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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

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

Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms gets AFRCA gig, Fulton Chairman John Eaves cries cronyism

One of Mayor Kasim Reed's most loyal allies on the Atlanta City Council will pull double duty as an elected official and the executive director of the authority that oversees Turner Field and other key properties. And Fulton County Chairman John Eaves is none too pleased about how the decision went down.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Flattening blighted apartments a start, says mayor

A southwest Atlanta apartment complex that Mayor Kasim Reed called a source of blight and crime started to crumble in the jaws of an excavator this week after years of complaints from neighbors. And the city is working faster now address code enforcement violations, he said.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Pics Of Keke Palmer’s Sideboob And More ATL Celebs At The Premiere Of ‘Brotherly Love’

Mayor Kasim Reed, Toya Wright, And More Join KeKe Palmer and Cast Of ‘Brotherly Love’ For Atlanta Premiere The stars came out in Atlanta Tuesday night to support ‘Brotherly Love’ the movie, which premieres nationwide on April 24th. ...

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed & More Support ‘Brotherly Love’ Film… [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Atlanta rolled out the red carpet for the cast of “Brotherly Love” during a special screening at Phipps Plaza last night (April 7, 2015). Flavor Unit Entertainment, a production company owned and operated by Queen Latifah and her partner...Show More Summary

GA: Atlanta Streetcar to Remain Free for 2015

March 31--Save your dollar -- the Atlanta Streetcar will remain free through 2015. Mayor Kasim Reed announced the news Tuesday morning at the annual meeting of Central Atlanta Progress, the downtown booster organization that helped bring...Show More Summary

The Atlanta Streetcar won't cost you a dime for the rest of 2015

Good news, Atlanta: You can keep on riding the shiny new blue-and-green Atlanta Streetcar for the next nine months without opening up your wallet and pulling out your singles. Mayor Kasim Reed, who this morning spoke at Central Atlanta...Show More Summary

First Slice 3/29/15: Mayor Kasim Reed wants no part of Nobel Peace Prize Summit

A Nobel Peace Prize Summit of former laureates, scheduled to take place in Atlanta this November, will not share any official affiliation with the city if Mayor Kasim Reed has anything to say about it. He sent a detailed letter to the...Show More Summary

First Slice 3/26/15: APS supporters put mayor's face on wanted posters, ask APD to investigate

Wanted: Mayor Kasim Reed? Atlanta Public Schools supporters slapped the mayor's face onto reward posters and asked Atlanta Police Department Chief George Turner to investigate possible theft of the district's cash. The mayor's office said in a statement that they're working through negotiations with the school district.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Blax News: "Moral Mondays Georgia" Refuses To Join Rally For "Black Educational Excellence In Atlanta" Because They Held Up "Wanted Posters" For The Mayor Of Atlanta And Not "Every White Republican Official In Georgia"

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is in hot water with a splinter group of educational activists who are demanding that the City of Atlanta give the school system the money that is owed from the "Beltline Project" and to allow several schoolShow More Summary

First Slice 3/20/15: City councilmembers criticize Reed's decision to veto airport contract

Atlanta city councilwomen Mary Norwood and Felicia Moore want to know why Mayor Kasim Reed vetoed an airport contract that was approved by the council. The deal was for healthcare services from Caduceus Occupational Medicine, the sole bidder to be a clinic operator at Hartsfield-Jackson.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Cathy Woolard, Margaret Kaiser kick off 2017 mayoral race

There’s more than two and a half years before Atlanta residents will decide who will replace Mayor Kasim Reed. He’s scheduled to move on from City Hall in January 2018 due to term limits.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The problem with Atlanta's incomplete list of infrastructure bond projects

March 17 is voters’ last chance to cast a ballot for or against a $250 million infrastructure bond package that would fund fixing bridges, paving roads, installing bike lanes, and maintaining buildings. According to Mayor Kasim Reed,...Show More Summary

Atlanta's bike share program doesn't use taxpayer dollars, but heavily relies upon ads

Bicycle advocates have waited more than a year for the city to start rolling out Atlanta's bike share program. The long-awaited announcement finally arrived last week with a pledge from Mayor Kasim Reed that the city's program would launch before the year's end.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Celebrity Seeds: Jeezy Throws His Daughter A ‘Coming To America’ Themed 1st Birthday Party

Jeezy Celebrates His Daughter’s Birthday With Ludacris, Mayor Kasim Reed, Kandi & Todd Tucker Jeezy recently celebrated his daughter’s 1st birthday with a lavish party in Atlanta.   The rapper who most people didn’t know had a baby girl, marked

Officials prepare for '100 percent' chance of snow, urge Atlantans to stay off the roads tonight

An incoming winter storm that's set to hit metro Atlanta this afternoon has elected officials calling for residents to head home early and clear the streets. Mayor Kasim Reed this morning warned residents that a winter storm will hit the city sometime after 3 p.m. today.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 2/22/15: Reed pushes back against transit haters over streetcar figures, cost

Mayor Kasim Reed thinks a recent AJC/WSB-TV story reporting lower-than-expected ridership on the Atlanta Streetcar — plus higher operating costs — was a "hit piece" pushed by anti-transit naysayers. He told WAGA-TV's Morse Diggs that actual ridership is slightly higher than projected.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Reed: It's 'dumb' for people to care about being blocked on Twitter

"What I think is dumb is for an adult to care whether someone 'blocks' them on social media. Turn the page and move on." Mayor Kasim Reed responds to a criticism regarding his Twitter blocking tactics, better known as the #KTB, which...Show More Summary

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