May 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

Woman Killed in Wreck on Columbia Pike

Greenbelt Man Faces DUI Charge A Greenbelt woman died early Sunday morning when she was struck by a car on Columbia Pike in Fairland, Montgomery County police said. My Huong T. Nguyen, 45, of the 7900 block of Greenbury Drive in Greenbelt died at the scene, police said. Ivan William Kadian, 29, of the 8400 […]

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August 25, 2017 | Elaine Blackman

Greenbelt’s Laugh-a-minute Reunion – Part 2

Maybe Harry was a wannabe comedian. Luckily he lived to see my son actually become one. I dedicate this post to Harry’s grandson, Mark, in honor of his upcoming marriage. It’s the transcript of side two of an audio cassette tape. (Side one is the previous post on this blog.) Harry kept the jokes coming […]

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July 18, 2017 | Elaine Blackman

Historical Notes Highlight Pentagon Players – Part 3

On this page we see more reflections from Harry’s early Pentagon years. Whether he intended anyone to see them (other than the original recipient) we’ll never know. As our family reads these notes, however, we can pair some of his experiences with the Pentagon photos taken during his career. I found these notes dated Jan. […]

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June 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

MS-13 Member Gets 160 Months in Prison

An MS-13 gang member was sentenced to 160 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring and attempting to murder on behalf of the gang, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement Thursday. Celvin Eulice Ramos-Meija, aka “Cadejo,” 21, of Columbia was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte of […]

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April 26, 2017 | Elaine Blackman

For This Editor, Honesty was the Best Policy

As editor of the Greenbelt News Review (in a DC suburb) during the 1950s, Harry infused his honest feelings in the following stories. He also added humor in all but one – a comment on the free press. It’s a subject he wrote about for the rest of his life. This is the fifth consecutive […]

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April 18, 2017 | Elaine Blackman

In Greenbelt, the ’50s Always Seemed so Good

For me, and most other Greenbelt children, life in the ’50s couldn’t have been better. It was an iconic place to grow up. Now, seeing the old city newspapers reveals how the lifestyle was taking shape around us. In this fourth blog post showing Harry’s editorials in the Greenbelt News Review, we see more of […]

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April 9, 2017 | Elaine Blackman

Editorials Spotlight Changing Times in Old Greenbelt

On this page, we see more views of Greenbelt life in the 1950s. And, we see Harry’s budding passion for independent, community newspapers. This blog post is the third in a series of Harry’s editorials as volunteer editor at the Greenbelt, MD, News Review. May 13, 1954 “Time Marches on Greenbelt” (Harry reviews Time magazine’s […]

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March 30, 2017 | Elaine Blackman

Editorials Recall Events of the Early ’50s

This is the second in a series of posts showing Harry’s editorials from the newspaper in Greenbelt, MD, in the 1950s. Greenbelt is a DC suburb founded in 1937 under FDR’s post-depression New Deal. The articles offer snapshots of Harry’s writings unknown to most family and friends he left behind, plus history lessons we can […]

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March 2, 2017 | Elaine Blackman

Harry’s Telling Story of His Pal Al

I remember my parents’ dear friends Al and Elaine Skolnik, in our hometown Greenbelt, MD, always smiling and friendly. My dad and the Skolniks were tireless volunteers for the city newspaper, the News Review. Al died suddenly in 1977. Recently I found Harry’s typewritten tribute and read it for the first time. I saw that […]

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December 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Locate Missing Woodstock Man (PHOTO)

UPDATED 12.5.16 Police have safely located Achydam Monestime. Update: Achydam Monestime has been located safe and unharmed. TY for sharing! — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) December 6, 2016 ORIGINAL POST Montgomery County police are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Woodstock man. According to police, Achydam Monestime was seen on Dec. […]

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