Required Reading is a simple, daily roundup of news coverage relevant to Prince George’s County and its Route 1 communities. In our Jan. 25 edition: Maryland government begins to open up services to furloughed federal employees, an update on the Kirwan Commission, and new plaques commemorating two iconic African-American Marylanders are bound for the state capitol.
“‘It is important that we support those federal employees working without pay by waiving transit fares during the federal government shutdown,’ said MDOT Secretary Pete Rahn.”
“The chair of a state panel on public education called on lawmakers to not make a la carte changes to its recommendations for sweeping changes to schools in Maryland.”
“The Maryland Department of General Services will also open 15 food drop-off locations across the state to collect food to be distributed to local food banks that may be helping furloughed workers.”
“After a unanimous approval from the Maryland Board of Public Works, the statues will be finished by 2020.”
“Five-year-old twins Alexander and Rosalie Mejia, and 1-year-old Isaac Mejia of Falls Church, Virginia, were killed the night of Dec. 30, 2018. The family’s vehicle was hit from behind while stopped at a traffic light on Route 210 near Wilson Bridge Drive. The parents were seriously injured.”