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10 candidates appear at Atlanta mayoral forum

Posted by Decaturish.com April 26, 2017

By Gabriel Owens, contributor A mayoral was held last night at Atlanta Technical College with 10 candidates fielding questions from a panel of journalists and the audience. The forum was hosted by the Atlanta League of Women Voters and the local NAACP chapter and was sponsored by the National Pan Hellenic Council of Greater Atlanta. Ten […]

(PHOTOS) Avondale Estates holds its first lantern parade

Posted by Decaturish.com April 22, 2017

By Duo-Wei Yang, contributor Last night, Avondale Estates residents and DeKalb School of the Arts (DSA) students congregated for a lantern parade and music performances to celebrate the school’s 30th anniversary. The event began at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Road and Kensington Road and concluded well after 9 p.m. at DSA with a dance party. Here […]

(SPONSORED) – Local Real Estate Startup Launches in Decatur

Posted by Decaturish.com April 21, 2017

Growing up in Atlanta, I was always fascinated by the rapid growth of the city — constantly seeing new roads, bridges, homes and shopping centers pop up around me. My father was a real estate developer and he passed on a passion for real estate to me as a child. Despite working for many years in the […]

Zero Mile – Air Line Stories

Posted by Decaturish.com April 12, 2017

The Zero Mile Post marked the meeting of two railway lines and possibly the beginning of the city of Atlanta. Zero Mile is a series of sometimes fictionalized and sometimes real stories based on life in Atlanta, Georgia. By Nicki Salcedo, contributor  For years I boarded airplanes carrying a lion called “Avocado Avogadro Spartacus.” He […]

New Beltline zoning would allow mix of uses in industrial areas

Posted by Decaturish.com April 12, 2017

By Gabriel Owens, contributor The Atlanta BeltLine Inc. held its monthly executive meeting Wednesday morning and provided status updates on various Beltline projects. ABI Chief Executive Officer Paul Morris went over a handful of different developments and discussed an upcoming plan for a new industrial zoning category in the city. To see the full story […]

Zero Mile – Under the Bridge

Posted by Decaturish.com April 5, 2017

The Zero Mile Post marked the meeting of two railway lines and possibly the beginning of the city of Atlanta. Zero Mile is a series of sometimes fictionalized and sometimes real stories based on life in Atlanta, Georgia. By Nicki Salcedo, contributor  Mandy had trained her eyes not to look. It wasn’t that she didn’t […]

Renew Atlanta holds meeting on options to make DeKalb Ave. ‘complete street’

Posted by Decaturish.com March 31, 2017

By Duo-Wei Yang, contributor Last night, the Renew Atlanta team presented road and infrastructure options for a proposed overhaul of the DeKalb Avenue corridor. Renew Atlanta is the city’s infrastructure improvement program. The $4.6 million “complete street” project would cover 4.4 miles of the road, and would involve milling and repaving the road, improving the sidewalks and […]

As the price of Beltline real estate rises, so does concern about affordability

Posted by Decaturish.com March 20, 2017

By Gabriel Owens, contributor With the continuous expansion and popularity of the Beltline, the dwindling available real estate has led to rising prices and even faster turnaround as property is snatched up at ever-increasing rates. While a boon to real estate developers and owners, the rising house prices and rent is slowly forcing out low-income […]

Decatur parents sound off on proposed school changes

Posted by Decaturish.com March 14, 2017

This story has been updated.  By Gabriel Owens, contributor City Schools of Decatur held a public meeting yesterday at Decatur High School to go over three different proposed changes to the system’s elementary school configuration, proposed to be finalized next month. CSD is adding a new school on South Columbia Drive, and there’s a looming question about […]

Yo Joe! GI Joe fans invade Atlanta

Posted by Decaturish.com March 13, 2017

This story has been updated. By Gabriel Owens, contributor Fans of the long-running toy line and cartoon series “GI Joe” and other pop culture icons dressed up and invaded the Marriott Century Center over the weekend for the Great Atlanta Toy Convention, also known as Joelanta. Running all weekend, this convention was originally created to […]

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