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 …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Drop by the College Park City Hall for a selection of local, sustainably sourced food and products.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The University of Maryland and Prince George's County Police were investigating.
Update, 6:36 p.m.: University of Maryland Police the report of a person with a gun was unfounded. No weapons were found in the area either, according to UMPD. The all clear has been given for the area. Original report, 6:23 p.m.: Local police agencies are scouring the 4500 block of College Avenue after receiving reports of a person with a gun. The incident is occuring off campus near the University of Maryland, University of Maryland Police tweeted. They warn that residents and students should "be alert if in the area." Prince George's County Police are taking the lead on the investigation.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The restaurant prides itself on its authentic, fresh ingredients and fast-casual approach.
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Colorado-based eatery featuring Mediterranean-style cuisine, is set to open its doors Wednesday in the College Park Shopping Center (7316 Baltimore Ave.). Customers can choose from three different entrées: a stuffed pita, a laffa (flat leavened bread), or a plate with pita on the side. They can also customize their meals by choosing from an assortment of proteins, salads, and sauces. The restaurant will offer other options such as hummus, kabobs, soups, and salads, including Mediterranean lentil soup and Greek salad with steak, chicken, falafel or portabella mushrooms. Much of the menu offers vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free selections. Beth Hardy, Garbanzo’s public relations and marketing manager, said a …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
David Esequel Avelar, 20, of Lanham was gunned down early Sunday on Baltimore Ave.
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Wednesday, February 27
From the Prince George's County Police Department: The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a murder in College Park. The victim is identified as 20 year-old David Esequel Avelar of the 6600 block of 94th Avenue in Lanham. On Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at approximately 4:00 am, patrol officers were called to the 9100 block of Baltimore Avenue for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, patrol officers found Avelar suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Avelar was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The preliminary investigation reveals the murder appears gang-related. Avelar had been attending a party at a hotel on Baltimore Avenue. A fight broke out in the parking lot between the group the …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Prince George's County students taking advantage of value at consistent levels.
The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) was recently named as the 5th "Best Value in Public Colleges" by Kiplinger, trailing only the College of William and Mary, the University of Florida, the University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Maryland was ranked 5th for in-state students and 10th for out-of-state. The annual Kiplinger study bases its ranking on a combination of financial factors, including total cost-per-year and cost after need-based aid for in-state students, total cost-per-year and cost after need-based aid for out-of-state students and average debt at graduation. Kiplinger also factors in the schools' admission rates and four-year-graduation rates. Maryland's overall admit rate is 45 …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The hangout will take place on Feb. 6.
University of Maryland football coach Randy Edsall will host a Google Hangout on national signing day, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m., according to a WBOC story. The chat will be moderated by UMD quarterback C.J. Brown. Fans can submit questions to Edsall in advance or during the chat. Questions can be sent via Twitter by using #MarylandFootball, Facebook (Maryland Football and Maryland Terrapins) and email (MarylandFootball@umd.edu). To be a part of the hangout, fans must log into their Google+ account and visiting the Randy Edsell Google+ page. The chat will be posted later on the Maryland football YouTube channel as well.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Members held off on assessing the developer's preliminary plan after it was temporarily put on ice.
The College Park City Council tabled discussion of the Cafritz project at Tuesday's worksession after the developer announced that it would temporarily withdraw its preliminary plan of subdivision from consideration. Attorney Chip Reed told the council that he had been unable to get a required letter of support from the American Academy of Physics (ACP) ahead of Thursday's Prince George's County Planning Board hearing. ACP owns property where Calvert Tract, LLC plans to build a road bridge spanning the adjacent CSX tracks—one of many conditions agreed to between the developer and neighboring towns. In a letter sent to the towns of College Park, University Park, and Riverdale Park, ACP President Beth A. Cunningham said that studying the …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The charity aims to raise $30,000
A local charity will be throwing an inaugural ball to raise funds for the creation of a teen homeless shelter, according to The Gazette. “Honoring Our President Elect,” based in College Park, aims to raise $30,000 with a charity ball at the Howard Theatre at 1 p.m. on Jan. 20, with tickets set at $100 per person. Proceeds go to Sasha Bruce Youthwork, an organization that hopes to expands the beds available to homeless teens. The ball will feature guests such as County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) and Jermaine Crawford, who acted in The Wire.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
More than nine victims were robbed at the poker game in 2011.
A 24-year-old Gaithersburg man, was sentenced to 60 years in prison for robbing nine people at a College Park in 2011, according to Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks. Sergio Hernandez was convicted of taking cell phones, cash and other electronics from people who were attending a poker game, according to The Gazette. The August 2011 robbery took place at an apartment complex near the College Park Ikea. “When our victims and witnesses come forward, it can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of our cases,” said Alsobrooks. “This case demonstrated how much the criminal justice system relies on victims and witnesses. When people come forward, our process is strengthened.” Hernandez was convicted of 52 counts of…