Prince George's County


Famous Dave's Restaurant Opens at Boulevard in Prince George's

Prince George's County officials and community members converged on Largo for Monday's grand opening and "rib cutting" ceremony for a Famous Dave's restaurant at The Boulevard at Capital Centre, part of the revitalization underway at the Boulevard.

NAACP Looks to Challenge School Plan

The president of the Prince George's County NAACP said this week that officials there are reviewing information received in a Freedom of Information Act request regarding a plan by schools chief Kevin Maxwell to open two new schools that would ...

Community of Hope Uplifts Efforts of Prince George's County Police

In Prince George's County where police-community relations have been tense, residents say they've seen improvements that include a decrease in murders and other violent crimes.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Maxwell Denies Charter School's Request

Schools CEO Kevin M. Maxwell has denied a request by a charter school with ties to the University of Maryland to allow the children of College Park, Maryland, residents employed by the University of Maryland to be provided special consideration ...

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, Council Installed

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, who lost two bids to become the jurisdiction's chief executive before his election in 2010, took the oath of office for his second term Monday before an audience including several of his ...

Baker, Prince George's County Council Members Sworn In

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and the nine-member County Council were inaugurated Monday on the Promenade at the county's Administration Building in Upper Marlboro, with the executive promising "zeal" and "optimism" from his administration.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Lottery Open House

The county’s public charter schools will be accepting online applications for the 2015-16 school year through Jan. 30, 2015.

Delegate-Elect Aims to Help Needy at Thanksgiving

Darryl Barnes is preparing for his swearing-in as the newest delegate from Prince George's County’s District 25, but he took a break Nov. 22 to deliver turkeys.

Small-Business Owners Poised for Nov. 29 Sales

When it comes to success with small businesses, Areta Prince, owner of two popular clothing and jewelry boutiques in Prince George's County, counts among one of the most savvy of entrepreneurs.

Rushern Baker: Administration Fulfilled Promises in First Term

As he prepares to begin his second term, Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III gave his administration high marks for his first four years in office and said he's hopeful that the county will reach new heights in ...

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Marker Unveiling

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III joined other county elected officials, leaders and community activists on Friday to unveil a historic marker in recognition of Woodville School in Aquasco.

Foundation, Harbor Invest in Fight against Hunger

Families and individuals accustomed to battling hunger in Prince George's County could have an easier time accessing food, following an announcement last week by Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker that involves the Peterson Family Foundation and National Harbor.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Maxwell Receives Environmental Award

Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell has been named "2014 Educator of the Year" by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for his work in promoting environmental education in Maryland.

Prince George's Community College Hosts Gala, Says $31M Raised

Prince George's Community College recently hosted its bi-annual Partners for Success Awards dinner and gala, where school officials announced that its "Purpose, People, Possibilities" campaign raised more than $31 million from both the private and public sectors.

Forest Heights Community to Talk Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative

Residents, civic leaders and officials in Forest Heights, Maryland, are scheduled to meet Saturday to discuss President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative.