPOLIS — After at least two years of noncompliance and threats of funding cuts from the U.S. Department of Justice, Maryland appears to be on track for compliance with federal rules meant to protect...

    Legislator Travel Expenses Cost Maryland Taxpayers

    A Fox 5 News report on the expenses of state legislators has triggered a strong reaction from many major players in Prince George’s County. According to the report, many legislators cost the state thousands of...

    Despite Murders, Confidence in Chief Magaw Remains High

    Prince George’s Police Department (PGPD) has had a very inauspicious beginning to 2011. Despite that, confidence remains high in Interim Police Chief Mark Magaw’s ability to effectively run his department. The department had a public...

    Foreclosure Continues Decline of Upper Marlboro Golf Course

    Villages of Marlborough (VOM) residents were informed that Marlborough Country Club was foreclosed on last week in a continuing and frustrating saga. At a February meeting with community residents, Hercules Pitts, the owner of Marlborough...

    County Officials Upbeat about Health care

    Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker remains upbeat about the county’s health care woes, although budget constraints strangle nearly every facet of the county’s finances. “We want to make sure that everybody who needs health...

    State, County and Developer Agree to Extend ICC

    The state of Maryland, Prince George’s County and developers at Konterra Town Center have entered into an agreement to finish the last section of the Intercounty Connector (ICC). The agreement was four years in...

    Bowie State MARC Station Targeted for Development

    Plans to develop the area around the Bowie State University MARC train station are progressing as Prince George’s County officials have applied some pressure. Earlier this month the County Council established the Bowie State MARC...

    Labor Department rules Pr. George’s Schools Messed Up

    Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is trying to fight back at a determination by the Department of Labor (DOL) that says the school system erred in compensating teachers in its H-1B temporary foreign...
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