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Inside Years away Don’t look for ‘quick fix’ for I-285 community 3

Summer stall Food donations are essential year-round commentary 8

Honestly, Abe Lovett headmaster a big fan of our 16th president ar0und town 9

Family matters Congregations offer shelter to homeless making a difference 10

Grand garden

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may 17 — may 30, 2013 • vol. 7 — NO. 10

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Scott Russel, with daughter Julia, 4, on board, enjoy the music of “The Tams,” during a Concerts by the Springs performance at Heritage Green in Sandy Springs on May 12. The 17th annual concert series opened its latest season to a capacity crowd. The next concert is Sunday, June 2, and will feature Gwen Hughes & The Retro Jazz Kats. More photos on page 2.

Atlanta History Center’s new park honors veterans out & About 14

City’s downtown plans drain budget

Artsapalooza permit stirs up hullabaloo

By Dan Whisenhunt

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By Dan Whisenhunt

As the city begins building its downtown along Roswell Road near I-285, the costs will likely mean fewer projects for other parts of the city. Plans for building a downtown from scratch and an expected decline in tax collections will mean fewer sidwewalks and parks for city residents. City Council members Chip Collins and Karen Meinzen McEnerny said during a May 7 budget hearing that some important projects won’t get done soon if the city’s current project list

A nonprofit that coordinated a recent arts event in Sandy Springs says the city plays favorites when issuing permits for events organized by members of City Council. Council members say they play by the rules and one of the council members called the allegations “hogwash.” The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces held its Artsapalooza event on April 20 and 21. The foundation applied for two permits to hold the event on Sandy Springs Circle. The city denied both because of concerns the event would affect traffic flow and access to

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