Week in Review: Sports Grill, Arson, Development and More

Patch gives you a wrap-up of College Park news from the week.

If it's been a busy week and you need a quick catch-me-up on College Park news, you've found it here:


We know the College Park City Council and the Prince George's County Planning Board on the redevelopment, but what do students think about a four- to six-story student housing and retail building at that location? . 

Prince George's County Councilwoman Mary Lehman is holding a series of information sessions to inform residents about the county planning process. “The lesson for all citizens is to be aware of what’s around you...Look for [zoning] signs going up, talk to a neighbor," .

Miss Washington DC Inspires Youth

, a student, to learn about her motivation to inspire area youth to become entrepreneurs.


We learned last week that has . Those who like to shop at the clothing store can still make purchases on the store's website.

We can expect Big Play Sports Grill to open before the end of the month, .

And we want to make sure all College Park businesses know they can claim their listing on our website, in Patch Places, and the benefits of doing so. .

Riverdale Heights Fire

Officials announced that the a week and two days ago was the result of arson. The blaze sent seven firefighters to the hospital, including one College Park resident. One firefighter, Kevin O'Toole, remains in "critical but stable" condition in the hospital, according to the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Blog.


in connection to the recent burglary and assault incident on the University of Maryland campus, when a Cumberland Hall student awoke to a man in her room touching her leg.

More University of Maryland News

The University System of Maryland ," a detailed agenda of collaboration between the , College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore campuses.

County News

Prince George’s County Councilwoman after being fined for excessive speeding on the Capital Beltway.

State News

that allows to marry, even as opponents were in the midst of a referendum process that will likely decide the law's fate.

Just for Fun

A recent University of Maryland study found that the use of cell phones can make us less socially minded. Do you agree? .

If you find yourself looking for breakfast this week, . College Park Patch asked readers which eatery in the city has the best breakfast, and came in . Two other small businesses came in second and third: and . Congrats to all! If you want some tips on other good breakfast spots in Prince George's County, check out the .

are suddenly blooming all over College Park. What other signs of spring approaching have you found? .


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