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H1N1 & Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics For ALL -- by ZipCode

According to Maryland H1N1 Response
  • Maryland has made H1N1 (Swine) flu vaccine available to everyone who wants it.   [BUT] Local Health Departments and health care providers will continue to focus on delivering vaccine to members of the five target populations. ... (more)
Nonetheless, there are non-county H1N1 and Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics that are now giving shots to all (for a fee, often covered by health insurance) 

Google has a frequently updated service to find nearby H1N1/Seasonal flu shot clinics  www.google.com/flushot  then enter your zipcode
Call listed clinics for fees, insurance accepted and other details.

In that listing -- this is the only free Prince George's County H1N1/Seasonal flu shot clinic shown -- so far ...  so check back 

Prince Georges County Health Department & the Bowie Health Center
15001 Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD (301) 809-2026
Starting 12/30/09 - W 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

See also Flu & H1N1 Info / Vaccine Clinics 
at http://southlaurel.blogspot.com/#news

Prince George’s County Goes Into "Snow Mode"

Prince George’s County Goes Into "Snow Mode" (Press Release)
LARGO, MD – Prince George’s County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) crews go into full “snow mode” late tonight and will work 12-hour rotating shifts for as long as necessary to keep more than 1,821 miles (5,000+ lane miles) of county-maintained roadways clear of snow and ice to ensure the safety of residents, citizens, and other folks traveling through the county.

During each 12-hour rotating shift, more than 240 vehicles and 250 employees will be clearing Prince George’s County maintained roads. Command staff will work out of DPW&T’s TRIP Center located at 8414 D’Arcy Road, Forestville, MD, where photo/interview opportunities can be arranged on site or in the field prior to, during, and after the snow event.  Visual opportunities range from loading trucks at the salt dome and plowing roads to a state of the art street monitoring center and command strategy room.

To assist road crews in keeping roadways clear, residents are requested to:
• Move and keep vehicles off snow emergency routes
• Park in driveways or other off-road locations wherever possible
• Park only on the even-numbered sides of streets

It also is important for single-family homeowners or renters and business proprietors to remember that they are responsible for:
• Removal of snow and/or ice from sidewalks abutting their homes or business establishments

As in all inclement weather conditions, citizens and residents are encouraged not to drive for their own safety, as well as that of emergency crews.  Should drivers find it necessary to be on county roadways during or immediately after the storm event, they need to allow extra travel time and use extreme caution.

In addition to DPW&T staff, members of the department’s successful Community Partnering Program will report to DPW&T concerning roadway hazards or conditions within their communities.  This allows crews to quickly redeploy where needed.

It should be noted that routes are prioritized for service into three categories:  primary, secondary, and residential.  Primary roads receive service first to ensure that public safety and other emergency vehicles are able to travel.  After completion of these roads, secondary and residential roads receive service.  Residents and citizens may contact the county’s Snow Information Center in the event of an emergency or to report concerns about roadway conditions by calling 301.350.0500.

Dec 15 1pm Police Satellite Station Grand Opening in Town Center Plaza

Prince George's Police District VI has announced that they will be having a grand opening of their new satellite office. Your Community Oriented Policing Services officers, District VI Commander and Deputy Commander, and Chief of Police will be attending.

Tuesday December 15 at 1:00 pm 
Town Center Plaza
13310 Laurel Bowie Road
Next to Saphire Indian and Thai Restaurant

Please share this information widely within our community.
Please come and bring someone with you.

The following Community Message was issued by the Prince George's County Police Department via Nixle.com

Monday December 14, 2009 15:08 PM EST

PGPD Celebrates Grand Opening of New Community Policing Office

Prince George's County, Maryland …The Prince George’s County Police Department’s District VI Station is celebrating the grand opening of a brand new Community Policing Office.

It is located within a Laurel shopping center and will not only serve as a place for police officers to complete paperwork, but will be a part of the community.  “We are excited to be partnering with local businesses in order to expand the community policing concept in the Laurel area,” said Chief Roberto Hylton.

Who:  Prince George’s County Police, Chief Roberto L. Hylton
          Prince George’s County Police, Deputy Chief Michael Blow
          Prince George’s County Police District VI, Major Dwayne Preston
          Representatives from Carrollton Enterprises
          Local Community and Civic Leaders

When: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Time:  1:00 p.m.

Where: Town Center Shopping Center
               13310 Laurel-Bowie Road
               Laurel, MD

After the press conference, District VI COPS officers will be available to provide the media a chance to ride-along with them through the area they will be serving.   For more information, contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.

Rio Restaurant & Lounge Now Open

Rio Restaurant & Lounge is now open, since December 2. The owner 
said that a Grand Opening is planned soon.