Author Archives: MATTHEW CHARLES CARDINALE

Louisiana’s Statewide School Takeover Was Post-Katrina Disaster

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(APN) NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — After Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiana advanced a statewide takeover of the Orleans Parish School District that has been a catastrophe of public policy, harming students, parents, voters, and communities.   Education advocates in New Orleans like Karran Harper Royal are distraught to learn that Georgia voters are facing a statewide referendum this November […]

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Cheryl Courtney-Evans, 1952-2016, !Presente!

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(APN) ATLANTA — Cheryl Courtney-Evans, 61, a pioneering transgender activist in Atlanta, has passed away, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   She was the founder and Executive Director of Transgender Individuals Living Their Truth (TILTT), which hosts its meetings at the Phillip Rush Center.   http://www.tiltt.org/   Courtney-Evans advocated for transgender equality issues at the local, state, and national levels. […]

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Homeless Task Force Case Heads to Trial October 17, as Settlement Status Unclear

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With research by Gloria Tatum   (APN) ATLANTA — After six years of litigation, the lawsuit of the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, versus the multiple defendants who appear to have engaged in a tortious conspiracy to sabotage what is the largest homeless shelter in the Southeast U.S., is barreling towards trial, according to court documents obtained by […]

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Sources: Homeless Task Force May Close in November

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(APN) ATLANTA — The homeless men who rely on the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, the largest shelter in the U.S. Southeast, have been informed that the shelter may close in November 2016, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   However, no final decision has been made – leaving Atlanta’s homeless community uncertain about their future.   Atlanta Progressive […]

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New Orleans Planning Study Recommends Atlanta Housing Ordinance be Adopted

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(APN) ATLANTA — On August 16, 2016, the City Planning Commission staff of the City of New Orleans, Louisiana, recommended that New Orleans adopt, and expand upon, a Model Ordinance for Affordable Housing Impact Statements (AHIS) that was adopted by the City of Atlanta in November 2015.   The Planning Commission will consider the study and recommendations at its meeting […]

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Settlement Talks in Homeless Task Force Case, as Trial Date Nears

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With research by Gloria Tatum.   (APN) ATLANTA — With an early October 2016 trial date looming, the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless appears to be discussing a possible settlement in its lawsuit against the numerous defendants–Central Atlanta Progress (CAP), Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID), Emanuel Fialkow, Emory University, and others–Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   Based on […]

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What We’re Reading – Sunday, June 26, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Religious Leaders Urge Brookhaven Officials to Consider the Impact of Gentrification Brookhaven Post http://brookhavenpost.co/religious-leaders-urge-brookhaven-officials-to-consider-impact-of-gentrification/41398/   Savannah-Chatham Hiring 450 Teachers, No Education Degree required NBC 4 Columbus http://nbc4i.com/2016/06/20/georgia-school-district-hiring-450-teachers-no-education-degree-required/   One Year Later, Georgia Power Installs Just Five Solar Rooftops WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/one-year-georgia-power-installs-just-five-solar-rooftops   Georgia Judge Calls Man “Queer” during Bizarre […]

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Koch-Funded ALEC Threatens SMART ALEC with Lawsuit

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(APN) ATLANTA — The controversial, right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has sent a cease and desist letter, through their attorneys, to SMART ALEC, a progressive, non-profit think tank and lobbying organization, over what they purport to be trademark infringement.   HELP US STAND UP TO GOLIATH ALEC! https://www.gofundme.com/SMART_ALEC/   If ALEC decides to pursue the lawsuit, now that they […]

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What We’re Reading – Sunday, June 19, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Ebenezer Baptist Church Vigil Draws Diverse Crowd of Hundreds to Mourn Orlando Victims The Georgia Voice http://thegavoice.com/ebenezer-baptist-church-vigil-draws-diverse-crowd-hundreds-honor-orlando-victims/   Developers Plans $200 million Community in Atlanta’s Upper-west side WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/developer-plans-200m-community-atlanta-s-upper-west-side   Attorney: Friendship Tower knowingly installed Faulty Air Conditioner CBS 46 television news http://www.cbs46.com/story/32250880/attorney-friendship-tower-knowingly-installed-faulty-air-conditioner   “Angels” to Block Westboro […]

