Atlantans urged to take Downtown Master Plan survey

Atlantans urged to take Downtown Master Plan survey

Central Atlanta Progress/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District are encouraging Downtown residents, students, workers and visitors to take the Master Plan online survey at planDowntownATL.com. The deadline is Jan. 31. The Downtown Atlanta Master Plan will be the primary vision-setting and policy-directing strategy to lead the on-going evolution of Downtown for the next 15 years. In addition […]

Police warn of busy weekend in Downtown with march, NFC Championship

Police warn of busy weekend in Downtown with march, NFC Championship

Thousands of sports fans and supporters of social justice will converge on Downtown Atlanta this weekend, and the Atlanta Police Department is offering tips and guidelines for safety. The Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women, will be held Saturday starting at 1 p.m. at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and ending at […]

Report: Feds investigating bribes at city hall for construction contracts

Report: Feds investigating bribes at city hall for construction contracts

A construction company owner is expected to enter a guilty plea later this month on charges of bribery and money laundering in connection with contracts from Atlanta City Hall. According to a report from CBS46, Elvin Mitchell Jr., 63, is accused of paying more than $1 million to secure City of Atlanta contracts. According to […]

Photos: New Metro Atlanta Chamber office ribbon cutting

Photos: New Metro Atlanta Chamber office ribbon cutting

An official ribbon cutting was held this morning for the new Metro Atlanta Chamber offices located in the 191 Peachtree building in Downtown. Gov. Nathan Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed were on hand for the event. The MAC moved to the new 26,000 square foot space after more than 30 years at it Centennial Olympic […]

News Briefs: Studio restrictions; Mobile Health Vehicle; Winter Wine Festival

News Briefs: Studio restrictions; Mobile Health Vehicle; Winter Wine Festival

The Atlanta City Council rejected 14-1 legislation proposed by Councilmember Felicia Moore that would have required music and recording studios to get a special-use permit. The legislation had drawn criticism from the music and film industry in the city. Moore said she was concerned about violence and noise issues at the studios and was simply […]

Real World Education: The New School puts an emphasis on community projects

Real World Education: The New School puts an emphasis on community projects

By Isadora Pennington “We really believe in the power of small schools,” said Peter Lefkowicz, one of the cofounders of The New School, a small independent high school with an emphasis on meaningful work. It was back in 2014 that Lefkowicz, Mary Campbell Jenkins, and James Watson first opened up the doors on the school. […]

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