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Neighborhood Crime Alert...Be on the Lookout for a Purple late-model Honda

Atlanta, GA--  The following post was from our Community Content Provider from the Old Fourth Ward/Inman Park neighborhood. They need your help in solving a home invasion crime. Please help if you can.

"Our neighbors' house was broken into and a roommate was shot today on Wylie.

The perps shot thru the door, broke in, took some computer equipment and left the person on the ground bleeding. He apparently was shot in the leg and is at Grady but not in critical condition. This is the house on Wylie next to the big granite church that is now the Magnetic Theatre.

The perps were spotted and described as 4 high school age black males. One with shoulder length dreads. They were driving a distinctive car-a custom paint PURPLE late model Honda. They have been seen previously in the neighborhood and possibly live here.

Councilman Hall Joins Community Non-profit at Opening of Affordable Apartments in Old 4th Ward

Atlanta, GA--  City Councilman Kwanza Hall, the City of Atlanta Office of Housing, and Beacon of Hope, Inc. will celebrate the completion of eight newly renovated affordable apartments along the Boulevard corridor in the historic Old Fourth Ward.

“Attracting and keeping working families in our intown neighborhoods is so important to Atlanta’s future.  I am grateful that Beacon of Hope has answered the community’s call to make 2- and 3-bedroom apartments available and affordable in the heart of the City,” said Hall.   

A community ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m.  Monday, September 27th at 516 and 520 Boulevard (adjacent buildings).

Beacon of Hope, Inc. was certified as a community development organization by the City of Atlanta in 2005 and acquired the two 70-year-old properties a few years later.

Inman Park Festival Voted as the #1 Neighborhood Festival

Atlanta, GA--  The Creative Loafing's annual Best of Atlanta issue is out and Inman Park and Poncey Highland are both highly ranked.

Poncey Highland was rated as the Best Overall Neighborhood for its West Coast style and its convienence.  Though at times random offerings, the Highlands has a little something for everyone.  In addition, Inman Park recieved congratulations form its councilman, Mr. Hall, for its winning of the Best Neighborhood Festival. 

Note: Inman Park Restaurant Week is going on currently

"Fourth Fridays" Art Walk in the Old 4th Ward takes place Tomorrow at StudioPlex

Atlanta, GA--  On Friday, September 24 from 6-9 p.m., Studioplex, the live/work community in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward, will host its next ‘Fourth Fridays’ monthly Art Walk www.Studioplexlofts.com.

Every last Friday of the month, art lovers and collectors are invited to Art Walk to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and discover exciting new artists in the heart of Atlanta. This month, Art Walk guests are invited to join ERSLA (Emergency Response Services for Latin America www.ersla.org) at a special fundraiser featuring art, live music and dance exhibitions highlighting the diversity in Latin America culture. 

At this free ERSLA event, ERSLA hopes to raise awareness about the need for simple ceramic water filter systems for families who currently do not have safe drinking water.

Free Entrance to The High Museum of Art this Saturday, Sept. 25th. See Salvador Dali for Free!

Atlanta, GA--  On Saturday, September 25, 2010, the High will participate in the sixth annual Smithsonian Museum Day, presented by Toyota on behalf of the redesigned 2011 Avalon. The High will join participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide to open their doors free of charge to all visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket from www.smithsonian.com.

Visitors to the High can view “Salvador Dali: The Late Work,” “Signs of Life: Photographs by Peter Sekaer” and the museum’s permanent collection.

The Museum Day Ticket is available to download at www.smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the official pass will gain free admission for two people to participating museums and cultural venues. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.

District 2 City Councilmember Kwanza Hall Named in The Sunday Paper's Top 100 List

Atlanta, GA--  Kwanza Hall has succesfully and vigorously represented District 2 and its 13 neighborhoods since he was elected to the Atlanta City Council in 2005.  The newest issue of The Sunday Paper has named him to their "SP 100" list not only as the "smoothest man in Atlanta," but for leading causes that matter to his neighborhoods.

PARKAtlanta has created much buzz and despair to Atlanta drivers in the past months as 11Alive News has reported.  Councilman Hall is recognized by The Sunday Paper as being the first councilmember to protest ParkAtlanta and their tough parking enforcement practices.

Metromix Atlanta’s Cutest Dog Contest

Atlanta, GA--  Do you have the cutest dog in Atlanta?  Everyone thinks their pup is the cutest, but now it's time to put your pooch to the test!  Submit your dog’s photo for the Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest! Entries will be accepted until September 26, 2010.  Here’s the link to enter: www.atlanta.metromix.com/cutestdogcontest .