Prince George's County News

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Local Transportation Company Basking in Success

    In 2006, Darnell Lee was sitting in church and heard a message that would forever change his life. That message led the man to start his own transportation company. “The question was if you were...

    Christmas Comes Early for 83 Prince George’s Homeowners

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — A beautiful but cool sunny spring morning was the scene April 30 at the home of Alice Callaham in Upper Marlboro where repairs and renovations were well underway as part...

    Maryland Unveils Program to Monitor Prescription Drugs

    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law last week creating a program to monitor prescription drug use in the state of Maryland. “Public safety is among our most solemn obligations as public...

    Johnson Pleads Guilty

    Former Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson pled guilty on May 17 to extortion and witness and evidence tampering charges at U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Jack...

    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...

    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...
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