What's for lunch in March 2013 in the county's public schools.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
Three stations will be closed on the Red Line and Reagan National Airport Station closed on the Yellow Line.
If you're planning on traveling via Metro in Prince George's County this week, you may need to know about some advisories before boarding the train. The Washington Metropolitian Area Transit Authority has not scheduled any work along the Green Line, however WMATA has scheduled work on every other Metro rail line. Several stations will be closed along the Red Line including—Rhode Island Ave, Brookland and Fort Totten. Shuttle buses will also run between Takoma and NoMa-Gallaudet. The Reagan National Airport station will also be closed along the Yellow Line. However the Metro rail will be single tracking in other parts of Prince George's County like on the Orange Line between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly to allow for platform reconstruction, …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Local politicians sound off on possibility of massive federal spending cuts.
Nearly 450,000 public and private-sector jobs could be at risk if the enormous federal spending cuts--known as sequestration--go into effect on March 1, according to a recent article in the Washington Post. County executives Rushern L. Baker III of Prince George’s and Isiah Leggett of Montgomery joined their Howard County colleague Kenneth Ulman on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, imploring Congress to come to an agreement and avert the cuts. Patch reported on comments made by the Prince George’s, Montgomery County and Howard County executives in a release issued by all three governments. Baker likened the effects of sequestration to a virus, saying, “Sequestration would feel like a cold to most of the nation, but to [Prince George's County] and …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Maryland Live! saw revenue decline slightly despite the first full month of 24-hour gambling.
Revenue at the Maryland Live! casino was essentially flat between December and January, despite the first full month of 24-hour operations. The casino pulled in $35,943,756.19 in January, a decline of just under $100,000 from December. Casino revenue across the state dropped by about $900,000, as the state’s three casinos brought in $44.3 million combined. Maryland Live! is by far the largest casino with 4,750 machines. The Hollywood Casino in Perryville pulled in $5,455,111 in January, down from $5,956,140 in December. The Casino at Oceans Downs collected $2,928,919.55, down from $3,335,925.98 Casino revenue generated $14.6 million for operators with the rest going to the state’s Education Trust Fund, local impact grants, and the horse …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A Prince George's county delegate was accused of using campaign finances to pay for her wedding.
By Caitlin Johnston, Capital News Service Delegate Tiffany Alston (D-Prince George's) struck a plea bargain Tuesday morning on charges of using campaign money to help pay for her wedding. Prosecutors said the plea will result in her suspension from the Maryland House of Delegates, but Alston and her attorney remain hopeful she will maintain her position. State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt and Alston's attorney J. Wyndal Gordon reached the agreement just before trial was scheduled to start in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. Alston, 35, was found guilty in June on a separate charge of stealing from the General Assembly to pay an employee at her law firm. Tuesday's plea bargain requires Alston to complete 300 hours of community service, pay…