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  1. Tax prep assistance at South Bowie, New Carrollton librariesRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Gazette.net

    The Prince George's County Memorial Library System is offering free tax assistance for individuals filing their 2014 federal and state taxes. Facilitators will assist tax filers earning $60,000 or less in 2014 from 1-5 p.m. March 22 and April 12 at the New Carrollton branch library and March 1 and March 15 at the South Bowie branch library, said Robin Jacobsen, PGCMLS director of community engagement.

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  2. Paving the way for better bridgesRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Gazette.net

    Many commuters have probably wondered as they sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic on an overpass or drove under a bridge: Just how safe are these structures? Well, one woman found out the hard way - as pieces of concrete from an I-495 bridge in Prince George's County fell on her car - sparking renewed concerns about the condition of our transportation infrastructure. An inspection of state-owned bridges was announced soon afterward, but concerns are far from over.

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  3. Greenbelt, other cities to produce video for FBIRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Gazette.net

    Garth Beall, development attorney for the site of a proposed FBI headquarters in Greenbelt, points out proposed interchange ramp changes on a map held by Greenbelt City Manager Michael McLaughlin during a Feb. 18 meeting. Greenbelt officials are hoping a video extolling the benefits of the north Prince George's county region will help sway decision makers in its bid to become the future site for the new FBI headquarters.

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  4. Prince Georgea s school board approves closing two schoolsRead the original story

    Monday Feb 16 | Gazette.net

    Fanchon Christopher of Landover said the impending closure of Kenmoor Elementary School is a painful one for her family, particularly her son, a fourth grader at the school. “He only had one more year left,” said Christopher, who is president of the school's PTA.

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  5. Prince Georgea s communities offer free pet spay and neuterRead the original story

    Monday Feb 16 | Gazette.net

    Greenbelt, College Park, New Carrollton and Berwyn Heights - has announced a new no-cost pet spay and neuter program for residents. The program is funded through a $75,000 spay/neuter initiative grant from the state and should fund 600 to 650 procedures for residents of the four cities, said Celia Craze, Greenbelt's director of planning and community development.

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  6. Montgomery County Council committee wants Purple Line to be top priorityRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Gazette.net

    The Purple Line should be Montgomery County's top transportation priority, emphasizing to Gov. Larry Hogan the project's importance, according to County Council committee. The council's Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee voted Thursday to rank the Purple Line higher than the Corridor City Transitway in the county's letter to the Maryland Department of Transportation.

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  7. Prince Georgea s lawmakers hope to restore $20M in education cutsRead the original story

    Jan 27, 2015 | Gazette.net

    Prince George's County leaders are hoping to restore $20 million in state education cuts, while convincing the state's new governor that projects such as the Purple Line need to move forward. Prince George's County Council Chair Mel Franklin of Upper Marlboro characterized Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed $40 billion budget as a “mixed bag” for the county.

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  8. Key education funding formula will be cutRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2015 | Gazette.net

    Gov. Larry Hogan has proposed funding for the Purple Line, but Montgomery County's top priority of more school money appears to be a mixed bag in his proposed fiscal 2016 budget. A supplemental education funding program that benefits Montgomery County will continue, but at half of its typical level, which could force cuts in Montgomery County Public Schools.

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  9. Maryland continues to buy homes, land for Purple Line amid uncertaintyRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2015 | Gazette.net

    Maryland officials have continued to buy homes and pursue leasing parts of residents' yards in Montgomery and Prince George's counties to make way for a Purple Line, even as Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan considers whether to cancel the light-rail project. Some residents along the planned 16-mile rail alignment between Bethesda and New Carrollton said they had assumed the state would hold off until Hogan decided whether to kill the project, delay it or proceed with construction.

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  10. Save the amphipods a " at what cost?Read the original story

    Jan 9, 2015 | Gazette.net

    As opponents and supporters of the Purple Line await word on what kind of amphipods were found last month near the path of the proposed light-rail project in Rock Creek Park, it's helpful to keep things in perspective. David Culver, an environmental science professor at American University, along with two of his graduate students, combed the mucky park grounds in Chevy Chase one day in search of the tiny crustaceans.

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  11. Chevy Chase homeowner lives along projecta s proposed routeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Gazette.net

    A Montgomery County judge last week dismissed a case against a Chevy Chase landowner in a battle over his fence that's along the planned route for the 16-mile Purple Line light-rail project. The case involves a 6-foot-high fence that was built at a cost of roughly $7,000.

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  12. New year an uncertain one for Prince Georgea s County venturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Architect's rendering of the Prince George's County regional medical center to be developed in Largo. The county is waiting on a response to its Certificate of Need application.

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  13. Chambers to Hogan: Support Purple LineRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2014 | Gazette.net

    The Montgomery County and Prince George's County chambers of commerce are urging Gov.-elect Larry Hogan to support building the $2.45 billion, 16-mile light rail Purple Line linking Bethesda and New Carrollton. • It would connect higher learning institutions to job opportunities.

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  14. Upper Marlboro woman chooses children over retirementRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Ann Bing, 56, of Upper Marlboro is devoted to her children - not just the three she raised or her new grandchild, but also the ones she volunteers to cook for, tutor and dress. “I love kids,” Bing said.

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  15. Hogan, Leggett promise collaborationRead the original story

    Dec 12, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Working together: That's what both Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and County Executive Isiah Leggett say they need and plan to do in the coming years. Hogan on Friday painted a grim picture of Maryland's finances to a packed house at the 25th annual Committee for Montgomery legislative breakfast.

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  16. Purple Line proposals deadline delayed to MarchRead the original story

    Dec 5, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Eager prospective riders of the Purple Line may have to wait at least a bit longer to hop on the light rail to Silver Spring and points east in Prince George's County. The deadline for proposals to build the 16-mile, $2.45 billion project has been pushed back two months to March to give the incoming governor more time to get up to speed on it.

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  17. Purple Line construction raises concerns at two Silver Spring schoolsRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2014 | Gazette.net

    The Purple Line's projected construction route in front of Sligo Creek Elementary and Silver Spring International Middle schools has some parents worried about safety connected to the expansion. The Purple Line, a light rail that connects Bethesda to New Carrollton, will travel in front of Sligo Creek Elementary and Silver Spring International Middle schools along Wayne Avenue.

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  18. Lanham man helps community Excel at workRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Gazette.net

    Tsegho Mabiaku of Lanham sees more than columns and mathematical formulas in the spreadsheet software Excel, but also an opportunity to help others, which is why he teaches a free class on the software every Monday at the New Carrollton Branch Library. “This is one of the more useful tools as an analyst - what we're doing today,” Mabiaku said on Nov. 17 as he explained to eight people in the class how to write a basic formula.

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  19. Family of latest Ebola victim from Prince Georgea sRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2014 | Gazette.net

    The man who died Monday at a Nebraska hospital after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone has ties to Prince George's. According to news reports, Martin Salia of Sierra Leone was flown to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha on Nov. 15 with symptoms of Ebola, and died on Monday.

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  20. Silver Spring residents still have hope for Purple LineRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2014 | Gazette.net

    About two weeks before last week's election, county political leaders and mass transit advocates gathered in downtown Silver Spring to denounce Larry Hogan, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, for being less than enthusiastic towards the $2.4 billion Purple Line. The Democratic leaders urged voters to support Democratic candidate Anthony Brown, as Hogan continued to insist the state could not afford mass transit projects like the Purple Line “right now.” Purple Line advocates were dejected when Hogan prevailed, stunning many in the state Democratic establishment.

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