What We’re Reading – Saturday, May 28, 2016

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State Threatens to Shut Down Atlanta Streetcar

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/state-threatens-to-shut-down-atlanta-streetcar/nrTwm/

 

City to Give Park Atlanta the Boot

CBS 46 television news

http://www.cbs46.com/story/32041060/city-to-give-park-atlanta-the-boot

 

Woman Offered TV on Craigslist and Robbed Buyers (Cobb County)

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/cops-cobb-woman-offered-tv-on-craigslist-robbed-wo/nrPLT/

 

Top Vote Getter in Tuesday’s Primary Was A. Barnes

Political Insider blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2016/05/26/top-vote-getter-in-tuesdays-primary-was-a-barnes/

 

Georgia Case Could Set Precedent in Transgender Directive Suit

Georgia Public Broadcasting radio news

http://gpbnews.org/post/georgia-case-could-set-precedent-transgender-directive-suit

 

After U.S. Supreme Court Victory, Stephen Bright Won’t Rest His Defense of the Poor and the Powerless

Atlanta Magazine

http://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-culture-articles/after-u-s-supreme-court-victory-stephen-bright-wont-rest-his-defense-of-the-poor-and-the-powerless/

 

Bed-Stuy Seniors Start Co-living to Ward off Gentrifiers (Bed-Stuy, New York)

Patch.com

http://patch.com/new-york/bed-stuy/bed-stuy-seniors-start-co-living-ward-gentrifiers

 

Hasidic Neighborhood in Brooklyn Top Beneficiary of Section 8

New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/hasidic-neighborhood-b-klyn-top-beneficiary-section-8-article-1.2639120

 

Press Release: Saltzman announces tax on new development to build and preserve affordable housing (Portland, Oregon)

City of Portland, Oregon, Commissioner Dan Saltzman

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/saltzman/index.cfm?&a=577727

 

Last Men Standing: They had the remarkable luck to survive AIDS, and the brutal misfortune to live on.

San Francisco Chronicle

http://projects.sfchronicle.com/2016/living-with-aids/story/

 

The People Designing your Cities don’t care what you want, they’re planning for hipsters

Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/08/15/the-people-designing-your-cities-have-no-idea-what-you-or-the-rest-of-the-middle-class-want/

 

A Hunk of Planet Dissolves before our Eyes

NPR radio news

www.npr.org/sections/krulwich/2014/01/31/268356264/a-hunk-of-planet-dissolves-before-our-eyes

 

Five Floating Solar Farms Helping to Power the World

Eco Watch

http://ecowatch.com/2016/05/24/floating-solar-systems/

 

Should Landlords Be Licensed?  Toronto is considering an experiment that would give landlords and apartment buildings restaurant-style grades.  (Toronto, Canada)

City Lab

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2016/05/landlord-watch-toronto-grades-landlords-and-apartment-buildings-by-inspections-and-violations/484166/?utm_source=SFFB

 

Sberbank to start Islamic banking pilot program (usury-free bank)

RT

https://www.rt.com/business/343736-islamic-banking-russia-sberbank/

 

(END/2016)

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