Week in Review: Speed Cameras, Looney's Pub Shuttle and Back-to-School

Snapshots of College Park over the past week.

Speed Cameras
 the accuracy of Optotraffic speed cameras and the legal authority of College Park to place one of the cameras near 3300 Metzerott Road. .

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 .

If you're children are starting class Monday at a county school, you'll want to check the Patch list of  for information on bus schedules and school lunches. .

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 .

UMd. Football
University of Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien said the season . The football program is under new direction this season with head coach Randy Edsall at the helm.

College Park Coloring Book
Patch caught up with an employee from Big Planet Comics, who created a  following Tom and Terry Terrapin around to area businesses.

Curious Tattoo, Inc.
Patch featured tattoo artist .

Joe Says Bye
Joe Smith also said .

Veteran-Owned Businesses
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. ?

Kids' Fitness
"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 . 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.  for the Special Olympics Maryland.

College Park at Night
Viewfinder photographer Robert Mang captured some great and glowing nighttime shots around the city. ?

American Dream
We also unveiled a Patch initiative to stitch together the . What does the American Dream mean to you? Feel free to pitch us your story ideas.


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