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Angel Poventud hopes to revitalize Adair Park with his home as a community hub

Angel Poventud

For Angel Poventud, what began as a home renovation project in October 2011 has become a vision for a full-blown community revitalization effort in southwest Atlanta.

“I really believed that I would be living in the house within six, at most nine, months,” Poventud says after providing a tour of his ongoing project.

There are no walls or fixtures. The floor is uncovered and there are pieces of the house’s exterior siding stacked throughout the house. There’s still a lot of work to be done.

But a new roof, a new interior frame, new windows and doors, new front porch, new primary support beam, new electrical wiring, new central heat and air ducts, and many other completed jobs show real progress on a house that once could have been condemned.

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Best of Atlanta: People

Best of Atlanta Best Male Activist Chandler Bearden

After two months of online balloting and thousands of votes cast, we present the best of the best — our second annual GA Voice Best of Atlanta winners.

The selection process began in May, when we asked you, our readers, to nominate your favorites for dozens of awards in the categories of Community, People, Places, Eats, Shopping, Arts & Entertainment and Nightlife.

The top three finalists in each category made it through to the next round of voting. For the month of June, a multiple-choice ballot asked you to pick among the finalists for who really represents the finest in LGBT Georgia.

Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to all of the worthy winners and runners up.

28th annual HRC Atlanta dinner looks beyond marriage

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, was the keynote speaker at the 28th annual HRC Atlanta Gala Dinner & Silent Auction on May 2 at the Hyatt Regency, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court he...