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College Vaccine Mandate Prompts Lawsuit + Zebra Spotted Again

Patch logo Patch 9/23/2021 Jacob Baumgart
calendar: DCist journalist Dominique Maria Bonessi reported that two students and one employee from the University System of Maryland are suing the college over its coronavirus vaccine mandate. © Jacob Baumgart/Patch DCist journalist Dominique Maria Bonessi reported that two students and one employee from the University System of Maryland are suing the college over its coronavirus vaccine mandate.

Happy Thursday, neighbors! Let's get this day started. Here's everything you need to know about what's happening around town today.

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First, your weekend weather:

  • Thursday: Heavy rain in the morning. High: 75 Low: 53.
  • Friday: Clear throughout the day. High: 73 Low: 50.

Here are the top stories in Bowie today:

  1. Prince George's County closes government offices, some schools Thursday due to a countywide water issue (
  2. Another zebra sighting reported in Prince George's County (FOX 5 DC)
  3. Six Flags Rezoning Proposal Pushed to Boost Commercial Base in Prince George’s (The Washington Informer)
  4. Students, Employee Sue University System Of Maryland Over Vaccine Mandate (DCist)
  5. Tacos a la Madre Coming to Berwyn Neighborhood in College Park (The Hyattsville Wire)

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This weekend in Bowie:

Thursday, September 23

Friday, September 24

  • Underclassmen (Grades 9-11) Picture Days (8:30 AM)
  • Movies Around the City - "Remember the Titans" (7:30 PM)

Bowie Patch Notebook

  • Prince George's County Public Schools: "Drive with Us! Join our transportation team for a bus driver hiring event on Wednesday, Sept. 29." (Facebook)
  • City of Bowie: "Hydrant flushing schedule for Week of September 27: • SEPTEMBER 27 & 28 - Buckingham, Derbyshire, & Forest Dr. • SEPTEMBER 29 & 30 - Somerset & Bowie Forest • OCTOBER 1 & 4 - Tulip Grove Learn more at" (Instagram)
  • Councilman Todd M. Turner: "CTV story on the Encompass Health ground-breaking (starting at 4:30 mark)." (Facebook)
  • Bowie State University: "BSU's Virtual Career & Internship Fair is an amazing opportunity for Bulldogs to navigate their next moves in taking tomorrow BOLDLY. Register now for the 4-day event starting on Oct. 12. 🔗" (Facebook)
  • City of Bowie: "There will be a free seasonal flu shot clinic at the Senior Center on Saturday, 9/25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m for ages 3+. It will be a drive-thru event and masks will be required. Maryland COVID figures are better than most US states, but..." (Instagram)

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Jacob Baumgart

About me: Being a lifelong Marylander gives me deep ties and a unique insight to the communities I cover. I recently graduated from the University of the Delaware, where I earned a degree in media communication with minors in journalism and political science. Before joining Patch this June, I worked for The Delaware News Journal and The Philadelphia Inquirer. I also led the student newspaper, The Review, as editor-in-chief, during my senior year. Now, I join the Patch team, excited to cover the communities I grew up in! Have a story idea? Please contact me at with any pitches, tips or concerns. Follow me on Twitter @JacobBaumgart to stay up-to-date with the latest Anne Arundel County and Bowie news.


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