By Adam Waterson
First Lady Michelle Obama visited East Atlanta’s Burgess-Peterson Academy BPA) and its organic garden to mark the one-year anniversary of her “Let’s Move” initiative. Master Gardener and BPA volunteer Adam Waterson shares his thoughts on the day
First lady Michelle Obama arrived at Burgess-Peterson Academy around 1:40pm on February 9, 2011. Principal Robin Robbins, Coach Betty Jackson, Mayor Kasim Reed, Sen. Johnny Isakson, Superintendent Beverly Hall, and SRT-3 Executive Director Robin Hall greeted her. From there she went… Continue reading
By Robert Whittington Titus
Southeast Atlantans may awake on the morning of April 1, to find that their futures might be dramatically changing for the better, or not, and that’s not a joke.
March 30 is the deadline for local governments across the region to submit lists of proposed transportation projects to the State of Georgia’s Chief Transportation Planner for initial consideration for inclusion in the final Transportation Investment Act (TIA) list of projects.
For southeast Atlanta, there are several… Continue reading
One might assume that an animal with a shell has one of nature’s greatest built-in security systems. If that were true, there might not be a need to identify 2011 with the conservation imperative, “Year of the Turtle.” But according to a new report issued by a consortium of conservation groups, many of the turtles currently… Continue reading
By Ronald Lall
A few months ago I wrote an article about why Moreland Avenue fits the moniker a “corridor of crap,” and in that article discussed some of the policy and design reasons why corridors like Moreland have become corridors of crap – not just in Atlanta, but all over the United States. In this article, I will explore some options and ideas for transforming Moreland to a Complete to serve the needs of more than trucks and automobiles.… Continue reading
By Elizabeth Dillon, SouthStar
Gas stations have become an icon of Americana. In the early days of the American automobile, drivers bought gasoline at local pharmacies. As car ownership increased, a new market opened up for stations that catered to motorists and the first self-service gas station in the United States opened in 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska. Since then, gas stations have become ubiquitous; more common than grocery stores in urban and suburban settings.They are as numerous as package stores… Continue reading
By Carol Fisk
The cold weather kept the criminals at bay for a while, but the warmer weather is bringing them out again. No house burglaries have been reported recently, but February saw several car break-ins at the following locations: Grant Street near Memorial Drive, the Mattress Lofts, the alley behind Boulevard, Ormond Streets west of Hill Street, and Grant and Cherokee near Georgia Avenue. Please do not leave any items in your vehicle that might tempt a criminal. There… Continue reading
By Alisa Chambers
Both Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania and General Beauregard Lee here in Georgia did what the Grant Park Conservancy (GPC) was hoping they would do: saw their shadow! Now, according to these weather-predicting groundhogs, we should see an early spring.
There is nothing better than a park in springtime, and after this winter, it cannot come soon enough. In fact, we… Continue reading
By Andy Schneggenberger
On February 18, the City of Atlanta Office of Planning denied a second application by Communication Structures of Georgia LLC for a Special Administrative Permit to construct a 157-foot tall cell tower on the vacant parcel at 469 Metropolitan Place, next to the SunTrust drive-thru and parking lot. This denial followed an initial denial for a first application in August 2010. The site is also directly adjacent to homes on Metropolitan Place and across Haas Avenue. The… Continue reading
By Penny Luck
The city of Atlanta has recently increased the types of items that can be placed in your curbside recycling bin. All items can be placed together and they will be separated for recycling at the processing facility.
By Alisa Chambers
You may have noticed construction-type things happening over at the Grant Park Recreation Center. The Center underwent some major renovation work and the project is now in closeout. Claudia Ledwich, Project Manager with Silverman Construction Program Management, provided some insight on the upgrade. The work included, but was not limited to, the following:
Renovations to make the facility ADA compliant include: