City of Glenarden, MD

Community Happenings & News: September 2022

City Labor Day Office Closure 

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All administrative offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022, in observance of Labor Day. Please be advised, yard waste will not be collected on 9/5. Residents will receive service on their next scheduled day of collections.

City of Glenarden Council - Upcoming Events & Other Information for September-October

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Check out some exciting happennings planned by the City of Glenarden City Council in partnership with Mayor Cross and other supporters across the County & State!

City of Glenarden City Council Upcoming Events & Other Information (September 2022)

Check out Community Happenings & News: October 2022 for City Council updates. 

Prince George's County Announces Holiday Closings for Labor Day

For immediate release:
August 15, 2022

For more information, contact:
Linda Lowe, Public Information Officer
Department of the Environment; (301) 836-2115

Prince George’s County Announces Holiday Closings for Labor Day

County government offices, with the exception of public safety agencies, will be closed on
Monday, September 5, 2022, in observance of Labor Day 


LARGO, MD – The following offices, services, and facilities will be closed or suspended on Monday, 
September 5, 2022:                                               
TheBus, a public transit service operated by the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T), will not operate on Monday, September 5, 2022. Regular COVID-19 operations of

TheBus will resume on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. In addition, the County’s Call-A-Bus and PGC Link services, including dialysis transportation, will not operate on Monday, September 5, 2022. Regular COVID-19 operations of the Call-A-Bus and PGC Link services will resume on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. The Prince George’s County Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022. Regular business hours resume on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. 

Also, PGC311 will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022, and will resume regular operations on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. However, residents can still submit service/issue requests online at

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Mayor Cashenna A. Cross Glenarden Maryland awarded the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service Medal with Presidential Lapel pin and coin  

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Stay up-to-date with the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) development in the county by visiting or call the hotline at 301-883-6627.

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Manténgase informado de los últimos acontecimientos del Coronavirus (COVID-19) en el condado visitando o llame a la línea directa al 301-883-6627.

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Coffee Circle Conversations Meeting Police Division 2, 3 & 8
Join Police Division 2, 3 & 8 for their monthly community Coffee Circle Hybrid Meeting and stay engaged! Coffee-Circle-Conversations-Meeting-09072022 - Copy - Copy

LOCATION: Glenarden Community Center (8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden, MD 20706)

Join Online:

Dial in by Phone: 
301-715-8592 US (Maryland)
Meeting ID: 846 4257 9700
Password: 950627

PRESS RELEASE: City Of Glenarden Contracts With CodeRED To Provide Emergency Notification Services To Community & To Test CodeRED Notification System
City of Glenarden Contracts with CodeRED to Provide Emergency Notification Services to Community & to Test the CodeRED Community Notification System

COG_Now-Has-CodeREDCity of Glenarden, MD – Following an extensive evaluation and thorough review of mass emergency alerting systems, the City of Glenarden has implemented the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service provided by OnSolve, based in Ormond Beach, FL. The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of the City’s emergency planning and communications outreach. This platform will allow the City of Glenarden to communicate with residents/businesses by sending telephone calls, text messages, emails, posts to social media and mobile app messages to inform residents of emergencies, critical general city alerts/notifications and more. The City of Glenarden Emergency Notification System, CodeRED, will be tested during the week of September 15, 2022 to validate telephone numbers in the City of Glenarden’s database. There is no need to take action if you receive the call as this process helps us continually improve the system. If your phone number is not in the database, you will not receive a call when we do launch an important notification. Read more...

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Hope In Action August & September Events
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CEX Angela Alsobrooks - Community Connections: Prince George’s County Receives $25 Million in Grants to Launch “Proud to Charge” Zero Emissions Transportation Sustainability Initiative

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Dear Prince Georgians,

We are excited to announce that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded Prince George’s County $25 million in grants, with an additional $6.25 million local match, to fund the County’s “Proud to Charge” Zero Emissions and Sustainable Transportation Program. Our Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) is a recipient of the FTA’s FY22 Buses and Bus Facilities, and Low- and No-Emission Vehicle Program grants.

These awards will bring necessary change to our County by enhancing access to transit, improving County infrastructure, and supporting new workforce development opportunities for Prince Georgians. As a County, we are taking major steps to transition to an environmentally sustainable transit fleet and provide training opportunities in the tech workforce. With these grants, we will create even more sustainable modes of transportation for Prince George’s County residents and make a positive impact on our environment as we work to combat the effects of climate change.

The Low-No Grant award will contribute to DPW&T’s ongoing implementation of the “Proud to Charge” initiative by allowing the purchase of 20 zero-emission buses, the modernization of bus garages to utilize charging systems, and the redesign of bus routes. The program will support DPW&T’s initiative to reach, if not exceed, the goal of a 70% electric bus fleet by 2035.

The “Proud to Charge” initiative is just one of the many ongoing projects underway in our County. We also recently announced the New Carrollton Multi-Modal Transportation Station, a federally funded project that will bring major infrastructure and transit-oriented improvements to the County. In addition, we announced the groundbreaking of The Margaux, a 291-unit workforce housing residential building adjacent to the New Carrollton Metro Station that will offer modern, transit-oriented housing at below-market rates.

We want to thank our federal delegation, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and our dedicated staff at DPW&T for their ongoing support and dedication to improving the quality of life for Prince Georgians. These new grants will help transform our transit fleet and our County, ensuring we continue to thrive for generations to come.

