Prince George’s County News

  • Calvert County NAACP asks for Review of Liquor Board

    Controversy over the liquor license application process in Calvert County has African-American officials in the county furious. The county’s branch of the NAACP is upset over language in the license application process it believes contributes to discrimination. On March 14, the NAACP ...

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  • Pr. George’s Schools’ Busing Plan Change in Jeopardy

    Prince George’s County Public Schools is still trying to figure out what it will do with its busing service after a letter from the Maryland attorney general’s office said it was illegal to ask parents to pay to bus their kids to magnet programs outside of neighborhood boundaries. ...

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  • Baker Calls Bowie Model for Economic Development

    Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker had high praise for the City of Bowie in his April 7 State of the County address. Baker says the economic development experienced should be the model for the rest of the county. “I think its fitting that I’ve arrived here in Bowie ...

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  • Lawmakers Look for More Reports from DJS

    ANNAPOLIS — In an attempt to fix the state's most troubled agency without spending more money, lawmakers are asking the Department of Juvenile Services for reports rather than policy changes. A bill that would have mandated substantially equivalent services for girls has been amended ...

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  • Pr. George’s Corrections Dept. Touts Barber Program

    There aren’t many positive things coming out of the Prince George’s Department of Corrections (DOC). But its barber school, which is helping to reduce recidivism, is proving to be an exception. “We don’t blow our own horn enough,” said Mary Lou McDonough, director ...

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  • Bowie Hires New Police Chief

    The city of Bowie ended its four-month-long search for a new police chief when it took the interim tag off John Nesky’s title. Nesky, a 20-year veteran of law enforcement and the city’s first deputy police chief, is eager to start on some of the initiatives that he sees as ...

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  • County Officials Continue Fight for Reform

    On the heels of the indictments of former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson and his wife, Councilwoman Leslie Johnson, D-Dist. 6, county officials continue to work towards reforming the government through several methods. Earlier this month, the county council announced ...

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  • Md. Couple Caught in Fraud Scheme

    Mortgage fraud wasn’t the only deceptive practice plaguing Marylanders. Lamondes Williams, 51, of Baltimore along with Erica Brown, 28, of Laurel, Md., are accused of falsely promising people with bad credit to rent vehicles with an understanding that rental payments would go towards the ...

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  • Leslie Johnson Due in Court on May 4

    Prince George’s County Councilwoman Leslie Johnson, D-Dist. 6, will have her day in court May 4 on witness and evidence tampering charges. Johnson was arrested Nov. 12 along with her husband, former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson, after FBI heard a wiretapped ...

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  • Prince George’s County Responses to Health Care Reform

    Click Here to Read the Introduction Click Here to View Responses from Baltimore Residents. Click Here to View Responses from Washington D.C. Residents. Krystal Hamlet, Credit Specialist "I have been very impressed with the Affordable Healthcare Act so far. It was because of this act, that ...

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