Required Reading: 4th murder; Tire Place goes flat; Casinos booming

Required Reading is a simple, daily roundup of news coverage relevant to Prince George’s County and its Route 1 communities. In our Jan. 10, 2019, edition: Prince George’s County sees fourth homicide of the year; A tire store closes in the heart of rapidly redeveloping downtown Hyattsville, plus more stories below:

Prince George’s County marks 4th homicide this year- The Washington Post

Tire Place shuts down for good – The Hyattsville Life & Times

DC woman wins thousands at MGM, and loses it all over casino typo – WTTG

Judge rules man accused of burning Bowie city cars can’t stand trial -Capital Gazette

Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino posts only revenue decline among Maryland casinos in December – Baltimore Business Journal

Education funding, minimum wage at forefront of 2019 Maryland legislative session -The Washington Informer

Required Reading: Meet Maryland’s Robert Moses; How PGCPS skewed national absentee data

Required Reading is a simple, daily roundup of news coverage relevant to Prince George’s County and its Route 1 communities. In our Jan. 9, 2019, edition: Meet the man who made your neighborhood; How Prince George’s County skewed national absenteeism data, and more below:

Meet suburban Washington’s Robert Moses: Harland Bartholomew – Greater Greater Washington

How bad data from one district skewed national rankings on chronic absenteeism – Edweek

Man murdered in Lanham backyard – WJLA

Maryland County execs back drug affordability board – Black Press USA

In a black and white photograph, a man and a woman sit inside a metrorail car. As seen from the outside of the car, the two are looking out of their window, the woman, with a large afro hairdo, applies lipstick. The man is wearing a backwards baseball cap and a denim jacket.

A visual history of Metrorail ridership, station by station

let’s put Metorail’s woes into context. Below, we’ve used an official average daily ridership dataset from Metrorail, passed on by Hyattsville Economic Development Corporation, to chart the system’s changing ridership fortunes. Broken down station-by-station, the data allows you to see how each expansion of Metrorail has impacted ridership on other parts of the system.