Prince George's County News

    Bowie State University Selects Dr. Weldon Jackson as New Provost and Vice President of...

    Dr. Weldon Jackson was recently chosen as the new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Bowie State University, effective July 8. Thanks to his work as special assistant to the president at...

    Prince George’s Approves FY2013 Budget

    After a scare due to a delay in the state’s budgeting process, the Prince George’s County Council adopted a $2.7 billion budget on May 24. “As One Prince George’s County, we made sacrifices, adjusted expectations,...

    Casino Debate is Left to the Hands of O’Malley Work Group

    Residents of Prince George’s continued to be at the mercy of the Maryland General Assembly as Gov. Martin O’Malley and leaders of both the Senate and House of Delegates have commissioned a work group...

    O’Malley Defends Policies to Wall Street Journal

    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley found himself defending a recently approved tax hike for high-earners after the {Wall Street Journal} blasted him in an editorial. O’Malley’s tax plan increased the tax burden on people, who earn...

    Seven County Nightclubs Indicted in Joint County/State Investigation

    Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot have announced indictments in an investigation surrounding seven Prince George’s nightclubs. Puzzles Event Center in Suitland, De La Swan Event Atrium in Hyattsville,...

    Twelve Deltas Recognized for Their Service to Prince George’s County Residents

    On April 29 at the newly renovated Ridgeley Rosenwald School in Capitol Heights, Md., twelve members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority were recognized for their outstanding service in the areas of education and...

    Prince George’s, Montgomery Work Together on Budget Issues

    Amid budget uncertainty in Annapolis, the Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties came together last week to set the fiscal year 2013 budgets for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). The two councils voted to approve...

    Council and Police Employee Union Come to Agreement

    The Prince George’s County Council and the Prince George’s County Police Civilian Employees Association (PCEA) have reached a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement. In another example of how the county is streamlining the...

    Coppin State University Dean and Professor Make Top 100

    Coppin State University’s Dr. Marcella Copes and Ms. Tenyo Pearl are among Maryland’s Top 100 Women being honored by The Daily Record. Since 1996, has recognized more than 1,000 high-achieving Maryland women who...

    PGCC Student Wins Prestigious USA TODAY Scholarship

    Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) student Tia Holmes has been appointed to USA TODAY's All-USA Community College Academic Team. “The USA TODAY award was a really big deal because I worked so hard on the...

    Local Business Owner Wants in on Casino Debate

    While Prince George’s and state officials wrangle over whether or not a casino will be built in the county, there’s one local business owner who feels he’s been left out of the process. Charles Hopkins...

    Tax Increase among Ideas to Improve Prince George’s Finances

    Prince George’s County’s budgetary issues has it seeking new means of tax income from attracting more businesses to perhaps building a new casino. The latest idea to come from Prince George’s County Executive Rushern...
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