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Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards to Host Prince George’s County District Office Open House Today

This story comes to us from Dan Weber:

Tonight, Tuesday, February 22, from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (D-MD) will host an open house at her Prince George’s County District Office, located at 5001 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland.

 

Area Students Competed in the Annual Biomedical Competition

It was check-up time for the Patriots on February 7, 2011! The U.S. National Institutes of Health and four of their institutes, National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison, NIH Office of Science Education, and National Human Genome Research Institute, sponsored the Patriots 2nd Annual Biomedical Competition.  Their goal was to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields. 

We had students from Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC participating in the competition, and 10 medical professionals to serve as judges.  We also had 10 future doctors from Georgetown University Medical Center to give our guests a pre-doctor check up.  Each team was required to present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show presentation, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the pre-selected medical careers.  

Number of Prince George's County Fires in 2011 Spark the Enhancement of Smoke Alarm Campaign

Number of Prince George's County Fires in 2011 Spark the Enhancement of Smoke Alarm Campaign

NOTE: A 17-minute video of the entire press conference can be viewed at www.pgfdnews.com

Vigilance Must Remain High in Prince George's County

Prince George’s County has certainly suffered through a rough start in the beginning of 2011 as 13 people have been killed in 13 days.  The interim Prince George’s County Police Chief, Mark Magaw, has implored to residents, “These homicides do not appear to be random acts, I expect this cycle of violence to be stopped.”    

He also stated that most of the crimes have been drug-related because of some of the victims’ criminal past.  So far Oxon Hill,surrounding areas Fort Washington, Temple Hills and Suitland, have suffered five of the 13 killings.  Even with that said, it is still important that residents do not let their guard down and continue to practice fundamental safety precautions.  Here are a list of some important tips that can help you keep yourself and your family safe.

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE GRANT RECIPIENTS FOR BREAKFAST IN THE CLASSROOM

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE GRANT RECIPIENTS FOR BREAKFAST IN THE CLASSROOM

One of Five Major School Districts to Share in $3 Million Walmart Foundation Grant

and Benefit from Hunger, Nutrition and Education Experts

Washington, DC (January 13, 2011) – Four leading hunger, nutrition and education nonprofit organizations have selected Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland as a grant recipient for Breakfast in the Classroom, a new project funded by the Walmart Foundation.  Through the $3 million initiative, the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation, National Education Association Health Information Network, and School Nutrition Foundation – collectively known as Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom – aim to increase breakfast consumption among schoolchildren and spark the academic and nutritional gains associated with the morning meal.

Fire Fatality Sparks Community-Based Campaign

Fire Fatality Sparks Community-Based Campaign

For the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department this tragic incident was the first fire of calendar year 2011, the first fire fatality and the first civilian death experienced by a recently appointed Acting Chief of the Department.

Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department....A Year in Giving

Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department....A Year in Giving

The men and women; career, civilian and volunteer, of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department have been sharing festive and joyous moments during this Holiday Season with our citizens, residents and visitors.