College Park approves tax break for once-ineligible student-housing project

After mistakenly granting, then revoking, a tax break for a student-housing project, College Park City Council narrowly approved a measure granting the project a reduced tax break anyway under a new waiver created for this specific situation.

On Hyattsville forum, deleted endorsement is latest city election controversy

An endorsement from County Councilor Deni Taveras in Hyattsville’s mayoral race – and its deletion from a popular Hyattsville listserv afterward by a moderator – sparked a controversy Tuesday. Critics of Taveras focused on the ethics of using her official county email address to send the message. Critics of the moderator, Hyattsville activist Jim Groves, said the decision to remove the post from the forum was overzealous moderation at best, censorship at worst. In the end, both Groves and Taveras were pleading for understanding from the public.

Hyattsville Council wrestles with Magruder Park renaming, but front-runners emerge

After a public hearing that saw dozens of city residents weigh in, Hyattsville City Council continues to be split over what to rename Magruder Park. Two options, however, have seemingly won the most vocal support from public commenters and City Council members – naming the park after either David C. Driskell or the Nacotchtank indigenous people who once inhabited the Anacostia River basin. 

Mystery industrial plans emerge for College Park site

At least two industrial development projects are interested in buying the Stone Straw site in northern College Park, according to city officials. Further details remain a mystery, save one: a proposal to build a fish processing plant on the site, first revealed in 2020, seems to be dead.