Sunday, July 1, 2012
Due to power outages affecting the entire metro region, Prince George's County government and the federal government are allowing employees to take liberal leave Monday.
The commute Monday morning may be harder than average with power outages, so offices in both Prince George's County and the federal government are allowing some employees to choose whether they wish to take the trek into work. According to a release from Prince George's County, non-essential government employees can take liberal leave Monday, while according to an alert from the county, federal agencies in DC are also allowing employees to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework in the morning. But employees should contact their supervisors to confirm if leave is available to them. Will you be commuting to work in the morning or are you taking the day off?
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Green Line trains will be sharing track this weekend in Metro work zones.
After the holiday break, Green Line track work is back on the schedule. From 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday, Green Line trains will share one track between Georgia Ave-Petworth and Fort Totten to allow for rail maintenance. Green Line trains will also share one track between Naylor Road and Branch Ave to allow for fastener renewal. Metro has announced that Green Line trains will operate every 15 minutes. If you're transferring off the Green Line to another line, keep in mind that Red, Blue and Orange lines are also slated for work this weekend. So be on the lookout for work zones on other Metro lines, where trains will be sharing the same track This focuses on Metro's weekend work on the Green Line. The Washington Metropolitan Area …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Green Line looks good, but watch out for work hot spots if you're transferring to another line.
Green Liners should have a pretty easy time of it this weekend, with no work slated for the Green Line; but look out for work hot spots if you’re transferring to the Blue, Yellow, Red or Orange lines. 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday (Blue, Yellow, Red and Orange) Blue and Yellow Lines Red Line Blue Line Orange Line This is a summary of Metro's announcements for the weekend. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority lists further details.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Veterans Day weekend has major track work in store for the Green Line from November 10-13.
The Green Line is slated for some serious work Veterans Day weekend, and the work starts Thursday night. North end stations—including Greenbelt, College Park, Prince George's Plaza and West Hyattsville—should have an easier time of it than stops closer to the southern end of the Green Line, where the work is focused—between L’Enfant and Southern Avenue stations. Four stations will be closed: Waterfront, Navy Yard, Anacostia and Congress Heights. If you're hoping to use the southern end of the Green Line or transferring to the Red Line, delays might occur. Green and Yellow Line – from 10 p.m., Thursday through closing on Sunday Yes, you read right, Green Line trains will be running on the Yellow Line track. This means if you’re headed …
Friday, September 16, 2011
An informal sampling of some our neighbors who are finding themselves in job transitions.
Jobs, jobs, jobs. Probably the most frequently used word in media these days. Today, the U.S. Department of Labor reports that last week there was an increase in the number of people filing for unemployment benefits. In Maryland, the unemployment rate rose to 7.2 percent in July. The national level is 9.1 percent according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Significantly, in this area, many of the jobs lost are public sector positions. Last week President Barack Obama gave an impassioned speech to Congress, launching an effort to create new jobs in the U.S. economy. It seems to me that it is time to put a face on unemployment, to get us away from statistics and political bickering. The person at the supermarket in front of you, the …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Some tips for a better life.
Happy tipsy Tuesday, Hyattsville! Here are five suggestions for getting through today: 1. Finally! Why multitasking is bad, not just for your mind, but for your career! Check this piece out on dumblittleman.com 2. Trying to save smartphone battery life? Don’t set it to vibrate. It takes more energy. 3. Did you know that walking fast can help boost your self-confidence? Hmmm… 4. Oh my. Getting a massage can help reduce depression. Did you really need an excuse for a rub down? 5. It seems that doing triage on communication by type and speed can make your work life better. Sounds like good sense to us!
Friday, June 24, 2011
Today is Take Your Dog to Work Day. Did you do anything special with your pooch?
There's lots of ways to type on a laptop keyboard. You can go the normal route and use your fingers. I've seen people play the piano with their toes, so I'm sure it can be done with a keyboard too. Some folks talk into headsets using a program that changes their spoken words into text on the screen. Toby, my yellow Lab, uses his muzzle. For me, everyday is Take Your Dog to Work Day. I work a lot from my home at Mosaic at Metro apartments on Belcrest Road. Sometimes I work out by the pool, sometimes in the common areas. It's often the case that I have to leave my apartment to get any work done. That velvety, yellow muzzle won't allow me to get a word typed in edgewise. Normally, I prop up my feet on my comfy brown sofa, my laptop perched on…
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Commuters make their way home after a long day
The western half of the City of Hyattsville is flanked by two Metro stations, the West Hyattsville and Prince Georges Plaza stops on the Green Line. In this series of photographs Patch captures the mood of commuters on their ride home after a long day at the office. To view more of Patch photographer Chris Suspect's photos visit his personal blog or Flickr account.