A group of dedicated activists stood on the corner of Northside Drive and Magnolia Street on a recent Saturday holding posters and waving signs. “Stop Poop in Our Creeks.”
A driver turned off Northside onto Magnolia and motioned to Tony Torrence, a community leader, to come over. The night before there had been heavy rains and he said the area around his house had that all-too familiar smell of sewage.
One aspect of the Savannah Harbor deepening project has received scant attention: How is all that additional freight to get in and out of the port? New York’s answer to its growing volume is six-hour traffic jams at its terminals.
By Guest Columnist MICHAEL DOBBINS, professor of the practice at Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning, and former Atlanta planning commissioner
Atlanta has the opportunity and the means to begin to attack the most shameful and enduring blemish on its record among U.S. cities: Greatest wealth disparity (the GINI index) and least chance for low wealth families to climb out of poverty (Harvard-Berkeley study).
If we could draw a box around our nation’s history over the past two decades, four great disasters would form its corners: the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. The four disasters divide the 20-year-span pretty evenly, but we don’t remember them that way.
When 11 Atlanta teachers are sentenced in the cheating scandal, local defense attorney Sandy Wallack will observe with bitter sweetness. Fewer than 5 percent of criminal defendants who go to trial get acquitted; his client walked away. Dessa Curb, a special education teacher at Dobbs Elementary School, was the only one; her 11 fellow courtroom underdogs failed.
Recently, I noticed my equilibrium has been unbalanced. The new year has been a constant barrage of time-sensitive calls and emails and double-digit hours of work each day. The fast pace has left me wanting.
In an attempt to quiet the mind and body, I have sought solace at Serenbe, or in town, at the Cascade Nature Preserve. Trekking deep into these places, I’ve been able to leave the city behind.
The fallout over the selection of Keisha Lance Bottoms as executive director of the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority continues. Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves is removing Commissioner Joan Garner as one of the county's three representatives to the nine-member board.
MARTA has issued a request for proposals for a private company to operate MARTA’s paratransit system, a move intended to lower MARTA’s operating costs and continue the restoration of the system’s fiscal health.
Original Story by Maria Saporta on WABE Play Audio Delta Air Lines employs 33,000 people in Georgia ─ more than any other company in the state. But that didn’t stop state lawmakers from punishing Delta’s outspoken CEO. The legislature voted to reinstate a jet fuel tax on Delta. Why? To teach CEO Richard Anderson a […]
By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on April 17, 2015
Amid all the uplifting talk of economic investment in the Westside communities of Atlanta, there’s a difficult reality. They continue to be among the most crime-ridden areas in the city.
That was one of the hard realities presented by Frank Fernandez, vice president for community development for the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, at a panel discussion on the revitalization of the Westside at the Rotary Club of Atlanta on April 13.