Arielle Kass

Reporter

Arielle Kass covers Fulton County. She joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2010 and has covered Gwinnett County, housing, money and retail business at the AJC. Arielle, an Emory graduate, has also worked at Crain’s Cleveland Business and the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Latest from Arielle Kass

North metro Atlanta mayors propose east-west transit plan
 An east-west transit line across the top of metro Atlanta would be financially sound and could happen relatively quickly, a study commissioned by seven metro Atlanta mayors concluded. The project, which could eventually connect Northlake Mall in Tucker to Cumberland Parkway in Smyrna using managed lanes on I-285, is still in its preliminary...

Posted: 12 hours ago

An east-west transit line across the top of metro Atlanta would be financially sound and could happen relatively quickly, a study commissioned by seven metro Atlanta mayors concluded. The project, which could eventually connect Northlake Mall in Tucker to Cumberland Parkway in Smyrna using managed lanes on I-285, is still in its preliminary...
College Park apartment complex shut down for sewage backup problems
 Residents in a College Park apartment complex were given 48 hours to vacate their homes last week, after a city court ordered the owner to close because of sewage backups. It wasn’t clear how many people lived in the complex, though online listings unaffiliated with the owners say there are 92 units. No one at Pacific Holdings...

Posted: 2 days ago

Residents in a College Park apartment complex were given 48 hours to vacate their homes last week, after a city court ordered the owner to close because of sewage backups. It wasn’t clear how many people lived in the complex, though online listings unaffiliated with the owners say there are 92 units. No one at Pacific Holdings...
Fulton County adds early voting, after saying there would be none
 After initially saying that there would not be early voting available for two special elections in March, Fulton County made an about-face Friday, and announced early voting would be available for three weeks ahead of the elections. The special elections in Atlanta and Hapeville will take place March 19. Tuesday, a county spokesperson...

Posted: 6 days ago

After initially saying that there would not be early voting available for two special elections in March, Fulton County made an about-face Friday, and announced early voting would be available for three weeks ahead of the elections. The special elections in Atlanta and Hapeville will take place March 19. Tuesday, a county spokesperson...
Itzhak Perlman a hot ticket, but Sandy Springs offers few tickets
 When world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman steps onstage at Sandy Springs’ Byers Theatre Saturday night, it will be a high-water mark in the cultural life of the 14-year-old city. But his booking has also become a flash point for the north Fulton government, which recently thrust itself into the concert-promotion business. The city-owned...

Posted: 7 days ago

When world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman steps onstage at Sandy Springs’ Byers Theatre Saturday night, it will be a high-water mark in the cultural life of the 14-year-old city. But his booking has also become a flash point for the north Fulton government, which recently thrust itself into the concert-promotion business. The city-owned...
Protesters march at Stone Mountain Village after park is closed 
 All day Saturday, Stone Mountain park police turned visitors away at the gates. Faced with the prospect of white supremacist protesters and antifascist counterprotesters swarming the park on Super Bowl weekend, park officials announced late Friday that they had made the unprecedented decision to simply close. “Today, nobody gets...

Posted: 19 days ago

All day Saturday, Stone Mountain park police turned visitors away at the gates. Faced with the prospect of white supremacist protesters and antifascist counterprotesters swarming the park on Super Bowl weekend, park officials announced late Friday that they had made the unprecedented decision to simply close. “Today, nobody gets...
Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Gwinnett 
 The GBI is investigating after Gwinnett County police officers shot and killed a man in Buford on Saturday. Spokesman T.H. Kim said officers responded to a domestic dispute between a man and his wife on Suwanee Mill Drive on Saturday afternoon when they saw a man outside holding a knife. The man went back inside the house and got a handgun...

Posted: 19 days ago

The GBI is investigating after Gwinnett County police officers shot and killed a man in Buford on Saturday. Spokesman T.H. Kim said officers responded to a domestic dispute between a man and his wife on Suwanee Mill Drive on Saturday afternoon when they saw a man outside holding a knife. The man went back inside the house and got a handgun...
At Piedmont Park civil rights rally, calls to keep speaking out
 At the end of an NAACP-led rally at Piedmont Park Saturday afternoon, a group called the Resistance Revival Chorus led the dwindling crowd in a rendition of “We Shall Overcome.” The rally of a coalition of civil rights groups was called to bring attention to racial inequality in the state while the nation’s eyes are on Atlanta...

Posted: 19 days ago

At the end of an NAACP-led rally at Piedmont Park Saturday afternoon, a group called the Resistance Revival Chorus led the dwindling crowd in a rendition of “We Shall Overcome.” The rally of a coalition of civil rights groups was called to bring attention to racial inequality in the state while the nation’s eyes are on Atlanta...
NEW DETAILS: Protesters march on Stone Mountain Village after park is closed
 All day Saturday, Stone Mountain park police turned visitors away at the gates. Faced with the prospect of white supremacist protesters and anti-fascist counterprotesters swarming the park on Super Bowl weekend, park officials announced late Friday that they had made the unprecedented decision to simply close. “Today, nobody gets...

Posted: 19 days ago

All day Saturday, Stone Mountain park police turned visitors away at the gates. Faced with the prospect of white supremacist protesters and anti-fascist counterprotesters swarming the park on Super Bowl weekend, park officials announced late Friday that they had made the unprecedented decision to simply close. “Today, nobody gets...
Group questions Atlanta’s treatment of homeless ahead of Super Bowl
 Atlanta officials are locked in a dispute with one of the South’s leading civil rights groups over whether they are unconstitutionally warehousing homeless residents in the city’s jail to clear streets for the Super Bowl. The Southern Center for Human Rights said there are strong signs that a recent crackdown on encampments and...

Posted: 20 days ago

Atlanta officials are locked in a dispute with one of the South’s leading civil rights groups over whether they are unconstitutionally warehousing homeless residents in the city’s jail to clear streets for the Super Bowl. The Southern Center for Human Rights said there are strong signs that a recent crackdown on encampments and...
Youth shelter open for homeless through Super Bowl weekend
 Weekend temperatures won’t dip below freezing, but a local homelessness group will open a warming shelter this weekend to keep people off the streets while the Super Bowl is in town. Living Room, which primarily offers emergency housing for those with HIV and AIDS, will open a shelter specifically for 18- to 25-year-olds....

Posted: 20 days ago

Weekend temperatures won’t dip below freezing, but a local homelessness group will open a warming shelter this weekend to keep people off the streets while the Super Bowl is in town. Living Room, which primarily offers emergency housing for those with HIV and AIDS, will open a shelter specifically for 18- to 25-year-olds....
Jessye Norman: Opera singer earns accolades, shares her talents
 Jessye Norman’s voice soared as much when she was a child as it has in the decades since. The 73-year-old Augusta native sang in church when she was young, and with her mother and grandmother, who both played piano. Since then, the opera singer’s voice has been well-celebrated. She will be honored this month with the Glenn Gould...

Posted: 21 days ago

Jessye Norman’s voice soared as much when she was a child as it has in the decades since. The 73-year-old Augusta native sang in church when she was young, and with her mother and grandmother, who both played piano. Since then, the opera singer’s voice has been well-celebrated. She will be honored this month with the Glenn Gould...