Category Archives: homeless shelters

Task Force for Homeless Eviction Granted, Appeal Expected

  (APN) ATLANTA — Fulton County Superior Court Judge Craig Schwall issued a verbal order–with written ruling forthcoming–on Friday, February 03, 2012, first, evicting Anita and Jim Beaty, Executive Director and Board President of the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, by February 15, 2012; second, ordering the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta to transition hundreds of homeless men […]

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(IPS) Homeless Play Key Role in Occupy Movement

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=106188. ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec 12, 2011 (IPS) – Homeless people make up a significant proportion of participants in the Occupy Movement in cities across the United States, from Los Angeles to Atlanta, where at times they comprise an estimated third of the occupiers. When the organisers of the Washington, DC […]

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Emory University Issues Response to Task Force Lawsuit

(APN) ATLANTA — Emory University and Emory Health Care have issued a statement in response to a request from Atlanta Progressive News concerning the lawsuit filed by the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless regarding Emory’s alleged participation in the conspiracy to sabotage the shelter. “Emory University and Emory Healthcare were named as defendants in a Dekalb County lawsuit […]

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Task Force for the Homeless Sues Emory University

(APN) ATLANTA — The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless has sued Emory University and Emory Healthcare for allegedly engaging in a conspiracy to sabotage the shelter, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by Atlanta Progressive News. The case, 11A39185-5 is filed in the State Court of DeKalb County.  The complaint was filed on Tuesday, October 11, […]

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Federal Court Clears Atlanta in Homeless Task Force Lawsuit

(APN) ATLANTA — US District Judge Thomas Thrash ruled against the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless in a Motion for Summary Judgement in its claims against the City of Atlanta, and ruled in favor of the City in its counterclaim for unpaid water bills, according to a copy of Thrash’s ruling, dated Friday, September 21, 2011, posted on […]

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Task Force for the Homeless in Mediation with City, Other Parties

(APN) ATLANTA — The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, which has sued the City of Atlanta and other parties for conspiring to sabotage and destroy the shelter, is in mediation talks with several parties, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. These parties include the City of Atlanta, United Way, Emory University, Central Atlanta Progress, Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, Manny […]

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Georgia Supreme Court Seeks Olens’s Opinion on Atlanta’s Secret Vote

(APN) ATLANTA — The Supreme Court of Georgia has requested the opinion of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens in a letter dated September 01, 2011, regarding the lawsuit currently before the Court, Matthew Cardinale v. City of Atlanta et al., which was brought by APN’s News Editor–the present writer–challenging the City Council of Atlanta’s secret vote of February 2010. “Dear […]

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Community Gardening Gets a Boost in Atlanta

  By Stephen Wing, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News (APN) ATLANTA — Facing an uncertain future, people across the country seem to instinctively grasp two things: They want a greater sense of community in their lives and they want to grow their own food.  These two impulses are coming together in the phenomenal spread of community gardening.  In towns, […]

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