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Atlantan Unveils Unique Aquaponic Farming Ecosystem

  (APN) ATLANTA — On Saturday, June 25, 2011, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony, and Open House commemorating the site installation of an aquaponic-bioponic sustainable farming ecosystem.  The event was held at the Bush Mountain Outdoor Activity Center (OAC) in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood. An aquaponic-bioponic sustainable farming eco-system is a system that grows plants and fish.  This is […]

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(IPS) Public Workers Fight to Preserve Pensions

A previous version of this article appeared on the Inter-Press Service at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=56311. ATLANTA, Georgia, Jun 30, 2011 (IPS) – Municipal workers across the United States are fighting to preserve their pensions amidst a concerted campaign by corporate interests coupled with budget shortfalls facing all urban areas in the current recession. Some of the affected workers include those who work […]

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Atlanta Proposes Charging for Collected Rainwater

(APN) ATLANTA — A currently proposed City of Atlanta ordinance would begin to charge residents who use rainwater catchment systems, raising concern among some Atlanta citizens who see the ordinance as taxing the water which falls from the sky. Ordinance #11-O-0740, Potable Rainwater Ordinance for Residential Use, was sent from Mayor Kasim Reed’s office to the City Utilities Committee in […]

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City of Atlanta Answers Committee Briefings Lawsuit

(APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta and seven Council Members have responded to a lawsuit filed by the News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News–the present writer–challenging their practice of holding seven closed-door Committee Briefings every two weeks. The City’s Answer was filed in Fulton County Superior Court on June 17, 2011, and APN’s News Editor received a copy Tuesday, […]

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AHA Board Slashes Alisias Contract, Chastises CEO Glover

(APN) ATLANTA — Sparks were flying today, Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at the Atlanta Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting, as the Board voted to slash the fiscal year 2012 budget item for the Alisias PR firm from 750,000 dollars to 84,000 dollars, or 7,000 dollars per month. The Board of Commissioners under the Mayor Shirley Franklin administration, including current […]

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Atlanta Branch of the NAACP Supports City Workers in Their Appeal to be Heard on the City’s Pension Plan Dispute (Sponsored)

Atlanta Branch of the NAACP Supports City Workers in Their Appeal to be Heard on the City’s Pension Plan Dispute City employee rally on Wednesday, June 15th at noon. #### (Sponsored blog post) Atlanta, GA (June 13,  2011). The Atlanta Branch of the NAACP will sponsor a rally in support of city workers and their appeal to be heard relative to […]

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APS Ethics Panel Member Resigns to Protect Chairman El

(APN) ATLANTA — A fourth member of the Ethics Commission of the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education, David Dorsey, has resigned, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. In Dorsey’s letter of resignation, he writes that APS BOE Chairman Khaatim El appears to be guilty of violating Board policies, but that Dorsey would rather resign than find him guilty because he […]

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Mitchell, Moore, Bond Blast Mayor Reed’s Pension Scare Tactics

  (APN) ATLANTA — Council President Ceasar Mitchell and Council Members Felicia Moore (District 9) and Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large) criticized Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in scathing comments during the Full Council Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta on Monday June 06, 2011. Mitchell, Moore, and Bond were responding to the ongoing scare tactics by Mayor Reed related […]

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Atlanta Councilwoman Winslow Draws Early Challenger

Atlanta Councilwoman Winslow Draws Early Challenger By Matthew Cardinale (APN) ATLANTA — Kwabena Nkromo has announced his intent to challenge Atlanta City Councilwoman Cleta Winslow (District 4) in the 2013 Municipal Election, according to an email he sent to Atlanta Progressive News. Nkromo writes that he wants to promote and develop a significant urban gardening program in the District which […]

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APAB Votes to Request Atlanta Committee Briefing Records

(APN) ATLANTA — At the Saturday, May 21, 2011, meeting of the Atlanta Planning and Advisory Board (APAB), the citizens’ advisory group to the City of Atlanta, APAB voted to request information related to one of the City Council of Atlanta’s seven regularly scheduled closed-door Committee Briefings, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. APAB President Cathy Richards and senior advocate Ben […]

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Pat Chapman, 1926-2011, !Presente!

(APN) ATLANTA — Pat Chapman, 85, a lifelong advocate for the less fortunate who continued her activism on the computer after becoming home-bound, passed away from complications from a stroke, on Monday, May 16, 2011. Over the last fifteen years, Chapman had been a champion for the Democratic Party, even from her home in East Cobb County, a Conservative bastion […]

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Deal, Reed, Muhammad Nudge Atlanta BOE Chairman El towards Resignation

(APN) ATLANTA — On various occasions over the last few weeks, key political players at the local and state levels have been nudging Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education Chairman Khaatim El towards resignation; and a Board vote on a new Chairperson might be drawing close, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. According to one Board Member who attended a closed-door […]

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APN Editor Sues City of Atlanta for Closed-Door Briefings

  (APN) ATLANTA — The News Editor for the Atlanta Progressive News–the present writer–has filed a lawsuit against the City of Atlanta, to bring openness, public access, and transparency to the City Council of Atlanta’s seven closed-door, private Committee Briefings which occur every two weeks. The case number is 2011CV200639 and is before Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter. […]

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Rev. Lowery Sues over North Fulton Cities, Claims Black Vote Dilution

This article first appeared on The Beacon website at: http://www.beaconcastmedia.com/news/-Rev-Lowery-Sues-over-North-Fulton-Cities-Claims-Black-Vote-Dilution-2887 (APN) ATLANTA — Rev. Joseph Lowery, one of the few remaining veterans of the Civil Rights Movement who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, has joined with the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and several Black residents of North Fulton and Dekalb Counties, to challenge what has been the creation of […]

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Activist Group Targets Bad Employers, Slum Landlords

(APN) ATLANTA — A new, underground activist group called the Atlanta Solidarity Network (ASOL) is using collective force to fight back against bad employers and slum landlords. “The Atlanta Solidarity Network is a group of volunteers seeking to help other members of the working class through collective direct action and mutual support,” according to the organization’s website on Blogspot.com. “HAVING […]

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