Wednesday, May 11, 2011
You can use this chart to compare the number of votes for City Council for the past three elections. Hyattsville holds elections every two years and offices are held for four years.
What do you think about the turnout of last week's elections? Here are the numbers from this year and past years' elections. Winners' names are italicized. Chart does not include write-in votes.
Monday, May 9, 2011
About campaign finance reports, a new fire engine and a spring concert at Northwestern High.
Can you believe it's Monday again, Hyattsville? Here's five things you need to know today: 1. There's a City Council work session tonight at 8 p.m. at City Hall. The meeting agenda includes discussion about the city's capital improvement plan. 2. Did you run for City Council in the May 3 elections? If you did, don't forget to submit your final campaign finance reports by 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. 3. Engine 1, a new Pierce Arrow XT pumper, was delivered to the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department late last month. It was funded through an Assistance to Firefighters federal grant and financing from the City of Hyattsville. The pumper's call sign will be Engine 801 when it is placed into service within the coming months. 4. The …
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Missed the Patch news this week? No problemo! Check out our weekly roundup here.
Of course, the big news this past week was the death of Osama bin Laden. Patch covered the wild celebrations in College Park after it was announced that the terrorist had been killed by U.S. Navy SEALS. We also heard from students at local schools, who shared their thoughts on bin Laden’s death, 10 years after the 9/11 attacks on New York City, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania. Hyattsville resident David Whiddens shared his memories of working that day at the Pentagon as a member of the Metropolitan Police Department. The other big story this week was Marc Tartaro’s win in the city’s mayoral race and the upsets in wards 1 and 2, where incumbents lost to City Council newbies. Patch photographer Chris Suspect snapped scenes from the evening, …
Friday, May 6, 2011
About campaign reports, SATs and half-price frappuccinos.
It's finally Friday, Hyattsville! Here's today's five things you need to know: 1. There's a City Council work session Monday night. An agenda for the meeting will be posted by 5 p.m. today on the city's website. 2. Tuesday at 5 p.m. is the deadline for candidates to file their final campaign finance reports for Hyattsville's city elections. 3. Essential Day Spa is now open at EYA's Arts District Hyattsville. There's a special going on right now so check it out. 4. Time for frappy hour! Frappuccino Happy Hour at Starbucks runs from 3 to 5 p.m. starting tomorrow. During this time, your frapp will be half price. Happens everyday until May 15. 5. The Northwestern High School class of 2012 is taking the SAT this Saturday. Students, if you …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Here are the names of those who were written into Hyattsville's mayoral race. Marc Tartaro was the winner.
There were 15 write in candidates (with 39 additional votes cast) for Hyattsville's mayoral race in Tuesday's elections. Here are the results as certified by the city's Board of Elections:
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Council President Marc Tartaro won the mayoral race in Tuesday's elections by a wide margin of votes.
Unofficial elections results show Tartaro with a blowout victory over contenders Brophy and Leslie.
In fewer than two weeks, Hyattsville will be under new command with Mayor-elect Marc Tartaro at the helm. Tartaro, a longtime Hyattsville resident and current City Council president, beat contenders Chris Brophy and LaVonne Leslie for the seat of outgoing Mayor William Gardiner. "I have to get up and go to work tomorrow and then I have to start doing the city's business," he said after his win. "I'm looking forward to it." in Patch's video interview with him. The architect and soccer coach took 572 votes citywide, 417 more than Leslie (155 votes) and 437 more than Brophy (135 votes). A special election will be held to fill Tartaro’s Ward 1 seat. His term has two more years remaining. Leslie, who did not appear at City Hall for the reading …
Candace Hollingsworth (Ward 1) and Shani Warner (Ward 2) are in. Doug Dudrow (Ward 1), and Bill Tierney (Ward 2) are out.
Two incumbents were voted out of their spots on the Hyattsville City Council in Tuesday’s citywide elections. Councilmen Douglas Dudrow (Ward 1) and Bill Tierney (Ward 2) lost to newcomers Candace Hollingsworth (Ward 1) and Shani Warner (Ward 2). In Ward 1, which includes EYA’s Arts District Hyattsville, Hollingsworth won by 30 votes, ousting Dudrow, who has served on the council, in two phases, for more than 30 years. “I’m very excited,” Hollingsworth said, adding that the first thing she’s going to do after the busy election season is sleep. “I’m going to go to Franklin’s, grab another beer and then get ready for May 16.” Tuesday’s winners will be officially seated in fewer than two weeks. “I really didn’t know what to expect, to be …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Voters experienced no major issues with voting.
Update, May 4: Unofficial numbers show that 1,760 residents voted in Hyattsville's elections Tuesday, including absentee ballots. Greta Mosher, chair of the Hyattsville Board of Elections, said there were about 30 write-in votes and no race had more than seven write-ins. Scott Brown, a resident for five years, said he found the voting process easy. For Brown, the big issue this election was roadwork on Crittenden Street. "It's a colossal problem," he said of the possibility of widening the road. "It's a tough decision, but I don't think they should do it." Brown is also concerned about the number of trucks on local roads and police enforcement of laws. Kimberly Crockett, a three-year resident, said she's excited about the city's new …
Monday, April 18, 2011
Hinds Mofor, who is running unopposed for her open seat in Hyattsville's Ward 5, said the city should be careful to choose wise development projects.
Hyattsville Patch is seeking to run short profiles on all City Council candidates for the May 3 election. We will ask each candidate the same questions but candidates may respond to them as they see fit. Profiles will run in the order in which the candidates respond. Each candidate will be asked at least twice for their participation. Name: Nicole Hinds Mofor Age: 34 Occupation: Engineer, Prince George’s County Government Marital Status: Married Hometown: Brooklyn, NY; Hyattsville resident since 2000 Qualifications: Hyattsville Councilmember since 2005 Prince George’s County Government, engineer in storm water management design since 2006 University of Maryland, B.S. Environmental Engineering Catholic University, M.S. Civil Engineering…