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Streetcar Suburbs Publishing Inc. provides hyper-local news and information for communities along the Route 1 corridor near Washington, DC.  Our award-winning monthly newspapers, the Hyattsville Life & Times and the College Park Here & Now, have recently been joined by The Laurel Independent to provide saturation coverage of three of Maryland’s most diverse and dynamic suburbs.  This website, StreetcarSuburbs.News, provides continuous and timely coverage of these same communities. 

Streetcar Suburbs Publishing Inc. is a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation. Our newspapers are also members of the National Newspaper Association.

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Our Personnel

We operate our newspapers thanks to our core staff members, our board members, and our volunteers.

Hyattsville Life & Times

Griffin Limerick

Griffin Limerick

Griffin joined the Hyattsville Life & Times as managing editor in February of 2023. He has taught writing for more than ten years and enjoys the collaborative nature of newspaper work. He currently lives in Hyattsville, but has roots in Alabama. 

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Heather Wright

Heather Wright has been with the Hyattsville Life & Times since 2016 and loves learning and writing about the city. She previously honed her interviewing and writing skills as a school psychologist, most recently with Anne Arundel County public schools. Heather lives in Takoma Park with her husband, two children, yellow Lab and sun conure. 

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College Park Here & Now

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Nancy Welch

Nancy Welch has been writing about environmental issues and policy for more than 20 years. She joined Streetcar Suburbs Publishing as an editor in 2016 and helped launch both the College Park Here & Now and The Laurel Independent. She lives in Takoma Park, where she raises and trains service dogs.

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The Laurel Independent

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Katie Jones

Katie V. Jones joined the team in 2022 as the managing editor of The Laurel Independent. She has been writing/editing for various publications for more than 20 years. She is a graduate of The College of Wooster.

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Nancy Welch

Nancy Welch has been writing about environmental issues and policy for more than 20 years. She joined Streetcar Suburbs Publishing as an editor in 2016 and helped launch both the College Park Here & Now and The Laurel Independent. She lives in Takoma Park, where she raises and trains service dogs.

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Our Staff

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Digital Editor

Business Manager

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Kit Slack

Kit has been writing for the Hyattsville Life & Times since 2013, mostly on education and environment beats. She worked as managing editor in Hyattsville for two years, starting the summer of 2020.

In prior careers, Kit has worked as an analyst for a sustainable investments nonprofit, an employee benefits attorney on merger and acquisition deals, and a union organizer for low-wage workers in the building service and industrial laundry industries.

She is a graduate of the Law School at the University of Chicago, and has a degree in English from Barnard College.  

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