Category Archives: Matthew Charles Cardinale

APN Celebrates Ten Years Of Radical Reporting and Rabble Rousing

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(APN) ATLANTA — For ten years, Atlanta Progressive News has served as a voice for the Left and a source of information on labor, education, local politics, the environment, economic justice, and many other issues that too often receive short shrift in Metro Atlanta’s corporate media.   APN will officially turn ten on tomorrow, November 23, 2015; then the online […]

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Atlanta City Council Passes Affordable Housing Impact Statements

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta passed an ordinance providing for Affordable Housing Impact Statements in a unanimous vote of fourteen to zero at its Full Council Meeting on today, Monday, November 16, 2015.   The ordinance passed as part of today’s Consent Agenda.  Councilwoman Cleta Winslow (District 4) was absent.   The ordinance was drafted […]

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Atlanta Council Committee Approves Housing Ordinance Drafted By APN Editor


(APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta is one step closer to adopting a tool to measure how the City Council’s public policy decisions affect the City’s affordable housing stock.   On Monday, November 09, 2015 the Community Development/Human Resources Committee (CD/HR) unanimously approved an ordinance that requires the City’s Office of Housing to prepare Affordable Housing Impact Statements for […]

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Pittsburgh Joins Atlanta in considering Affordable Housing Impact Statements


(APN) ATLANTA — The Community Development/Human Resources Committee of the City Council of Atlanta is set to vote on Affordable Housing Impact Statements (AHIS) at its upcoming meeting on Monday, November 09, 2015, according to Chairman Andre Dickens (Post 3-at-large).   Facebook event page:   The held Atlanta ordinance is 14-O-1614:   APN’s News Editor–the present writer–drafted […]

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Victory as Mayor Reed Declares Mattie Jackson Can Stay in her Home

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With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale.  Photograph (screenshot) courtesy of Joyce Dorsey.   (APN) ATLANTA — Community leader Mattie Jackson, 93, will not be forced out of her home. Mayor Kasim Reed made that promise to Jackson and her supporters in a meeting earlier today, on October 08, 2015.   In September 2015, Atlanta Progressive News broke the story […]

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AJC Politifact Rates APN Editor’s Housing Claim “TRUE”


“Truth-o-meter” graphic reprinted here for educational and informational purposes only.   (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) newspaper and Politifact have weighed in on the accuracy of a recent statement made by Matthew Charles Cardinale, the News Editor and CEO of Atlanta Progressive News, regarding the need for more affordable housing in Atlanta; and determined the assertion to be […]

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Atlanta’s New Planning Commissioner Signals Concern for Housing Affordability

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(APN) ATLANTA — Tim Keane, who began work as the City of Atlanta’s new Commissioner for the Department of Planning and Community Development in July 2015, says he is concerned about affordable housing for the City of Atlanta.   Keane is interested in “having this Department’s community development do much greater things than we’re doing now, particularly in ensuring a […]

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APN Celebrates Eight Years of Publication

(APN) ATLANTA — On the occasion of the eighth anniversary of the publication of Atlanta Progressive News’s first online news article, News Editor Matthew Charles Cardinale released this statement:     ####   Happy anniversary to us!  On this momentous day, Atlanta Progressive News enters its ninth year of publication.     First of all, a big thank you to […]

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City of Atlanta, APN Editor Settle Open Meetings Lawsuits (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta and the News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News have reached a settlement in two lawsuits, bringing an end to three years of open government litigation. The first lawsuit, filed in 2010, sought for the Atlanta City Council to disclose their secret vote regarding limiting public comment taken at the February 2010 Council Retreat. […]

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Mandamus Against Mitchell, Johnson Sought in Secret Vote Case

(APN) ATLANTA — Yesterday, December 27, 2012, the News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News, the present writer, filed further litigation in the secret vote lawsuit seeking for the Fulton County Superior Court to grant a writ of mandamus, ordering two specific City of Atlanta public officers–Council President Ceasar Mitchell and Municipal Clerk Rhonda Dauphin Johnson, both in their official capacities–to […]

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Summary Judgment Sought in Secret Vote Case

(APN) ATLANTA — After nearly three years of litigation, including all the way up to the Supreme Court of Georgia, all the way back down, and through six months of discovery, a dispositive motion has been filed in the secret vote case.  A copy of the Motion is available online HERE. In May 2010, APN’s News Editor–the present writer–filed the […]

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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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Two Years Later, Atlanta Council Discloses Secret Vote

(APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, March 05, 2012, the City Council of Atlanta unanimously approved a resolution to amend the minutes of the February 2010 Council Retreat, to reflect the names of those Council Members voting for or against a proposal related to limiting public comment. Atlanta Progressive News has fought for two years and one month for the Council […]

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Open Letter to Council: Disclose Your Secret Vote, The Time Has Come

  Open Letter to Council: Disclose Your Secret Vote, The Time Has Come Dear Council Members, It has been nearly one month since the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled in my favor in the case of Cardinale v. City of Atlanta (2010CV185775 in Fulton County Superior Court; S11G1047 in Supreme Court).  The case is currently on remittur back to the […]

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PART ONE: Airport Concessions Protests Move Forward

(APN) ATLANTA — Four companies that bid for food and beverage concessions contracts at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport are moving forward with their protests after the City of Atlanta denied their initial appeals, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. SSP, represented by Ken Hodges of Ashe, Rafuse, & Hill; Midfield Concession Enterprises (MCE), represented by Matt Maguire of Balch & Bingham; […]

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