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Monday, January 30, 2006

News Briefs (Monday)

(Posted 30 Jan 2006)
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Prince George's Hospital Center
  • Hospital rescue plan sought.
  • Prince George's County officials are reaching out to the hospital management industry in an attempt to avoid closure of a county-owned hospital.
    [. . .]
    "We would like to merge. More specifically, we'd like to merge with a teaching hospital," said Sen. Ulysses Currie, D-Prince George's.

    As chairman of the Maryland Senate's budget committee, Currie has been heavily involved in the plan to restore the hospital to financial health.
    [. . .]
    "One of the concerns we have is how is the money being spent, so we might need an independent arbitrator," Currie said.
    [. . .]
    Currie said it is unclear how the legalities of Dimensions' lease would change if a teaching institution took over the hospital's management. . . .
  • Mystery Project.
  • Permits were recently filed to tear down some interior sections of the old Landover Mall in Prince George's County, but no one's saying for what. . . .
  • Peterson pulls plan for hallowed site near Nat'l Harbor.
  • A Target-anchored retail complex expected to support the $2 billion National Harbor development in Prince George's County has come up against history and met the wrecking ball.
    [. . .]
    Local historians say the Target project would have destroyed the Salubria property, a nearly 3-acre parcel within Peterson's 43-acre site. The Salubria mansion was the former home of Dr. John Bayne, a plantation owner whose two sons were poisoned to death by a 14-year-old female slave who lived at the property in 1834.

    The slave girl was tried and hanged. Bayne's life would later take a dramatic turn: He became an abolitionist. Bayne also was a state senator and the first president of the Prince George's County School Board, says Bonnie Bick, a member of the Sierra Club and co-founder of local civic group The Campaign to Reinvest in the Heart of Oxon Hill.
    [. . .]
    Rivercrest Center would have provided much-needed retail for residents in that area as well as for people who will occupy the 2,500 residences planned for National Harbor.

    No commercial centers have been built near Oxon Hill for 20 years, inhibiting the area's ability to attract retailers and restaurants, which are popping up in other parts of the county.

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