Photos: Atlanta Streets Alive

Photos: Atlanta Streets Alive

It was a rainy day for the first Atlanta Streets Alive of 2017, but that didn’t stop folks from coming to the southside of the city – from West End to Grant Park – to walk, ride their bikes, enjoy entertainment, sample local food and do a little protesting over the future of the Turner […]

Photos: March for Science at Candler Park

Photos: March for Science at Candler Park

Thousands marched to Candler Park today as part of the national March for Science to highlight environmental concerns on Earth Day. Marches took place in Washington DC and 600 other cities. Our contributing photographer Julie E. Bloemeke snapped these pictures as participants made their way to the park.

Georgia Dome site to become 13-acre greenspace

Georgia Dome site to become 13-acre greenspace

Once the Georgia Dome is demolished, the 13-acre site is set to become a greenspace dubbed The Home Depot Backyard to be used for game day parking, arts and culture events, entertainment, and community events. The announcement was made during a Friday morning press conference where renderings of the space, set to be completed sometime […]

Mayoral candidates discuss development, preservation at forum

Mayoral candidates discuss development, preservation at forum

The Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Atlanta) hosted a forum at the Inman Park Trolley Barn on Thursday night attended by seven of the nine candidates running for mayor. The evening, moderated by journalist Maria Saporta, revolved around design, development and presentation. The candidates in attendance included: Former Chief Operating Officer […]

MARTA installs bike racks, repair stands at 37 stations

MARTA installs bike racks, repair stands at 37 stations

MARTA has installed new bike racks and repair stands at 37 train stations. In a move to improve first and last mile connectivity, the transit authority installed the new kiosks to enhance station amenities to better accommodate those biking to and from various rail stations. Each biking kiosk is equipped with newly installed bike racks, […]

News Briefs: Joan Garner dies; Adrean bows out; city attorney leaves

News Briefs: Joan Garner dies; Adrean bows out; city attorney leaves

Fulton County Commission Vice Chairman Joan Garner died Tuesday from breast cancer. She was 65. Commission Chairman John Eaves said in a media statement that the board was “heartbroken” by her death. Garner was also the first openly gay person elected to the commission, and worked tirelessly for LGBT rights. Atlanta’s District 8 Councilmember Yolanda Adrean […]

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