Today @ Washington Park: Parks Atlanta Rescue Coalition

Who: Parks Atlanta Rescue Coalition (PARC) 

What: Launch of critical 2009 advocacy campaign-Act to Save Atlanta’s Parks (ASAP) including a special message from Arthur & Stephanie Blank.
Where: Washington Park, at the pavilion, 125 Lena St NW, Atlanta, GA  30314
 When: Tuesday, June 16 at 11:30AM

Black Media Mogul to Aid Foreclosure Prevention

Billionaire Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television and owner of the Charlotte Bobcats NBA team, has announced a plan to fight foreclosures.

Johnson has committed $1 billion to enable his minority-owned Urban Trust Bank and a new entity, Homeowners First Bank, to create an arrangement that allows loan servicers to pay the monthly loans missed by borrowers while they work out a repayment plan.

“Our mission would be to undertake mortgage foreclosure prevention activities such as substantial loan modifications, reducing principal and interest wherever appropriate; and to ensure that such modifications and overall reductions in mortgage payments will result in protecting homeowners from losing their homes to foreclosure,” Johnson said.

Source: PRNewswire

SAVE our Fire Station #7!!! A message from WEND:

WEND have been trying to save this firehouse, we even had people who were willing to fix the firehouse up for free.  We were told that it was not on the cutting block.  But things change quickly and now Mayor Franklin has decided to close the firehouse. 
Help us bring the closing to the attention of people.  The media with be at the Station tomorrow.  We would like you to be there as well.  Please come out at 7:00pm Saturday July 13 to firehouse number 7.  It’s located on Whitehall street behind Capital City bank.  The schedule closing date is this Monday
Let’s show everyone how much we love this station.  And if that is not were your heart is, think about your pocketbook.  If this station close, it is possible that your home insurance rates will increase.  Once again, I ask you to stand with me.
Place: Firehouse number 7
Time: 7pm
Date: Saturday July 12th
This message has been brought to us by Vonda Henry, Secretary of WEND

What’s even more disappointing to me is in June-I was at the NPU-T meeting with Mayor Franklin who at that time clearly stated: ‘the station would NOT be closing’, after being questioned by our many concerned residents.