Author Archives: MATTHEW CHARLES CARDINALE

What We’re Reading – Sunday, May 29, 2016

To access links, pls click here:   Emory to Launch $1.5 Million Sustainability Revolving Fund Emory News Center http://news.emory.edu/stories/2016/05/er_sustainability_revolving_fund/campus.html   Drew Charter School Serves as Model for APS Goals (former Mayor Shirley Franklin’s Purpose Built Communities getting APS turnaround contract) WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/drew-charter-school-serves-model-aps-goals   Building Boom: Can Atlanta’s Tree Massacre be Stopped? Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/building-boom-can-atlantas-tree-massacre-be-stoppe/nrTDt/   Portland Now Generates […]

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Georgia ACLU Director Departs over Transgender Litigation (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — Maya Dillard Smith, Interim Director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), says she has left the organization due to a disagreement she had over its participation in recent litigation over the use of public restrooms by transgender persons.  And at least one transgender advocate is outraged by her comments.   The ACLU […]

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

To access links, pls click on full post.   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, […]

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What We’re Reading – Saturday, May 21, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Atlanta Watershed Chief Fired Fox 5 Atlanta television news http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/143761202-story   Politically connected consultant challenges DeKalb Commissioner Gannon Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/politically-connected-consultant-challenges-dekalb/nrNnC/   Democrats battle to become nominee in senate race against Isakson WSBTV Channel 2 television news http://www.wsbtv.com/video?videoId=296229863   Salt Lake City Mayor Wants City Running on Clean Energy […]

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What We’re Reading – Friday, May 20, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post.   English Avenue Residents Fear Falcons Development CBS 46 television news www.cbs46.com/story/31986425/english-avenue-resident-fear-falcons-development   City’s DWM head Macrina being Challenged, Will she be replaced? Buckhead View http://buckheadview.com/2016/05/18/macrina-way-be-replaced/   More Questions about Ceasar’s Mitchell’s PAC Fox 5 Atlanta television news http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/i-team/143196514-story   “Ugly” Peach Removed from atop Building near Downtown Connector Atlanta Business Chronicle […]

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New Partnership to Monitor Nuclear Radiation in Georgia for Three Years

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(APN) ATLANTA — A new partnership called the Georgia Radionuclide Education, Monitoring, and Outreach Project (REMOP) will monitor nuclear radioactive pollution in Georgia’s air, land, and water for the next three years, while engaging citizens in Burke County and other affected communities to be involved in the monitoring process.   Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) announced in a […]

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Two More Fulton Communities Seek Annexation into Atlanta

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(APN) ATLANTA — Two more communities in unincorporated south Fulton County–Cascade Falls and Martin’s Park–are seeking annexation into the City of Atlanta, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   http://atlantacityga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?ID=9334   http://atlantacityga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?ID=9335   Cascade Falls is off of Cascade Road SW, and is south of Mangum Manor, and to the northeast of Cascade Green.   Martin’s Park is just to the […]

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What We’re Reading – Wednesday, May 18, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post.   No Names Allowed: DeKalb County Prohibits the Public from Speaking Commissioners’ Names CBS 46 television news http://www.cbs46.com/Clip/12443292/no-names-allowed-dekalb-county-prohibit-the-public-from-speaking-commissioners-names   Worst Commissioner Ever? DeKalb Mayors Pan Sutton’s Performance (article from 2014) Decaturish http://www.decaturish.com/2014/01/worst-commissioner-ever-dekalb-county-mayors-pan-suttons-performance/   Georgia Considers Tightening Coal Ash Storage Rules WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/georgia-considers-tightening-coal-ash-storage-rules   Historic Prattville Records Cleaned, Preserved Montgomery Advertiser […]

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Atlanta Council Begins Review of MARTA Half-Penny Tax Projects, Infrastructure Tax Projects

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta is now beginning the process of preparing to review two proposed project lists–one for MARTA and one for infrastructure projects–for two possible upcoming voter referenda on a half-penny sales tax.   If voters approve both measures on November 08, 2016, the sales tax would increase by one percent in the City of […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, May 17, 2016

To access links, click on full post: ####   DeKalb Commissioner Sutton Targeted in Key Election Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/dekalb-commissioner-sutton-targeted-in-key-electio/nrNmd/   Catching Up with Stan Fong Georgia Voice http://thegavoice.com/catching-stan-fong/   Council Votes to Pay Public Defenders the Same as Prosecutors Fulton County Daily Report (subscription) http://www.dailyreportonline.com/id=1202757747680/Council-Votes-to-Pay-Public-Defenders-the-Same-As-Prosecutors-Uphold-Hungry-Lawyers-Firing   House Speaker Ralston’s secret political fund Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/house-speaker-ralstons-secret-political-fund/nrL6F   Georgia Transportation […]

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What We’re Reading – Wednesday, May 11, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post: ####   Doctors’ Group Urges Grady Cut Ties with McDonald’s WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/doctors-group-urges-grady-cut-ties-mcdonalds   Marietta Joins Growing List of Cities Placing Glass in the Trash WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/marietta-joins-growing-list-cities-placing-glass-trash   Retired Educators Speak in Opposition to State Takeover of Schools Online Athens http://onlineathens.com/mobile/2016-05-08/retired-educators-leader-speaks-opposition-state-takeover-schools   The warning that Capitol Police posted on […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, May 10, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Seven Atlanta Schools Improve Enough to Avoid Potential State Takeover Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-education/seven-atlanta-schools-improve-enough-to-avoid-pote/nrGTS/   Plano, Texas, Shows how Rail Transit Can Positively Transform a Suburban City Saporta Report http://saportareport.com/plano-texas-shows-rail-transit-can-positively-transform-suburban-city/   Solar Freakin’ Highways: The U.S. Has Enough PV to Cover One Lane of Its Interstate Highway System Green Tech Media […]

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APN Editor Co-Launches SMART ALEC, a Progressive Policy Think Tank

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(APN) ATLANTA — A new non-profit organization, SMART ALEC, seeks to promote progressive public policies at the state and local levels.   As a progressive response to ALEC–a controversial right-wing policy firm funded by the Koch brothers and large corporations–SMART ALEC offers a transparent, grassroots approach to public policy.   Atlanta Progressive News Editor and CEO Matthew Charles Cardinale is […]

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What We’re Reading – Monday, May 09, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post.   Atlanta Mayor’s Column Ripping Bernie Sanders Drafted by Lobbyist, Emails Show The Intercept https://theintercept.com/2016/05/06/hillary-super-pac-draft-oped/   Atlanta Sets Stage to Extend Streetcar 2.5 Miles, to Beltline’s Westside Trail Saporta Report http://saportareport.com/atlanta-sets-stage-extend-streetcar-2-5-miles-beltlines-westside-trail/   DeKalb Schools: We Invest in Students, not Pet Projects Get Schooled blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://getschooled.blog.myajc.com/2016/05/09/dekalb-schools-we-invest-in-students-not-pet-projects/   DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones […]

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Atlanta Council Approves New Affordable Housing Requirement for Development Authority Deals, with New Option at 60% AMI

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(APN) ATLANTA — At the Monday, May 02, 2016 Full Council Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta, the Council approved, in a vote of fourteen to one, a new ordinance by Councilman Andre Dickens (Post 3-at-large) to require a set-aside of affordable housing units in new multi-family housing developments receiving funds from a development authority doing business in the […]

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