Atlanta Citizen Review Board

GDOT Targets Historic Black Macon Community for Highway Expansion

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(APN) MACON — The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) plans to build  “truck only lanes” between Macon and McDonough for two billion dollars, to bring cargo from Savannah to Atlanta – a move that would continue to decimation of a historic Black community in Macon, Georgia, known as Pleasant Hill.   The widening of Interstate 75 will take more land […]

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Coyne Sues Georgia Democratic Party for Backing Barksdale, breaking own By-laws

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(APN) ATLANTA — On May 12, 2016, John Coyne, II, one of three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, filed a lawsuit against the Democratic Party of Georgia (DPG); former State Sen. Dubose Porter (D-Dublin), the Party Chair; and others for what he claims to be fraudulent and conspiratorial  activities against himself and one other opponent in this […]

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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   Politically connected consultant challenges DeKalb Commissioner Gannon Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)   Democrats battle to become nominee in senate race against Isakson WSBTV Channel 2 television news   Salt Lake City Mayor Wants City Running on Clean Energy […]

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What We’re Reading – Friday, May 20, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post.   English Avenue Residents Fear Falcons Development CBS 46 television news   City’s DWM head Macrina being Challenged, Will she be replaced? Buckhead View   More Questions about Ceasar’s Mitchell’s PAC Fox 5 Atlanta television news   “Ugly” Peach Removed from atop Building near Downtown Connector Atlanta Business Chronicle […]

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New Partnership to Monitor Nuclear Radiation in Georgia for Three Years

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(APN) ATLANTA — A new partnership called the Georgia Radionuclide Education, Monitoring, and Outreach Project (REMOP) will monitor nuclear radioactive pollution in Georgia’s air, land, and water for the next three years, while engaging citizens in Burke County and other affected communities to be involved in the monitoring process.   Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) announced in a […]

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Two More Fulton Communities Seek Annexation into Atlanta


(APN) ATLANTA — Two more communities in unincorporated south Fulton County–Cascade Falls and Martin’s Park–are seeking annexation into the City of Atlanta, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   Cascade Falls is off of Cascade Road SW, and is south of Mangum Manor, and to the northeast of Cascade Green.   Martin’s Park is just to the […]

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What We’re Reading – Wednesday, May 18, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post.   No Names Allowed: DeKalb County Prohibits the Public from Speaking Commissioners’ Names CBS 46 television news   Worst Commissioner Ever? DeKalb Mayors Pan Sutton’s Performance (article from 2014) Decaturish   Georgia Considers Tightening Coal Ash Storage Rules WABE radio news   Historic Prattville Records Cleaned, Preserved Montgomery Advertiser […]

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Atlanta Council Begins Review of MARTA Half-Penny Tax Projects, Infrastructure Tax Projects

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta is now beginning the process of preparing to review two proposed project lists–one for MARTA and one for infrastructure projects–for two possible upcoming voter referenda on a half-penny sales tax.   If voters approve both measures on November 08, 2016, the sales tax would increase by one percent in the City of […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, May 17, 2016

To access links, click on full post: ####   DeKalb Commissioner Sutton Targeted in Key Election Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)   Catching Up with Stan Fong Georgia Voice   Council Votes to Pay Public Defenders the Same as Prosecutors Fulton County Daily Report (subscription)   House Speaker Ralston’s secret political fund Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)   Georgia Transportation […]

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What We’re Reading – Wednesday, May 11, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post: ####   Doctors’ Group Urges Grady Cut Ties with McDonald’s WABE radio news   Marietta Joins Growing List of Cities Placing Glass in the Trash WABE radio news   Retired Educators Speak in Opposition to State Takeover of Schools Online Athens   The warning that Capitol Police posted on […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, May 10, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Seven Atlanta Schools Improve Enough to Avoid Potential State Takeover Atlanta Journal-Constitution   Plano, Texas, Shows how Rail Transit Can Positively Transform a Suburban City Saporta Report   Solar Freakin’ Highways: The U.S. Has Enough PV to Cover One Lane of Its Interstate Highway System Green Tech Media […]

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Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman Speaks in Atlanta on Her Twenty Year Coverage Memoir

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(APN) ATLANTA — Independent media supporters, community progressives, and listeners of WRFG 89.3FM gathered at the First Iconium Baptist Church, on Moreland Avenue in East Atlanta, to hear Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speak on the importance of social movements and the failures of the corporate media on May 3, 2016.   The proceeds of the talk went to support […]

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APN Editor Co-Launches SMART ALEC, a Progressive Policy Think Tank

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(APN) ATLANTA — A new non-profit organization, SMART ALEC, seeks to promote progressive public policies at the state and local levels.   As a progressive response to ALEC–a controversial right-wing policy firm funded by the Koch brothers and large corporations–SMART ALEC offers a transparent, grassroots approach to public policy.   Atlanta Progressive News Editor and CEO Matthew Charles Cardinale is […]

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What We’re Reading – Monday, May 09, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post.   Atlanta Mayor’s Column Ripping Bernie Sanders Drafted by Lobbyist, Emails Show The Intercept   Atlanta Sets Stage to Extend Streetcar 2.5 Miles, to Beltline’s Westside Trail Saporta Report   DeKalb Schools: We Invest in Students, not Pet Projects Get Schooled blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution   DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones […]

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