Monday, October 29, 2012

First Slice 10/29/12: North Fulton mayors keen on multi-county transit system

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Grand Central Station shuts down for Sandy
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  • Grand Central Station shuts down for Sandy
North Fulton mayors are once again pitching the idea of a regional transit agency comprising multiple counties.

Surprise! Special interest groups dumped mountains of money into Georgia's congressional races.

The deepening of the Savannah port, a key project of Gov. Nathan Deal, Mayor Kasim Reed, and the state's business community, received a push this weekend after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave the controversial initiative the OK.

While we're talking about Savannah: The city's newspaper is going behind a paywall starting tonight. Non-subscribers will only be able to read 15 articles each month.

Young people: do not joke about "pulling a Columbine."

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And ICYMI: Southeast Atlanta residents tonight plan to protest a proposed retail center along Glenwood Avenue and the Atlanta Beltline.

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