It’s a Be Happy Day (Demo)

I’m writing happy today. Happy, happy, happy so GET WITH ME! I mean to say, let’s just all be happy together. I’m happy that the County is starting a clean up effort in Chillum.  Now that the weather looks to be breaking, I’m calling my HOA lady to follow through on a neighborhood clean up that I proposed. The Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and the State Highway Administration are joining forces to fight littering with a Litter Blitz. Starting today, Friday, March 21st in the Chillum area, trucks and crews will be working on the roadways with a focus on removing litter and illegal signs from the primary and state roadways, so motorists slow down and keep your trash in the car until you can get to a can.  I’ve never understood how some triflin people could, UUUHP- NOPE-CEEMAC!! I’m staying happy. So yay! Trash will be removed. Trash Can
House Vector ImagePrince George’s County, according to Robert Kaufman, vice president of government affairs for the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association.  In an interview with the Washington Post, Kaufman said Prince George’s County is poised for residential development now that the schools are improving and crime is going down. Some of the new communities in Prince George’s County coming online include:
Westphalia, a planned community in Upper Marlboro under development by the Walton Group, will include single-family houses, townhouses and condos. The Westphalia Town Center is under construction now and is designed as a “live/work/play/shop” location to appeal to young families and empty-nesters, Kaufman says.
National Harbor has townhouses under construction along with apartments and condominiums, Fulton says.
Fashion Trucks from PGCoNot one, not two, but THREE WOMEN from Prince George’s County were featured in the Washington Post’s Express newspaper.  They are the proud entrepreneurial owners of FASHION TRUCKS or mobile boutiques! Ain’t that a kick.  Won’t a woman find a way to make it happen?! Most of us are familiar with food trucks but not even I was familiar with fashion trucks/mobile boutiques.  Myss Stephens (Curbside Fashion Truck), Donna Hundley (Curvy Chix Chariot), and Georgia Littlejohn (The G Truck) all are making us proud so let’s support them.  Between the three trucks, there’s something for all of us.  Curbside Fashion Truck is a glomourholic feast of the senses. Think high glam-glam.  The G Truck is a vintage but don’t think smelly old stuff.  The G Truck offers “gently used” upscale consignment treasures; the website had some of the BADDEST shoes.  Oh yes.  Curvy Chix Charriot was started by Donna Hundley to meet the needs of  fashion forward women sizes 14-24. She carries accessories too.  I LOVE ALL THIS!!
FBIheadquartersThere’s a big push happening to Bring the FBI to Prince George’s County at the University of Maryland on Monday, March 24, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, lead by Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.  Baker will be joined by Governor Martin O’Malley, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer, U.S. Representative Donna F. Edwards, Maryland State Delegate Jolene Ivy, Maryland State Senator Doug Peters and Prince George’s County Council Chairman Mel Franklin to promote Prince George’s County as the right choice for relocating the new, consolidated Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters. The new FBI headquarters is estimated to be a $2 billion economic development project and home to 11,000 jobs.  All the big mucky-mucks will be there: Y’all know how I feel about having a federal tenant in the county, especially after the way the Census Bureau has hold up in their fortress in Suitland and not brought ONE THIN DIME of investment to the area, but I’m happy today and am going to believe that all these high up mucky-mucks are going to make the FBI do better than the Census Bureau and I believe that they MUST have a plan for drawing businesses to the area and the employees out of the building. 
Hospital SignFrom NBC Washington:

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved $15 million Wednesday for the proposed regional medical center in Prince George’s County. “We need to continue with design and architectural work so we will be ready to go mid or early next year,” Prince George’s County Chief Administrative Officer Brad Seamon said. The money comes before the county as the certificate of need (CON) from the state, which is necessary to ensure the hospital can even be built. There’s work that needs to be paid for now if the hospital is going to open by 2018, Seamon said.
“If we wait for the CON to be approved before we start the design work that needs to be done in advance, then we’ll be way off our target,” he said. The $645 million hospital is proposed for Largo adjacent to the Largo Metro station. The 259-bed facility is expected to address some of the major health concerns plaguing the county. In the meantime, a host of community clinics are opening in an effort to cut down on emergency abuse and to help manage chronic illnesses. It appears the governor and the state’s highest ranking officials believe the Maryland Health Care Commission will approve the new medical center.


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Fyi, according to a school system newsletter, the PG County “Clean Up Green Up” day this spring will be Saturday, April 26. If you are planning a neighborhood clean up day, it is good to coordinate with the county event. They will provide some clean up supplies and come pick up your trash. Also, they will provide free plants and bulbs if you want to do planting activities in your community. The county has been organizing these clean up days twice a year in the past few years – one in the fall and one in the spring.

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