Legislature seeks ‘middle class’ pathways; Alsobrooks wants more sports; Winter warnings – Required Reading

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A trail extends into the distance across a snow covered ridge in the early evening. Footprints follow the trail into the distance, past a grove of snowy trees. Cars are visible on either side.

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Snow covers the Trolley Trail in College Park's Berwyn neighborhood.

Required Reading is a simple, daily roundup of news coverage relevant to Prince George’s County and its Route 1 communities. In our Jan. 29, 2019 edition, The Baltimore Sun previews an effort to spur more middle class mobility in Maryland, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks wants to make youth sports a central mission of PG Parks, and a dose of winter weather is headed our way.

Maryland House Speaker Busch forms work group to find ‘pathways to the middle class for all Marylanders’The Baltimore Sun

“Members will investigate issues such as employment, housing, food security, transportation and health care. They’ll focus in particular on families that aren’t consistently eligible for government assistance and hit a ‘benefits cliff.'”

Prince George’s County Executive to launch legislation putting youth sports front and center – WTTG

“Alsobrooks met with the programs’ leadership in the Tulip Grove Elementary School, and she told them that she would be presenting legislation in Annapolis to make youth sports part of the mission of Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.”

Snow, Slick Roads, Bitter Cold Likely for Tuesday Evening’s Commute – WRC

“As it looks now, most of the D.C. metro area will see a changeover to all snow between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Because this event will start as rain, crews will not have a good chance to brine the roads before the snow.”

AT&T sees big future for small cells in MarylandTechnical.ly Baltimore

“Twenty-three states, including Virginia and Delaware, have already passed laws providing for expedited, statewide installation of small cells (the Virginia and Delaware laws passed in 2017). Legislation introduced last year in Maryland (Senate Bill 1188 and House Bill 1767) died in committee without a hearing.”

College Park hopes to add vibrancy to downtown with large muralHyattsville Life & Times

“A $15,000 grant from the Prince George’s County Redevelopment Authority and a matched grant from the city will fund the project. The money — $30,000 in total — will cover artist materials, personnel and other operating costs.”

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