Prince George’s Purple Line has pedestrian problems

In an April 29 meeting of the Purple Line Community Advisory Team (CAT), project officials explained construction progress to residents of Riverdale, Riverdale Park, Glenridge, and New Carrollton. Construction ramped up last year in these Prince George’s communities, where the County’s first light rail transit stops will be placed.

Update: Suspect arrested in Hyattsville murder; Victim identified

Prince George’s County Police have arrested 21 year-old Aberdeen resident Alexander Maskiewicz, who they say shot and killed 27-year-old Belcrest Road resident Salina Rivera near her Hyattsville home. Hyattsville City Police Department officers responded to a reported shooting at the 6200 block of Belcroast Road at around 7:55 p.m. March 12, 2019. There, they found Rivera in walkway, fatally wounded. She died on the scene, according to police. The address is near the Mosiac Apartments.

A large stadium, featuring burgundy and gold seating sections, is surrounded by a massive sea of parking. The lot is nearly filled.

Opinion: Redskins’ FedEx Field departure presents chance to fix mistakes

The Washington Redskins have called FedEx Field home since 1997. With the Redskins in Landover, Maryland, Prince George’s County hasn’t truly reaped the benefits other jurisdictions would see with a major league football team. As the 30-year lease slowly approaches in 2027, the Redskins are looking for a new place to call home. One potential new homesite in Prince George’s County, is Oxon Cove Park and Farm in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The 300-acre park sits just inside the Capital Beltway, across from the MGM National Harbor.

Letter: PGCPS responds to Thomas Stone first-day concerns; ‘Exception’ to ID policy exists

Editor’s note: This letter is in response to an opinion article by Thomas Stone Elementary parent Sarah Christopherson alleging mismanagement and confusion of the school’s first-day of class activities. 

Prince George’s County Public Schools is aware of the experiences that Ms. Christopherson and other Thomas S. Stone Elementary parents had on the first day of school. The principal apologized to parents in a robocall Tuesday evening for not allowing them to enter the building with their child. Our Administrative Procedure requires school visitors to present government-issued identification with their name, date of birth and photo. However, there is an exception for large groups, such as visitors attending assemblies, performances or parents who wish to accompany their child to class on the first day of school. We are working closely with the school’s leadership team to maintain a welcoming and positive environment for all families in the Thomas Stone school community.