Saturday, May 25, 2013
Top stories from around Prince George's County the week of May 20, 2013.
Here are the most-read news stories from around Prince George's County this week: University Park Council Disapproves Cafritz Detailed Site Plan The council also looks to postpone Thursday's county planning board hearing on the plan. $280M Pledged for Purple Line Construction, Private Dollars Still Needed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said government funding probably won't cover the more than $2 billion price tag. Realtor: Maryland Homes Selling at 'Rapid Pace' According to Long and Foster, the market is seeing 'positive trends.' Landover-based Businesses Face $60,000 in OSHA Fines The fines come after three employees were hospitalized with burns. Prince George's Woos Retailers at Vegas Convention For the first time, the county hosted its own …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
For the first time, the county hosted its own reception at the Global Retail Real Estate Convention.
From Freakanomics to Zuckerbergs, Prince George's County officials rubbed elbows with bigwigs in the retail real estate, business and marketing industries at the Global Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas. For the first time, Prince George’s boosters hosted a nighttime reception for developers and retailers, according to BizJournals.com. And, according to a county spokesperson, things went well. “We had a very successful event,” David Iannucci told BizJournals. Iannucci, the assistant deputy chief administrative officer for County Executive Rushern Baker, wouldn’t identify any specific prospects but he reportedly said the county had set up more than a dozen official meetings with developers and retailers. Iannucci told BizJournals …
The fines come after three employees were hospitalized with burns.
After three workers were hospitalized with serious burns, OSHA cited a company that does business in Landover with more than a dozen safety violations, according to a statement released by the Department of Labor. Emcor Government Services and EEC Inc., both part of the Arlington-based Emcor Group, were fined more than $60,000. The two companies both work out of Landover. EEC faces a $25,200 fine for 16 “serious violations,” according to the statement. A citation is "serious" if there is a “substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result and the employer knew, or should have known, of the hazard.” Emcor Government Services was cited with six similar violations carrying a $35,000 penalty. During an inspection, …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Sunday, May 19, 2013
What advice did the first lady give graduates? Will electricity rates go up - again? Get all the Maryland news with one click on Patch.
Sunday, May 19
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Friday, May 17, 2013
The prize is the third largest in American history, according to lottery officials.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing has been raised to become what would be the third-largest jackpot prize in American history. Due to strong sales, the jackpot for Saturday was raised from $475 million to $550 million, with a $350.1 million cash option. It is the second largest prize in Powerball's history. No ticket has had the winning numbers for the past 13 drawings—since early April, according to a Maryland Lottery press release. Maryland has had two winning Powerball tickets since the Maryland Lottery joined the game in 2010. One was a Pennsylvania couple who purchased a ticket in Elkton on Christmas Eve in 2011 that won them $128.8 million. That September, an Abingdon couple won $108.8 million, according to the release. …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Penn National Gaming and Greenwood Racing will compete against MGM Resorts to operate Maryland's sixth casino.
Three companies have submitted bids to operate Maryland's sixth casino slated to be in Prince George's County, according to reports. After spending nearly $40 million in ads supporting a sixth casino in Maryland, it was not a surprise that MGM Reports proposed an $800 million project at National Harbor Thursday, The Washington Post reported Friday. Penn National Gaming proposed a $700 million Hollywood Casino Resort at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, the Post reported, after spending almost $40 million in an anti-casino ad campaign run by a special interest group. The third bid came as a surprise, from the owner of Greenwood Racing, which owns a Pennsylvania casino formerly called Philadelphia Park Racetrack and Casino. That company…
Have you changed your opinion toward your nearby J.C. Penney?
J.C. Penney has begun airing a video apologizing to customers for its recent changes in the way it does business -- changes that it concedes alienated many of its most loyal customers. The company's ill-advised shift away from discounts and loyal brands could be compared to the New Coke debacle of 1985, a series of security slip-ups by Facebook and the BP Gulf oil spill, according to Bloomberg news. The article details the changes instituted by former CEO Ron Johnson who is blamed for losing the retail titan nearly $1 billion ($985 million) in his one-year tenure. Similar to BP’s CEO Tony Hayward’s plain-speak “I’m deeply sorry” video following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2012, the J.C. Penney spot says: “It’s no secret, recently J.C …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Sunday, May 12
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Prince George's delegation is launching a work group this summer to determine how the liquor sales would be regulated.
Sunday Funday revelers may no longer have to leave Prince George's County to buy rum, tequila, vodka and other liquors on Sunday, if the county's representatives can agree on a method. The Prince George's County delegation announced it will be launching a work group to discuss and reach a concensus on how the sale of liquor would be regulated in the county. Currently, alcohol sales on Sundays are restricted to beer and wine stores that have licenses to be opened seven days of the week. Liquor, however, is not allowed to be sold. Del. Melony. G. Griffith will chair the group, which will have its first meeting Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. in the Media Room of the County Administration Building on Governor Oden Bowie Drive in Upper Marlboro. "I …