This was one street renaming that engendered almost no conversation – replacing the name Wieuca with the name Chastain along a section of road that runs through Chastain Park, located in North Buckhead.
As the sea turtle nesting season heads toward its zenith in June and July, Cumberland Island has hosted the most nests so far this year – even as environmentalists try to block development efforts on and near the island.
PITTSBURGH – In 2002, several Pittsburgh philanthropic foundations joined together to buy a 178-acre brownfield site – Hazelwood Green – next to acres of land next to the Monongahela River.The group included the Benedum Foundation, the R.K. Mellon Foundation and the Heinz Endowments – a ground-breaking move that demonstrated the influence that foundations hold in Pittsburgh and their willingness to take risks that foundations in other cities would avoid.
PITTSBURGH – A delegation of nearly 120 metro Atlanta leaders arrived in this Pennsylvania city to learn how it has transformed itself from a steel and manufacturing city to one focused on innovation and technology.The delegation also heard repeatedly about how Pittsburgh wants to be a “city for all” – to welcome economic vitality – for people of all income, races and ethnicity.
This has become a season of recognizing lives lost. Victims of Atlanta’s Child Murders were acknowledged Wednesday by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. They join slain police officers who were recognized this week across the city, state and nation. Fallen soldiers are remembered on Memorial Day.
A 7.1-acre food forest is slated to open shortly in Atlanta as a place where the public is welcome to come and pick to eat whatever catches their eye. The idea already has spread around the world– a town in England even offers communal food grown in a cemetery.
By Maggie Lee In a renovated Decatur house, Charis Books and More and Charis Circle have made a new home, across the street from Agnes Scott College. The symbiosis across South Candler Street is already growing. Not that moving wasn’t a little bit difficult and scary for the Charis folks, to shift out of a […]
As amazing as it may seem after heavy rain on Sunday and previous weekends, federal reports show the cumulative rainfall in metro Atlanta is about on track for this time of year, while moderate drought conditions are emerging in portions of Middle and South Georgia.
Norfolk Southern Corp. made it clear Thursday morning at its annual shareholders meeting at the Westin Peachtree Plaza – it is now an Atlanta-based company.“We welcome you to Atlanta,” began Jim Squires, the CEO of the railroad company. “We are delighted so many of you can be here with us today.”
The ongoing effort to retool Atlanta’s Little Five Points neighborhood into a more pleasant place to spend time got a lift Thursday when the Atlanta Regional Commission included the neighborhood on a list of 10 recipients who will share a total of $1.6 million in study grants awarded through the LCI program.
A few more of the grittier edges of Little Five Points’ central gathering spot are to be smoothed over in the coming year as Findley Plaza is renovated. The plan calls for removing the mosaic of the fabled blues musician Blind Willie McTell, and is so detailed it specifies the distance between granite curbstones.
Bernice King, the CEO of the King Center, issued a statement Monday afternoon defending the decision to seek a demolition permit for the three-story building at 220 Sunset Ave. where Atlanta’s first black mayor – Maynard Jackson Jr. – once lived.The King Center has owned the building for nearly 50 years after buying it from the Jackson family.
Learn4Life, a novel nonprofit that is focused on improving education outcomes in the five-county metro Atlanta region, released its third annual report Monday morning – one that shows slight progress in several indicators.
The “State of Education in Metro Atlanta” is measuring early grade literacy, 8thgrade math proficiency and high school graduation as the key indicators of the region’s overall performance towards its cradle-to-career vision.
Plans to tear down the family home of Atlanta’s first black mayor – Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. – is causing an uproar in the historic Vine City community.The three-story apartment building at 220 Sunset Ave. is adjacent to the home at 234 Sunset Ave. where Martin Luther King Jr. lived until he was assassinated.
The Rodney Cook Sr. Park in the Vine City neighborhood should be renamed because its namesake helped lay the foundation for a Georgia Republican Party that critics have connected to suppression of black voters, according to Atlanta-based civil rights advocate Joe Beasley