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Councilwoman Sheperd to Seniors: Stay in Your Homes

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd (District 12) urged seniors to stay in their homes and not to sell their homes at a Homeowner Empowerment Workshop at the Arthur Langford Jr. Recreation Center in Southwest Atlanta.   Councilwoman Sheperd said she receives offers in the mail almost daily to purchase her home with cash.  Sheperd owns her home, […]

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Atlanta Moves Forward with Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta has adopted two Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) ordinances – one for the Beltline Overlay District and one for the Westside.  The City Council unanimously approved the ordinances on Monday, November 20, 2017.   While the term “Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning” might sound technical, it is actually quite significant news.  Put simply, it is a requirement […]

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APN Endorsements Part Two: Archibong, Welsh, Boone

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors is pleased to announce the endorsement of three candidates for City Council of Atlanta, including one incumbent.     We are endorsing Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong (District 5); Lauren Welsh, candidate for the open District 2 seat being vacated by Kwanza Hall; and Andrea Boone, candidate for the open District 10 […]

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APN Candidate Q&A: Dustin Hillis, Atlanta Council District 9

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2017 Municipal Elections, Atlanta Progressive News has distributed a questionnaire to several City Council candidates, and is planning to send out another round to another several candidates soon.   We will publish the questionnaire responses as they come in.   Dustin Hillis, an aide to Councilwoman Felicia Moore (District 9), is […]

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Atlanta Mayoral Race 2017, APN Overview Part Two: Fort, Woolard

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the City of Atlanta 2017 Mayoral race, this article presents an overview of two candidates: State Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) and former City Council President Cathy Woolard.   In Part One, Atlanta Progressive News presented an overview of Councilwoman Mary Norwood (Post 2-at-large) and Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2).   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2017/07/04/atlanta-mayoral-race-2017-apn-overview-part-one-norwood-hall/   […]

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Atlanta Mayoral Race 2017, APN Overview Part One: Norwood, Hall

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(APN) ATLANTA — It is now about four months away from the 2017 Mayoral race and there is a quite crowded race, with nine major candidates in the race.   The nine candidates are: Councilwoman Mary Norwood (Post 2-at-large), Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2), Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms (District 11), Council President Ceasar Mitchell, Fulton County Chairman John Eaves, State […]

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APN Celebrates 11 Years of Publication; Editor Returning to Atlanta

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(APN) ATLANTA — Upon the eleven year anniversary of Atlanta Progressive News, Matthew Charles Cardinale released the following statement: ####   Eleven years ago, on November 23, 2005, I launched the Atlanta Progressive News – a progressive news organization in Atlanta, from a FEMA-funded hotel room on Executive Park Drive, in what is now Brookhaven, Georgia.   I had just […]

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Open Door Community, a Space for Homeless Advocacy, Closing in January 2017

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With additional background by Matthew Charles Cardinale.   (APN) ATLANTA — The Open Door Community at 910 Ponce de Leon Avenue, a home and community space that has served Atlanta’s homeless community and many others in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood for 35 years, will close its doors some time in January 2017.   The Catholic Worker-led Open Door Community has provided […]

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ANALYSIS: Mayor’s Closed Meeting with Protesters Likely Violated Open Meetings Law

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Reporting on protest and meeting by Gloria Tatum.  Legal analysis by Matthew Charles Cardinale, News Editor.   (APN) ATLANTA — A meeting held yesterday, Monday, July 18, 2016, between organizers of recent protests against police violence; and City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Police Chief Turner, Atlanta City Councilmembers, and others, appears to have turned into what constituted, at minimum, […]

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Atlanta Ordinance Would Weaken Rental Affordability Standards (UPDATE 1)

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UPDATE 1: This legislation is worse than originally thought.  Not only does it change the affordability definition; it would strip the Code of Ordinances of all the City’s commitments to serving low-income families that came out of the 2001 Gentrification Task Force recommendations. SEE: http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2016/04/24/editorial-open-letter-to-atlanta-council-on-16-o-1163-in-opposition/   (APN) ATLANTA — An ordinance introduced by Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens (Post 3-at-large) […]

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MARTA Eyes Expansion into North Fulton County

(APN) ATLANTA — It was a busy summer for the Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority (MARTA), although not because riders were flocking to the new Ferris Wheel in downtown Atlanta.  “Connect 400” informational sessions made their way around north Fulton County this summer, gathering opinions from residents about where the next phase of the North Springs rail line would go: […]

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Fulton Taxpayers Foundation Struggling, Future Uncertain

(APN) ATLANTA — The Fulton County Taxpayers Foundation has let go of its Executive Director and other office staff and is no longer accepting new property tax appeals, Atlanta Progressive News has learned, as sources familiar with the matter say the Foundation is struggling with financial issues and that its future is quite uncertain at this point. “We hope to […]

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APN Endorses Patillo, Thomas, Gardner, Bell, No T-SPLOST

(APN) ATLANTA — The Board of Directors of the Atlanta Progressive News has issued the following endorsements in our first round of endorsements for this 2012 election cycle.  We are endorsing in four State House races (HD 53, HD 56, HD 57, HD 58), where we sent detailed questionnaires to nine candidates, receiving responses from all nine with the exception […]

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APN Celebrates One Thousand News Articles

(APN) ATLANTA — Upon the recent publication by Atlanta Progressive News of its one thousandth, original full-length news article, APN’s News Editor, Matthew Cardinale, released the following statement: #### Dear APN Readers, I’m writing to share with you that Atlanta Progressive News has reached a significant milestone, the publication of our one-thousandth original, full-length news article. Upon this occasion, I […]

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APN Celebrates Six Years of Publication

  Hey everybody.  It’s me – Matthew Charles Cardinale – News Editor and President of the Atlanta Progressive News.I have great news – yesterday, November 23, 2011, we celebrated our sixth year of publication, which means we are now in our seventh year of publication.  Basically, we haven’t gone away. This is the one time of year when I get […]

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