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  1. Purple Linea s projected economic impact growsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago |

    Alexander Metcalf, president of Transportation Economics & Managment Systems Inc. in Frederick, provides an updated report on the economic impact of the Purple Line to a group of business leaders gathered Monday in Silver Spring. More than 27,000 new jobs, $2.2 billion in new income and $12.8 billion in property value would be added to the region if the Purple Line is built, a new study says.


  2. Purple Linea s projected economic impact growsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 |

    Alexander Metcalf, the president of Transportation Economics & Managment Systems Inc., provides an updated report on the economic impact of the Purple Line to a group of business leaders gathered Monday in Silver Spring. More than 27,000 new jobs, $2.2 billion in new income and $12.8 billion in property value would be added to the region if the Purple Line is built, a new study says.


  3. Montomery County appeals ruling on Purple Line fenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 |

    Ajay Bhatt won his case over his fence along on the Georgetown Branch of the Capital Crescent Trail in Chevy Chase, but the county is appealing a circuit court judge's ruling. The case of a Chevy Chase homeowner who built his back fence in the path of the proposed light-rail Purple Line might be headed to the state's highest court.


  4. Delaney, Sarbanes call for Congress to act on transportation fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 |

    U.S. Reps. John K. Delaney and John S. Sarbanes listen to Montgomery County Department of Transportation Acting Director Al Roshdieh at a Stand Up 4 Transportation event at the Fleet Services building in Rockville.


  5. Parent of twins with autism honoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 |

    Greenbelt resident Joseph Polanin, center, at home with his son, William, and daughter, Elizabeth, was recently honored for his contributions at Margaret Brent Regional School in New Carrollton.


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

    Mar 2, 2015 |

    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.


  7. Paving the way for better bridgesRead the original story

    Feb 26, 2015 |

    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.


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

    Feb 26, 2015 |

    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.


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

    Feb 16, 2015 |

    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.


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

    Feb 16, 2015 |

    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.


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

    Feb 3, 2015 |

    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.


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

    Jan 27, 2015 |

    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.


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

    Jan 22, 2015 |

    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.


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

    Jan 21, 2015 |

    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.


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

    Jan 9, 2015 |

    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.


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

    Jan 7, 2015 |

    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.


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

    Dec 31, 2014 |

    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.


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

    Dec 31, 2014 |

    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.


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

    Dec 29, 2014 |

    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.


  20. Hogan, Leggett promise collaborationRead the original story

    Dec 12, 2014 |

    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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