Good Day Everyone!! Looka here at the latest edition of PGCo, did you know: all kinds of stuff going on in the county and the surrounding area. Our County Executive says he’s in talks with current Mayor Vincent Gray so they can collaborate on renewal projects that impact DC/PGCo corridors. With the rash of shootings and craziness that has taken place of recent, Gray and Baker need to start talking like their best buddies. There is a definite problem along these corridors that lead out of DC into Prince George’s County. I don’t know if it’s this time of the year that drives people to more desperate, despicable crime or not but there is evidence of Black Friday crazy all over the web. Wal-Mart has been the scene of most of the melees but here in our area, it was the Victoria’s Secret at Annapolis Mall where things popped off when a woman was allegedly poked in the eye. See the post below for all the details.
Man shot to death early Monday morning (Dec. 2) while inside Bp gas station in Forestville. At about 3:00 am, Prince George’s County police were called to the Bp gas station in the 3200 block of Walters Lane for a shooting. When officers arrived, they found an adult male in his 20s suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The preliminary investigation suggests one or more suspects shot the victim as he was standing inside the gas station. Investigators believe the motive in this case is robbery. Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) in the case.
Gaming license to be awarded by the end of December to the highest bidder I guess. From the Baltimore Sun, “The stakes are high as the state prepares to hold a series of meetings beginning this week and culminating Dec. 20 to choose who gets to operate the state’s closest casino to Washington. All three pitched casino resorts costing hundreds of millions of dollars to be built near where Interstate 95 crosses into Maryland. The decision will be made by a special casino site-selection body, known as the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission, based on what it deems best for the state. Some have said the bid by MGM Resorts International to build a $925 million resort casino on a bluff above the Potomac River at National Harbor and adjacent to I-95 is the front-runner simply because of its location, but others aren’t so sure.
And the two other bidders sweetened their antes for the state. Penn National Gaming, which proposed building a $700 million facility at its Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, promised an added $320 million for the county’s health and education systems. Greenwood Racing, which proposed a $761 million facility nearby, said it would pay as much as $100 million for local road improvements.
Buy Suitland initiative is underway and being promoted by County Executive Baker. At the Suitland Community Center, before local real estate agents, lenders, and potential homebuyers, Baker talked up Suitland and it’s development potential. “Proposed development over the next three years includes 325 housing units and 12,000 square feet of retail space. The county has budgeted $250,000 for a “Buy Suitland” campaign, intended to help home buyers with down payments and closing costs. The county Redevelopment Authority helped buy and renovate 12 abandoned houses. The county also demolished 26 apartment buildings on Nova Avenue that had become “a community nuisance.” Baker asked the audience to set aside negative assumptions about Suitland, which he compared to the attitudes that many investors had 30 years ago toward now-trendy Washington neighborhoods. Baker said his first “real paying” job was at a community development corporation working in those D.C. neighborhoods.” Washington Post
Read the Post article. Good comments from potential homebuyers.
THIS IS ANOTHER REASON I don’t shop on “Black Friday.” A big, ugly fight broke out at Victoria’s Secret at Annapolis Mall. I shop there. I like that mall. Good grief. WJLA reported that the fight started when a 17-year-old girl alleges that two women accused her of “poking her in the eye.” At that point, the suspects began throwing punches inside the crowded store. The entire incident was caught on camera. Anne Arundel Police are still looking for the two suspects. See below: