Monday, May 20, 2013
Six new city council members to be sworn in tonight.
UPDATE - "It's official!" Announced Hyattsville Mayor Marc Tartaro. He was speaking just after the the Hyattsville City Council formally certified the results of the city's May 7 election during the first of two council meetings slated for tonight. Then shortly before 7:30 p.m., as the old city council wrapped up its final meeting and bid farewell to five departing members, Mayor Marc Tartaro issued the oath of office to the six new members of the Hyattsville City Council. Currently, the city council is in receess until 8 p.m. when the new council takes the dais for the first time. Original Story - Hyattsville's City Council gathers tonight to welcome six new council members and two new high-ranking city staffers, along with tackling …
Six new council members, two key administrators to be sworn in tonight.
Hyattsville's six new City Council members take the oath of office later tonight down at city hall. The official transfer of power will take place before the second of two back-to-back city council meetings at the Hyattsville Municipal Building at 4310 Gallatin Street. Beginning at 6 p.m., the newly elected city council members, along with recently hired City Administrator Jerry Schiro and Director of Human Resources Vivian Snellman, will gather at city hall for an introductory reception. The first meeting kicks off at 7 p.m., with the current city council gathering to consider city business for one last time before the new members are sworn in. During the first meeting, municipal leaders will be issuing the oath of office to Schiro …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The New England College poll previewing the 2016 Presidential primary shows Hillary Clinton with a commanding lead.
Gov. Martin O'Malley finished last among a field 2016 Democratic Presidential hopeful, according to a poll released by New England College. The poll released Tuesday by the New Hampshire-based college found that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led the field with 65 percent of those surveyed saying they would vote for her in 2016. O'Malley finished last among the field of six with zero percent saying they would vote for the two-term Democratic Maryland governor. Rounding out the field is Vice President Joseph Biden with 10 percent, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 5 percent, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with 4 percent and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick with 3 percent. The college surveyed 314 New Hampshire Democratic …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown cites work to implement health care expansion, gun control reforms.
In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced Friday night he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. The speech came at a crowded barbecue hosted by Brown's campaign at Prince George's Community College in Largo, MD. Backed by large Maryland and American flags, Brown outlined a basic campaign platform, which he said would make securing "economic prosperity for Marylanders" his top priority. Brown highlighted his work as a state delegate representing Prince George's County and later during his time as lieutenant governor to expand health care coverage, proudly claiming that Maryland "leads the nation in implementation of Obama's health care reform." Brown has …
Hundreds gather at Prince George's Community College in Largo, MD for Brown's gubernatorial campaign announcement.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Mayor Marc Tartaro no longer the only city elected leader with facial hair.
The big winner in yesterday's Hyattsville City Council elections is undoubtedly facial hair. Before yesterday, Mayor Marc Tartaro, in the form of a close cropped beard, was the only Hyattsville elected leader to sport facial hair. Every other sitting city council member was definitively babyfaced either by choice or biological circumstance. Then yesterday, Hyattsville voters sent four facially hirsute candidates to city council. Now, residents of Hyattsville's Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 4 and Ward 5 can go about their lives secure in the knowledge that at least one of their ward's two council members has either a moustache or a goatee. Ward 2 will soon be represented by Robert Croslin, who sports a moustache you could sweep a floor with. Ward 3…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Six new city council members to take office later this month.
Hyattsville's City Council will undergo a dramatic shift later this month after voters sent six new members to office. Council Vice President David Hiles (Ward 2), the lone incumbent running in this year's biennial Hyattsville city elections, lost his re-election bid to challenger Robert Croslin by a vote of 281 to 128. After the results were announced, Hiles issued a brief statement conceding the election. "I am happy that I was able to serve our community for four years. I am willing to help any member of the new council in any way possible," wrote Hiles the statement sent to local reporters. Croslin, in an interview after the results were announced, thanked his supporters for their work to get him elected. "I had a great team of …
Voters, candidates await results at city hall.
The votes have been cast, and the polls are now closed in the 2013 Hyattsville municipal elections. Polls opened at 7 a.m. and voters had until 8 p.m. to cast their ballots. Other than wet weather, voters, poll workers and poll watchers for the various campaigns reported no real issues casting ballots throughout the day. Elections results for all five ward races are expected shortly. Stay tuned to Hyattsville Patch for updates as the night wears on.
Voters, candidates, poll workers brave soggy conditions in 2013 Hyattsville elections.
With three hours left until polls close, voters in Hyattsville's five wards have largely been able to cast ballots without issue, according to poll watchers, candidates and election officials. In Ward 1, which sees voters choosing between hopefuls Bart Lawrence and Bill Jenne, only 93 people had cast ballots by 2:30 p.m., according to election officials. Ward 2, which has seen a pitched race between Robert Croslin and incumbent Council Vice President David Hiles, has seen the most voters throughout the day. By around 3 p.m., 216 voters had cast ballots in that race. Ward 3, featuring the only uncontested race this election, with Patrick Paschall playing the role of Ward 3's presumtive new council member, has seen only 63 people cast …