Author Archives: MATTHEW CHARLES CARDINALE

Atlanta Ordinance Would Repeal “Known Drug Area” Law that is Unconstitutional

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Public Safety/Legal Administration Committee of the City Council of Atlanta is set to consider legislation on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at its 3 p.m. meeting, that would repeal a provision in Atlanta’s Code of Ordinances that purports to make it a crime to merely be physically present in a “known drug area.”   http://atlantacityga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?Frame=SplitView&MeetingID=3042&MediaPosition=&ID=17758&CssClass=   Councilman […]

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SOS Investigating Senior Vote-Buying in Atlanta Election

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Secretary of State of Georgia is investigating apparent vote-buying at two senior highrises in Atlanta’s City Council District 3, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   Tess Hammock, a spokeswoman for Secretary Brad Raffensperger, confirmed the investigation is ongoing, but said she could provide no further details at this time until the investigation is complete.   APN […]

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Antonio Brown Attacks Clay, as District 3 Results Challenged in Court

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(APN) ATLANTA — Antonio Brown, a candidate for the Atlanta City Council District 3 position who came in second place, attacked Greg Clay, the third place finisher, for challenging the election results, in an interview with the Neighbor Newspapers.   Greg Clay and District 3 voter Mark Anthony Boyd filed the election challenge in Fulton County Superior Court on Wednesday, […]

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Council Candidate, Amos, Fueled by Developers, Airport Dollars

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Photograph of Byron Amos from Amos’s Facebook page, pursuant to fair use doctrine.   (APN) ATLANTA — Candidate for Atlanta City Council, Byron Amos–who said at a recent forum that he accepted money from developer Steve Brock–appears to be have been fueled by developer interests and airport concessionaires throughout his political career.   A review by Atlanta Progressive News of […]

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Fulton Court Restores APN Editor’s Name to Ballot, Overruling City of Atlanta

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Friday, February 22, 2019, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly Lee Ellerbe ruled that the City of Atlanta was “arbitrary and capricious” in its decision early last week to remove candidate Matthew Charles Cardinale from the ballot in the March 19, 2019 Special Election.   The City of Atlanta and Fulton County worked together beginning late […]

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City of Atlanta Drags Feet on Illegal Yard Signs Littering District 3 (UPDATE 3)

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UPDATE 3: A City of Atlanta vehicle was spotted on Anderson along with a city worker picking up illegal yard signs.   UPDATE 2: Interim Commission Pierre Johnson has said the City’s SWEET Team (Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Team) will be inspecting and removing any illegal yards.   UPDATE 1: The City of Atlanta City Attorney Nina Hickson writes, […]

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Crowded Race in Atlanta Council District 3 Special Election

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Screenshot of candidates’ forum video courtesy of Kelly Brown.   (APN) ATLANTA — Ten candidates–including the News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News–have filed declarations of intent to run in the March 19, 2019 Special Election for the Atlanta City Council District 3 seat.   So far, three candidates–APN News Editor Matthew Charles Cardinale, Greg Clay, and Mrs. Shalise Steele-Young–have qualified. […]

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Atlanta City Council’s War on the Public; Mr. Bond Objects

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(APN) ATLANTA — One year into the new Council term, the current Atlanta City Councilmembers continue their war on the public, with the exception of Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large).     In one meeting, they acted to limit public comment and, to add insult to injury, they declined to require the videotaping of their gossip sessions known as Committee […]

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APN Editor Running for Atlanta City Council in Special Election

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Founder and News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News, Matthew Charles Cardinale, 37, is running for Atlanta City Council District 3 in the Special Election that is scheduled for March 19, 2019.   Campaign website: http://www.matthewforatlanta.com   Campaign Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Matthew-Charles-Cardinale-for-Atlanta-City-Council-District-3-216005662628584   Paypal donation link: https://www.paypal.me/friendsofmcharles   “Progressive Legislative Package for First 180 Days in Office” – […]

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Atlanta Council to Consider Limiting Public Comment

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(APN) ATLANTA — Another Atlanta City Council term, another attack on public comment; there always is at least one ordinance introduced or action taken that is aimed at undermining the effectiveness of Atlantans to make a difference in the democratic process.   This time at least some members of the Atlanta City Council–following a discussion at their Fall Retreat held […]

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APN Editor Publishes “Tales of Audacity at the Turn of the Millennium”

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(APN) ATLANTA — The News Editor and founder of Atlanta Progressive News, Matthew Charles Cardinale, is pleased to announce the publication of a memoir entitled, Tales of Audacity at the Turn of the Millennium.   Written to the future, the book is intended to serve as a historical artifact of life in the United States at the turn of the […]

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Atlanta Routinely Assessing Business Fee without Authority

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta continues to assess and collect a five hundred dollar penalty to many Atlanta businesses without authority, despite the City being aware that they lack the authority to collect the fee, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   This practice is disproportionately harming small businesses across Atlanta.   As of today, September 07, 2018, the […]

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Atlanta’s Authority to Restrict Zoning Comments in Question

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council has for at least the last several years–if not the last several decades–forbidden Atlanta citizens from making public comment on zoning matters at its Full Council Meetings and at its Committee Meetings.   Frequently, Atlanta citizens seek to exercise their First Amendment rights to free speech and the petitioning of government for a […]

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No Progress on CBA; Developer, Brock, “Won’t Be Called a Racist”

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(APN) ATLANTA — There has been no progress to date on amending the Community Benefits Agreement for the catalytic Westside Yards Development proposed for Atlanta’s English Avenue neighborhood, following a thirty day deferral by the City of Atlanta agreed to by developer Echo A, which includes Brock Built Homes.   Developer Adam Brock insisted, “I won’t be called a racist!” […]

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Councilman Bond Seeks Videotaping of Atlanta Council Briefings

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large) has introduced an ordinance that would require the Committee Briefings of the Atlanta City Council to be videotaped.   The videos would be required to be posted online on the City Council’s website as well as available through the Municipal Clerk.     While the Atlanta City Council’s seven […]

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