Prince George’s Co. Holds Discussion on Modern-Day Policing

Police and sheriff departments need to be more transparent, hire a more diverse workforce and instill trust with the community.

Those were just three of the dozens of recommendations mentioned Friday, Nov. 13 at a law enforcement roundtable held at the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office in Upper Marlboro. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) led the discussion which focused on a report by President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
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Eric Brown Named MAHC’s Housing Person of the Year

November 6, 2015 WI Webstaff 0

An affordable rental housing advocate in Prince George’s County who’s spent more than 30 years ensuring accommodations for low- and moderate-income families and individuals has been named Housing Person of the Year. Eric Brown, director of the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development, was honored in late October during the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition’s 15-year anniversary celebration.
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Art Festival Comes to Prince George’s County

Art enthusiasts looking to see eclectic pieces such as baby dolls wearing helmets and hanging from the ceiling can visit Artomatic’s first art festival in Prince George’s County for the next five weeks. Paul Christopher White of Largo produced a risqué piece of art called “Hot! Boom” that features pictures of Betty Boo, a slice of cherry cheesecake and women in provocative poses on playing cards.
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Questions Abound for Prince George’s Hospital Project

State officials need more information on Dimensions Healthcare System’s proposal to build a regional hospital in Prince George’s County, which could push an approval date into 2016. According to an Oct. 23 memorandum from the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission, more financial details are required from Dimensions, including: the need to borrow $77 million to ensure Dimensions has cash on hand for the hospital’s first 100 days; and an explanation assuming the commission would grant approval for an additional $21.5 million after the facility opens
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Prince George’s Committee Nixes Proposal for Paid Sick Leave

A Prince George’s County Council committee chose not to move along proposed legislation that sought to provide employees paid sick leave. The Planning, Zoning, Economic and Development committee tabled the sick leave bill Tuesday, but could be reexamined at a later date. However, it did pass a resolution to endorse a statewide measure on the topic in a move to wait on state lawmakers to enact a bill. The legislative session in Annapolis resumes in January.
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