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Channel 2 Errs on Task Force, CBS 46 Errs on Panhandling

(APN) ATLANTA – Over the past few days Channel 2 WSB-TV News and Channel 46 CBS Atlanta have ran stories making major errors in regards to issues affecting homeless people in Atlanta. Channel 2 ran a report stating that the largest shelter in the southeastern US, the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, was about to imminently close, citing […]

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FAA Letters May Jeopardize Airport Concessions Contracts

(APN) ATLANTA — The Federal Aviation Administration sent a second set of letters dated August 09, 2012, regarding the minority and disadvantaged business status of four companies that received a large proportion of airport concessions contracts from the City of Atlanta. The letters direct the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to begin hearings regarding the possible revocation of Airport Concession […]

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Mayor Reed Continues Pattern of Vicious Attacks

(APN) ATLANTA — Joe Beasley, John Evans, Vincent Fort, William Perry, Common Cause, Tim Franzen, Occupy Atlanta: what do these people and organizations have in common?  They have all been the focal points, at different times, of vicious, public attacks by Kasim Reed as Mayor of Atlanta. Reed is so used to being the darling of Atlanta’s corporate media establishment […]

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Race, Party, and Buckhead-Baiting in HD57 Primary (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — The House District 57 is quickly turning into one of the ugliest Atlanta political races in recent years, with the campaign of State Rep. Rashad Taylor (D-Atlanta) and his supporters apparently engaging in using political party, race, and geography to attack State Rep. Pat Gardner (D-Atlanta), her supporters, and anyone who dares to question where Mr. Taylor […]

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Mayor’s Senior Aide Retraces Statements on Bullhook

(APN) ATLANTA — As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, David Bennett, Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor Kasim Reed and a former reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper, made a false statement to the Public Safety/Legal Administration Cmte of the City Council of Atlanta last week. Now, Bennett has been forced to retrace his statements, even while he continues to […]

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Atlanta Council Panel Upholds Elephant Torture

(APN) ATLANTA — In a five to two vote, the Public Safety/Legal Administration Cmte of the City Council of Atlanta, voted on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, to approve an ordinance regarding animal abuse that does not include protections for elephants from the use of bullhooks. Council Members CT Martin (District 10) and Joyce Sheperd (District 12) were the two nay […]

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Mayor Reed Knocks Bain on NBC, Hired Bain Workers, Used Bain Tactics (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — Mayor Kasim Reed, as part of his apparent ambitions to join the Administration of President Barack Obama, appeared on NBC’s national television program, Meet the Press, as a surrogate for the Obama Campaign. During his visit, he made it a point to go after former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for President, for Romney’s […]

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Part 4: Small Business Compliance Issues at New Airport Terminal

(APN) ATLANTA — As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the Federal Aviation Administration sent a letter to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the City of Atlanta, and others regarding the airport’s non-compliance with federal requirements meant to protect small and disadvantaged businesses and ensure such businesses have a meaningful chance to run concessions stands at the airport. A new terminal, […]

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PART 3: Atlanta Airport Concessions Move Forward despite FAA Letter

(APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta voted on April 30, 2012, to move forward with new concessions contracts, instead of delaying them ninety days, despite revelations that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined that some of the contracts are not in compliance with federal requirements designed to protect small and disadvantaged businesses. In this article, Atlanta Progressive […]

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Atlanta’s Secret Vote Lawsuit Back in Superior Court

(APN) ATLANTA — Following a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of Georgia on February 06, 2012, the secret vote lawsuit filed by the News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News–the present writer–against the City of Atlanta has returned to Fulton County Superior Court. APN’s Editor filed the lawsuit against the City in May of 2010.  The lawsuit alleged that the […]

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AHA Commissioner Wayne Jones, 1935-2012, Presente!

(APN) ATLANTA — Wayne Jones, 77, Member of the Board of Commissioners of the Atlanta Housing Authority, who served as a resident representative since 2010, died on Friday, April 20, 2012, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Jones was nominated by Mayor Kasim Reed in 2010, to replace James Elder Brown, who previously served on the BOC as a resident representative. […]

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Part 2: City Misportrayed AG’s Advice on Airport Records

(APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta Department of Law misrepresented to City Council Members the advice provided to them by the office of the Attorney General of Georgia related to airport concessions bidding records and the Georgia Open Records Act. At issue was whether the scores for the various food and beverage and retail proposals submitted to the City […]

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Fulton Judge Refuses to Halt Airport Contracts

(APN) ATLANTA — In a ruling, dated Monday, March 12, 2012, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Wright ruled that her court did not have jurisdiction to issue a temporary injunction on behalf of four protesting bidders for concessions at Atlanta’s Hartfield-Jackson International Airport, because they had not yet exhausted their Administrative appeals. The four companies are SSP, represented by […]

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Pending Parks Legislation Would Impact Occupy Atlanta

(APN) ATLANTA — Three proposed city ordinances, currently up for consideration this Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at the Community Development/Human Resources (CD/HR) Committee, would add new restrictions to what citizens can do in public parks. Some of the legislation seems targeted at prohibited camping during the day by Occupy Atlanta. Occupy Atlanta previously held a twenty-four hour per day occupation […]

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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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