City of Takoma Park

October 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Fiber Artist Installs Two Works of Public Art in Takoma Park

If you drive past Takoma Park’s Ward Sinclair Plaza at the intersection of Laurel and Carroll Avenues, don’t be surprised by the 17-foot-long octopus attacking the downtown clock tower. The city of Takoma Park recently commissioned fiber artist Stacy Cantrell to crochet the huge octopus in the city’s colors of orange, yellow, green, and blue. With […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Public Hearing on Proposed Property Tax Increase Takoma Park Set for Wednesday

The City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed real property tax rate increase for FY 2019 on April 25 in the Community Center Auditorium located at 7500 Maple Avenue. Starting this July, the estimated real property assessable base will increase from $2.2 billion to $2.3 billion, according to city officials.  The current tax […]

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March 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Passes Resolution Condemning Gun Violence

On the same day of national protests where students gathered in Washington D.C. to protest gun violence, the Takoma Park City Council passed a resolution condemning actions of violence and supporting the “march for our lives” rally. The resolution, introduced by Takoma Park City Councilmember Kacy Kostiuk, is a push for state lawmakers and Congress […]

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February 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Grant Applications Now Being Accepted in Takoma Park

Takoma Park’s grants review committee is accepting preliminary applications for organizations seeking funding through the city’s Community Grants Program for Fiscal Year 2019. The grant program is designed to provide financial support for projects, events, and programming that helps to improve the quality of life for residents by providing access and opportunities for participation in […]

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January 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATE: Takoma Park Officials ‘Stunned’ to Learn Hospital’s Plan to Reduce Health Facilities

When the Maryland Health Care Commission ruled in favor of Washington Adventist Hospital’s request to move from Takoma Park in 2015,  Washington Adventist Hospital President Erik Wangsness told city leaders that the hospital would still provide key health services on the Takoma Park campus. “When the acute hospital services relocate to White Oak in 2019, we will […]

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January 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s What You Probably Don’t Know About Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul

The first thing you notice when walking into Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul’s office is his collection of police car models. Some of his replicas date back to the early 1940s. “It’s always been a hobby of mine since I was a kid,” DeVaul said jokingly. And speaking of his childhood, DeVaul said he […]

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September 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

The Search for Takoma Park’s Next Police Chief Begins

The search for the city of Takoma Park’s next police chief has officially begun. As the chief executive of the city’s police department, the candidate must be willing to develop and maintain a “departmental culture that embraces a guardian mindset with transparency and accountability to build trust within the community and department, ” according to […]

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September 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park’s Nominating Caucus to Accept Nominations on Sept. 12

Takoma Park’s Nominating Caucus will accept nominations of candidates for city council and mayor on Sept. 12 in the Community Center Auditorium, according to a news release. Residents who plan to run for office must be nominated at the caucus by Sept. 12 to qualify for candidacy. The meeting is open to the public but only […]

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September 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Unveils Solar Streetlights

City of Takoma Park officials unveiled two solar streetlights installed outside of the city’s community center early Thursday. In a partnership with UNO, a South Korean Business and the Korean Institute for Civil Engineering and Building Technology, the city will test the lights for a pilot program. “It’s wonderful to work for a community that […]

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August 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park to Unveil Solar Streetlights on Sept. 7

In just a few days, the City of Takoma Park will unveil two solar streetlights installed outside of the city’s community center. The City of Takoma Park was selected to participate in a pilot program in a partnership with UNO, a South Korean Business, and the Korean Institute for Civil Engineering and Building Technology. Takoma […]

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