Author Archives: Alison Beckwith

Here’s What’s Coming to the Prince George’s Mall

The Mall at Prince George’s has been part of the greater Hyattsville community for over 58 years and it’s going through one of its biggest transformations yet. While analysts predict that about a third of U.S. malls will close in … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park’s Unusual White Fire Trucks

Ask a kid to draw a fire truck, and they’ll draw a big red truck. But since the Riverdale Park fire department was started in 1923, its trucks have been white on the top and black on the bottom with … Continue reading

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See the Plans for Apartments Behind the Mall

Construction is underway on a new apartment complex behind the Mall at Prince George’s. The building at 3420 Toledo Terrace is the latest project as part of a larger overhaul of the area. When complete, it will join the nearby 3350 at … Continue reading

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Row Homes Selling Well at Editor’s Park

The townhomes at Editor’s Park in Hyattsville are almost halfway sold. A map at the row home development on East-West Highway near the Home Depot shows 54 have been sold already, about half the houses that will be available in … Continue reading

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Bagels ‘n Grinds’ Secret: New York Water

College Park’s newest bagel shop has a trick up its sleeve: New York water. Bagels ‘n Grinds, which opened in the Hotel at the University of Maryland this weekend, has a special in-store water treatment system that cost $50,000. The goal is to … Continue reading

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See Mockup of University Park’s New Playground

Construction on University Park’s new nature-themed playground will begin this fall. Located on the current site of the tennis courts behind University Park Elementary School, the highly anticipated playground will feature a play area for kids aged 2 to 5 … Continue reading

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Meet Hyattsville’s Indie Rock Band, Blue Plains

An indie rock band from Hyattsville will play at Riverdale Park Station Thursday. Blue Plains, whose sound has been compared to Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, and Wilco, will play a set at Bear Square near the Whole Foods Market from … Continue reading

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University of Maryland Named a Top 20 School

The University of Maryland scored in the top 20 of a national ranking of colleges. Money magazine’s list looked at 27 different data points, from graduation rate to student debt, to compile the ranking. But this list added another feature: … Continue reading

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University Park’s Secret Historic Cemetery

University Park has a Revolutionary War-era cemetery, but you’d be forgiven if you didn’t know about it. Hidden on a quiet residential street in the historic district of University Park is a small cemetery for members of the prominent Deakins … Continue reading

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University Park Elementary Helps Anacostia River

University Park Elementary School is doing its part to improve the Anacostia watershed. The nonprofit Anacostia Watershed Society is digging up the school’s soccer field and areas around the playground to install new stormwater pipes and drainage basins as part of … Continue reading

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