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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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New Court for St. Jerome Academy

Another private Catholic school in Hyattsville has upped its basketball game. St. Jerome Academy in downtown Hyattsville recently refurbished its gym, which now sports this nice basketball court. The school, which starts with pre-school and day care for younger children, … 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’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 Church Helps ‘Jewish Gospel’ Choir

It sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie: A black church in Hyattsville helps start a Jewish gospel choir in downtown D.C. (It’s not far off from a scene in the underrated “Keeping the Faith,” in fact.) But it’s … Continue reading

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More Retail Space for University Town Center

The new Safeway at University Town Center will also bring some more retail space. Ryan Wilner, who is marketing the space for KLNB Retail, said they are looking for new ground-floor retail tenants and either retail or “quasi-retail” tenants for … Continue reading

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Historic Church Building in Arts District for Sale

A historic church building along Route 1 in the Arts District is for sale. Built in 1930, the building at 4320 Hamilton St. has most recently been home to the Ghanian Seventh Day Adventist Church. But a flyer seems more … Continue reading

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An Interview with Aita

A Hyattsville singer’s first album was lost during a civil war in Liberia. A native of Nigeria, Aita put together a recording in 1989 and sent it to producers in Liberia, where it was lost amid the unrest. He gave … Continue reading

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