Monthly Archives: December 2010

PS/LA Committee Sorry to Some Eagle Victims, Not Others

(APN) ATLANTA — The Public Safety/Legal Administration (PS/LA) Committee of the City Council of Atlanta approved a substitute to a resolution proposed by Councilman Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large) regarding an apology related to the Atlanta Eagle raid of 2009.  However, the substitute limited the scope of the apology to only the named Plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit which was […]

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Georgia Power, PSC Sticks it to Ratepayers (UPDATE 2)

    (APN) ATLANTA — The Public Service Commission (PSC) is currently considering Georgia Power’s purposed 844 million dollar rate increase, despite the fact that the country is in the middle of a recession with historically high unemployment and foreclosure rates. Georgia Power initially requested a 1.1 billion dollar rate increase, but after consumers expressed outrage at a November meeting […]

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Judge to Reconsider Warrant for Grady CEO on Open Records

  (APN) ATLANTA — Fulton County Superior Court Judge Constance Russell denied a warrant application for Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation CEO Pete Correll on Monday, November 29, 2010, that had been sought by Petitioner, Jack Jersawitz. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, Jersawitz had filed a warrant application two years ago regarding Correll’s failure to provide contact information for […]

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Pro-Charter School Activist Aiding New APS Majority

(APN) ATLANTA — A Buckhead activist who has been a staunch supporter of privatization, especially of public schools, has been aiding the new Board Majority of the Atlanta Public Schools. Glenn Delk, who wears many hats, has been representing the Board majority in the lawsuit, recently ruled upon, concerning the takeover of the Board by the new five-member majority. […]

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Midtown Gym Displaced by Beltline, Other Businesses Endangered

(APN) ATLANTA — A Midtown gym is being forced to relocate after a gravel pathway the business had been renting from the Beltline–and from the railroad company before that–for its parking lot, is now being used for part of the Beltline’s East Corridor. Progress has already begun on the new corridor, which will be a path for walking, cycling, roller […]

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Excluded Eagle Plaintiff Files Claim after Council Approves Settlement

  (APN) ATLANTA — One of two victims of the Atlanta Eagle raid who were excluded from the federal lawsuit, Christopher Lopez, has filed a claim with the City of Atlanta alleging that he suffered some of the same violations as the Plaintiffs who were awarded a one million and twenty-five thousand dollar settlement yesterday, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. […]

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People TV Public Access Ends Live Programming after Funding Cut (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — People TV, a community-run and operated public access channel that appears on Comcast Cable channel 24, aired its last day of live programming yesterday, December 04, 2010, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. “It’s not the last day of programming.  It’s actually the last day of live programming.  What we’re seeing is a reduction of services.  Live programming […]

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Eagle Settlement Heads to Public Safety Committee

(APN) ATLANTA — The Public Safety/Legal Administration Committee of the City Council is expected to consider the proposed settlement reached yesterday between the City of Atlanta and the Plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit regarding the Atlanta Eagle raid. Councilman Ivory Young (District 3), Chairman of the PS/LA Cmte, told APN yesterday that the Committee usually reviews all proposed legal settlements […]

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Settlement Reached in Atlanta Eagle Case (UPDATE 1)

UPDATE: This version of the story corrects to note that the next meeting of the PS/LA Cmte is on December 14. (APN) ATLANTA — A settlement has been reached in the Atlanta Eagle raid lawsuit, according to court documents cited by Georgia Voice magazine’s website.    #### “Settlement Conference held on 12/3/2010. The parties have reached an agreement to settle […]

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Downtown Shelter Opens Coffee Shop on Peachtree Street

(APN) ATLANTA — The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, the largest homeless shelter in the Southeastern US located on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta, has opened a coffeeshop, Blend, on its Peachtree Street entrance. The coffeeshop is open from Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm. Blend offers free Wi-fi to anyone with a laptop and can accommodate up […]

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