Author Archives: MATTHEW CHARLES CARDINALE

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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What We’re Reading – Sunday, June 05, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Visibly Frightened ACLU Leader Quits after her Daughters were Frightened in the Ladies’ Room (APN story picked up by national media) Fox News television news http://nation.foxnews.com/2016/06/02/visibly-frightened-aclu-leader-quits-after-her-daughters-were-frightened-men-ladies-room   Kwanza Hall Floats Transportation Project List, including Streetcar Fix Atlanta Business Chronicle www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2016/06/03/atlanta-councilman-floats-transportation-project.html   Former Airport GM Accuses Mayor of Meddling in Airport […]

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What We’re Reading – Wednesday, June 01, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Bill Torpy: DeKalb Election Flier a New Low in Racial Politics Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/dekalb-election-flier-a-new-low-in-racial-politics/nrXxd/   State Says Primary Turnout was Around 20 percent in Georgia WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/state-says-primary-turnout-was-around-20-percent-georgia   This is what Dunwoody’s Mini-city would look like Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://www.myajc.com/news/business/mini-city-project-coming-to-dunwoody/nrTqp/   San Francisco Finds Giving the Homeless […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, May 31, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   SMART ALEC – Lobbying for Good – Targets Affordable Housing OpEdNews http://www.opednews.com/articles/SMART-ALEC–Lobbying-for-by-Joan-Brunwasser-Activism_Alec-Legislators_Homelessness_Homelessness-160531-687.html   Former Mayor Campbell Calls Braves Departure from Atlanta “Blasphemous” 11 Alive television news http://www.11alive.com/news/local/former-mayor-campbell-calls-braves-departure-from-atlanta-blasphemous/222918610   Preserving Sweet Auburn, One Block at a Time Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription only) http://www.myajc.com/news/lifestyles/preserving-sweet-auburn-one-block-at-a-time/nrR2j/   Update: Federal Judge Sanctions City of Atlanta for […]

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What We’re Reading – Monday, May 30, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post: #### Proposals for Georgia’s National Parklands Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription only) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/proposals-for-georgias-national-parklands/nrTmL/   New Orleans Recovery School District Proponents now offer new disclaimer Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mercedes-schneider/new-orleans-recovery-scho_b_7099226.html   Portland Tenants United Protests Housing Awards KOIN television news http://koin.com/2016/05/26/portland-tenants-united-protests-housing-awards/   County’s 2017 Budget makes Big Investment in Housing, Mental Health, Youth Multnomah County, Oregon https://multco.us/multnomah-county/news/countys-2017-budget-makes-big-investment-housing-mental-health-youth […]

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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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