NAACP Leader Among Honorees at Annual Gala
Ben Jealous is among those who will be recognized at this year's Progressive Maryland Awards Gala.
Utility Company Wants $4.80 Increase
Residents in Maryland could soon see increases under a plan by a major utility company to raise rates by as much as $4.80.
More cash will end up in the wallets of minimum wage workers in Prince George's County thanks to the county council's approval of legislation that will bump hourly earnings to $11.50 by 2017.
Prince George's County Councilman Mel Franklin has been elected as chair of the council after a Tuesday vote by fellow members.
Google advertisements are making their way to home page of the Prince George's County Public Schools system's website while generating funds for scholarship programs, according to reports.
New leadership is set to take the helm of the Prince George's County Council as members vote Tuesday to elect a new chair and vice chair.
Officials in Prince George's County are hoping the opening of a new discount store can help revitalize the Forestville Shopping Center.
Efforts to rebrand Prince George’s County as an upscale destination point in the region received a jolt this past week with the opening of the Tanger Outlets near National Harbor in Oxon Hill.
Copper Canyon Grill Opens at Woodmore Town Center
Residents in Prince George's County will have a deluge of upscale establishments opening this week.
After Delay, Plans Progress for Store Near National Harbor
Just days before a high-end outlet mall is set to open in Oxon Hill, Wal-Mart has reignited its plans to bring a Supercenter to southern Prince George's County.
Event Cancelled for 2014 to Save $2 million
Plans for the return of a popular air show at Joint Base Andrews in Prince George's County have been scrapped due to budget cuts, according to news reports.
A coalition of community groups led by the Prince George’s County Chapter of the NAACP is calling on Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley to suspend home foreclosures in the state and to investigate allegations of irregularities in foreclosure proceedings.
Plans for University Town Center Make Progres
A $1 billion mixed-use development in Prince George's County that stalled during the 2008 recession is showing signs of life under legislation that could help bring a grocery store and additional tenants to the project.
Derrick Leon Davis Gives Students a Lesson in Civics, the Arts
Students at the Washington New Church School in Mitchellville received a special lesson in civics and the performing arts from Prince George's County Councilman Derrick Leon Davis of Mitchellville and the Bowie-based Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education.
After more than 75 years, Greenbelt, Md., this week elected its first black mayor.
P.G. Delegate Would Be First Female, African-American to Hold Office
After building a reputation on helping communities receive adequate legal representation, Maryland Del. Aisha Braveboy has announced she's making a run for the attorney general’s office.
Familiar Faces Return to Municipal Government in the County
Challengers were shut out by their incumbent rivals in a spate of municipal elections in Prince George's County on Tuesday.
New Schools' Leader Provides Progress Report
Teacher retention and building strong academic programs topped the agenda of the new CEO of Prince George’s County Public Schools in a progress update given to county council members during a hearing last week.
Prince George's County officials told residents during a town hall meeting this week that the county would continue to target key industries as a means to increase revenue and expand the county's commercial tax base.
Computer Sciences Corp. to Shutter New Carrolton Office
As many as 450 workers in Prince George's County could lose their jobs or be relocated from their current office space as one of the county's largest private employers announced it would vacate from its current location in New Carrolton, according to news reports.
Prince George's County business owners will mingle Friday night with local and state elected leaders during the Excellence in Business Awards Gala in College Park.
Meeting to Focus on Economic Development, Smart Growth
Prince George's County residents curious about recent gains the county has made in economic development will get a chance to address officials during a town hall meeting next week in District Heights.
Supporters Clash with Opponents over Casino Location
The race to award a casino license for a proposed gaming location in Prince George’s County reached its climax last week during a heated public hearing over a proposed location at National Harbor.
Nearly three years after closing its doors for renovations, the Landover/Palmer Park Boys and Girls Club reopened to the community during its fall festival.
Increased Property Sales Tax Revenues Generate $6.2M for Agencies
Agencies within the Prince George's County government could see a few extra dollars in their 2014 budgets under proposed legislation that would increase the general budget by $6.2 million.
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler told reporters at a press conference this week that stopping a house party where teenagers where were presumed to be drinking alcohol was not his focus.
Economic Development Incentive Could be Made Available to Small Businesses
Millions of dollars in funding could be made available to small business owners in Prince George’s County under a proposed plan that would expand the county’s Economic Development Incentive fund.
Advocates Applaud Program Aimed at Helping Domestic Abuse
A coalition of agencies in Prince George’s County government are partnering to launch a campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence with a special hotline aimed at giving resources to county residents in need of help.
Three developers hoping to snag a coveted gambling license to build a half billion-dollar casino in Prince George's County have begun make their closing remarks in front of a Maryland gaming commission this week.
Thomas Taylor and Ronnie Elam aren't your average casino developers.
Volunteers at food pantries in southern Prince George’s County said that the government shutdown has caused a spike in clients requesting food and other items.
Forum Will be Held Wednesday Evening
Mulling the need for funding to support media arts and technology, Prince George's County Public Schools will be seeking input from the community for its fiscal 2015 budget during a community forum Wednesday night.
Hospitality Company Partners with County Schools for Coat Drive
This winter may be a little warmer for students at Glassmanor Elementary School in Oxon Hill after MGM National Harbor and Prince George's County Public Schools partnered to deliver 500 coats, hats and gloves to county schools.
Stakes Run High in Last-Minute Push for Input
With only days before a Maryland commission will begin the process of selecting the location of a proposed casino in Prince George’s County, a consortium of community groups are scrambling to halt plans for a casino at National Harbor.
Area residents earning minimum wage could soon see bumps in their pay over the next few years under jointly proposed legislation in the District, Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.
Fifth-Year Students Have an Opportunity to Excel in Sports, Academics
The Laurel Prep Academy, an alternative education facility, has given many fifth-year high school students a second chance to score higher grades and impress college admission officers.
Members of the Prince George's County Council will join leaders from the District and Montgomery County Wednesday to announce their collaboration to raise the minimum wage in each jurisdiction to $11.50 by 2016.