Below are violent incidents in/near South Laurel (20708) culled since 2012, based on initial reporting, subject to revisions not shown here. In order by date of incident. More recent at top. Newest incidents in bold. SpotCrime.com data comes from Prince George's County and City of Laurel. Factual corrections are welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org
2021.09.22 Assault Shooting 95xx Muirkirk Rd
2021.09.05 Shooting RT-197 & Muirkirk Rd
2021.08.30 Robbery Old Cistern Rd
2021.0822 Assault South Laurel Dr
2021.07.24 Assault/Homicide 133xx RT-197 at Contee Rd SB
2021.07.14 Shooting RT-197 & Contee Rd SB
2021.06.22 Assault South Laurel Dr
2021.06.21 Shooting RT-197 & Muirkirk Rd
2021.03.19 Assault/Weapon 95xx Muirkirk Rd
2020.09.21 Shooting 120xx RT-197 & Mallard Dr
2014.08.24 Homicide 88xx Enfield Ct.
More coming ...
2012.11.29 Shooting 120xx RT-197 at Bottom Dollar (now Giant Food)
2012.11.28 Shooting Robbery Bowie Rd City of Laurel near South Laurelsouthlaurelviews.com/2012/12/nov-28-man-shot-during-citizen-robbery.html
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The following quick survey (in English and Spanish) is the work of the newly formed grassroots, non-profit organization, Maryland Coalition for Responsible Transit (MCRT) (which is coordinating volunteer anti-MagLev action across independent communities impacted by the proposed SCMagLev train routes in Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties. MCRT is the same organization that initiated the recent (as yet unanswered) letter campaign asking MTA (*) to extend the DEIS (*) public comment period from 45-days to 180-days, to give You more time to participate -- in the middle of this global pandemic and holiday period.
So, some duplication was unavoidable and regrettable. Which is why we need you to please consider answering this quick survey, yourself, and also to pass this email to Your family, friends, neighbors, church, and co-workers, etc., asking them to answer the survey and pass it on, too.
Find the online survey below.
(MTA) Maryland Transit Administration part of Maryland Department of Transportation
(DEIS) Draft Environmental Impact Study for the proposed SuperConducting Magnetic Levitation train.
-- Thanks, gs
---------- Forwarded message from MCRT ---------
Are you aware of the SCMaglev (superconducting magnetic levitation) train project? No, it's not the Purple Line, Beltway expansion, or the Hyperloop!
The SCMaglev train is proposed to be constructed along the Northeast Corridor (I-295) starting in Washington, DC, and ending in Baltimore, with one stop at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. It will affect residential property, parkland, federal property, a waterfront park, and forest preserves.
This site allows you to perform an address search and shows the routes of the SCMaglev.
Please fill out this short survey to let us know what you think about this project.
Feel free to forward in social media.
¿Conoce el proyecto del tren SCMaglev (Tren de levitación magnética superconductora)? ¡No, no se refiere a la Línea Púrpura, la expansión del Beltway o el Hyperloop!
Se está proponiendo que el tren SCMaglev se construya a lo largo de la autopista o Carretera I-295, Corredor Noreste, comenzando en Washington, DC y terminando en Baltimore con una parada en el Aeropuerto Internacional Baltimore-Washington (BWI). Este proyecto afectará propiedades residenciales zonas verdes, propiedad federal, un parque frente a un río y reservas forestales.
Este sitio de internet le permite poner su dirección para accesar la proximidad de las rutas a su propiedad y encontrar información del Tren SCMaglev.
¿Que piensa usted sobre este proyecto? Complete una corta encuesta a continuación.
Por Favor comparta en sus redes sociales.
2020.12.09 KEEP IT COMING - NO DECISION HAS BEEN MADE YET
All you really have to do is go to this link
and enter something like: "Please extend DEIS public comment period 180 days" and maybe include one or more reasons from you point of view -- see below for inspiration.
Two template email/letters are attached below. The first is for individuals to use to personally communicate your own comments, using suggested text, but also optionally adding/changing it to your own words. The second attachment is for community associations and other organizations.
Here is where you need to send your comments:
Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) - SCMagLev Comments
Email comments to: info@BWMaglev.info (
OR enter comments into the web form (no attachments are accepted)
Always send your comments mainly to MTA for SCMagLev project records
For even greater effect, send copies of your comments to your own elected representatives in this list: Bit.ly/SCMLcontacts See the last page for links to lookup any addressees not listed there.
NEWS & BACKGROUND
The full St. Nicholas Church Bazaar unfortunately cannot occur this fall out of an abundance of caution.
2020.08.08 UPDATE 1700 per the Crystal Plaza property manager:
The owners of Pollo a la Brasa have sold their business and the new owners will be changing the concept. The restaurant’s new name will be Angel Las Delicias and will serve American and Salvadoran cuisine.
Unfortunately the owners of Osaka decided to close after many years in the shopping center. Their lease had expired and due to Covid and other factors decided not to renew.
Celebritiez Jamaican Restaurant also closed at the onset of Covid and [may not] be re-opening, unfortunately.
A few new additions to the shopping center are Gloria’s Thrift and Gift next door to Food Lion. In addition to selling thrift store type items they will be taking over the dry cleaning which was previously done by Crystal Plaza Cleaners which is now closed.
Bliss Nutrition which serves healthy food options, smoothies, coffees and energy drinks, opened about a month or so ago.
Gentleman’s Cuts barber shop will be opening soon in the former Miles Barber Shop location.
We [property managers] are working to keep the shopping center occupied with good stores, restaurants and services. [COVID] is not a great time for new businesses, but we hope to have some other new businesses in the center soon.
2020.08.08 1600 (Updated above)
At least two restaurants closed recently in Crystal Plaza on Rt-197 at Muirkirk Rd.
Polo a la Brasa has closed permanently, to be replaced by a pancake place (per an obscure flyer on the windows)
Osaka Hibachi has closed "temporarily" [now permanently] , according to an undated note on their door, saying they would reopen in about "two weeks".
[GS: I did not see any other restaurant closures in Crystal Plaza, nor in Town Center at RT-197 & Contee Rd.]
- South Laurel Community Associations Leaders Network (SLCAL)
- Montpelier Hills
- MD-23 Senator Peters
- MD-23A Delegate Valentino-Smith
- MD-21 Senator Rosapepe
- MD-21 Delegates Peña-Melnyk; Barnes; Lehman
- Prince George's County Councilman Dernoga
- Citizens Against The SCMAGLEV
- All South Laurel residents (via this post)