City Council repeals outdated ‘quality of life’ ordinances

City Council repeals outdated ‘quality of life’ ordinances

The Atlanta City Council passed Councilmember Kwanza Hall’s legislation at its March 20 meeting that would repeal 40 of the 96 sections in the Atlanta Municipal Code’s “Quality of Life Chapter” that are unconstitutional or that are pre-empted by state law. The original legislation introduced last year would have repealed the entire Chapter of so-called […]

News Briefs: MJCCA bomb threat; The Luminary to close; Publix Georgia Marathon

News Briefs: MJCCA bomb threat; The Luminary to close; Publix Georgia Marathon

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta received another bomb threat on March 14, apparently part of a wave of similar telephoned threats nationwide. According to Reporter Newspapers, no bomb was found and it was a “non-credible threat,” according to Officer Mark Stevens of the Dunwoody Police Department. The MJCCA, located at 5342 Tilly Mill […]

News Briefs: Suspicious items at Capitol; tiny houses; Pullman Yard petition

News Briefs: Suspicious items at Capitol; tiny houses; Pullman Yard petition

A HAZMAT team and bomb unit were called to the Capitol building in Downtown this morning after a suspicious bag was found on the grounds along with a strange substance on the hands of the Jimmy Carter statue. According to CBS46, officers were called to the facility around 5:15 a.m. to investigate a suspicious bag. Once […]

Anti-Defamation League office receives bomb threat

Anti-Defamation League office receives bomb threat

By John Ruch The Anti-Defamation League’s Southeast office in Buckhead was among four ADL locations that say they received bomb threats March 7, part of a nationwide wave of anti-Semitic threats. Telephoned bomb threats also targeted ADL offices in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., according to a statement issued on social media by ADL […]

Crime Plan: New APD chief discusses her vision for public safety

Crime Plan: New APD chief discusses her vision for public safety

  Editor’s Note: On Feb. 10, new Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields outlined her public safety vision for the city during a news conference. On Feb. 20, we talked to the chief one-on-one to get more details about her plan to reduce crime.  By Collin Kelley New Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields has outlined her […]

New APD Chief Erika Shields outlines her public safety plan

New APD Chief Erika Shields outlines her public safety plan

New Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields gave her first press conference Friday morning to outline her public safety plan for the city. Shields said she had been working with colleagues for the last six weeks reviewing critical needs for the city and acknowledged that while crime is down, APD can do better. “There has been […]

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