The 1856 Project has released a report that shows the slave economy was deeply entrenched in the origins of Maryland Agricultural College, which eventually became the University of Maryland College Park.
Virginia officials are asking the federal government to pause the efforts to fund and build the FBI’s new headquarters in Greenbelt while an inspector general reviews the process. Maryland officials remain confident the Greenbelt pick will withstand scrutiny.
The federal government picked Greenbelt in Prince George’s County to be the home of a new FBI headquarters, but opponents from Virginia are trying to overturn or stall the decision. Here’s what’s going on.
Patrick Wojahn, a Democrat who served as the mayor of College Park from 2015 to 2023, was sentenced to 30 years in prison plus five years’ probation on 140 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography.
Created in the 1930s as part of a New Deal work and housing program, Greenbelt has a historic old town surrounded by more modern homes. The federal government has chosen it for the new FBI headquarters.