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What We’re Reading – Monday, May 25, 2015

CLICK ON POST to view, access links. Investigators: Legislators and Corporate Lobbyists Meet in Secret at Georgia Resort Channel 11 Alive WXIA television news http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/investigations/2015/05/21/investigators-legislators-and-corporate-lobbyists-meet-in-secret-at-georgia-resort/27695105/   Atlanta Officials Agree to $20k Settlement for Baton Bob Atlanta Business Chronicle http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/morning_call/2015/05/atlanta-officials-agree-to-20k-settlement-for.html   City Paid 12 Million on Outside Investigation in Eagle Raid WABE http://wabe.org/post/city-paid-12-million-outside-investigation-eagle-raid#.VVaBlPgRWg8.facebook   From the Editor: I’m Stepping Down at […]

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DeKalb Residents Consider Citizen Review Board as ACRB Proposes Reforms

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(APN) DECATUR — The Atlanta Citizen Review Board (ACRB) is looking to change some things about the way it operates.   At a meeting of Atlantans Building Leadership for Empowerment (ABLE) on May 19, 2015, ACRB Executive Director Samuel Lee Reid outlined several of fifteen reforms the Board originally made public in February 2015.   ABLE invited Reid to speak […]

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Republican Seeks to “Sneak Up on ‘Em” in House District 55

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the June 16, 2015 Special Election for House District 55, Atlanta Progressive News today takes a look at candidate John Guest, a Republican running as an independent, who recently told a local group of Republicans that he plans to “sneak up on ‘em” in House District 55.   “I’m running for Tyrone […]

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Heat-Stricken Senior Tenants Force HUD’s Hand

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(APN) ATLANTA — Low-income senior and disabled residents of Friendship Towers, a rent-subsidized apartment building, have been drumming up public pressure to get the building’s air conditioning fixed, as sweltering temperatures threaten their comfort, and in some cases, their health.   News broke earlier in May that the building’s elderly tenants were suffering in the heat.  Then a man was […]

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APS Files Suit to Clear Title on Surplus Properties, despite Atlanta’s Claims

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(APN) ATLANTA — On March 26, 2015, Atlanta Independent School System (known as Atlanta Public Schools) filed a lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court against “All Persons Known Or Unknown Who Claim Or Might Claim Adversely To Plaintiff’s Title To Real Property Known As 711 Catherine Street, 202 Milton Avenue, 1261 Lockwood Drive, 350 Autumn Lane, All Located in Fulton.” […]

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APN Questionnaire, Tyrone Brooks, Jr., State House Special Election District 55 (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — Seven candidates are running in a June 16, 2015, Special Election to replace former State Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta), for State House District 55.   The candidates include Tyrone Brooks Jr., the son of former State Rep. Brooks; Alysia Brown; John Franklin Guest Jr.; Marie R. Metze; Michael B. Fitzgerald; Raghu R. Raju; and Shelitha Renee Robertson, […]

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Atlanta Beltline Board Supports Withholding APS Payments – Woolard and Garner Included

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(APN) ATLANTA — At the Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Board Meeting of the Atlanta Beltline, the Board passed the Fiscal Year 2016 budget for the Beltline that does not provide any payments towards the Beltline’s 13.5 million dollar debt to Atlanta Public Schools (APS).  This debt reflects two missed payments in January 2014 and January 2015.   Based on the […]

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City of Atlanta Held in Contempt in Eagle Raid Settlement

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With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale   (APN) ATLANTA — After six years and numerous motions of contempt against the City of Atlanta for not implementing court-ordered changes in training of Atlanta police officers, changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and other changes to police culture, now serious sanctions have been imposed on the City of Atlanta.   Today, […]

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Task Force Shelter Producing Pounds of Veggies on Rooftop Garden

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless has made good on its plan to help feed the homeless people it serves through an organic rooftop garden, involving bees and a rainwater collection system.  The garden is so successful, an expansion is planned.   Residents at the shelter, located in downtown Atlanta’s Peachtree and Pine Streets, will […]

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DeKalb Interim CEO May Steps Down from District Seat

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(APN) ATLANTA — DeKalb County Government is once again under regional scrutiny as the acting CEO and District 5 Commissioner Lee May stepped down to allow for a special election to fill the District 5 seat.   Lee became the Interim CEO for DeKalb on July 16, 2013, appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal.  May was District 5 Commissioner when appointed […]

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