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Why Pollo Campero Chose Hyattsville

Guatemalan chicken chain Pollo Campero opened a restaurant in Hyattsville earlier this year as part of a major effort to expand in the United States. The Dallas-based chain, which also operates in several Central American countries, is considered the world’s largest Latin … Continue reading

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Rt. 1 Communities Promote Tolerance With Signs

The national election was almost six months ago, but political lawn signs are still going strong in Hyattsville and other Route 1 communities like University Park. In the months since the presidential election, signs have popped up all over the … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s Catholics Draw National Attention

A bestselling book about conservative Christianity has drawn national attention to the Hyattsville Catholic community. American Conservative editor Rod Dreher’s book “The Benedict Option” calls for Christians to build enduring communities as a bulwark of what he views as a decadent American culture. One … Continue reading

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Spice 6 Serves Halal Meals

A second restaurant in Arts District Hyattsville is now advertising that it’s halal. Like the Elevation Burger a few doors down, the Spice 6 Indian restaurant has a small sticker on the door that its meat is certified to meet Muslim … Continue reading

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Hyattsville: A One-Car Kind of Town

Hyattsville is a one-car kind of town. According to the American Community Survey’s 2012 estimates for Hyattsville, more than 60 percent of Hyattsville residents have either one car or none. That’s roughly 19 percentage points higher than the national average. The … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s Catholic Community Gets Noticed

About a hundred young Catholic families have moved to Hyattsville in recent years to help revitalize the local religious community. Led in part by former city council member and Hyattsville Life & Times publisher Chris Currie, this “intentional community” has … Continue reading

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Hyattsville, A Military-Friendly Community

Hyattsville is a pretty friendly place to live for members of the U.S. military and veterans. The Hyattsville Wire noticed that more than a few of our neighbors worked for the U.S. military, so we poked around and came up … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s Diverse Houses of Worship

For a small town, Hyattsville has a diverse array of houses of worship. Despite having a population of around 18,000 people, the city has churches representing a number of major Christian denominations, a synagogue and a Mormon ward, the larger of two types … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Backed Gay Marriage by Wide Margin

Hyattsville voters supported a referendum legalizing gay marriage by 10 percentage points more than the state as a whole. With a historic gay-marriage law set to take effect next week in Maryland, the Hyattsville Wire decided to dig a little … Continue reading

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Gay Households in Hyattsville

Hyattsville has twice the national average of same-sex couples. I found this statistic in a June 29, 2009, article in the Washington Post by my Georgetown colleague Lonnae O’Neal Parker: Gay and lesbian families are showing up in greater numbers in … Continue reading

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