Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Prince George's delegation is launching a work group this summer to determine how the liquor sales would be regulated.
Sunday Funday revelers may no longer have to leave Prince George's County to buy rum, tequila, vodka and other liquors on Sunday, if the county's representatives can agree on a method. The Prince George's County delegation announced it will be launching a work group to discuss and reach a concensus on how the sale of liquor would be regulated in the county. Currently, alcohol sales on Sundays are restricted to beer and wine stores that have licenses to be opened seven days of the week. Liquor, however, is not allowed to be sold. Del. Melony. G. Griffith will chair the group, which will have its first meeting Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. in the Media Room of the County Administration Building on Governor Oden Bowie Drive in Upper Marlboro. "I …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Developers have received the required right-of-way to satisfy one of the conditions of the Cafritz property's rezoning.
After several missteps, proposal rejections, and reconfigurations Calvert Tract, LLC has received the required right-of-way to construct a CSX crossing as required by one of the property's conditions of rezoning. In a letter sent to the planning board on Tuesday, UMD agreed to convey property to Calvert Tract LLC that would allow for a reconfigured CSX bridge, referred to as a J-crossing, subject to several conditions. The letter reads: The University believes the Cafritz development will bring an economic benefit to the region and a much-needed amenity to the community. We are pleased to support this important project with an appropriately located right-of-way connection that respects the affected University property. With this letter, …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Want to be more informed about what goes on in your neighborhood? Maryland made big news this week. Will the death penalty repeal stick? Will Walmart come to Aspen Hill? Find out more state news in one click on Patch.
By Patch Staff A robbery stuns Cartier shoppers on a quiet mid-morning, an investigation into a county police force and just one question: Which Maryland county has a lot of "excessive drinkers?" Headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Gov. O'Malley Signs Law to Take Away Death Penalty, Politicians Move to Bring it Back Maryland is now the 18th state to abolish the death penalty but a bipartisan group of elected officials says the threat of terrorism is an incentive to reverse that move. Del. Ron George to Make Bid for Governor's Office Del. Ron George, an Anne Arundel County Republican, says he plans to start campaigning in June for the 2014 race. Columbia Native Jayson Blair Reflects on Resignation from New York Times "I'm …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Do you know how your high school ranked nationwide? Wondering what stores are coming to your area? Learn some of the answers and check up on your neighbors in our state news roundup.
Sunday, April 28
By Patch Staff Some big crime cases come to a head, development projects come to fruition and the governor travels to Israel. Read more Maryland news from Patches statewide by clicking on the headlines below: Radio Host Ed Norris Airlifted After Darlington Accident Popular radio show host Ed Norris was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Wednesday after laying down his motorcycle to avoid hitting a truck in rural Harford County. Eleanor Roosevelt Ranked in U.S. News' "2013 Best High Schools" The top schools were in Montgomery County. 11 Howard County High Schools on 2013 U.S. News ‘Best High Schools’ List Eleven Howard County high schools were ranked among the 2013 “Best High Schools in the Nation,” according to new …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Though Calvert Tract is in conversations with UMD, there has been no formal agreement.
Less than three weeks before its next appearance before the Prince George’s County Planning Board, Calvert Tract LLC has not secured property for the bridge over the CSX tracks that is required before construction can begin. Developers have been in conversations with the University of Maryland in an attempt to secure property for the crossing but have yet to receive a commitment, according to Larry Taub, a lawyer for Calvert Tract. “There is no letter,” Taub said. Initially, Calvert Tract approached the American Center for Physics with an offer to purchase land from its campus for the bridge, but that proposal was rejected in March. And while Taub and his colleagues were adamant that they had not secured commitment from UMD, they did …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
It's Take Your Child to Work Day on Thursday.
It's an annual tradition, but with offices changing their dynamics and many folks working from home, Take Your Child to Work Day may be a little more complicated than it was in the past. Prince George's County Public Schools will be observing “Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day” on Thursday, April 25. “This national event provides an opportunity for students to experience the world of work first hand,” said Dr. Alvin L. Crawley, Interim Superintendent of Schools. “Students can see how their academic work translates into marketable job skills, and they might even be inspired to pursue a career path they hadn’t considered.” PGCPS students set to follow their parents or guardians to work must follow their school's guidelines to ensure …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Security scares after the Boston bombings dominate several jurisdictions and other state news you may have missed.
Sunday, April 21
By Patch Staff Running clubs across Maryland had members who ran in the Boston Marathon, the bombing story follows a trail to Montgomery County and hoaxes send local law enforcement scrambling statewide. Read more in state news: Suspects in Boston Marathon Bombings Have Maryland Ties The investigation into the Boston Marathon bomber case turned to Maryland on Friday with media flocking to a Montgomery County neighborhood to hear the suspects' uncle say he was ashamed of what his nephews are accused of doing. Marathon Tragedy: How a Tragedy Hit Home in Maryland Monday's terror attack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon shocked the country and touched communities far from Massachusetts, including many right here in Maryland. Chevy …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
New “collaborative consumption” services can operate outside of consumer regulations.
Technology such as websites and apps seem to be providing solutions to societal problems and challenges in growing numbers. Kickstarter and other on-line “crowd-funding” services are helping startups receive the critical funding they would not have been able to obtain otherwise. Waze and other crowd-sourced traffic apps offer constantly updated traffic information. Now, companies like Sidecar and Uber are attempting to make the process of ride-sharing and transportation reservations easier for consumers, according to a recent post on Greater Greater Washington. While consumers may rejoice at the new tools, they may “run afoul of regulations designed to protect consumers,” according to the article. Existing services like Airbnb (a company …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The pool will reopen on Thursday, April 18.
The pool at Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Park will close at noon today, April 16, so that it can be repaired, according to an alert from Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. The pool will reopen at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 18. Although the pool is set to close, the facility will remain open for other business. With the weather hitting 74 degrees today, families may be looking for a place to cool off. The Prince George's Pool is set to open to new membership today. Another popular destination for families, this pool has a long waiting list, however new memberships will be offered to those families first. Renewals closed Monday at 10 p.m. Other local pools are listed at www.pgparks.com.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Developers have submitted both a preliminary site plan and a detailed site plan for review in May.
After repeated delays due to the developers’ failure to meet several conditions, the Cafritz development is scheduled before the Prince George’s County Planning Board again in May. Calvert Tract’s efforts to begin developing the 37-acre parcel of land in north Riverdale Park first ground to a halt back in January when the planning board staff recommended disapproval of the prelminary site plan. Following a letter from the American Center for Physic, it became clear the developers had established neither a location or a funding mechanism for a CSX crossing. Under the terms of the rezoning plan approved by the planning board, ground cannot be broken until this condition is met. Developers also failed to meet several other conditions, …