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 Two race, development issues loom large

The complicated politics of real estate development hang heavy over the race for Hyattsville’s Ward Two City Council seat. In interviews with Route 1 Reporter, the three candidates vying to replace outgoing two-term incumbent Shani Warner — Danny Schaible, Emily Strab and Robert Poisson — all highlighted issues relating to development, such as affordability and opposition to the proposed Magruder Pointe redevelopment.