The Atlanta Housing board of commissioners elected Tuesday afternoon to tap Chicago’s Eugene Jones as its next chief executive officer.
When I was a kid, which was when I first experienced “Fiddler on the Roof,” the traditions laid out in the opening song were enough to turn me Episcopalian.
And yet, the show’s power, charm and, yes, soul is such that it’s always been one of my favorite musicals.
Warehouse owners are joining home buyers in seeking close-in locations that can shorten commutes. The trend could increase, given that the state transportation commissioner has said the delivery of goods to homes in metro Atlanta already is, “a challenge.”
With almost 4 million votes cast, Team Abrams in 2018 demonstrated how many Georgia voters can turn up to vote Democrat, for the right candidate with the right ground game. The Democratic Party of Georgia is taking some things away from that example.
For the past few days, I’ve been spending time with my parents.
Although they have been gone for more than 20 years, their spirits shine brightly in Atlanta and within me.
Two recent events really solidified that fact.
The board of Atlanta Public Schools will not renew its contract with Superintendent Meria Carstarphen.
George Berry, one of the Georgia’s greatest public servants, passed away Saturday night.
Whether working for the city of Atlanta, the state of Georgia or Cousins Properties, Berry was one of the most influential leaders in the state for several decades beginning in the 1960s through the 2000s.
The related challenges of affordable housing and traffic congestion are paired in a new report in Buckhead. Civic leaders have devised a proposal to increase the number of affordable homes in order to enable staffers to reside closer to work and not need a car to commute.
By Guest Columnist ED CHANG, founding executive director of redefinED atlanta
Editor’s note: A full statement from the author on the decision by the Atlanta Board of Education to not renew the contract of Superintendent Meria Carstarphen was added to the bottom of the column shortly after the decision was announced.
Like so many of you, the back to school season is one of reflection for me. As a former teacher and principal, it has been a time to hold a mirror to myself to applaud past successes while also acknowledging failure and contemplating growth opportunities and future action.
Employers in the Southeast have eliminated some drug testing because of the labor shortage. The Southeast is the only region in the nation where cutbacks in drug testing were mentioned in the latest edition of the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book.
Atlanta’s $50 million Home First program—now fully funded, thanks to a $114,000 gift from Ameris Bank—endeavors to create 550 much-needed units of permanent supportive housing for the city’s chronically homeless and other marginalized people.
A proposal to save five specimen oak trees in exchange for tweaking the sidewalk requirements at a busy shopping center along Peachtree Road in Brookhaven, near MARTA’s Brookhaven Station, has received preliminary approval from city planners.
The close connection among agencies is the latest example of the state of Georgia trying to address cross-county metro Atlanta traffic snarls by means other more untolled car lanes.
Atlanta has put the force of city law behind promises to protect the historic integrity of the Druid Hills neighborhood and not seek to annex adjacent properties for 10 years. Of note, the city specifically held the door open for future annexations in the area, according to legislation adopted Tuesday by the Atlanta City Council.
Every resident of Atlanta has had the frustration of being asked “oh wow, you’re really from Atlanta?” or being told some asinine version of “you’re the first person I’ve ever met that’s actually from here.”
An amazing coalition of leaders has formed to support extending the contract of Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen.
U.S. Congressman John Lewis (D-Atlanta) has become one of the most outspoken leaders on her behalf – sending a letter to members of the Atlanta Board of Education.
When it comes to gaming, the odds are always in the house’s favor — so when the government taxes the house, it’s a win for the government. But wrangling over the not-yet-existent spoils will lower the odds against any gaming bill passing in Georgia next year.
The job posting for Atlanta’s first transportation commissioner calls for experience with implementing Vision Zero, a mobility policy that includes reducing vehicular speed on city streets in order to improve safety for folks not in vehicles.
I don’t know what cell phone plan David Oyelowo is using in “Don’t Let Go,” but it’s a doozy.
Probably best known for his starring turn as Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma,” Oyelowo here plays Jack, an LAPD detective who has a particularly close relationship with his adorable, precocious teenage niece, Ashley (Storm Reid).
By Guest Columnist KEVIN H. POSEY, who writes about transportation and has served on related boards in the Washington region. He moved to Atlanta in 2017.
Atlanta’s BeltLine is perhaps the city’s best-known landmark. As with New York’s High Line, travel writers point it out as a key stop for those visiting Atlanta. However, that popularity poses a threat to its viability as a usable transportation corridor.