Looking at 2014, Halloween and the winter weather drew readers to The Jefferson Park Hub.
The October holiday draws crowds of costumed youngsters to the sidewalks as the residents open their doors to hand out treats.
Residents on Bryan Avenue create a place where zombies roam free while folks at the Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church have a more tame night as members distribute candy from the parking lot.
Read the story here.
Old Man Winter paralyzed the community, including many children left at bus when in late January roads turned impassable.
Snow and ice wrecked havoc on the interstates, while local roads were no better for cars and trucks to maneuver. Jefferson Park residents ventured first to the former Cleveland Avenue CVS to grab supplies and food before walking to help unlucky souls stuck on Route 166. (Photo: Remember this
A second storm arrived Feb. 12, but community leaders learned from the first storm and canceled events.
If you are a resident of East Point, city workers will haul away your live evergreen.
It doesn’t need to be wrapped. Simply put the tree out on the street on your scheduled trash pick-up day. It’ll be taken off your hands.
Keep Georgia Beautiful is promoting mulching. You can take the tree – stripped of all ornaments, of course – to the Home Depot off Cascade Road and they’ll take care of it.
Does anyone know if there is a East Point facility that will mulch a tree to recycle it?
The Army Corps of Engineers is also accepting trees to build fish habitat at Lake Alatonna. You can learn more here.
The AJC interviewed the East Point’s former top police cop, Frank Brown, as part of its “Black & Blue” series, looking at the intersection of police and African-Americans.
“Police administration right now is facing a lot of scrutiny and the truth of the matter is we are dropping the ball. I say that because we are basically standing in the background and allowing prosecutors, jurors and grand jurors to solve our problems within our agencies. If we cannot police our own agencies, we can certainly not police our own communities. Police administrators cannot stand in the background when problems occur in our departments. These incidents are not about Darren Wilson or Daniel Pantaleo. These incidents are about what creates those kinds of problems.”
Read more. (Paywall at the myajc.com website)