Prince George’s County News

  • Baker Releases Proposed Budget

    Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker released his proposed budget on March 14 for the Prince George’s County Council’s review. In the budget, Baker said he tried to fund key programs even though the county’s economy is still in a downturn. “In order to ...

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  • UMCP Zeta Phi Beta Members Charged

    Seven members of the University of Maryland chapter of Zeta Phi Beta have been criminally charged after a former pledge went to the police, alleging abuse on-line. Amber Bijou, 22, Montressa Hammond 24, Monika Young, 23, Tymesha Pendleton, 26, Kandyce Jackson, 20, Tymesha Pendleton, 26, and ...

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  • Foreclosure Crisis Leaves Emotional Scars

    In 1974, Clarence and Betty Johnson bought a house on the 600 block of Clovis Avenue in Capitol Heights. Over 35 years later, the couple is out of that house, as the foreclosure crisis engulfed their dream of owning their home outright. While many in the county fell prey to sub-prime mortgages ...

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  • 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 off the floor during a committee vote, its prospects became a bit murkier. Del. Tiffany ...

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  • 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 head for a year. On that day, there was nothing but effusive praise for a man who was a close ...

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  • 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 County Council authority to collect a $75 registration fee each ...

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  • 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 first issue was the Prince George’s County Planning Board hearing a reconsideration case ...

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  • 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 he was done. Pitts bought Lake Arbor Golf Club in 2005 and Marlborough Country Club in 2006, but ...

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  • 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 at MDOT nor Metro would comment on the ...

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