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Thursday, May 05, 2011

Recent Prince George's County News (5 May 2011)

Gory Prince George's
Public Safety

County Government and Politics
  • PGCCouncilMedia HEHS held budget wk session May 5-Pr. George’s Comm College, Pr. George’s Memorial Library System, Pr. George’s Health Dept; Board of Ed. 
  • PGCCouncilMedia THE Committee budget work session Monday, May 9, @ Noon rm 2027, on Soil Conservation and consider proposed legislation, CR-26-2011. 
  • PGCCouncilMedia THE Committee budget sessions May 10@1:30 pm Rm 2027 Dept of Public Works @Trans; Dept of Environmental Resources; Dept of Housing and Comm.
  • Scandals and Ethics Reform:
State Government and Politics

Big Brother:
  • Gazette: Camp Schmidt may get some funding restored; Staff, supporters rally to avoid cuts to Brandywine program http://is.gd/Dyjh4Q 
  • pgcpsparents: Law allows cameras on school buses 
  • PGD9Politico New Blog Post: PGCPS Battle is Not Over Yet. http://wp.me/p15aII-2W 
  • PGD9Politico Prince George's Co. Public Schools' FY 2012 Budget Forum Thursday night, hosted by concerned citizens. Mt. Ennon Baptist Church; Clinton; 6:30-9pm 
  • Gazette: Families scramble as Queen Anne School nears closure; Many say they feel betrayed after Imagine move decision http://is.gd/JOf7yU .
Business, Transportation & Development
  • Gazette: Tracking down business; More than a federal agency is needed to bring development to county Metro sites (Editorial) http://is.gd/JRb6IS 
  • Gazette: Glassmanor site may get townhouses; Proposed legislation could pave way for housing on Oxon Hill lot http://is.gd/gyVVZE 
  • Gazette: Opening act for Rivertowne movie theater after delays http://is.gd/vWG61C 
  • ABC7News Plans to install slot machines at Arundel Mills mall have been delayed by at least a year, the casino's developer says. http://wj.la/ja7obL 
    • mdreporter State Roundup: Cordish Cos. cans slots at Arundel mall this year; Baltimore City can begin search for new slots vendor. http://bit.ly/jkBudw 
  • mdchamber: Three inducted into MD Business Hall of Fame http://ow.ly/4NOfC (via @mddailyrecord) incl Greenbelt developer Thomas Bozzuto
  • nsmcgill Lack of name brands limits incoming ALDI in giving subsidy: http://is.gd/fphYuQ 
    • Gazette: Lack of name brands limits incoming grocer; ALDI says it can't accept WIC checks when new store Cheverly opens http://is.gd/fphYuQ 
  • MDPolicy: 500 CEOs rank the 50 states from best to worst when it comes to #business climates. Guess where MD falls.. http://su.pr/27iGY1 
  • MDPolicy #OMalley urges "consensus" on #transportation spending. By that he means we need to submit to higher taxes http://su.pr/2KAGHu 
  • Gazette: Chamber leader: No gas tax discussion during special session; Putting funds in lockbox key to public support http://is.gd/DcMY5L 
  • Gazette: Transportation panel foresees action; Recommendations include higher fuel taxes, safeguarding state fund http://is.gd/9tYc0I 
  • Gazette: Churches benefit from intersection upgrade in Mitchellville; Realignment at Church and Mount Oak roads ... http://is.gd/DwhJuo 
Local (Municipalities)
  • Bowie:
  • Brentwood:
    • Gazette: New mayors for Hyattsville, Brentwood and Edmonston; Tartaro, Rudder and Kerns take over their communities http://is.gd/1q5XsJ 
  • Cheverly:
    • Gazette: Three newcomers elected to Cheverly Town Council; Both council incumbents running for re-election http://is.gd/Z0PDTF 
  • District Heights:
    • Gazette: Incumbents return in District Heights; Only 71 people voted in election that had no challengers http://is.gd/VXT6AX
  • Edmonston:
    • Gazette: New mayors for Hyattsville, Brentwood and Edmonston; Tartaro, Rudder and Kerns take over their communities http://is.gd/1q5XsJ 
  • Fairmount Heights:
    • Gazette: Former Fairmount Heights mayor wins crowded race to lead town; Three newcomers defeat incumbent and ... http://is.gd/HIwNMC 
  • Forest Heights:
    • Gazette: Turning vision for Forest Heights into reality; Events focused on mayor's sustainability goal http://is.gd/CDJDYU 
  • Glenarden:
    • Gazette: Glenarden mayor holds on to retain seat; Jenkins retains Ward 3 position; Herring returns as Ward 1 councilman http://is.gd/LHVvrR 
    • nsmcgill Glenarden City Council to investigate validity of absentee ballots; Challenge may change outcome of mayor's race: http://is.gd/VGcKUI
  • Greenbelt:
  • Hyattsville:
  • Laurel:
    • LaurelPatch #Laurel t-shirt bandit out maneuvers police in car chase along Route 1 in this week's police blotter. http://patch.com/A-hkLg  
    • Gazette: Adventist church, neighbors square off on proposed site; Reaching Hearts case back before County Council http://is.gd/NOSCsE 
    • Gazette: Laurel approves bond to fund street improvements; Plan saves more than $400,000 from fiscal 12 operating budget http://is.gd/8AYuEh 
  • Morningside:
    • Gazette: Morningside res. elect Ealey, Kline to Town Council; Off. say higher turnout likely result of recent scandal http://is.gd/ERXOqa 
  • New Carrollton:
    • Gazette: Former councilwoman defeats incumbent in New Carrollton; Contentious campaign over a voice mail; 10-vote margin http://is.gd/8k1u2n 
  • Seat Pleasant:
    • Gazette: Seat Pleasant Mayor Grant's plan to increase police funding is right thing to do (Letter from James Wright) http://is.gd/96Rg9r 

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