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Happy Friday! Here’s your quick recap of the week:
Sandy Springs officials have been discussing compensation benefits for elected officials. This week, they decided to allow city council and mayor access to health insurance, but only if they pay the full cost. The issue sparked commentary pieces from City Councilmember Andy Bauman, Mayor Rusty Paul, and mayoral candidate Dontaye Carter.
Dunwoody officials this week dedicated a segment of I-285 to a former state senator. And in Brookhaven, police announced that a suspect was arrested in the May 4 murder of Sophie Arrieta Vasquez, a trans woman whose death caused a public outcry for justice.
Potential routes revealed for BeltLine’s Northwest Trail
New renderings were presented this week for the Atlanta BeltLine’s Northwest Trail, a complex project that must navigate a major highway, active railroads and the city’s most famous street, Peachtree. Read more.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Springfield brings strangers together at Brookhaven festival
Female fans shared their love for Rick Springfield at the recent Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival. Read more.
TOP 5 SOMETHING
Jeff Shinabarger of Plywood
Jeff Shinabarger is the founder of Plywood, an Atlanta-based non-profit addressing social needs throughout the city. In our feature “Top 5 Something,” Shinabarger shares his favorite Atlanta-born social enterprises. Read more.