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Reporter’s Notebook: Amplify Decatur Music Festival lineup announced, Trust for Public Land Hits Funding Goal, Saving a Historic Cobb County cabin

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta Preschools recognized for excellence in early childhood education and learning standards The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is proud to announce both The Weinstein School (Dunwoody, Ga. campus) and The Sunshine School (Marietta, Ga. campus) have earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: Atlanta Bonds named ‘Deal of the Year,’ Cat café comes to Underground, Holiday events announced

Cat café and art space coming to Underground The Frisky Whisker, which combines the allure of a sound gallery, art space, and cat lounge in a celebration of creativity and feline companionship is coming to Underground Atlanta.  Inspired by listening bars across the globe and building upon the success of their former cat cafe in […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: HouseATL recommends calls to action, Art in downtown storefronts, Mushroom Festival comes to West End

HouseATL recommends 23 calls to action In an effort to improve housing affordability in the five-county metro Atlanta area, HouseATL’s board has approved 23 recommendations that will be presented at the Nov. 29 convening of its members.   That gathering will include a presentation on the state’s policy agenda and a panel focused on implementing the […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: Carroll acquires McIntosh Reserve, Fran Tarkenton speaks in Sandy Springs

APS race results are in. District 7 At-Large going to runoff Results from the Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) offseason school board elections favored all of the candidates who maintained their seats, with one seat going into a runoff.  Incumbents Erika Yvette Mitchelle for District 5 and Jessica Johnson for At-Large District 9 will stay on […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: First Amendment Foundation celebrates Mary Margaret Oliver, Southface Institute gets $5.87M to aid nonprofits’ energy-efficiency upgrades, Official Opening of Station Soccer at East Lake MARTA Station

First Amendment Foundation celebrates Mary Margaret Oliver Transparency in government was on the menu at the Georgia First Amendment Foundation’s 21st Charles L. Weltner Freedom of Information Celebration on Oct. 26 at the Emory Conference Center. The highlight of the evening was Georgia Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver being honored with the 2023 Weltner Freedom of […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: Historic properties discussion, Westside Strut, Ga. Council for the Arts gives grants to 87 organizations

Atlanta Preservation Center to host discussion on APS historic properties The Atlanta Preservation Center (APC) will host a discussion on Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) historic buildings in the wake of a new property-sale process that emphasizes preservation next week. The new process has received praise from Atlanta Board of Education members and some residents while […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: Atlanta Opera makes international awards shortlist, Trust for Public Land celebration, Madison Avenue Derby returns

Atlanta Opera among international awards shortlist  The International Opera Awards has recently announced the shortlist for this year’s Awards, which will be held at Teatr Wielki, Polish National Opera, Warsaw on Nov 9. The Atlanta Opera is on the “shortlist” for an International Opera Award in the category of “Equal Opportunities Impact.” The shortlisted nominees […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: GSU receives AI Grant, City hosts LGBTQ youth festival, Underground Atlanta unveils interactive Halloween-themed bar

Georgia State University receives $10M grant to advance research in artificial intelligence, robotics and edge computing Jonathan Shihao Ji, a computer science professor at Georgia State University, received a $10 million grant from the Department of Defense to address critical problems in artificial intelligence and robotics with a focus on human-robot interaction, 3D virtual environment […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: Brookhaven breaks ground, Morris Brown offers free vaccines, Chamblee announces new police chief, Bigfoot monster truck exhibit

Brookhaven breaks ground on downtown district The City of Brookhaven will officially break ground on its City Centre project, a multi-purpose downtown district, on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 10:30 a.m. “Brookhaven is all about uniting our vibrant and diverse community,” Mayor John Ernst said in a statement. “We’re designing our upcoming City Centre to do […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: Ground broken on two new camp and paddle sites, Georgia Research Alliance names first woman as board chair, ‘Banned Bookmobile’ to stop in Atlanta and Decatur

Ground broken on two new camp and paddle sites The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the City of Chattahoochee Hills broke ground for two camp and paddle sites set to begin construction this fall as part of the 48-mile Camp+Paddle Trail. The trail will offer a way to experience 48 miles of the Chattahoochee […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: East Point Fire Department saves resident, new Georgia Trustees named, historic preservation organizations receive grants

Carol Tomé and Dr. Louis Sullivan Named 2024 Georgia Trustees The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) recently announced that Carol Tomé, CEO of UPS, and Dr. Louis Sullivan, founding Dean and President of the Morehouse School of Medicine and the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be inducted by the Georgia […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: Georgia Power’s economic development, ‘People’s RICO parody, CARE USA’s celebration

This week, the nation remembered lives lost on that day back in 2001. In Atlanta, the Metro Area, several cities, including Stockbridge, Roswell, Norcross, Johns Creek and Avondale, all held remembrance ceremonies at municipal sites, while the City of Atlanta itself held a First Responder Appreciation Day with an award ceremony on Monday. On to […]

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New affordable housing district proves city could beef up inclusionary zoning policies

Developers in some Westside Atlanta neighborhoods will soon have to abide by new rules regarding affordable housing when reimagining property in the fast-evolving area. On Monday, the Atlanta City Council adopted legislation that creates the “Westside Park Affordable Workforce Housing District,” which includes neighborhoods encompassing the soon-to-be-completed Westside Quarry Park — such as Grove Park, […]