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  1. Prince Georgea s program provides mortgage aid for homebuyersRead the original story

    Friday Dec 5 | Gazette.net

    Prince George's County homebuyers may be eligible for a reduced mortgage rate and up to $20,000 in down payment assistance under a new initiative to promote home ownership. Homebuyers borrowing through the Maryland Mortgage Program, an initiative of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, or MDHCD, and purchasing a home in Prince George's County may receive a 0.25 percent mortgage rate discount and $10,000 down payment assistance in the form of an interest-free deferred loan.

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  2. Two postal employees suspected of stealing $9,500 in gift cardsRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Gazette.net

    At least two U.S. Postal Service employees are under investigation for stealing gift cards from mail processed at an agency distribution center in Capitol Heights, Maryland. An official with the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General confirmed the investigation to the News4 I-Team Monday afternoon.

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  3. Upper Marlboro nonprofit seeks permanent county homeRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Gazette.net

    After years of holding meetings at IHOP restaurants, play rehearsals in churches and football practices at Sasscer Field, Upper Marlboro residents Johnny and Audrey Jones say their nonprofit, Fun 4 Kids Foundation, deserves its own space. But not just any space - the couple has launched a $12 million fundraiser to build their own facility and fields.

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  4. Man sentenced to life for killing Central High teenRead the original story

    Nov 12, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Exactly two years after his arrest, Travon Bennett, 21, of Bryans Road was sentenced to life plus 30 years for the murder of high school student Marckel Ross, 18. Ross was killed in Sept. 2012 during a robbery attempt while walking to Central High School in Capitol Heights, according to a release from the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office.

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  5. Man arrested after reported kidnapping attempt in Silver SpringRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Maryland-National Capital Park Police arrested a man in Silver Spring Wednesday morning after he reportedly tried to kidnap a baby and then exposed himself to two women. The man, identified as Raynard L. Holmes, 20, of Capitol Heights approached a woman and the baby she was caring for in a playground in Sligo Creek Park near Edgevale Road at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, said Lt.

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  6. Giving Prince Georgea s ex-offenders a second chanceRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Getting criminals off the streets is a vital effort in making Prince George's County safer, but just as important is establishing programs to aid ex-offenders' efforts to turn their lives around. Sound re-entry efforts are essential as 14,338 offenders were released from the county correctional facility in 2012, and 14,015 were released in 2013.

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  7. Ground broken on new Fairmont Heights High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Construction has begun on an $83.1 million replacement high school for the aging Fairmont Heights High School in Capitol Heights. “We are extremely excited about embarking on this journey, about receiving this new facility,” said Principal Torrie Walker during a ground breaking ceremony held Oct. 22. The new school is expected to open in fall 2017, said Melissa Wilfong, vice president of Beltsville-based architectural firm Grimm + Parker.

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  8. District Heights school slated for closureRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Prince George's County Public Schools is planning to close one under-enrolled elementary school next year, and is considering converting another into a center for preschool students. The Maryland State Department of Education requested the school system come up with an action plan for Thomas Claggett Elementary School in District Heights due to declining enrollment and lagging performance, said Johndel Jones-Brown, director of pupil accounting and boundaries at a Tuesday meeting at the school.

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  9. A scorer steps forward at High PointRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Gazette.net

    High Point High School's Elmer Funes practices on Oct. 16 at the Beltsville school. He has scored 18 goals this season to lead the Eagles to their second straight county championship.

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  10. District Heights school slated for closureRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Prince George's County Public Schools is planning to close one under-enrolled elementary school next year, and is considering converting another into a center for preschool students. The Maryland State Department of Education requested the school system come up with an action plan for Thomas Claggett Elementary School in District Heights due to declining enrollment and lagging performance, said Johndel Jones-Brown, director of pupil accounting and boundaries at a Tuesday meeting at the school.

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  11. County soccer championship games setRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | Gazette.net

    The Prince George's County boys soccer championship is set, with Central High School scheduled to play High Point 5 p.m. Tuesday at Prince George's Community College in Kettering. The girls title match between Eleanor Roosevelt and Frederick Douglass is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at PGCC.

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  12. Prince Georgea s County legislation aims to curb sex traffickingRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Over 130 documented cases of human sex trafficking have occurred in Prince George's since 2013, but county legislation is currently under consideration which supporters hope will reduce those numbers. County Bills 79, 80 and 81 were passed with favorable recommendations by the Public Safety and Fiscal Management Committee on Oct. 9 and will be brought for introduction to the council at an undetermined date.

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  13. Prince Georgea s community members advocate for more engagement, artsRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | Gazette.net

    More parental engagement, technology and arts were just a few of the requests put forth by community members for the Prince George's County school system's Fiscal 2016 budget. “We have to get our parents engaged, and I would like to see a line item created for that,” said Sharon Sims of Oxon Hill, who said she has grandchildren and great grandchildren in the school system.

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  14. Capitol Heights native publishes first bookRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2014 | Gazette.net

    While growing up in Capitol Heights, Valerie M. Grant said she knew she wanted to become a funeral director, but her peers discouraged her from pursuing the profession because she was a girl. “You can't change what has happened, but the ability to be able to help in some way, to make that transition for those that remain a bit smoother, is very fulfilling and rewarding,” Grant said.

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  15. Capitol Heights native publishes first bookRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2014 | Gazette.net

    While growing up in Capitol Heights, Valerie M. Grant said she knew she wanted to become a funeral director, but her peers discouraged her from pursuing the profession because she was a girl. “You can't change what has happened, but the ability to be able to help in some way, to make that transition for those that remain a bit smoother, is very fulfilling and rewarding,” Grant said.

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  16. Two new middle schools planned for northern Prince Georgea sRead the original story

    Oct 3, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Several Prince George's north county middle schools are populated beyond capacity, and at least two new middle schools are needed to accommodate the projected growth, according to school officials. On Sept.

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  17. Three incumbents, one newcomer for Prince Georgea s County school boardRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2014 | Gazette.net

    The Prince George's County school system is undergoing a period of enormous change as new protocols are implemented to address longstanding challenges. For example, the county school board now includes appointed members, the county executive now has more direct involvement in schools and the school system - like many nationwide - are working to conform with the new Common Core curriculum.

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  18. Running back helps change attitudes about Fairmont Heights footballRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Fairmont Heights High School senior running back Christian Paylay carries the ball during the second half of Saturday's football game against visiting Forestville Military Academy. The initial surprise that came with a 3-0 start to the football season by Fairmont Heights High School is beginning to subside and instead be replaced with respect.

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  19. Camp Springs senior center closes due to floodingRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Flooding may have caused the Prince George's County Department of Family Services building in Camp Springs to close, but senior citizens can still continue to take advantage of department programs during repairs. Jermoni Dowd, a spokesman for the Department of Family Services, said the Harriet Hunter Building closed Sept.

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  20. Prince Georgea s parents question Largo amusement park safetyRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Some Prince George's parents say they no longer feel comfortable taking their children to Six Flags America in Largo for the Halloween-themed Fright Fest after a violent altercation Saturday night that has left one teenager in a coma. Harry Bond, a spokesman for the Prince George's County police department, said one juvenile was in critical condition and another was treated and released from the hospital after an incident at the amusement park.

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