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Well, here’s another Atlanta Streetcar update

Good news: a construction milestone was achieved today. Bad news: it’s still unclear when the cars will start to run. Fun news: there's a pop-up shop preview party on Saturday!

Sure, the project is over budget and behind schedule and the exact details of who’s going to run it remain in limbo, but today the Atlanta Streetcar project reached a construction milestone as the last track concrete was poured—at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Sweet Auburn. Read more...

Planting No. 100,000 for Trees Atlanta

The organization will mark a milestone this week.

Trees Atlanta was founded in 1985 by Central Atlanta Progress, the Atlanta Parks Commission, and the Junior League of Atlanta. The organization was formed in response to massive tree loss cause by urban development. On March 27, the organization will plant its 100,000th tree. Read more...

The Clermont Lounge becomes a coffee table book

The author of No Cameras spent three years chronicling the storied strip club's 49-year history

The first time Atlanta writer Dana Hazels Seith attempted to interview Blondie for the new Clermont Lounge coffee table book, No Cameras, the legendary dancer threw her out of her Ponce de Leon Avenue dressing room. For good measure, Blondie also tossed Seith on her second and third attempts to talk to her. Read more...

Shirley Franklin: "I regret that I didn't do more"

The former mayor on Atlanta's income inequality

In an interview with National Journal published yesterday, two-term Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin was asked about the metro region's abysmal ranking for social mobility and how economic inequality could—or should—be addressed by local politicians. Read more...