First Slice 10-28-12: Southeast Atlanta residents to rally against proposed retail center along Beltline

Plus, prepare for Gold Dome theatrics over Falcons stadium


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  • Proposed development site along Glenwood Avenue and the Atlanta Beltline

The grassroots fight against veteran developer Jeff Fuqua’s proposed retail center near Glenwood Park along the Atlanta Beltline will be one to watch. Residents on Monday evening will rally against the concept, which they say does not comply with the Beltine’s master plan for the property.

Demolition crews on Saturday morning bid farewell to one of two old office buildings on the former IBM Campus along Northside Parkway in Buckhead. The property will become the home of the new North Atlanta High School. (Warning: 11 Alive’s still set its video’s to automatically start playing. Be sure your speakers are turned down before clicking the link.)

Expect political theater unlike any you’ve ever seen when state lawmakers in January consider raising the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s bonding capacity — a vital step to providing public funding for a new Atlanta Falcons stadium.

Natina Reed, an actress and part of R&B group Blaque, was struck and killed by a car while walking on Lawrenceville Highway on Friday night. According to WAGA, the driver was not charged.

While we’re building “retro gas stations” in Midtown, let’s also bring back Atlanta’s trolley system. That’d be fantastic.

Thousands of patriots waited in long lines and slightly chilly weather on Saturday to vote for the country’s next drone commander.

Hurricane Sandy continues its journey toward the East Coast after killing more than 40 people in the Caribbean,. New York City is bracing for what forecasts say will be an especially hard hit. And New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has ordered Atlantic City’s 12 casinos to shut down and evacuate.

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