Posts tagged with "Kwanza Hall"

Kwanza Hall wants to move closed MLK Natatorium

Posted by Dena Mellick July 9, 2015

Atlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall wants to relocate and reopen the closed Martin Luther King Jr. Natatorium. The swimming pool facility was closed by the city of Atlanta in November 2012 following an engineering study that determined the structure and steel supports were unsafe. Hall wants to relocate the natatorium to Hilliard Street in the […]

Food Co-op thriving months after opening doors

Posted by March 18, 2015

By Kim Hutcherson, contributor It’s been four months since the Boulevard Food Co-op formally opened its doors and made its first food distribution to member-owners. So far, it’s not only a rousing success, but also a “star” among those who work on food access issues. “We are receiving significant support and generating a lot of […]

Art by committee: Atlanta appoints study group

Posted by November 28, 2014

By Kim Hutcherson, contributor Atlanta has seen its share of controversy over public art in recent weeks. At the end of October, the city made national news when Cabbagetown artists painted over artwork in the iconic Krog Tunnel, in a dispute over a private party. Earlier this month, the debate over street art got heated […]

Westside Trail construction begins

Posted by November 25, 2014

By Kim Hutcherson, contributor The Atlanta Beltline’s largest expansion to-date is now underway at historic Adair Park. Construction for the Westside Trail kicked off with a ceremony held Nov.12, marking the first step toward the creation of a 3-mile corridor that will stretch to from Allene Avenue to Washington Park near the Ashby Marta Station. […]

Old Fourth Ward residents plan food co-op

Posted by October 30, 2014

By Kim Hutcherson, contributor Residents of Atlanta’s Old 4th Ward neighborhood will soon open the Boulevard Food Co-op. It’s a collaboration of the O4W neighborhood, the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture. District 2 Councilmember Kwanza Hall is pitching in, too. During community meetings last year for Hall’s […]

Atlanta decides to ‘Ban the Box’

Posted by October 22, 2014

By Kim Hutcherson, contributor Atlanta’s City Council has officially banned “the Box” – the question that asks a job applicant to reveal whether he or she has ever been convicted of a crime. Earlier this month, the Council approved a measure stating that prospective hires will not have to disclose criminal history when applying for […]

Bike lane projects planned in Midtown

Posted by September 30, 2014

This story has been updated.  By Kim Hutcherson, contributor Construction is set to begin on a series of “high priority” bike lane projects that will change Midtown commutes for cyclists and drivers alike. Dedicated bicycle lanes will be built or expanded along 5th Street, West Peachtree Street and parts of Peachtree Street south of the […]

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