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Friday, October 15, 2010

Recent Prince George's County News (14 & 15 Oct 2010)

Public Safety
2010 Election
  • rt @Shukoor You can now download our iPhone App which allows a voter to: 1) Find Polling Location 2) Voter... http://fb.me/EaFSrF5C 
  • School board races:
    • Strengths across the board; Education leaders will need mix of expertise, fiscal restraint (Gazette, Endorsements, 14 Oct 2010) http://is.gd/g1vbR
      • Johnson, Higgins, Waller, Olivo, Jacobs, Fletcher, Armwood, Morris, Beck
    • Dist. 6 school board candidates differ in experience; Former parent liaison (Boston) challenges incumbent (Fletcher) for education seat (Gazette, McGill, 14 Oct 2010) http://is.gd/g1vrH
    • Age, experience at center of Dist. 8 school board race; Burroughs, Morris want voters to look at expertise on both sides of the classroom (Gazette, Tillman, 14 Oct 2010) http://is.gd/g1w1X
    • Real estate broker Mitchell challenging incumbent for District 9 school board seat; Hathaway Beck pushes for more resources; challenger touts managerial experience (Gazette, Tillman, 14 Oct 2010) http://is.gd/g1wXU
  • Other races:.
    • rt @RushernBaker Come to "Education Listening Session" Tuesday, October 19 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ... http://fb.me/JnM0VcjL 
    • Turner brings results for council District 4; Attorney's record of success has earned her another term (Gazette, Endorsement, 14 Oct 2010) http://is.gd/g1v3R
    • Former Prince George's school board member runs write-in campaign for clerk of court; Thomas lost in primary election to county councilwoman (Bland) (Gazette, Noble, 14 Oct 2010) http://is.gd/g1vLM
    • Republican promises to cut taxes if elected in Dist. 23A; Moodie challenges Democrats Hubbard, Valentino-Smith for General Assembly seat (Gazette, Terhune, 14 Oct 2010) http://is.gd/g1yOO
    • Largo nurse forms write-in campaign against Currie; Lowery-Bell decided to file after Dist. 25 state senator was indicted  (Gazette, Valentine, 14 Oct 2010) http://is.gd/g1x5A
    • Gazette: Hoyer gathers backing of defense community members; Maj. leader shepherded bases through BRAC, mil. leaders say http://is.gd/g31JP
    • rt @TBDFactsMachine House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer will debate Republican challenger Charles Lollar at St. Mary's College on Oct. 29. 
  • Gazette: Former PG council cand denies wrongdoing related to campaign fliers; AG says Mathis failed to ID financ'l source http://is.gd/g1xrS 
Government & Politics
  • Gazette: Bowie would benefit from partisan elections (Letter from Richard Dahms) http://is.gd/g1vmQ 
  • Gazette: County expects $50M deficit next fiscal year; Council delays vote on pay raises, citing lack of information http://is.gd/g1x2q 
  • Gazette: PG gets $1.8M to restart foreclosure purchase program; 603 homebuyers recd down payment aid last fiscal year... http://is.gd/g1xet 
  • Gazette: Berwyn Heights chooses new police chief (Ken Antolik); Acting administrator took over full time on Wednesday http://is.gd/g1yBk 
  • Gazette: New Laurel center provides one-stop service for residents; Expanded space, extended hours ... http://is.gd/g1yE9 
  • Big Brother's cameras:
    • Gazette: Laurel City Council approves school zones to install speed cameras; Six schools eligible for installation http://is.gd/g1wUC 
    • CollegeParkPatch: Speed Cameras Coming to College Park; first in a series will be activated on Friday http://patch.com/A-KvL
  • Gazette: Commercial Real Estate: UM BioPark plans $200 million cancer center NV co. to develop proton treatment facility http://is.gd/g31MI 
  • Gazette: Law aims to ensure set-asides get to the right contractors; SBA gains new authority under federal legislation http://is.gd/g31QE
  • Gazette: Bowie Education Committee devises school improvement strategies; Programs needed to aid students struggling ... http://is.gd/g1vBm
  • Gazette: High school reform proposal to be revealed at PG board mtg; Jacobs has concerns about proposal to increase ... http://is.gd/g1xkb
  • wtop: Underage U.Md. students know where booze flows http://is.gd/g1Brb 
  • Gazette: State Board of Education scrutinizing school fees; After CA lawsuit, superintendents asked to clarify policies http://is.gd/g31FY 
Transportation & Development
  • Post: MD officials to discuss the state's 6-year transportation plan with PG County officials and residents Wednesday.http://is.gd/g1uhl
  • Gazette: State highway agency pledges pedestrian safety improvements for Cheverly http://is.gd/g1yyz 
  • Gazette: County Council considers Karington change; South Bowie development seeks more townhouses, fewer apartments http://is.gd/g1vDN
  • Gazette: Council considering $4.5 million financing for Brandywine Crossing shopping center http://is.gd/g1w7h 
  • rt @RiverdalePatch Business Association discusses Route 1 development, CKAR, and new board: http://patch.com/A-KKp
  • rt @GGLaurelLeader Legis. to revoke the $16 million TIF tax break for Laurel Mall's developers tabled by City Council www.laurelleader.com 
  • Gazette: Upper Marlboro res debate historic nomination; Debate over town's proposal to nominate area for natl register http://is.gd/g1vVR 
  • rt @MDPolicy Rosecroft Raceway proceeds to next stage of #bankruptcy. Guess no one bought it after all http://su.pr/2wU26F 

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