Author Archives: MATTHEW CHARLES

Chicago Residents Join Rally to Save Atlanta Public Housing

  (APN) ATLANTA — Residents of, and advocates for, Chicago public housing joined Atlanta residents and advocates today for a rally at Atlanta City Hall. About 100 in total protested Atlanta’s plans to demolish public housing. The rally coincided with the first day of the US Social Forum. Organizations represented included the Task Force for the Homeless, ACORN, Women in […]

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Mayor, City Attorney Seek Delay on Free Speech Zone Ordinance

(APN) ATLANTA — A City Attorney will recommend to the Community Development/Human Resources Committee of the Atlanta City Council they postpone for two weeks the consideration of the controversial Free Speech Zone (FSZ) ordinance, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. “At the CDHR meeting this Tuesday, June 12th, I, on behalf of the Law Department, will request the Committee hold the […]

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Local Paper, The Story, Ends Printing and Goes Online

(APN) ATLANTA — The Story, a local newspaper providing community news throughout Greater Atlanta for the last five years, has ended print publication, sold most of its newspaper boxes, and is going to an online only news service, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. “We know more people are getting news from the Internet,” particularly young people, Dominique Huff, 25, News […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Second AHA Whisteblower says Voucher Terminations Raised Concerns

(APN) ATLANTA — A second Whistleblower from Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA), Christopher Anderson, has now come forward, telling Atlanta Progressive News (APN) that he was in charge of recommending voucher recipients for termination of their benefits when utilities were unpaid. Anderson expressed concern to AHA at the time because he was finding time and time again the amount of the […]

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EXCLUSIVE: AHA Whistleblower Fired, Apparently over Millions in Underpayments to Families

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) Whistleblower Anthony Bostic believes he was fired this Monday in retaliation for his documented investigation into millions of dollars total in apparent AHA underpayments to thousands of relocated families in public housing–and planned underpayments to possible future relocated families–Atlanta Progressive News (APN) has learned from Anthony’s sister Joy Bostic and documents obtained from […]

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John Edwards Speaks at Georgia Democrats Annual Dinner

(APN) ATLANTA — Former US Sen. John Edwards (D-NC), a 2008 Presidential Candidate, spoke at this year’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, an annual function of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “I look at what America is confronted with… the open sore that is Iraq. America needs to be leaving Iraq,” Edwards said in his remarks. “Democrats have met their responsibility… sent a […]

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EXCLUSIVE: AHA Backtracks Some on Eviction Policies

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Housing Authority has agreed to a more thorough review process of each family in public housing who is noncompliant with work requirements before forcing them onto the streets, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Resident advocates are celebrating what they see as their first substantive victory, particularly for the families who were worrying about homelessness if […]

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APN Sends Letter to AHA on Open Meeting Concerns

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News has sent the following letter to the Atlanta Housing Authority’s director Renee Glover, and has copied the Georgia Attorney General’s Office: Dear Ms. Renee Glover, I am writing inform you the Board of Directors of The Atlanta Progressive News has some serious concerns about the recent Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners […]

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