Three foundations – Tull, Dobbs and Lanier Foundations – moved in together in August..
Nearly all of the money needed to restore one of the most significant historic buildings in Atlanta – the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge on Auburn Avenue – has been raised.
I’ve witnessed the evolution, the hiatus and the rebirth of Music Midtown – one of the largest festivals that takes place in the city. As best I can count, that’s 23 years of Music Midtown.
For decades, visionary leaders have showcased how Atlanta is a center for global health. The vision still holds true – despite a setback with the dismantling of the Center for Global Health Innovation (CGHI).
For the first time in a decade, it appears there will be a contested race for the role of board chair of the Atlanta Regional Commission.
Transit. Bicycles. Pedestrian streets. Public art displays. A festive spirit. Awareness of climate change. Those were just some of the themes metro Atlanta leaders expressed upon their return from Montreal during the 26th LINK trip that took place from Aug. 15 to Aug. 19.
Rick Allen’s fourth book – Reckoning with Race: An Unfinished Journey” – tracks his evolving views and questions about race.
A delegation of about 130 people from metro Atlanta will be attending the 2023 LINK trip in Montreal, Canada – from Tuesday afternoon Aug. 15 to Saturday morning Aug. 19.
As Atlanta struggles to develop affordable housing, one model for permanent affordability is gaining traction. The Atlanta Land Trust has just completed a $13.9 million campaign to develop three housing communities in the city with a total 120 units – 90 of which will be permanently affordable.
The symbolism is rich. A significant and historic building on Auburn Avenue is being brought back to life with the upcoming move of Georgia Works, a nonprofit that provides housing and employment to homeless men who are drug and alcohol free and willing to work.
The global nonprofit – Points of Light – has named Jennifer Sirangelo as its new president and CEO beginning Sept. 5. But she is not moving to Atlanta.
The story of how James Oglethorpe (1696-1785) went from being a slave trader to abolitionist serves as a beacon for Georgia to celebrate its founding values.
Two world-renowned architects (a husband and wife team) – Merrill Elam and Mack Scogin – are giving back to the city where they learned their craft.
It’s amazing we’re still here. Back in February 2009, I launched SaportaReport.com as sidekick platform so I could weigh in on civic issues.
It’s been nearly 27 years since Atlanta hosted the 1996 Summer Olympic Games – an occasion that changed the city forever.
The plans for a new public safety training center have polarized Atlanta into two camps – those for and those against. That was evident during a confrontational Atlanta City Council meeting that began at 1 p.m. June 12 and lasted for nearly 17 hours with an overwhelming number of speakers passionately arguing against what they have labeled as “cop city.”
Balram “B” Bheodari, general manager of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, attended an industry conference in Denver earlier this month when he was offered a job making significantly more money than his current $310,000 annual salary.
A beautiful mature tree adorns the steep front yard of a historic home in the southwest Atlanta Pittsburgh community. The home represents so much of what we want as a city. Historic preservation. Affordability. Tree conservation. Density. Sustainable development. The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and the Atlanta Land Trust held an open house on […]
Seeing thousands of people enjoying the Atlanta Jazz Festival this weekend reminded me of the disaster that could have been.
Midtown Atlanta welcomed the opening of Emory University’s new Winship Cancer Institute in May – a $440 million investment right at Peachtree and Linden. The new glass building is connected to Emory University Hospital Midtown (formerly Crawford Long) with a two-story bridge – solidifying Emory’s investment in the heart of central Atlanta. “This is a […]