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.
Richard Lee, a 37-year old District Heights resident, is the latest person to be killed by a motorist in Prince George’s County. He is the 145th pedestrian to be killed by motorists in Prince George’s County since 2010.
Prince George’s County Police have arrested a suspect connected to a Jan. 30, 2019, murder in Hyattsville. This is the sixth homicide to be reported in Prince George’s County since the start of 2019. According to a notice from the Hyattsville City Police Department, officers responded to a call for a possible fight at 3700 Hamilton Street around 1:35 a.m. on Jan. 30, 2018.
Required Reading is a simple, daily roundup of news coverage relevant to Prince George’s County and its Route 1 communities. In our Jan. 22, 2019, edition: A murder in Beltsville, an introduction to Prince George’s newest athletic superstar, and a rundown on how Maryland legislators plan to tackle gambling. Man dies of stab wounds in Beltsville, police say – The Washington Post
“Another man was taken into custody in connection with the stabbing. Police said they believe it was a domestic incident, but the nature of the relationship between the two was still unclear.”
In our Jan. 17, 2019 edition, WTTG brings us a tragic, brief story of a pedestrian fatality in Prince George’s County’s notoriously dangerous south-county roadways. The Hyattsville Life & Times gets you up to speed on DeMatha hoops, and more after the jump. Motorist kills pedestrian near Prince George’s Beltway interchange – WTTG
“Investigators say the man was in the roadway when he was hit near the intersection of Central Avenue and Hampton Park Boulevard in Capitol Heights.” (Editor’s note, see photo above for streetscape context.
Greater Greater Washington dives into the economics of stadium subsidies, The Afro-American reports on Maryland’s new “red flag” law, Bisnow briefs the rising rents across the region and we take look inside Laurel Park’s new offering for gamers.
Required Reading is a simple, daily roundup of news coverage relevant to Prince George’s County and its Route 1 communities. In our Jan. 11, 2019, edition: Details of a Capital Bikeshare expansion in Greenbelt; Delays in Purple Line construction; How a government shutdown affects a new Hyattsville distillery, and more stories after the jump:
Purple Line opening delayed at least one year – The Washington Post
Key quote: “The private consortium’s reports don’t say how much it would cost in additional labor, equipment and other expenses to open the line in February 2023. The negotiations have focused on who — the state or team of companies — is to blame for which delays and who should pay to offset them.” Capital Bikeshare plans Greenbelt expansion – Greenbelt News Review
Key quote: “According to the proposal, the five locations being considered in Greenbelt are: Greenbelt Station Parkway and North Center Drive; Breezewood Drive and Cherrywood Lane; Roosevelt Center; Crescent Road and Ridge Road (near the police station), and on Hanover Parkway near Eleanor Roosevelt High School”
Board of Public Works awards state tax system overhaul contract – Prince George’s Sentinel
Key quote: “The comptroller’s office currently uses various systems to collect taxes – one of which is a mainframe business tax-collection system that dates to 1987 and another system for individual income taxes and the sales tax, which began use in 1992.”
A “non-contact” shooting brings fear to Hyattsville school; A teen is charged with making threats against Bladensburg, Parkdale high schools and William Wirt Middle School; Alsobrooks wants an end to the shutdown; And far-flung politicians weigh in on the Peace Cross dispute.