AAA Mid-Atlantic and angry motorists challenged the accuracy of Optotraffic speed cameras and the legal authority of College Park to place one of the cameras near 3300 Metzerott Road. The city responded with a release.
If you're overwhelmed this weekend with the back-to-school chaos, make it a point to read the Mom Column by Gretchen Schock, who prepares the school staff for interacting with her son on the Autism Spectrum.
If you're children are starting class Monday at a county school, you'll want to check the Patch list of five things for the first day of school for information on bus schedules and school lunches. Also update yourself on immunization and physical requirements.
College Park Foundation
Neighboring Greenbelt started a foundation five years ago that has raised money for area non-profit initiatives. So far, the Greenbelt Community Foundation has donated $78,000 back into the community, and College Park is looking to start its own, similarly operated foundation.
University of Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien said the season goal is to win the ACC Championship. The football program is under new direction this season with head coach Randy Edsall at the helm.
Curious Tattoo, Inc.
Patch featured tattoo artist Jason "Stray" MacDougall of Curious Tattoo, Inc.
Joe Says Bye
Joe Smith also said good-bye with his last About Town column.
Are you a veteran who runs a small business? College Park Patch reported that Maryland ranks 16th among states that have veteran-owned businesses. If you're one of them, and you live in College Park, reach out to me at Shannon.Hoffman@Patch.com.
Looney's Pub Shuttle and Parking
With Looney's Pub hoping to open its doors in College Park in mid-September, some have wondered if there's enough parking. Patch looked into the situation. Do you think a weekend shuttle and 100 parking spaces will be enough?
"Ann in Motion" shared with us an event that combines racing with an amusement park, a great way to encourage kids to get active.
MOM's Organic Market
Today is the last day for the MOM's Organic Market festivities, celebrating the store expansion. Go there for free food from vendors and children's activities and face painting.
Cops on the Roof
Make sure you get out to Dunkin' Donuts today to see the cops on the rooftop. That's right, on the roof. Three University of Maryland officers will be chilling up there to raise money for the Special Olympics Maryland.
College Park at Night
Viewfinder photographer Robert Mang captured some great and glowing nighttime shots around the city. Did he get your favorite night view?
We also unveiled a Patch initiative to stitch together the changing American Dream. What does the American Dream mean to you? Feel free to pitch us your story ideas.