Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Here's what Norcross Patch has covered so far in the local election.
Nov. 6 is Election Day, and to Norcross, it's a big one, especially for the Norcross City Council. Norcross Patch has covered the local election and its five city council candidates, one unopposed. Here's a shortcut to many of the pieces Norcross has done on the upcoming city election. Candidate profiles: Here are some other pieces on the upcoming council election: Don’t miss any Norcross news. Subscribe to Norcross Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Meet the incumbent running against candidate Arlene Beckles.
In November, citizens of Norcross will cast their votes for three posts on the city council. In the weeks following up to the election, Patch will be covering all the candidates running for Norcross City Council. This week, we spotlight David McLeroy. Having been on the council for the last ten years, or five terms, Norcross City Councilman David McLeroy is the longest-serving council member. He's also longtime Norcross resident, too, since he's been living in the city since the second grade at Norcross Elementary. Reaching the end of his term, McLeroy decided to run for a sixth term on the council, but he's not unopposed. Arlene Beckles, a resident and "ultra-volunteer" of Norcross, is running for political office for the first time and …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The candidate talks about the city, why she's running and what her plans are for the future of Norcross.
In November, citizens of Norcross will cast their votes for three posts on the city council. In the weeks following up to the election, Patch will be covering all the candidates running for Norcross City Council. This week, we spotlight Arlene Beckles. Arlene Beckles has been a resident of Norcross for nine years. Since then, she's been involved in a number of city organizations: the Norcross Arts Alliance, the Norcross Police Department Foundation, Safe Routes to School and more. To add one more to the Norcross list, Beckles is a candidate for the Norcross City Council, her first time running for political office. In the November election, she'll be up against the same post as incumbent David McLeroy. This week she spoke with Norcross …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Each week, Patch sits down with someone in Norcross who possesses all the traits of a great leader.
Arlene Beckles always seems to be doing something around Norcross. Since she moved here in 2003 from New York (and before then, it was her home country of Barbados), there hasn't been a whole lot she hasn't been involved in. From the Norcross Police Department Foundation to being a mom to spearheading the city's yarn-bombing project last month, Beckles is a busy lady. Luckily, the influential woman was able to sit down with Patch and talk about herself. What are your different professions and volunteering jobs? Currently, I do Quality Assurance for the Corporate Applications Division at Turner Broadcasting, and I sit on the Corporate Responsibility Council for TBS Inc., my day job. I am on the Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
A resident has led the effort to supplement dwindling funds for the arts in public education, helping raise $2,400 at Art Fest.
When Arlene Beckles was 19, she left the small town in Barbados where she grew up to move to Brooklyn by herself. Her family owned a traditional rum shop on the island, which she said made for an interesting childhood. “But I knew that in order to grow, I had to leave,” she said. That braveness and unwavering expectation that things can—and should—be better has marked Ms. Beckles’ life. Having landed in Norcross, it seems that she has her hands in an endless number of civic projects, from her work creating a safer route for local students to get to school to her latest title, “the chair lady.” Beckles recently helped local art students raise about $2,400 for their schools with a Norcross Arts Alliance project called Chairs for Charity. …