Trees Atlanta is slated to plant about 4,000 trees throughout Atlanta and provide various programs to teach people about the importance of trees, according to legislation pending before the Atlanta City Council.
By Guest Columnist LEON S. EPLAN,1946 graduate of Boys’ High of Atlanta and former planning commissioner for the City of Atlanta
Boys’ High closed in 1947 after providing more than 7,000 students with an excellent college preparatory education. Since then, the Atlanta Boys’ High School Alumni Association has been making significant contributions to Grady High School – the site of Boys’ High.
Recently, the Boys’ High Alumni Association (ABHSAA) signed an agreement with Timothy Guiney, Grady’s principal, to hand over the entire assets of its foundation – currently worth more than $800,000.
After the aborted Bay of Pigs operation. . . . After the nuclear brinkmanship that followed the discovery of nuclear missiles in Cuba. . . . After President John F. Kennedy fell before an assassin’s bullet, rattling the nation to its core. . . . President Lyndon B. Johnson reminded America of something it had never lost and never would: its imagination, its humanness, and its capacity to aspire to the heights of learning.
One of the more interesting aspects of looking into Atlanta’s history is finding out about links that Atlanta has to events and people that are larger than the city itself. On a personal note, it’s those kinds of surprising connections that I find most interesting about living in a city the size of Atlanta. This […]
There’s a black hole in the middle of “Black Mass.”
And it isn’t Johnny Depp. He’s actually quite good as Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, who held sway over the city for three decades.
Rather, the hole is the script. Quite simply, the filmmakers have told the wrong story. Sure, Whitey is the flash and Depp is the cash. But the only character faced with moral choices is John Connolly (Joel Edgerton), the FBI guy.
Music has long been the outlet for a generation’s frustrations with the status quo. Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Marvin Gaye and Nina Simone all wrote and performed songs that spoke to and for the voiceless.
My generation has its own voices, including Janelle Monae, the oft black- and white-attired singer and woman behind Wondaland Records.
Agnes Scott College will be the site of a major announcement Monday morning on an expanded commitment by U.S. colleges and universities to combat climate change. Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College, said that in the past decade, nearly 700 institutions of higher learning have signed on to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).
Atlanta has hired a former executive with St. Joseph’s Health System to implement the city’s evolving effort to prevent and end homelessness in Atlanta, an effort that’s been underway more than two years.
A united team welcomed Julian Castro, secretary of the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Monday morning when he announced that Atlanta had been awarded a competitive $30 million Choice grant. Castro said he is pleased with all the economic development that has been drawn to Atlanta, but HUD wants to make sure that "progress happens and every neighborhood benefits, that every section of Atlanta can share in that prosperity."
True confessions: I love Music Midtown. I have been to every Music Midtown since it began at 10th and Peachtree in 1994. It was such a disappointment when Music Midtown disappeared between 2006 and 2010 ─ leaving Atlanta without a signature music festival.
By Maria Saporta
As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on October 2, 2015.
The sale of Underground Atlanta has been delayed until Jan. 15 as the city of Atlanta works through what Mayor Kasim Reed described as a “solvable problem.” The city of Atlanta’s sale of Underground Atlanta to WRS Inc., a real estate company based in Mount Pleasant, S.C., for $25.75 million included a parking facility that is owned by the state of Georgia.
As part of the Underground deal, the city and the state were supposed to have swapped property so that the parking facility could be included in the sale.