Monday, May 13, 2013
Gunfire was exchanged after a dispute outside of a party.
OLD FOURTH WARD — Atlanta police detectives are still piecing together events that led to a shooting during the early morning hours on Monday outside of the Savannah Midtown Apartments on North Avenue. Sgt. Gregory Lyon told East Atlanta Patch that "preliminary information is that a 23-year-old male was invited to a party at the location, 215 North Ave." Lyon said the individual was injured by a gunshot wound to the head. "On arrival, he encountered a male with whom he had been having an ongoing dispute. The victim told investigators he left the party, but was followed by that individual and several other males," Lyon said. Apparently a scuffle may have occurred outside in the parking deck. Sgt Lyon says that the victim, "says he was shot…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
'This is the first major festival in the recently completed Historic Fourth Ward Park that runs adjacent to The Masquerade club.'
The Shaky Knees Music Festival at Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Masquerade Music Park continues today. The two-day festival will feature 28 bands across three outdoor stages as well as local food trucks, artisans and vendors. You may still purchase tickets at Ticketmaster. Today's lineup includes "Best New Artist” Grammy nominees, The Lumineers, as well as the Drive By Truckers and Oberhofer, among others. The show is curated by longtime Atlanta promoter Tim Sweetwood. “I’m not trying to appeal to every music fan or break into territory that has already been well covered by other festivals,” Sweetwood said. “I’d love for people to be able to find enough of a connection in the lineup to be familiar with several of the artists. But I …
Friday, April 19, 2013
The $35M development is scheduled for a Fall 2013 opening with a 276-unit complex overlooking the beautiful Historic Old Fourth Ward Park.
Monday, April 15, 2013
High-end apartments to be built by the end of the year.
OLD FOURTH WARD — Construction of the $35 million Bohemian House or BOHO project is underway. Cincinnati-based North American Properties is expected to complete the 276-unit, high-end apartment building by the fall of 2013. The project of one- and two-bedroom apartments, sits on a 3.7-acre tract bounded by Glen Iris Drive, Dallas and Rankin streets and Historic Fourth Ward Park. Immovable Media captured the some of the ongoing work. SEE ALSO:
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Year long project to replace old bridge means detours and delays.
OLD FOURTH WARD — After a month's delay, the planned replacement of the Edgewood Avenue bridge is to begin today. The $4.5 million project is necessary because the 107-year-old, 200-foot bridge is on the verge of being structurally unsafe, city officials said last year at a meeting of Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward residents to discuss the plan. Rather than repair it, officials said it would be more cost effective to build a new span. The work was to have started in March but was pushed back to accomodate some utility work that had to be done first. While the work is being done, the stretch of Edgewood between Krog and Randolph streets will be be closed to motor vehicle traffic. Motorists will be detoured around the closed portion of …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Old Fourth Ward residents want sidewalks around the old David T. Howard High School repaired.
OLD FOURTH WARD — As the city embarks on its campaign to get property owners to repair broken and cracked sidewalks that front their homes, one homeowner here thinks City Hall should lead by example. The David T. Howard High School building at 551 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., would be a good place to start. Opened in 1923 as an elementary school that replaced three other schools opened for freed black slaves and their children, Atlanta Public Schools shuttered it in 1976. But the school, bounded by Randolph, Irwin and Howell streets, is flanked by broken sidewalks. It's an issue Billy Hungeling, a Howell Street resident, feels the city should address, especially if residential property owners are to be expected to do the same. "Sure-footed …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Closure scheduled to begin April 3.
OLD FOURTH WARD — The planned replacement of the Edgewood Avenue Bridge, which was was to have started last week, has been delayed until April 3. The delay was made because of utility work that has to be done before before the replacement of the 200-foot, 107-year-old concrete bridge that connects the Old Fourth Ward and Inman Park neighborhoods. The $4.5 million replacement is projected to last April 2014 and will close the stretch of Edgewood between Krog and Randolph streets. Motor vehicle traffic will be detoured around that affected stretch of Edgewood to a route that goes from Randolph to Irwin to Krog streets, to DeKalb Aveue/Decatur Street to Boulevard. All nearby businesses, which includes a key shop and tire repair facility, …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The company plans a 2,100 square foot restaurant.
OLD FOURTH WARD — Get ready for a food fight. Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., the parent company to Dunkin' Donuts, plans to open a 2,100-square-foot restaurant at the southwest corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Boulevard. The Canton, Mass.-based sweets and coffee shop, will construct a new building that will replace A+ Financial Services, according to a report in Tomorrow's News Today. The planned store puts it in a head-to-head combat for Ponce motorists with a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts outlet just a few blocks west on Ponce. The move is part of the company's strategy to beef up its presence in metro Atlanta, TNT reported. Dunkin', which has been in expansion mode globally, has about 50 stores in metro Atlanta. It reported 2012 profit of $108.…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Students at Hope-Hill Elementary joined millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the 16th annual Read Across America Day.
OLD FOURTH WARD — Students at Hope-Hill Elementary joined millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the 16th annual National Education Association's Read Across America Day on Friday, March 1, 2013. NEA's Read Across America Day celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of reading. An expected 45 million readers, both young and old, picked up a book and read on March 1st.. To honor the good doctor and celebrate the fun and value of reading, Hope-Hill invited a long list of parents and community members to come on campus and read to a classroom of thankful students. Enjoy the photos! For recommendations on children's books and to learn more about reading-related events in East Atlanta and neighboring communities, check …
The Intown Academy continues to raise funds for a new playground, scheduled to be built in April.
OLD FOURTH WARD — There are still great opportunities for community members and supporters of The Intown Academy to dine in support of their new playground that Intown is looking to build in April. According to Diana Bartlett, member of The Intown Academy Playground Committee: "None of the schools in the Old Fourth Ward have a playground; we're trying to be the first!" As reported earlier, The Intown Academy was awarded a $15,000 Let’s Play Community Construction challenge grant from KaBOOM!, To keep the grant, the school must build its playground by the end of April. The Intown Academy Playground Committee said that they, "raised enough funds to purchase the minimum amount of equipment for the grant, but is still raising $25,000 to …