Wednesday, May 8, 2013
From Mulligan's Grill to Rip's County Inn to Red Sky Steak & Fish House, mom's got options.
This Sunday, May 12 is Mother's Day. If your mom enjoys a good Eggs Benedict, fruit salad, or other scrumptious brunch fare, you're in luck: there are plenty of good options in Prince George's County. Below, we round up a few. T.J. Elliott's in Bowie offers breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday, including Mother's Day. The restaurant will also be offering a special Mother's Day menu, including stuffed flounder, seafood carbonara, New York strip steak topped with scallops. For more details, read the full menu online. Mulligan's Grill and Pub in College Park is offering a special Mother's Day buffet featuring roast beef and turkey au jus, fresh asparagus, omelets and eggs, a pastry table, and more. Seatings are at …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
What do you remember about the days when John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were on the loose?
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Today, Oct. 2, is the 10-year anniversary of what became known as the DC sniper case—a horrific chapter in local history that began in Montgomery County and riveted the nation. Only one of the attacks was in Prince George's County— outside of Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Bowie. A 13-year-old Iran Brown was shot around 8:09 a.m. as he arrived to school. Brown survived the attack and later testified at the trials. It's hard to describe to those who weren't here what it was like to fear a random bullet during routine trips to the grocery store or gas station, or to drive past playgrounds and parks empty of children, runners and bike riders. The cold calculation of the crime was unthinkable at the time. The perpetrators, John Allen …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Cuts expected to bolster shuttle services to Shady Grove.
It’s the end of the line for the University of Maryland’s shuttle services to Laurel, Bowie and Burtonsville. This week the College Park campus’ Department of Transportation Services announced that routes to the three locations would end Oct. 12 after 10 years in operation, reports college’s student paper, The Diamondback. Ending the routes is expected to save more than $60,000 that will be reallocated to improving efficiency along the Shady Grove route, according to the school’s DOT. School officials said the cancelled routes suffer from low ridership in comparison to the Shady Grove Route. The Laurel, Bowie, and Burtonsville route was mainly used by staff and the Shady Grove route was mainly used by students, according to The …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The club has no after-school programs. 'Our kids have suffered,' says the director of the club.
Two former members of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club, now sophomores at Bowie State University, are hoping their school video project sheds light on what the club director calls deplorable conditions at the facility. The video shows rotted walls and unmaintained rooms and bathrooms in a club said to have the largest membership in the state. "In my opinion this is a crime and anyone that has walked this facility has sometimes been in near tears to see some of the Third World conditions that our children are forced to operate on," Levet Brown, the club's executive director, says in the video. "We need a government that’s going to be in place that’s actually going to come down and help our children." Brown said the facility offers no after-…
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Prince George's County Council is set to hold a Nov. 1 public hearing on redistricting followed by a vote.
A plan to redraw the political districts in Prince George's County cleared a major hurdle earlier this week when the Prince George's County Council set a Nov. 1 public hearing for the plan, to be followed by a final vote. According to federal law, redrawing district lines occurs every 10 years in accordance with U.S. Census data. The nine districts in Prince George’s County must be equal in population and not change more or less than 5 percent in population, according to law. County planners have been holding hearings for months for input on how to redraw district lines. A final draft emerged for introduction on Tuesday. Council members said they wanted to ensure communities in the county stayed intact within districts. "We went with the …