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.
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 Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important.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…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The measure passed by the council creates boundaries for a new tax district to fund infrastructure improvements.
Prince George's County Council voted 6-2 on Tuesday to approve the boundaries for what will become a special taxing district to fund infrastructure improvements on the proposed Cafritz development in Riverdale Park. The measure was passed over the objections of the University Park Town Council, which voted against supporting the preliminary plan of subdivision for the new Cafritz development on Monday evening. At the Prince George's County Council meeting on Tuesday, University Park Town Councilwoman Arlene Christiansen (Ward 3), raised concerns that the development could cause property tax assessments to rise for nearby properties in her town. Her University Park Town Council colleague, Councilman James Gekas (Ward 2), urged the county…
Three stations will be closed along the Green Line in Prince George's County the weekend of May 17-19, according to WMATA.
If you were hoping to avoid some of the traffic along Route 1 this weekend, when thousands of University of Maryland students and their families will be on campus for commencement, take note that three Metro stations will be closed along the Green Line. According to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, College Park metro station will be closed this weekend along with the Greenbelt and Prince George's Plaza stations while crews perform track upgrades—"including tie and insulator renewal, interlocking maintenance and work associated with construction of a new test track for 7000-series railcars." The stations will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday and will reopen Monday morning. However, if you must use metro to …
The New England College poll previewing the 2016 Presidential primary shows Hillary Clinton with a commanding lead.
Gov. Martin O'Malley finished last among a field 2016 Democratic Presidential hopeful, according to a poll released by New England College. The poll released Tuesday by the New Hampshire-based college found that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led the field with 65 percent of those surveyed saying they would vote for her in 2016. O'Malley finished last among the field of six with zero percent saying they would vote for the two-term Democratic Maryland governor. Rounding out the field is Vice President Joseph Biden with 10 percent, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 5 percent, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with 4 percent and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick with 3 percent. The college surveyed 314 New Hampshire Democratic …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Follow along with the Prince George's County Council's agenda for today.
The Prince George's County Council meets today. See what's on the agenda with this PDF, above, and watch the meeting live here. Among the items before the council is a public hearing on legislation which would allow the county to purchase and install 20 "stop arm" cameras on school buses to catch drivers who illegally pass the buses as they are stopped to take on or drop off students. Last year, the Maryland General Assembly passed a law allowing local governments to install stop arm cameras on their school buses. Similar systems are already in use in Montgomery County and Anne Arundel County. The county council will also be considering legislation which would require landlords to report suspected gang activity, like prostitution, human …
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…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown cites work to implement health care expansion, gun control reforms.
In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced Friday night he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. The speech came at a crowded barbecue hosted by Brown's campaign at Prince George's Community College in Largo, MD. Backed by large Maryland and American flags, Brown outlined a basic campaign platform, which he said would make securing "economic prosperity for Marylanders" his top priority. Brown highlighted his work as a state delegate representing Prince George's County and later during his time as lieutenant governor to expand health care coverage, proudly claiming that Maryland "leads the nation in implementation of Obama's health care reform." Brown has …
Hundreds gather at Prince George's Community College in Largo, MD for Brown's gubernatorial campaign announcement.
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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 …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Watch live, follow along with the agenda.
The Prince George's County Council meets today. See what's on the agenda with this PDF, above, and watch the meeting live here. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Prince George's County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro.