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Atlanta’s Midtown to Get Rainbow Crosswalks, but Only Temporarily

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(APN) ATLANTA — The temporary installation of Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks passed the Atlanta City Council at the Full Council meeting on Monday, September 21, 2015; and they are set to be installed in time for Atlanta’s gay pride weekend for 2015.   Much to the dismay of supporters, however, the language of the resolution was changed to make the art […]

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Atlanta Overrides BZA in Settlement on Historic Building, Crum & Forster

(APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta has entered into a Consent Order with the Georgia Tech Foundation Real Estate Holding Corporation (GTF) to allow the demolition of the historic Crum & Forster Building in Atlanta’s West Midtown neighborhood, despite the fact that the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA)–the sole deciding entity–disapproved of the demolition due to the building’s historic […]

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Outwrite Books to Leave 10th and Piedmont Location

    (APN) ATLANTA — Outwrite bookstore, Midtown Atlanta’s iconic gay bookstore, will be leaving its 10th and Piedmont location within the next few weeks, signaling a key milestone in Midtown’s second-wave gentrification process.  The store opened eighteen years ago, in 1993. “It’s part of the story – as we move into neighborhoods and fix ’em up, we get forced […]

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Atlanta Council to Redistrict for Midtown, Buckhead Growth

  (APN) The City Council of Atlanta has begun the process of redistricting the twelve Council Districts following the 2010 Census results.  The Council held a public hearing to discuss redistricting on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Atlanta Progressive News has learned that over the last ten years, significant growth has occurred in Midtown (Districts 2 and 6) and Buckhead (Districts […]

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BREAKING: Midtown APD Chief Ousted for Opposing Patrol Cuts

(APN) ATLANTA — Major Khirus E. Williams was apparently ousted from the Atlanta Police Department after a recent email he sent to Midtown Atlanta residents warning of proposed cuts to community patrolling, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Williams was the commander for Zone 5, which includes much of Midtown. “Good evening, as a result of this e-mail, which was intended […]

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Larry Collins, 1954-2011, Drycleaner to Politicos, Friend to Many (UPDATE 1)

UPDATE 1: Statement from Councilman Willis: “He was an all-around great guy.  He was very thoughtful- he treated every one of his customers the same, if you were a City Councilmember or an attorney or a judge, you felt like you were walking into Cheers, because everybody knew your name,” Willis said. “He also understood how to treat his customers… he […]

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