Reporting Non-Emergency TIPs to Prince George's Police When Response of a Police Officer is Not Needed.

To provide Anonymous non-emergency information that you wish to bring to the attention of Prince George’s County Police Department  but do not need to request the dispatch of police officers

  • OR call 1-866-411-8477  (Anonymous), (but there are long wait times)
In future, everyone please consider reporting such useful, but after-the-fact, non-emergency information/TIPs not needing a police officer to respond, as above. 

For emergencies call 911

For Non-Emergencies which DO require response of a police officer, or Fire/EMS, etc., call P.G. County Non-Emergency Public Safety Dispatch at (301) 352-1200

SOURCE with other options and examples: 

SCMagLev Quick Online Survey 2020.12.30

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.

PETITION ACTION URGENT Extend MagLev Public Comments Period to 180 days


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.

More Detail:

A coalition of citizen groups in Prince George's County and Anne Arundel County, Maryland, are working together to oppose the privately proposed Baltimore-Washington (BW) Super Conducting Magnetic Levitation (SCMagLev) train which would run below and tower high above ground mainly along one side or the other of the BW Parkway, which will physically and economically disrupt much of Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties, without any passenger stations, except at D.C., Baltimore, and BWI airport. We in PG/AA counties would get all of the pain and none of the gain, from years of disruptive construction, unceasing daily operations, increased (bailout) taxes and decreased residential property values.

We are asking you and (through you) your elected officials to ask the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to extend the final public commenting period on the SCMagLev, Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) from 45 to 180 days, so SCMagLev impacts on our communities can be further understood and articulated, to oppose the SCMagLev. When the DEIS is submitted to FRA on January 22 (over the holidays and in the midst of a global pandemic), for FRA's final approval/disapproval of SCMagLev, that will be the very first time we will see the entire proposed project, much less have time to study/comment on all of it within such a short time.

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
Holly Arnold
Email comments to: (attachments are accepted)
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:  See the last page for links to lookup any addressees not listed there.

Individual example letter

Organization example letter


Sat Aug 22 Outdoor Masked Distanced Book & Treasure Sale for St. Nicholas Church

The full St. Nicholas Church Bazaar unfortunately cannot occur this fall out of an abundance of caution.

But the ‘Pages From the Past’ (used book, movie, and music) AND ‘Treasure Trove’ (new or gently used gifts) have been collecting all these months of lock-in and are bursting at the seams!! With no room to store the items for another year, we will be holding an outdoor, masked, & social distanced sale.
The sale will be at St. Nicholas Church, 8603 Contee Road, Laurel, MD 20708 in the lower parking lotSaturday, August 22 (weather permitting) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please come on out and take home some good reads & treasure.

UPDATE: Restaurants & Other Stores Open/Close in Crystal Plaza 2020.08.08

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)
Below are the full SCMAGLEV Alternatives Report (and REVISED MAP) published today, 2018.11.15 AND initial excerpts/comments of concern.

PLEASE familiarize yourself with the Report and submit YOUR COMMENTS Now and Continuingly.