Yours in service,

Angela Alsobrooks
Prince George’s County Executive


City of Glenarden Stormwater Management Rebate Grant Program Application Opens - September 1, 2022
The City of Glenarden has been severly affected by stormwater runoff with flooding impacting many residents each year. To assist homeowners and promote environmentally friendly mitigation efforts, the City Council passed legislation to establish a Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Grant Program. This program will provide a rebate to property owners that install stormwater best management practices that help to enhance the water quality of the stormwater runoff and/or decrease the amount of stormwater runoff that enters the stormwater drainage system. For more  information and to apply click here

JSWES Back-to-School Block Party
Join Judge Sylvania W. Woods Sr. Elementary for their Back-to-School Block Party today from 2PM-6PM. You don't want to miss this!
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Comptroller Urges Marylanders to Apply for Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit by Sept. 15 
News Release

More than 40,000 students, graduates have received credit since 2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD. (August 23, 2022) - Comptroller Peter Franchot urges eligible Marylanders to act fast and apply for the Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit Program for Tax Year 2022. Applications must be submitted by September 15.

"Going to college may seem out of reach for many Marylanders given the huge expense, but tax credits like these help make it possible. I urge everyone to apply now before time runs out," Comptroller Franchot said. "Any way to bring down the cost of higher education is a big benefit."

The program, which is administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), provides an income tax credit for Maryland residents making eligible undergraduate and/or graduate education payments on loans from an accredited college or university. 

To be eligible, you must claim Maryland residency for the 2022 tax year, file 2022 Maryland state income taxes, have incurred at least $20,000 in undergraduate and/or graduate student loan debt and have at least $5,000 in outstanding student loan debt upon applying for the tax credit.

MHEC will prioritize tax credit recipients and dollar amounts based on applicants who have higher debt burden to income ratios, graduated from an institution of higher education located in Maryland, did not receive a tax credit in a prior year and were eligible for in-state tuition.

Students who do not attend an in-state institution are still eligible for the tax credit, but may not receive as large a tax credit as those who go to school in Maryland. You do not have to be a college graduate to qualify.

Selected recipients will be asked to prove that they used the full amount of the tax credit for the repayment of eligible student loans. Otherwise, recipients may have to repay the credit.

More than 40,000 Marylanders have benefited from the tax credit since it was introduced in 2017. with more than $40 million distributed through the program.

In 2021, 9,155 Maryland residents received the Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit. Those who attended in-state institutions received $1,067 in tax credits, while eligible applicants who attended out-of-state institutions received $875 in tax credits.

For more information or if you have additional questions, contact the Maryland Higher Education Commission at (410)767-3300 or 1(800)974-0203 or visit

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Glenarden Day 2022
Glenarden Day will be held on Saturday, September 17th from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM at the Glenarden Municipal Center. There will be FREE Games, Prizes, Paint & Sip, Bingo, Rides, Vendor & SO MUCH MORE!!

UPDATE - Senior transportation will be available from
11AM - 5PM for residents. Please call to schedule your pickup at
(202) 794-4241. 

Check out Glenarden Day 2022 - Schedule of Events. We hope to see you there! 
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Glenarden Day 2022 Paint and Sip - SEATS ARE FILLED!
The Paint Party will consist of two sessions and also two choices to choose from. Instructing artist Justin Q Young will guide you on your masterpiece whether you are a first-timer or a paint night pro!!! 

The 1st 40 Glenarden residents to sign up are free (i.e. 20 per session). For more information, contact Victoria Lewis at (301) 322-1473. Glenarden Residents Only Must Provide Identification. 

Click here to register:

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Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day 

Saturday, September 17, 2022, 8:00 aM - 1:00 pM

Get rid of your old scrap tires on Saturday, September 17th from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Prince George's County residents can bring UP TO 10 car, bike, truck or agricultural tires, to be disposed of for FREE - without a bulky appointment!

Two Locations Available!

North County

Public Works Salt Dome

11900 Montgomery Rd

Beltsville, MD 20705

South County

Clinton Park and Ride

9000 Stuart Ln

Clinton, MD 20735

No commercial vehicles are allowed and commercial haulers or generators of scrap tires are not permitted.

Through the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), Maryland Environmental Service (MES) uses proceeds from the Maryland Scrap Tire Fund to clean up illegal tire dumps and create demonstration projects using recycled rubber, such as scrap tire playgrounds constructed for communities throughout Maryland. For more information, visit or contact PGC311.
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City of Glenarden Charter Review Committee Meeting

Math Tutoring for Parents 

Get help to Help your child!
Common core is different than what we learned but don't let that hinder you from helping with homework. Come learn the concepts and give your children the assistance they need!!

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Saturday, September 24, 2022
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Glenarden Community Center
2250 Petrie Lane, Glenarden, MD 20706

Scan the QR code or REGISTER HERE

National Good Neighbor Day! - September 28 
NeighborsHow well do you know your neighbors? Spend the day introducing students to Census Bureau data on demographic characteristics with the Getting to Know Your Neighbor activity for grades 5 and 6. Learn More

DPW&T Bulletin Blog | Mask Mandate Lifted
As of April 21, 2022, Prince George's County Department of Public Works & Transportation will no longer require masks on public transportationPGC-DPWT_Mask-Mandate-Lifted
and transit facilities, it will be optional to wear face masks on TheBus, PGC Link, and Call-A-Bus.

For October 2022 community news & happenings see here.