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Mayor Kasim Reed introduces recycling rewards

Putting bottles in the right bin could save you cash on your next dinner bill. Mayor Kasim Reed announced last week that Recycling Perks, a Virginia-based recycling incentive program, is coming to Atlanta.  The city's Cartlanta project gave Atlantans 96-gallon recycling bins in 2012 to encourage more recycling.…

Atlanta Braves to vacate Turner Field before 2017

The Atlanta Braves told Mayor Kasim Reed on Tuesday that the team will be out of Turner Field by Dec. 31, 2016 — or possibly earlier. In a statement released today by Reed's office, the mayor says the team has informed the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority, the entity that oversees Turner Field, that it will not extend its lease agreement.…

First Slice 8/12/2015: Reed wants to close Peachtree-Pine shelter

Mayor Kasim Reed says he wants to close the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless' massive Downtown shelter. He has plans to build a new facility o house the homeless men and women at Peachtree-Pine and turn the building into a fire station. The state will no longer provide Planned Parenthood with STD testing kits.…

First Slice 8/11/15: Police and fire unions' billboard blasts mayor on public safety record

Atlanta's police and fire unions, in the latest move related to an ongoing dispute over public-safety employee compensation, have purchased billboard space to put pressure on Mayor Kasim Reed for a raise. The mayor says raises are out of the question until unions drop their class-action lawsuit against the city.  …

Reed: Friendship Towers A/C issues are nearly fixed but work remains

Mayor Kasim Reed said late yesterday morning that air conditioning issues that have plagued Friendship Towers, an affordable high-rise for low income, senior citizens, appear to be repaired but more work is needed. …

The new Atlanta stadium is on track

On the same day that Mayor Kasim Reed held a press conference announcing that the new owners of the Atlanta Hawks will either renovate Philips Arena or relocate the team elsewhere, officials with the Falcons, the one team that’s absolutely committed to downtown Atlanta, led a tour of the $1.4 billion new stadium, now eleven months into construction.

The Hawks want a new arena, or at least a renovation of Philips Arena, which opened in 1999.

last monthSports : Deadspin

The Hawks want a new arena, or at least a renovation of Philips Arena, which opened in 1999. Don’t worry: Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed says he’s open to spending public funds. Read more...

First Slice 7/22/15: City Hall pay raises excludes public safety workers

Mayor Kasim Reed and the Atlanta City Council approved giving City Hall employees a pay raise this week. But one group of workers — public safety employees suing the city over Reed's pension reform — won't see their paychecks increa...

Reed meets with top Obama adviser to raise awareness about paid family leave

For the first time in Atlanta's history, city employees recently became eligible for paid maternity and paternity leave. Inside Atlanta City Council's old chambers yesterday, Mayor Kasim Reed and a top White House official discussedShow More Summary

Nine holes

I learned something about Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in June:  He’s a very gracious golfer.  He also has a keen sense of his opponents’ weaknesses, and isn’t shy about attacking them. Last month I played golf with  Reed.  I produced a story about the game, intended as a snapshot character study of a guy we […]

Reed: 'I think I have another election in me'

“I think I have another election in me, because I love public service." Mayor Kasim Reed, confirming what many political observers have long expected, says he's open to running again for office after he finishes his second and final term as mayor in January 2018. Show More Summary

First Slice 6/16/15: Council rejects controversial appointment of H. Lamar Willis to Land Bank Authority post

The Atlanta City Council has voted against Mayor Kasim Reed's appointment of former Councilman H. Lamar Willis, a disbarred attorney who lost his longtime elected post two years ago, to serve on the Atlanta-Fulton County Land Bank Authority's board. Show More Summary

Reality Star Sightings: Sheree Whitfield, Tonya Banks, Dorinda Medley, More

The reality stars were out and about this weekend! Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Sheree Whitfield wasn’t letting a little tax bill get her down.  She stepped out to attend Mayor Kasim Reed’s 18th Annual Mayor’s Cup VIP reception and silent Auction at Pirch Atlanta. Show More Summary

First Slice 6/14/15: We're going to Cuba! Maybe one day!

Mayor Kasim Reed would like to see flights departing Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for Havana. Reed's heading to the country soon on a "business-oriented trip" later this month.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Reed taps Tim Keane, Charleston's planning director, for City Hall job

Mayor Kasim Reed yesterday announced that he is hiring Tim Keane, the planning chief of Charleston, S.C., to come lead the same department at City Hall. “Tim brings the right expertise to help the Department the meet the long-term goals of my administration.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed -- LeBron Who? Hawks Are Still Gonna Take It! (VIDEO)

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

Give Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed some credit -- even in the face of a dominant LeBron James... he's picking his beloved Hawks to take out the Cavaliers. Reed was out in L.A. on Thursday night when he made his prediction…

Reed: Sentencing ex-APS educators to jail time 'was appropriate because children were involved'

"I thought the sentencing was appropriate because children were involved." Mayor Kasim Reed expresses his support for the stiff sentencing of the former Atlanta Public Schools educators who were convicted of racketeering and other charges in the cheating trial. Show More Summary

Mayor Kasim Reed Encourages Rural Immigrants to Move to Atlanta

Today, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed encouraged rural immigrants to move within the city limits of Atlanta: “The truth of the matter is a lot of our foreign-born population lives in rural areas in the region and so I am telling those folks,...Show More Summary

Atlanta mayor disses Brooklyn's bet for Nets-Hawks playoff

4 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Mayor Kasim Reed refused to play ball after Borough President Eric Adams anted up Brooklyn-made wine and chocolate in an NBA playoff bet

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