All posts by Cameron Albert-Deitch
The Georgia congressman discusses his legislation and the momentum it’s gained since events in Ferguson
The lawmaker, who has served Georgia’s 4th congressional district since 2007, has set his sights on reforming the Department of Defense’s 1033 Program, the mechanism through which local law enforcement agencies can request and obtain military surplus equipment.Read more
On the plus side, that’s on a list of 51 places. So we beat Mississippi.
The United States Bureau of Labor has released its unemployment report for July, and it’s not good news for Georgia. The state has a preliminary unemployment rate of 7.8, second-to-last in the country (only leading Mississippi’s 8.0) and significantly above the national average of 6.2. The list includes the 50 states and the District of Columbia.Read more
The ATL might be a blue dot in a red state, but how it stacks up to other American cities could surprise you.
Politics can be a touchy subject in Atlanta, a city long known as a blue dot in a solidly red state. It can be so touchy that some people don’t even want to talk about it, which can make it difficult to figure out just how blue the city is compared to the rest of […]Read more
Let’s just say, this is the only time our editors condone using the term “Hotlanta.”
It’s a hot one today–with a smog alert, to boot. Especially after a few unseasonably (and gloriously) cool days, maybe now is the time to stay inside and check out this “1001 Blistering Future Summers” interactive from New Jersey-based news and research nonprofit Climate Central. Type your city into the search box to see its […]Read more
The long-delayed project will begin on-road testing this month.
The Atlanta Streetcar is delayed—again. While it looked like the $100 million project might be up and rolling in late summer, the new target date is November. After ballooning budget issues and multiple delays setting the schedule back over a year, the on-road testing on the cars is scheduled to start within the next few […]Read more
The illustrations, which were created to show the stadium’s scale, will be followed by drawings of the actual site at a later date.
It’s been a busy season for the Atlanta Braves and their future home in Cobb County. The past few weeks have seen heavy machinery on the ground, and last night, the development team for the $400 million mixed-use complex was formally announced. Today, new images of the stadium were released–and although we have to admit that a few of them are rather stunning, it’s important to realize that nothing pictured is official.Read more
The unification tool is a great concept, but the pilot program underscores the disjointed nature of Atlanta’s regional transit providers.
It’s no secret Atlanta lacks functional regional transit. As veteran transportation reporter Doug Monroe wrote in a 2012 Atlanta magazine analysis of the history behind our transportation woes, “at the heart of the rot eating at metro Atlanta is the Mother of All Mistakes: the failure to extend MARTA into the suburbs.” Indeed, MARTA is limited to the city of Atlanta and Fulton and DeKalb counties; traveling farther requires cobbling trips together on a host of smaller systems, each with its own unwieldy ticketing and scheduling vagaries.Read more
In case you missed it, the new Atlanta Braves stadium site is under construction. See what it looks like right now.
The original start date was July 15, but heavy machinery has been up and running for a month.
The Atlanta Braves’ up-and-down streakiness has left them one game behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East (at least, that is, until the Nats play tonight). In the midst of this season’s roller-coaster ride, some may have forgotten about the team’s new stadium in Cobb County set to open in 2017. And the warm and fuzzy feelings from the weekend’s Hall of Fame inductions of Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, and Greg Maddux might have just been enough to put outrage about the planned relocation on the back burner for most fans. (We stress: Most; not all.)Read more
The latest alternative to U.S. News & World Report attempts to determine “the most bang for your tuition buck.”
For years, nervous parents and curious high school students have flocked to the annual U.S. News & World Report National University Rankings. However much or little the rankings actually mean, they’re certainly fun to look at—and other media outlets have been getting into the game. The latest to come out with a college ranking is Money magazine, which attempts to determine which “four-year colleges offer the most bang for your tuition buck.” The top two might surprise–Babson College and Webb Institute, respectively–but the top five is rounded off by more usual suspects: MIT, Princeton University, and Stanford University.Read more
Washington Correspondent Daniel Malloy drops the beat, as well as some knowledge on the Perdue/Kingston runoff
AJC reporter Daniel Malloy, known on the streets as D-Mal, has donned his shades and fired up his webcam for a political rap about today’s Republican senate runoff election. You may recognize him from the verses he dropped back in May, like “In the senate race, that’s where it gets tricky / Five people, two slots, people get picky.” Well, now it’s down to two–U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue– and Malloy hasn’t missed a beat. Well, technically, he misses a few. But what he lacks in flow, he makes up for in fervor.Read more