Maria Boynton

Recent City Council work session on the Public Confidence & Accountability Legislation

Felicia Moore: Compliance Office Would Hold Us Accountable In Following The Law

Under regulations approved by Atlanta City Council, those using city-issued credit cards would have to abide by a list of terms. Also, legislation proposed by City Council President Felicia Moore calls for the creation of an Office of Independent Compliance. Both are among efforts, by the city's...
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First entry into the #KaeperBowl. It is located at 400 Northside Dr. Atlanta GA.

Eight Kaepernick Murals Replace 1 Destroyed Days Before Super Bowl

“I thought Atlanta, because of our civil rights history, would be a perfect place for him", says Atlanta muralist Fabian Williams. So he found eight places for former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick. His westside giant mural of Kaepernick was destroyed two days before the Super Bowl in Atlanta. So...
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 Grady Jarrett and Falcons Owner Arthur Blank chat with students at the newly renovated John F. Kennedy Park in Vine City.

Falcon Grady Jarrett: Walter Payton Man Of Year Nomination Hit Me Deep

Grady Jarrett, the 25 year old Falcons Defensive Tackle, grew up just 30 miles outside Atlanta, in Conyers, Ga. He attended Clemson University, where he started the educational initiative "Big Men Don't Bully" in 2015. In Atlanta, Jarrett's anti-bullying efforts continue in Atlanta and he also...
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Participating in the ribbon cutting at John F. Kennedy Park (l-r) Brett Daniels, COO of the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee; Dan Corso, Host Committee Chairman; Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; Atlanta Falcons Defensive Tackle Grady Jarrett; Atlanta

Councilman Ivory Lee Young Remembered As Westside Park Becomes Super Bowl Legacy

The late Atlanta City Councilman Ivory Lee Young was on the minds of many today. Remembered as one who fought for the development of Atlanta's Westside, today Young's idea of a newly renovated John F. Kennedy Park to serve the community, became reality. It was just 5 months ago that Councilman...
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MARTA Chief Wanda Dunham proudly shows special Super Bowl LIII badge

MARTA Prepared for Wintry Weather and Super Bowl

With the possibility of wintry weather moving into Atlanta, in the midst of Super Bowl Week, one might think MARTA Police Chief Wanda Dunham would be a nervous wreck. If she is, she hides it well. (Photo Credit: Maria Boynton/Entercom Atlanta) Click below to hear Dunham talk about how prepared...
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MARTA General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker is threatening to sue to end driver sickout

MARTA Threatens Lawsuit To End Drivers Super Bowl Sick-out

One hundred thousand people moved to Atlanta last year, and according to MARTA CEO Jeffrey Parker, the transit agency's aim is to be able to support that growth by providing superior transit service here and throughout the region. The glitch this week: MARTA drivers calling out sick, as the city...
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The Old Adamsville Recreation Center is being utilized as a warming center in Atlanta.

Warming Centers Open Ahead of Snow and Ice

The City of Atlanta has opened warming centers ahead of wintry precipitation and frigid weather. The warming centers are located at the Old Adamsville Recreation Center, 3404 Delmar Lane NW, Atlanta,GA 30331 and the Central Park Recreation Center, 400 Merrits Avenue North East, Atlanta. GA 30308...
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Dallas Austin and other top entertainment influencers form Georgia's first Entertainment Caucus

Dallas Austin Joins Music Industry Leaders And Lawmakers On Georgia Entertainment Caucus

Super producer and owner of Rowdy Records, Dallas Austin, is joining dozens of music, film, media, and entertainment executives on a new venture. It involves working, according to Georgia State Representative Erica Thomas, with state lawmakers in giving those in the entertainment field "a strong...
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A Previous Fulton County Misdemeanor Expungement Summit

Expungement Summit Friday Clearing Misdemeanor Arrests From Criminal History

Fulton County Solicitor General Keith Gammage says "the Civil Rights Movement continues today by ending mass incarcerations and creating new beginnings for jobs and safer communities." Gammage is holding his 7th expungement event tomorrow. It's the MLK Jr. Holiday Legacy Expungement Bowl . The...
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A week after this photo was taken, Syntel Brown was the victim of a stabbing in Griffin

GBI Investigating as Atlanta Teacher Recovers After Double-Stabbing

I last saw R. Syntel Brown at McCamish Pavilion on the campus of Georgia Tech. He was chaperoning a group of teenagers from the Fulton Leadership Academy at the inauguration of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. That was on Monday, January 14. A week later, Brown is hospitalized after being stabbed...
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