Monday, May 13, 2013
Council says several conditions have not been met, though its conclusions are in direct opposition to the county's planning board staff and the Riverdale Park Town Council.
The University Park Town Council Monday unanimously disapproved the Cafritz development preliminary plan, saying several conditions had not been met. The council reviewed its position at a special session Monday night and made more specific its concerns about the development. "Vague objections don't cut it," Mayor John Tabori said. "To simply say we don't like the bridge is not a meaningful objection." The specific conditions the council feels have not been met include: Tabori said several times during the meeting that the council needed to lay out clearly why the council believes the conditions had not been met. The council made clearer its position that the developers hadn't established a funding mechanism for the development even though…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Here's what committee members are set to discuss.
University Park's Cafritz oversight committee is due to meet Thursday, May 2.
Friday, April 26, 2013
See what's blooming in your neighbors' yards.
Whether it's multi-colored tulips or roses, a perfect lawn or bee farming, check out the most beautiful back yards in University Park Sunday, during the town's annual spring garden tour Sunday. See a variety of flowers, kitchen gardens and get some inspiration for your yard. The event is free runs from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and participating homes will be designated with yard signs. You can also pick up a map at participating homes or the plant swap Saturday. On Saturday, you can swap plants and garden gear to start working on your yard from 10 a.m. to noon at Riverdale Presbyterian Church. Plants can be brought in garden pots, plastic grocery bags or disposable cups. If you don't have any plants or tools to donate for the swap, you can …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The council also introduced the Fiscal Year 2014 budget and discussed the Cafritz development at Monday's meeting.
Two recent actions by Maryland's General Assembly have irked University Park Mayor John Tabori and he's looking to get one recent state bill overturned. Tabori expressed his displeasure Monday of a newly approved bill that prohibits municipalities from enforcing vegetation management rules on utilities. Tabori said the Maryland Muncipal League did not do a good enough job of informing its constituents about this bill so municipalities could oppose it. The bill's summary states its purpose is to prohibit a county or municipality "from taking specified actions that interfere with, or materially increase costs of, compliance with vegetation management standards." "I'm incensed by the fact that the gentlemen who introduced it works for a …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
No suspects have been located.
A University Park home was burglarized Tuesday, according to University Park Police. The burglar broke the rear door of the house in the 6700 block of 40th Ave. between 10:40 a.m. and 1 p.m. He then entered the home and stole a 40-inch flat screen TV, and x-box, assorted DVD’s and cash. The University Park Police and Prince George's County Police responded and checked the home. No suspects were located after a canvas of the area. The area was canvassed for witnesses. No suspect/s was located. The investigation is on-going.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The contest is on Dec. 16.
University Park Woman’s Club will hold its annual House Decorating Contest Dec. 16. Houses should have their lights on at 5 p.m. This year the contest will judge only those houses that are decorated when it is dark. Categories: Rules: Awards: Questions contact Sallie Holder. Phone: 301-864-9264 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Watoto Children’s Choir acts as Watoto ambassadors to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa.
The Watoto Children's Choir, an African group traveling through five towns in the U.S. as ambassadors for children orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war and poverty, will be performing in University Park on Dec. 16 at the Riverdale Presbyterian Church. The program is called The Beautiful Africa: A New Generation and all performances are free and open to the public. "Each of the children in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both parents. They live in Watoto Children’s Villages where they receive the care and nurture they need to grow up as productive citizens of their own country," according to a news release about the event. Watoto Children’s Choirs has traveled internationally since 1994. “Through the choir’s Concert of Hope, we …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The town’s elementary school choir will open the tree lighting for the first time.
The holiday season is well underway, but in University Park the annual Christmas tree lighting is the official sign that the holidays are here. The town will light its holiday tree, which is on Henson Green--near the intersection of Sheridan Street, 40th Avenue and Queens Chapel Road--on Saturday, according to the University Park Civic Association. University Park Elementary School’s concert choir, for the first time, will open the tree lighting with their seasonal songs from a variety of cultures and languages. Mayor John Tabori will light the tree at 7 p.m. “There were usually around 200 people attending the event, but we’re expecting more this time because of the choir,” said Councilman Len Carey, who volunteers with the University Park…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Upload your photos of storm damage.
The storm has even hit full force yet, but there is already damage in College Park, Riverdale Park and University Park. Upload photos of the damage here so we can see what's going on around town.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The town lost five residents when American Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon eleven years ago.
University Park lost five residents—three adults and two children—when American Flight 77 struck the Pentagon eleven years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. A family from University Park—Charles S. Falkenberg, 45, Leslie A. Whittington, 45, and their two children, Zoe Falkenberg, 8, and Dana Falkenberg, 3—were on board the plane when it crashed into the western side of the building at 9:37 a.m. Whittington, a professor at the University of Maryland and Georgetown University, had been headed to Australia with her family for a sabbatical. Zoe was a student at University Park Elementary School. A fifth resident, Sheila M.S. Hein, 51, was killed while working at an internship at the Pentagon. At the memorial located in the town's park, flowers, flags, …