~American Zombie, Humid Beings
KIPPsters vs. Hipsters: Why so little choice in Downtown schools?
~C. W. Cannon, The Lens
Persistence Pays Off in New Orleans Hospitals Fight
~National Trust for Historic Places
~Altogether, by the end of January, a local newspaper article revealed that the opening date for the planned UMC hospital has now been pushed to 2015 – fully 10 years after Hurricane Katrina and the destruction wrought by the failure of the federal levees.
The National Trust has long advocated for a plan that would have instead restored the historic Charity Hospital – and done so at less cost and in less time than the beleagured UMC proposal. So, even in a preservation effort that devolves into attrition and seeming stalemate over the course of years, the ground can occasionally shift, and persistence can pay off. While the greater battle may not be won, the overall impact of the contest can be still be changed. And here in New Orleans, that can mean a lot.
DuBos: Census numbers 'dismal' for coastal La. communities
St. Roch Residents Feel Paralyzed By Crime ~WDSU
New Orleans parks rooted in areas containing dangerous levels of lead
~Special thanks to AL.com for including this video in their aggregation of this vital story of recovery and rememberance.
Pumping System Upgrades and Rebuilding Finally Complete
~West Bank facing pumping shortfalls in 2011~Fix the Pumps
Dredging funding being called inadequate~Amy Wold
~Matt Gresham, Port of New Orleans spokesman, said through the hurricanes and the oil leak, the shipping industry was the part of the economy that could keep moving. “There was always shipping,” Gresham said. “But for the first time in 15 years we’ve got restrictions on the river due to a Corps policy.”
~Also~MR-GO restoration discussion focuses on diversion
Oyster industry faces issues ahead
Feinberg’s new quick pay loophole…the investigation ~Disenfranchised Citizen
Liprap's Lament on the Payton Family Once Removed
Hanging with the Robber Barons of Haiti~Mac McClelland
Just saying… Hump Day~slabbed
Student collecting items for shelter in New Orleans
It’s All About Me: Her Guide to Valentine’s Day
~He Said/She Said NOLA
"Summer Road to Jemez Springs", acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30"~Polly Jackson
Tomb damaged at historic burial ground in Thibodaux~John DeSantis
Officials hope to have Lake Pontchartrain ferry ready for Fest
~Hat Tip~ nola411
Street improvements, new restaurants, expanded festival all coming soon for Freret
World's Largest Mosaic Made Out of Recycled Mardi Gras Beads Contends for Guinness World Record
~Defend New Orleans
~Also~ Arc Mardi Gras Bead Recycling Sale for Carnival 2011
~Hat Tweet~FQFestNOLA~RT by HeSaidSheSaidNO~Press Conference Jackson Square at 10am! Announcing details of the 2011 French Quarter Festival!
Rant: Brunch is for Suckers
Romantic bistro celebrates 25 years and new cookbook~Judy Walker
~@charlotteAsh~Cooks.com - Recipe - Mom's Bisquick Cobbler #food http://icio.us/SKV1yg
Solo Gigging with Jon Cleary
"Dear NOLA: A Concert for New Orleans” Returns to the Big Easy ~ATCTOWER.NET