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Upward Of 600 Men Sign Up To Mentor Boys And Teens In Atlanta

August 21, 2019

GPB News

"Now, we are going through the vetting process and the orientation process to make sure those who have signed up will be an appropriate match,” she said. The mentors will work with boys ages 6 through 14 who are on the Big Brothers Big Sisters waiting list.

Atlanta Mayor Says City And State's Relationship Should Be A Model For The Country

August 20, 2019

GPB News

"We don't agree on a number of issues,” Bottoms said on Friday on GPB’s “Ask the Mayor.” “But those things that we do agree on, we've been able to meet in the middle in a way that works best for our city and best for our state."

Scooter ordinance on Monday's Atlanta City Council agenda

August 19, 2019

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Under the ordinance, any scooter company holding a permit issued before Monday could continue operating until the permit expires. After Monday, no new permits would be issued.

Analysis: Atlanta adding million-dollar businesses faster than NYC

August 14, 2019

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta is No. 21 in a new LendingTree analysis of U.S. cities that looks at the largest gain in businesses with at least $1 million in revenue from 2014 to 2016. In Atlanta, the percent change over the timeframe came in at 6.7%.

After deadly wrecks, Atlanta bans electric scooters at night

August 9, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

Atlanta is banning electric scooters in the nighttime hours during what’s been a deadly summer for riders.

Atlanta making progress in reducing homelessness

August 9, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Back in 2009, the “point-in-time” census showed Atlanta had 6,131 homeless individuals — of which 1,851 were living on the streets. The 2019 census showed the homeless population had dropped to 3,217 — of which only 719 were living on the streets.

Meet the new neighborhood watch: License-plate reading cameras

August 9, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta-based maker of license-plate reading cameras, Flock Safety, said about 100 neighborhoods, apartment complexes or private land owners in metro Atlanta now have automatic readers.

The Atlanta BeltLine Celebrates 10 Years Of Public Art

August 7, 2019

WABE

This Sunday, the Atlanta BeltLine celebrates 10 years of public art. People of all ages are invited to join in the creation of a mural along the BeltLine.

Atlanta councilman proposing citywide single-use plastics ban

August 6, 2019

Neighbor News

Plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam are among the items that would be banned. The bill represents an important step forward in Atlanta’s effort to lead on environmental issues

Atlanta City Council to take up repeal of scooter permits

August 6, 2019

Atlanta Business Chronicle

An ordinance introduced into the Atlanta City Council Monday would repeal the city Department of Planning's authority to issue permits to electric scooter companies.

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