In Hyattsville’s Ward Five, differing views on community satisfaction

Hyattsville’s Ward Five election pits incumbent Councilor Joseph Solomon against Sophie Gorman Oriani. Solomon, who was first elected in 2013 to fill a partial-term vacancy on City Council and re-elected in 2015, is running for his second full term. In their interviews with Route 1 Reporter, their differences were most-pronounced in assessing the satisfaction of their West Hyattsville neighbors. Joseph Solomon posed the “Ronald Reagan” question when asked why voters should re-elect him. “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?

In Hyattsville’s Ward Four, candidates want sensible development

Editor’s note: See correction below article. Ward Four’s wide open seat in West Hyattsville– vacated by former Councilor Paula Perry – has attracted to would-be City Councilors to this year’s elections in Hyattsville: Jonathan Mueller and Daniel Peabody. In interviews, both West Hyattsville candidates highlighted their approach to local politics. Each – in their own way – reflected a persistent sense of dissatisfaction with Hyattsville’s East-West divide that has left some residents west of Queens Chapel Road to say they feel left-out in both policy decisions and economic development. “We need to develop.