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Many DeKalb County residents had a rude awakening this morning when they turned on their showers and faucets to find, well, nothing. Sometime before 4:30 in the morning, a 48-inch transmission water main broke and flooded a section of Buford Highway north of I-285.
When Alon Balshan left Israel, he was 25 years old and his bank account—which was his pocket—contained 500 American dollars. He made his way to Atlanta and, in 1992, opened his bakery in Morningside. We talked to Balshan about his culinary roots and his time in the South.
Since metro Atlanta’s recovery began in earnest in 2012, prices are up—in some places way up. Here, how the median home value has changed from December 2011 to December 2015.
Is your husky looking a bit, er, husky? Send Rover right over to the Dog Jog, timed one-mile and 5K races at Dunwoody’s Brook Run Dog Park that are open to all breeds, plus their human companions (who can qualify for the Peachtree Road Race).
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.
First came Dunwoody, which snatched up Perimeter Center, arguably the richest square mile of commercial property in metro Atlanta. Then came Brookhaven, which successfully padded its tax rolls with parcels lying far outside its historic neighborhood borders.
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