Thursday, July 31, 2014

First Slice 7/31/14: West Nile Virus found along Beltline, near other Atlanta parks

Posted By on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Fulton County health officials are urging residents to take precautions after several mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus in Atlanta. The areas include the Historic Fourth Ward Park Skate Park along the Atlanta Beltline, Perkerson Park near Capitol View, Grove Park near Hortense Place, and Ollie Street near Washington Park.

And we have a winner! Jeff Fuqua, the Atlanta developer behind the Edgewood Retail District and the upcoming (and controversial) 800 Glenwood Ave. retail center along the Atlanta Beltline, has been selected to develop the retail portion of the "entertainment district" adjacent to the proposed Atlanta Braves stadium. Pope and Land Enterprises and Pollack Shores Real Estate will co-develop the rest of the project.

Immigration reform advocates yesterday called on President Barack Obama to push comprehensive immigration reform. One advocate also noted that changes are needed in state laws to better protect undocumented children from being deported. Gov. Nathan Deal, who last week scolded the president about more than 1,000 Central American children being sent to Georgia to be reunited with families, used a "softer tone" in comments with Hispanic community leaders yesterday.

Can a retention pond similar to what was constructed in Historic Fourth Ward Park help solve Peoplestown's flooding woes?

The New York Times editorial board's series urging the feds to end marijuana prohibition continues with a focus on the science behind claims that reefer will make you go bonkers, man.

Think of the grandchildren! In 2100, Atlanta in the summertime might feel a lot like Pharr, Texas.

ICYMI: The Whigs canceled an in-studio performance at Georgia Public Broadcasting yesterday amid protests about the state media outlet's takeover of Album 88.

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