Monday, April 1, 2013
What exactly is Riverdale Park's council voting on Monday night?
Riverdale Park's mayor and council are voting on two pieces of legislation Monday night that could help fund the Cafritz bridge. Lindsey Rader, of Baltimore-based Funk & Bolton, P.A. explained on March 25 to council and work session attendees how the letter of intent with Calvert LLC helps the town ensure the developers will pay for any costs associated with planning and building the bridge. Rader said the developer has asked the council to delineate a development district in the Cafritz Property and create an account specifically for the proposed Cafritz bridge at the CSX crossing. The money in the account comes from the developer, she added, noting the inital deposit would be $25,000. The special taxing designation resolution creates …
Several residents said they wanted council to give Jey Edward more time, but council says they've waited eight years.
Riverdale Park's mayor and council will vote tonight on whether or not to acquire Jey's Auto through eminent domain. Although the business at 5731 Baltimore Ave. has remained vacant for more than eight years, owner Jey Edward's lawyer told the council on March 25, that Edward has been trying to plan for a convenience store for years—but each time his plan has been rejected by the town's MUT-C council, which oversees the development along the town's Route 1 corridor. Councilman Jonathan Ebbeler said that Edward's property is the gateway into Riverdale Park and that the mayor and council would like to find a better use for that property that is more in line with the town's vision for itself in the next 15 to 30 years. Ebbeler suggested a …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Looking for some exciting things to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. Riverdale Park's Annual Easter Egg Hunt Greenbelt's Easter Egg Hunt College Park's Easter Egg Hunt Hyattsville's Spring Egg Hunt Professional Family Photos with the Easter Bunny at The Mall at Prince Georges April Foolishness Piccadilly Circus Arts Drop In: Paper Bag Puppet Party DC GlassWorks and Sculpture Studios Spring Open House Sport4All spring programs for soccer, …
The annual event happens rain or shine!
The town of Riverdale Park will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at 1 p.m. The event will be held on the grounds of the Riversdale House Museum at 4811 Riverdale Road until 3 p.m. Children should bring their own baskets. The event is free and will feature a special apperance by the Easter Bunny himself.
When and where the county's seniors will cross the stage.
It may only be spring break, but graduation is just around the corner for the Class of 2013. Below, find a rundown of graduation times, dates, and locations for every public high school in Prince George's County. Locally, Northwestern High will host its graduation on May 28 at 9 a.m. followed by Roosevelt High School's graduation May 29 at 9 a.m. and Parkdale High on May 31 at 1 p.m. All three ceremonies will be held at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Some hot topics were on the agenda at Riverdale Park's mayor and council work session Monday night.
It was a full house Monday night at Riverdale Park's mayor and council work session, where residents came out to discuss a number of controversial topics. Here are some of the briefs from the meeting, look for full stories later in the week:
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The town could see new artwork go up in public spaces later this year, with Beale Circle as a possible first location.
Riverdale Park residents may see more murals, sculptures, and paintings around the neighborhood soon following the town's approval of a public art initiative. The project—a joint venture between Riverdale Park Town Council, the Riverdale Park Arts Council, and the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation—aims to place art installations at three to five locations around town, with further expansion possible in the future. Councilman Jonathan Ebbeler (Ward 1) praised the measure, which passed the town council on March 4. “As the town of Riverdale Park continues to grow and evolve we need to define who we are and how we fit in with out surrounding municipalities,” Ebbeler said in an email. “Through this and other efforts we are trying to…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Police say the victim was groped by a man while walking her dog in the area of Natoli Place and Rittenhouse Street.
A local woman was sexually assaulted Friday morning in the area of Natoli Place and Rittenhouse Street in Riverdale Park, according to police. The woman was walking her dog shortly before 8 a.m. when she was groped by an unknown man, Capt. Patrick Timmons said. After assaulting the woman, the suspect fled on foot. The assault occurred Friday morning, but the victim did not report the incident to police until Friday night. And investigator with Riverdale Park police is working on the case now, Timmons said, though police have not identified any suspects at this time. A flyer distributed in the neighborhood on Saturday gave a description of the suspect. They flyer was not distributed by police, according to Timmons. The description is …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Requests state to address funding issues to avoid missed opportunity.
The Riverdale Park mayor and council voted unanimously Monday to send a letter to the Maryland State Legislature in support of the continued funding and eventual construction of the Purple Line in and around Riverdale Park. Mayor Vernon Archer said the Purple Line could provide important public transit opportunities for the eastern part of Riverdale Park, where two stations are proposed. "Providing another mass transit alternative to the M Square area is all the more important as that continues to grow and develop,” he added. A total of three stations are proposed in the vacinity of Riverdale Park—the Riverdale Park Station at Kenilworth Avenue and Route 410, the Beacon Heights Station at Riverdale Road and Route 410, and the M Square …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The mayor and the council of Riverdale Park met for a legislative meeting Monday, March 4, all were in attendance.
Riverdale Park’s mayor and town council met for a regular legislative meeting on Monday, March 4. Below is a summary of some of their discussion and the decisions that were made.