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Monthly Archives: March 2015

    Trees Atlanta Plants 150 Trees in Chastain Park

    By Zac Pasmanick | March 30, 2015

    Chastain Park has become more green with Trees Atlanta’s new project. The nonprofit organization planted 150 trees in the popular Atlanta park in conjunction with Chastain Park Conservancy. “Trees Atlanta has been an invaluable resource in Atlanta, and we are honored they have selected Chastain Park for this initiative. 150 native trees will provide shade, cleaner air, and... Read More

    Protesters March in Atlanta Seeking Minimum Wage Increase

    By Zac Pasmanick | March 26, 2015

    Atlanta area residents turned out in the hundreds to march for an increase in minimum wage in the fast food industry. The march was part of the national campaign “The Fight for $15”, which started in New York and urges major employers like McDonalds for an hourly wage increase. The federal minimum wage is $7.25, and... Read More

    Safest Cities in Georgia

    By Zac Pasmanick | March 23, 2015

    Safety is a top concern for people planning to relocate to a new city. Luckily, the national research firm ValuePenguin crunched the 2013 FBI numbers in an attempt to determine which areas of Georgia are the safest. Here is the list of the top 10 safest cities in Georgia. 1.Holly Springs 2.Johns Creek 3.Milton 4.Flowery Branch 5.Tyrone... Read More

    Mayor Reed Creates Committee for Walking and Biking Features

    By Zac Pasmanick | March 17, 2015

    Mayor Kasim Reed has created an advisory committee to help add walking and bicycling features to Atlanta transportation projects as part of the national “Mayor’s Summit for Safer People and Safer Streets Challenge.” Reed said, “Connecting the city for cyclists and pedestrians delivers benefits across the board – health, safety, environmental, transportation, and overall quality... Read More

    Atlanta to Vote on Infrastructure Bond

    By Zac Pasmanick | March 13, 2015

    Atlanta voters will have the chance to decide on a proposed $250 million infrastructure bond on March 17th. Atlanta has not made a major infrastructure investment since 2000, and many people have noticed that the streets could use some repair. There will be two questions on the ballot about taking on approximately $188 million in... Read More

    Zuckerman Museum of Art Debuts ‘Pause’

    By Zac Pasmanick | March 12, 2015

    Kennesaw State University’s Zuckerman Museum of Art will debut it’s new multimedia art show and exhibit this Saturday. The show is called Pause, and it focuses on contemporary ideas of stillness and time. It will include over 50 multimedia works from the Metro Atlanta area and beyond. Perhaps the most well-known artist in the show is... Read More

    Zoo Atlanta Takes Top Honors in Best in Atlanta Real Estate Awards

    By Zac Pasmanick | March 9, 2015

    Zoo Atlanta won top honors in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s annual Best in Atlanta Real Estate Awards. It was nominated in the “Mixed-Use/Special Use” category for the planned Cyclorama revitalization project (officially named A Grand New View for Zoo Atlanta: Elephants, Events and Expansion). The project will be completed in 2018 or 2019. “We’re thrilled and... Read More

    Grants for New Homes along Beltline

    By Zac Pasmanick | March 6, 2015

    Buying a home along the new Beltline just got easier thanks to Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and the Atlanta Beltline Inc. The two are teaming up to offer an affordable housing finance partnership that gives a cumulative $600,000 in grant funding to eligible buyers who purchase or rehabilitate an existing home along the corridor. The... Read More

    Atlanta City Council Considers Sale of Inman Park Trolley Barn

    By Zac Pasmanick | March 2, 2015

    The Inman Park Trolley Barn was built in the 1880s as a maintenance facility for Atlanta’s electric street railway line, and the City of Atlanta bought it in the 1970s. Now it is rented out as event space, but the Atlanta City Council is considering selling the property in order to receive property taxes. The... Read More