Posts Tagged ‘Prince George’s County’

Top Development Official Departs for Prince George’s County

Mayor Vince Gray's top official for economic development is leaving the D.C. government to take a job in Prince George's Country, according to an announcement by Gray.
Victor Hoskins, the deputy mayor for planning and economic development, will start his new post on June 16. Hoskins is not the first senior Gray official to leave in the wake of [...]

City Faces a Growing Crisis in Housing Homeless Families

Before finding herself homeless and bouncing around shelters with her four children, one witness at this morning's D.C. Council hearing was a victim of domestic violence. But she sometimes wishes she could go back to the way things were. "I would have better endured getting hit every day than to be homeless with four children," [...]

Mapping Metro by Race and Income

Back in April, data whiz Chris Dickersin-Prokopp created a map for Washington City Paper showing the median income for each Metro stop in the system. Now, Metro's planning blog, PlanItMetro, supplements his effort with two maps of its own: one depicting income, the other race.
The income map looks very similar to Dickersin-Prokopp's, with wealth concentrated in western D.C. [...]

Maryland and Virginia Congressmen Play Tug of War Over FBI HQ

The debate over whether the FBI should move to a new location in the District upon departure from its obsolete headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue NW is murky. But bring suburban jurisdictions into the fray and it becomes a free-for-all.
Five regional representatives testifying before a congressional subcommittee this morning on the relocation of the FBI delivered [...]

Strip Mall for Jesus

Things are different in Prince George's County, which became plainly evident to me last night as I crossed onto Oxon Run Drive last night and was greeted with Faith Plaza: A suburban strip mall? No, a church that just looks like one! Amazing.

Doug Jemal Sued!

I mean it wouldn't be the first time, right?
Doug Jemal, head of Douglas Development, is one of D.C.'s top developers and property owners. His curling snakey symbol is all over the city, and I recently watched him in action, as he purchased an auction property located on Wisconsin Ave. The guys got cojones! But enough [...]

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