25 Mar 2023

About Us

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.

We welcome reader input, news tips, writing, photographs and video. If you would like to write an article or opinion piece, letter to the editor, or submit a news tip or picture, we would love to hear from you.

Mailing Address:
Streetcar Suburbs Publishing
P.O. Box 132
Hyattsville, MD 20781

Our Policies

We adhere to standards of editorial independence, equity and inclusion, donor and financial transparency, privacy and security, advertising acceptability, and conflict of interest.

Our Personnel

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

Hyattsville Life & Times

Managing Editor

Griffin Limerick
Griffin Limerick



Associate Editors

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.

Sophie Gorman Oriani

Sophie Gorman Oriani has been writing for Streetcar Suburbs Publishing since 2019. She lives in Hyattsville with her family.



Dan Behrend
Chris McManes
Paul Ruffins
Joanna Turner
Allan Walters
Mark Betancourt
Juliette Fradin

Victoria Boucher
Stuart Eisenberg
Juliette Fradin
Julia Gaspar-Bates
Lauren Kelly
Fred Seitz
Imke Ahlf-Wien
Jessica Arends

College Park Here & Now

Managing Editor
Mark Goodson

Mark Goodson is the managing editor for the College Park Here & Now, a print edition he helped launch in May of 2020. Mark teaches English at DeMatha Catholic High School. He, his wife, and their three kids live in College Park.


Associate Editor

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.

Julia Arkyles
Philip Van Slooten
A.R. Cabral
Alexandra Radovic
Rachel Logan
D.W. Rowland
Sydney Clark
Chris McManes
Kelly Livingston

Lila Stiff
Lily Fountain
Eric Olson
Eric Maring
Paul Ruffins

Braden Hamelin
Alice Carlson
Lauren Reeder

The Laurel Independent

Managing Editor

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.



Tara Goldstein

Our Staff

Page Designer
Ashley Perks

Digital Manager
Jessica Burshtynskyy

Digital Interns
Sydnee Singletary

Business Manager
Catie Currie

Advertising Sales Manager
Miranda Goodson

Board of Directors

Joseph Gigliotti- President and General Counsel
Stephanie Stullich – Treasurer
Melanie Dzwonchyk – Secretary
Gretchen Brodtman
Maxine Gross
T. Carter Ross
Bette Dickerson
Nora Eidelman
Joe Murchison
Emily Strab – Leave of absence



Katie V. Jones – Ex Officio
Mark Goodson – Ex Officio

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