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Inside the New $180M Hotel in College Park

The new $180 million Hotel at the University of Maryland, which opened last week, is upping the standards for the area in more ways than one. The Hotel at UMD is the first new high-end hotel in College Park since the College Park … Continue reading

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The Perfect Lunch Spot: Art Walk

Riverdale Park has a fun outdoor lunch spot you may have missed. Discovery District, the 150-acre research park run by the University of Maryland near the College Park Metro station, has an art installation, trails and outdoor seating. Located on … Continue reading

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Maryland Breaks Ground on the Purple Line

Maryland broke ground on the Purple Line Monday, 31 years after it was first proposed. At a ceremonial event Monday, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao signed a funding agreement for the 16-mile light rail line, which will run from New Carrollton … Continue reading

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Route 1 Will Be Fine Without the Purple Line

The outlook for the Purple Line looks grimmer than ever. The proposed 16 mile light-rail line running from New Carrollton to Bethesda has faced repeated setbacks, including a federal judge’s decision to strip the project of federal approval. In an … Continue reading

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The Purple Line Gets the Nod from Obama

President Obama has recommended building the Purple Line, a light-rail line that would pass through Riverdale Park and the University of Maryland campus. In a proposed budget released this week, Obama included $100 million as a first payment toward the … Continue reading

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Ride the Purple Line

The Purple Line won’t open until 2020, but you can see what it will look like to ride it with this series of short videos. Using a jerry-rigged dashboard cam, the Hyattsville Wire drove a section of the planned route … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Homes Selling Well

On average, Hyattsville homes have sold for about one percent more than the listing price — the best ratio in the Washington area. That’s according to a study by RealEstate Business Intelligence for the Washington Post. The study found that … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park’s Elevated Train Station

The Purple Line station in Riverdale Park will be one of the few places the planned light-rail line is elevated. The 16-mile transit line, which will run from New Carrollton to Bethesda when it opens in 2020, mostly runs along … Continue reading

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