Prince George’s County News

  • Correctional Officers Help Students COPE

    Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and officials from the Prince George’s County Correctional Facility made a trip to Capitol Heights Elementary on June 1 to celebrate the successful completion of another year of the Correctional Officers Protecting and Educating ...

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  • Jobs Not at Risk in Council-Approved Budget

    The Prince George’s County Council adopted the fiscal year 2012 budget last week, keeping many provisions that Prince Georgians asked for. “Together with Council-initiated enhancements, we have approved a budget for fiscal year 2012 that sends a clear and unmistakable message to our ...

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  • 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 as tent revival meetings, where members of the community would ...

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  • 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 adopt the International Green Construction Code,” ...

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  • 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 young men definitely come from families where no one had gone to college, so ...

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  • 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 to die today; how would you want to be remembered? What would you like someone to say over you ...

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  • 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 servants, and preventing the abuse of prescription drugs – the fastest ...

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  • 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 Johnson admitted to several things reported in the original affidavit ...

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  • 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 Rosenstein wrote he is dismissing the charges in order to “streamline the ...

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