Editor Tiffany Arnold firstname.lastname@example.org
5:20 pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I agree with you Kirk. I've been stopped by a UMD police officer off campus before, yet have never been a UM student. I must say that the experience with that officer was one of the most unpleasant I've ever had. She was rude, accusatory, obnoxious, and tried to open one of my passenger doors as she approached the car. I was stopped for a brake light that was out. Let me also say that I have an unremarkable car, look like a middle-aged housewife, and was polite, so it's not like there should have been any suspicion on her part. The UMD police force should stay on campus and focus on the campus. College Park should have it's own police force to deal with issues in the City of College Park. A city officer would definitely have much more respect from me than the UMD officers.
1:22 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Agree with cptesto and Donald... don't blame the area, blame the individual. I've lived here for 15 1/2 years - I live so close to that house that I can see it from my front door. I heard the gunshots, yet in all the time I've lived here, I've NEVER felt unsafe. Not even last night.
The UM text alerts are meant to be helpful, but I sometimes feel that they make people panic and cause unnecessary fear. CP is a city, and crime will happen, but you can't live in a state of fear and panic.
3:57 pm on Monday, October 10, 2011
As far as the new meters, I have to say that I wasn't even aware that we had them. I tend to avoid downtown during the fall and spring semesters - it's not worth dodging the random pedestrian who decides to cross the street wherever they wish, or the time it takes just to get into and out of that lot.
When I do go downtown, I may not be a fan of metered parking, but I do agree that they're necessary to ensure students aren't using the spaces for free parking. And while I find that the folks who monitor the meters can sometimes be a bit too efficient, that revenue helps provide services for us. Think about it the next time it snows – the Department of Public Works does an amazing job of clearing the streets. I imagine we wouldn’t have such a great crew if that revenue wasn’t there.
I'm also curious - if Mr. Tennant is so dissatisfied with the way things are running in College Park, is he involved with the local government? Has he presented any constructive solutions to City Council? And if he has, and still hasn't gotten any resolution, why is he still living here?
9:52 am on Wednesday, April 20, 2011
This is absolutely ridiculous. We have these behemoth new high rise buildings appearing up and down Route 1, ridiculously close to the street, making Route 1 feel even more conjested and closed in than it already did, and you're worried about the tiny building that's been there for decades? And it's an "eyesore'? How about the dilapidated, boarded up restaurant that's next to Taco Bell? If CP wants green space, why don't they knock that down and plant some grass? Perhaps the city officials should take a walk up Route 1 between UMD and the beltway, and count the eyesores. And while they're at it, maybe they could come up with a solution for the RIDICULOUS traffic flow on that road. Downtown DC during a rainy rush hour moves better than Route 1.
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