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What We’re Reading – Thursday, June 16, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   NPU System Changes Raise Concerns Buckhead View http://buckheadview.com/2016/06/08/npu-system-changes-raise-concerns/   What a Hooker, a John, and an Abandoned House Have to do with Corporate Secrecy Investigations blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://investigations.blog.ajc.com/2016/06/14/what-a-hooker-a-john-and-an-abandoned-house-have-to-do-with-corporate-secrecy/   Georgia Democrats Want New Debate on Assault Weapons Ban After Orlando Shootings Political Insider blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2016/06/13/georgia-democrats-want-new-debate-on-assault-weapons-ban-after-orlando-shootings/ Georgia Senator […]

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What We’re Reading – Sunday, June 12, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Michael Thurmond’s Biggest Challenge Won’t be with DeKalb Voters Atlanta Magazine http://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-culture-articles/michael-thurmonds-biggest-challenge-wont-be-with-dekalb-voters/   Community Solar Benefitting Co-op Members in North Carolina Southeast Energy News http://southeastenergynews.com/2016/06/10/community-solar-projects-benefiting-co-op-members-in-nc/   Housing Activist Proposes Model Ordinance for Affordable Housing Impact Statements (CEO of APN, Matthew Charles Cardinale) KBOO FM radio news (Portland, OR) http://kboo.fm/media/50372-housing-activist-proposes-model-ordinance-affordable-housing-impact-statements   […]

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CM Martin to Planning Commissioner: If he’s displeased, he should leave

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(APN) ATLANTA — At a Work Session yesterday, Wednesday, June 08, 2016, Atlanta City Councilman C.T. Martin (District 10) criticized a proposal to reorganize the City of Atlanta Planning Commission.   Commissioner Tim Keane came to Atlanta with a stated agenda of bringing change to the Planning Department.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2015/09/10/atlantas-new-planning-commissioner-signals-concern-for-housing-affordability/   Keane has proposed a major reorganization of the Planning […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, June 07, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   City of Atlanta Seeks Input on Major Office of Planning Expansion Curbed Atlanta http://atlanta.curbed.com/2016/6/7/11872974/city-of-atlanta-tim-keane-department-of-planning   Underground Atlanta Sale Enabled by Golf Course Swap Saporta Report http://www.saportareport.com/underground-atlanta-sale-enabled-golf-course-swap-continues-sale-city-assets/   If Atlanta Votes to Expand MARTA, Will Others Follow? Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://business.blog.myajc.com/2016/06/05/if-atlanta-votes-to-expand-marta-will-others-follow/   Cobb County Needs to Raise Taxes to Pay for […]

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Citizens, Norwood Respond to Bottoms’ Attacks as Loch Lomond Annexation Approved by Atlanta Council

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(APN) ATLANTA — At the Monday, June 06, 2016 Full Council Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta, the Council unanimously approved, 16-O-1189, an ordinance by Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms (District 11) for the annexation of the Loch Lomond community.   As Atlanta Progressive News has chronicled, this is one of several City of Atlanta annexations that have taken place […]

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What We’re Reading – Monday, June 06, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Fulton County Drops Case against Tim Franzen- American Friends Service Committee Atlanta blog, Blogspot http://afscatlanta.blogspot.com/2016/06/fulton-county-drops-case-against-tim.html   Mayor softens criticism of Company’s Findings on Atlanta Streetcar WSBTV Channel 2 television news http://www.wsbtv.com/video/local-video/mayor-softens-criticism-of-company-s-findings-on-atlanta-streetcar_20160606222019/326798887   Coastal Georgia Nonprofit Starts Legal Fund to Fight Coal Ash Brunswick News http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/news/local_news/coastal-georgia-nonprofit-starts-legal-fund-to-fight-coal-ash/article_46adf3d6-c4ce-595f-8a47-9eccde6b339b.html   Georgia Republicans Back In-state […]

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