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Posted on: November 8, 2023

BY KIT SLACK

Streetcar Suburbs Publishing brings to your doorstep the kind of news that you can’t find anywhere else. We chronicle the life and times; people and events; and businesses, government and institutions of the communities we serve. 

Our newspapers go every month, for free, to every address in Hyattsville, College Park, and Laurel.

As fully one-quarter of newspapers in the country shuttered over the past two decades, Streetcar Suburbs Publishing has faced into that prevailing wind, publishing a first College Park newspaper in 2020 and a first Laurel newspaper just last summer.

Local newspapers like yours connect communities, support local businesses, decrease government corruption and combat political polarization. 

Without our generous volunteer writers, and the financial contributions of readers like you, we wouldn’t have made it this far.

This fall, we need your help to take the next step! 

We are kicking off an ambitious strategic planning process, talking about how we can serve residents in the county better through ideas that include Spanish language content, expanded circulation, improved digital presence, and county coverage that could run jointly in the three newspapers that we publish in Hyattsville, College Park, and Laurel. We are talking about how to make our content more relevant to underserved communities that are already part of our wide readership. 

We hope to bring these kinds of services to residents sooner rather than later; which is where you come in again:

Donate today to support local news. Donations between now and the end of the year will be matched up to $13,000 through NewsMatch, a collective fundraising campaign supporting nonprofit public service and investigative journalism.

Give online by clicking the link here or mail your check to Streetcar Suburbs Publishing, Box 132, Hyattsville Md. 20781.

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