https://i2.wp.com/saportareport.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/IMG_1120-e1453757612987.jpg?fit=750%2C563563750David Penderedhttp://saportareport.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/SAPORTAREPORT.pngDavid Pendered2017-03-27 18:07:592017-03-27 18:07:59Atlanta’s former ‘gold rush’ land to be purchased for Rodney Mims Cook Park
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https://i2.wp.com/saportareport.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/featured-pearl.jpg?fit=800%2C300300800Jamil Zainaldinhttp://saportareport.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/SAPORTAREPORT.pngJamil Zainaldin2017-03-27 17:15:072017-03-27 17:43:29Literature at lunchtime and lost southern authors are on the menu this week for Atlanta readers
https://i0.wp.com/saportareport.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/IMG_1060.jpg?fit=1200%2C9009001200Maria Saportahttp://saportareport.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/SAPORTAREPORT.pngMaria Saporta2017-03-27 01:10:562017-03-27 13:44:11Atlanta Committee for Progress laying foundation for next mayor
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While it’s anyone’s guess who will be the next mayor of Atlanta, one thing is certain. The Atlanta Committee for Progress is already putting the pieces in place to ready to help make sure the next mayor is successful.
ACP, as it’s known in powerful circles, is composed of many of the top CEOs and civic leaders in Atlanta.
A portion of the Rodney Mims Cook Sr. Park is to be built on land where speculators once drove prices to eye-popping levels – as much as $105,000 for a vacant tract measuring just 7,350 square feet. That’s $14.29 a square foot. In Vine City.
By Guest Columnist THOMAS HYNEMAN, whose daughter, Alexia, died in February after she and her bicycle were struck by a motorist at the intersection of 10th Street and Monroe Drive.
I prefer to be direct so I will get right to it. A road diet on Monroe Drive could have saved my daughter’s life. A road diet, converting the four-lane road to three with a center turn lane, improves visibility and discourages speeding, so that even if my daughter had been hit, she would have had a much better chance of walking away from the crash.
If you agree with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that that the benefits of medical cannabis have been “hyped” and also believe the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) claim that marijuana has no accepted medical value, please remember this number: 6,630,507.
Last week, the government’s largest health insurance program was spared the ax because those in control of the ax couldn’t agree on how to swing it. If you think we’re talking about Obamacare here, you missed much of what was really going on.
There is something undeniably compelling about the shared experience. It’s a human thing. We all have it, that need to be with others. A neuroscientist could probably offer a pretty strong biological reason for what the sociologists call collective behavior. You and I, we don’t usually feel the need to get that deep into the […]
This week, PEARL MCHANEY, of Georgia State University, shares opportunities in Atlanta to step outside of the ordinary and into a good book.
By Pearl McHaney
Reading can be a private affair, but it can also be a significant factor in community engagement. The Southern Writers Onstage series, a happy collaboration of Georgia State University’s Center for Collaborative and International Arts and the Department of English, Theatrical Outfit, and Georgia Humanities, enlivens stories through performance. For one hour, young students, seniors from a community center in Fairburn, a few businesspeople, book clubbers, my neighbors from Decatur, actors and theater aficionados, a church pastor, one or two professors from Georgia State, a Healey Building resident, people seeking respite from their work — a heterogeneous group — gather in the Balzer Theater at Herren’s on Luckie Street, a storied place itself as the first downtown restaurant to integrate its tables. When one walks through the doors into the theater, views the lone podium on the stage transformed for a production by Theatrical Outfit, and sits, the crush of politics, decision making, and the business of daily work is replaced by a gentle hush.
It’s one thing to buy a zoo, as Matt Damon did in the 2011 movie. It’s quite another to keep the remnants of a zoo up and running after the Nazis have goose-stepped into Poland, as Jessica Chastain does in “The Zookeeper’s Wife.”
Based on a true story, the movie follows the quiet heroics of Antonina and Jan Zabinski (Chastain and Johan Heldenbergh). Not only did they do their best to keep the few animals that survived the initial Nazi invasion alive; they also used their decimated zoo as a means to hide Jews who’d escaped the infamous Warsaw Ghetto.
Buckhead has often led the region out of recession through the construction of office building – with the labor and materials it consumes. This time, Buckhead is sharing the spotlight with Midtown and suburban markets in price hikes for office space due in part to the lack of office construction, according to a new report from CBRE.Read More »
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, the politican action committee dedicated to increasing the number of LGBTQ public officials in the country, brought its political might to Georgia Sunday. The organization held a Victory Fund brunch at the Wimbish House with an expressed goal of electing Cathy Woolard as the next mayor of Atlanta and Alex Wan as the next president of the Atlanta City Council. Both of them received a Victory Fund Leadership Award.Read More »
Four regional organizations – the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and the United Way of Greater Atlanta – are collaborating on an educational effort called Learn4Life. The goal is to bring the eight public school systems in Cobb, Gwinnett, Fulton, DeKalb and Clayton counties to improve public education in the region.