Monthly Archives: October 2010

(IPS) Mortgage, Foreclosure Paperwork Errors Not a New Problem

This article originally appeared on the Inter-Press Service at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=53413. ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct 31, 2010 (IPS) – The discovery of apparent massive fraud in mortgage and foreclosure documents has called into question millions of pending foreclosures in the U.S. Several banks have enacted partial or complete moratoriums until the issues can be resolved. Yet activists and experts who have been […]

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APN 2010 General Election Endorsements

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors is pleased to announce the following endorsements for the 2010 General Election. US SENATE: MIKE THURMOND (D) GOVERNOR: ROY BARNES (D). In the Democratic Primary, we endorsed David Poythress. LT. GOVERNOR: CAROL PORTER (D) SECRETARY OF STATE: DAVID CHASTAIN (L). In the Democratic Primary Run-off, we endorsed Gail Buckner. ATTORNEY […]

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Norwood’s Yardsigns: Broadbent, Pitts, Beskin, Hodges

(APN) BUCKHEAD — Former City Councilwoman Mary Norwood (Post 2-at-large), who previously ran for Mayor of Atlanta and attempted to gain ballot access as an independent candidate for Fulton County Chairperson, is supporting one Democrat and one Republican in the two contested General Election contests for at-large seats on the Fulton County Commission. Atlanta Progressive News drove by Norwood’s home […]

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APN Overview of Proposed 2010 Georgia Amendment 5, Referendum A

(APN) ATLANTA — There are five proposed amendments to the Constitution of the State of Georgia on the ballot in about one week, as well as a statewide referendum. Atlanta Progressive News spoke with several state lawmakers and local advocates to learn about the pros and cons of each one. In two previous articles, APN considered proposed Amendments 1, 2, […]

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Council Sells City Hall East, Despite Secret Plans, Housing Questions

(APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta voted 11-2 on Monday, October 18, 2010, to sell City Hall East, the historic building which Council Member Kwanza Hall (District 2) described as the largest building in the Southeast US. Council Members Natalyn Archibong (District 5) and CT Martin (District 10) were the only two Council Members to vote no, with […]

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APN Overview of Proposed 2010 Georgia Amendments 3 and 4

(APN) ATLANTA — There are five proposed amendments to the Constitution of the State of Georgia on the ballot in two weeks, as well as a statewide referendum. Atlanta Progressive News spoke with several state lawmakers and local advocates to learn about the pros and cons of each one. In an article yesterday, APN considered proposed Amendments 1 and 2. […]

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APN Overview of Proposed 2010 Georgia Amendments 1 and 2

(APN) ATLANTA — There are five proposed amendments to the Constitution of the State of Georgia on the ballot in two weeks, as well as a statewide referendum. Atlanta Progressive News spoke with several state lawmakers and local advocates to learn about the pros and cons of each one. This article will consider Amendments 1 and 2. The remaining amendments […]

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Pitts, Broadbent, Henry Debate Fulton County Issues

  (APN) ATLANTA — Three candidates for at-large seats on the Fulton County Commission participated in a debate sponsored by Atlanta Progressive News yesterday, October 19, 2010, at the Spring4th Center in Midtown. Incumbent Fulton County Chairman John Eaves, a Democrat, did not participate. Steve Broadbent, his Republican challenger, did. For the District 2 (at large) seat, Robb Pitts, the […]

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APN Endorses Chastain, Libertarian, for Secretary of State

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News’s Board of Directors was pleased to endorse David Chastain in the General Election for Secretary of State of Georgia because of his commitment to restoring the integrity of our elections. In 2006, APN endorsed Angela Moore in the Democratic Primary, but did not endorse in the General Election. Earlier this year, APN endorsed State […]

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Mayor’s Team Used Media to Manipulate City Hall East Deal

(APN) ATLANTA — Earlier this year, the City of Atlanta’s media relations office embarked on a scheme to generate publicity around City Hall East in order to raise the perception of interest in the property, and thus raise the selling price that the City could ask for. David Bennett, a spokesman for the City Hall East project, made comments alluding […]

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Sandy Springs Church First in Georgia to Go Solar

(APN) SANDY SPRINGS — The Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation (NWUUC) in Sandy Springs recently held an open house on Sunday, October 10, 2010, for Metro Atlanta residents to come and learn about how the church is transitioning to one hundred percent solar power and is reducing its carbon footprint. In January 2009, the church installed 20 solar panels on the […]

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Councilwoman Smith Discloses Secret Vote, Suggesting Complete Tally

(APN) ATLANTA — In a conversation prior to Sunday’s Atlanta Pride 2010 Parade, Councilwoman Carla Smith (District 1) disclosed her vote dating back to the February 2010 Retreat regarding whether to limit public comment at all Council committees. Smith was one of five Council Members who had still not disclosed their vote publicly, and as previously reported by APN, the […]

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APN to Host 3rd Town Hall for Fulton County Candidates

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our third Official Town Hall Meeting, this time a candidates’ forum for candidates for Fulton County Commission and Fulton County Superior Court Judge. The event will take place at the Spring4th Center–at the corner of Spring and 4th–in Midtown Atlanta, on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, […]

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Beltline Community Benefits Passes Atlanta Council Committee

(APN) ATLANTA — The Community Development and Human Resources Committee of the City Council of Atlanta (CD/HR) unanimously approved legislation on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, which defines community benefits principles for the Atlanta Beltline. The Community Benefits legislation was sponsored by CD/HR Chairwoman Joyce Sheperd (District 12), and was co-sponsored by Carla Smith (District 1), Kwanza Hall (District 2), Ivory […]

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