First Slice 4-20-15: Eva Galambos, former mayor and ‘founding mother’ of Sandy Springs, has died

Plus, Reed declines a friendly wager with Brooklyn borough president


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Eva Galambos, a champion for local control who was part of the decades-long push for Sandy Springs to incorporate as a city — and later became the North Fulton city’s first mayor — died on Sunday after battling cancer. She was 87.

Mayor Kasim Reed opted not to partake in some good old fashioned competition with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and wager a friendly bet over last night’s Atlanta Hawks game against the Brooklyn Nets. “The city of Atlanta hasn’t thought about what to send to Brooklyn if the Hawks lose because we are confident they are going to win,” a Reed spokeswoman is quoted as saying in the New York Daily News. Their hunch was right.

More than $21 million has been spent to try and build a reservoir yet the project still hasn’t been permitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The feds are even questioning the manmade lake’s need. So why are county officials pushing ahead?

“Metro Atlanta’s segregated neighborhoods and schools, which now extend well into suburbia, are not only underserving the current generation of minority homeowners and students, but stand to undercut the life chances of future generations of minority residents as well.”

Could you live in microspaces known as “tiny houses?”

An Atlanta Police officer was charged with public indecency for... well, just click the link.

A Miami Herald story that started after some kids threw firecrackers at migrant workers might have helped prevent the Bay of Pigs invasion.

You get a raise and you get a raise and you get a raise and YOU, especially you, get a raise! EVERYBODY GETS A RAISE!

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