Courtesy city of Hyattsville, Marvin R. Blumberg Co.

Landy annexation passes first vote

At its March 5, 2019 meeting, Hyattsville City Council unanimously voted to give preliminary approval to a measure annexing parts of a planned townhouse development into the city’s borders. The measure must pass two additional votes before it is official. If Hyattsville City Council approves the annexation, the city would grow by nearly 15 acres in what is called the Landy Property. There, Developer Marvin R. Blumberg Co. plans to build 300 townhome units, pursuant to transit-oriented design specifications in place under the Prince George’s Plaza Transit District Development Plan.

In firehouse dispute, court sides with Mount Rainier volunteers on key issues

A judge’s ruling clears the way for the Mount Rainier Volunteer Fire Department to return to active, independent service as the Bunker Hill Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company. Where that happens, however, could be another story. A ruling issued Feb. 21, 2019 by Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge John Davey settles a contentious lawsuit brought by former members of the Mount Rainier Volunteer Fire Department against Prince George’s County fire and rescue officials and the Brentwood Volunteer Fire Department. “The Bunker Hill Volunteer Fire And Rescue Co.