Although he never anticipated that the studio project would extend past the semester, his fondness for the neighborhood and its people grew. In 1997 he began publishing "Barrio de Langley Park," a bimonthly newsletter, and in 1998 he founded Action Langley Park, a nonprofit organization.
[Kim Propeack] lives in the District but has become friends with Langley Park residents such as Lucila Espinal, whom she ran into at the recent Langley Park Day festival. Propeack said that Espinal bought a home in Glen Burnie after renting for 10 years in Langley Park, but her children are unhappy in their new house, so after less than a year, the Espinal family has decided to return.
There are other signs of change for Langley Park. More mass transit could be coming, with the proposed inner route of the Purple Line, an east-west addition to the Metrorail system that would connect Langley Park with College Park, Silver Spring, Bethesda and possibly Northern Virginia.
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