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MARTA Hosts Local Junior Achievement Students for Job Shadow Day

MARTA Hosts Local Junior Achievement Students for Job Shadow Day

ATLANTA – (Marta) On February 2, 2011, MARTA was pleased to welcome 15 talented and motivated students from Junior Achievement of Georgia’s JA Fellows program for a JA Job Shadow Day.  Students, representing high schools from throughout Atlanta, spent a day with MARTA staff to learn about the many career opportunities in transit and what it takes to provide quality transit service to our region and state. 

“We were thrilled to mentor and learn from these inspiring students while offering them a behind the scenes look at the diverse job opportunities available within the transit industry,” said MARTA General Manager/CEO Dr. Beverly A. Scott.

Interfaith Coalition of Clergy and Community Leaders To Gather, near MLK , Jr. Center

Interfaith Coalition of Clergy and Community Leaders To Gather, near MLK , Jr. Center

Atlanta – (Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters) An interfaith coalition of clergy and community leaders will gather Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at 7PM near the Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Center (next to the Ebenezer Baptist Church New Horizon Sanctuary) to share reflections and prayers from a variety of faith traditions, as well as their concerns for the peoples of Egypt. 

The site was selected to underscore the need for continued non-violent change, as inspired by both Gandhi and Dr. King. The event is sponsored by FAMA, Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta.

As part of the vigil, participants will be invited to hold cell phones aloft in solidarity with those who have used social networking media to coordinate the demonstrations.

Ebenezer Baptist Church New Horizon Sanctuary is located at 407 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta.

City of Atlanta Malaise

City of Atlanta Malaise

Mayor Reed, at his speech to the Atlanta Press Club last week, Monday January 31, 2011, said there was a *pall* over Atlanta. And that we citizens needed to snap out of it, and look to some big, pie-in-the-sky dreaming and mutual, hot stuff kinda projects to get us over our dark funk.

 

The thing about living in COA (City of Atlanta, and I have for over 20 years now) is that it is a city mired in deep, determined, and wearisome bureaucracy.

Share Your Vision for the City of Atlanta with City Planners - Attend a Community Meeting

Share Your Vision for the City of Atlanta with City Planners - Attend a Community Meeting

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND!

The City of Atlanta Office of Planning is working with all citizens, businesses and community groups in the development of the 2011 Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP).  You're invited to attend any of the first round of meetings of the 2011 CDP to share your vision for Atlanta and to discuss issues and opportunities, as we work to develop a blueprint for city growth and development. Community meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. and meeting dates are as follows:

  • Feb. 3, 2011 - Adamsville Recreation Center, 365 Cleveland Ave., SE
  • Feb. 7, 2011 - Hillside Facility, 1301 Monroe Drive, NE
  • Feb. 10, 2011 - Martha Brown UMC, 468 Moreland Ave.
  • Feb. 15, 2011 - Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3003 Howell Mill Rd., NW, Room B-110
  • Feb. 17, 2011 - Mt.

President's Cancer Panel at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, February 1st

President's Cancer Panel at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, February 1st

On Tuesday, February 1st, the President's Cancer Panel is conducting an open forum discussion of the future of cancer research in the context of the National Cancer Program – where cancer research takes place. This is the last of four meetings in the national series, “The Future of Cancer Research: Accelerating Scientific Innovation.”  Free and open to the public.

The year 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971 and the creation of the National Cancer Program (NCP).  This anniversary is an excellent time to take stock of the past 40 years of cancer research and to explore potential future enhancements to the NCP. The discussion will address the implications of advances in biomedical science and outcomes of the technological revolution and how they have combined to provide opportunities for increasingly efficient methods of research.

“Go Red Connect” at Macy's Lenox Square, February 5th

“Go Red Connect” at Macy's Lenox Square, February 5th

From 1:00 p.m. until 4:000 p.m., Macy’s at Lenox Square will be hosting the “Go Red Connect”, which is a nationwide casting call for women to share their stories of heart disease and possibly become the next face of the “Go Red for Women” movement.

Go Red Connect is being hosted by The American Heart Association and different Macy’s stores across the country. Macy’s stores are inviting women to connect for their hearts.  Women who share their stories in front of the American Heart Association’s camera have the chance to become a spokesperson for the cause-- representing Go Red For Women in marketing materials, at events, on GoRedForWomen.org, etc.

Macy’s at Lenox Square Mall is located at 3393 Peachtree Road, Northeast.

MARTA to Hold Public Hearings on January 24th for Proposed Bus Service Modifications

MARTA to Hold Public Hearings on January 24th for Proposed Bus Service Modifications

MARTA will be holding two public hearings discussing the possibility of bus service modifications on Monday, January 24, 2011. The meetings will be divided into two portions: a community exchange and a public hearing. One of the meetings will be held at the MARTA Headquarters starting at 6:00 p.m. and the other will be held at the Decatur Library and it starts at 5:00 p.m.

Customers and stakeholders are invited to provide input on the proposed changes.