Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Big Crash Part 3: A Tangled Web
~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
~Mark Schleifstein

~Special thanks to 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
~Tri-Parish Times

Feinberg’s new quick pay loophole…the investigation ~Disenfranchised Citizen

Liprap's Lament on the Payton Family Once Removed

Library Chronicles

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
~Uptown Messenger

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~~RT by HeSaidSheSaidNO~Press Conference Jackson Square at 10am! Announcing details of the 2011 French Quarter Festival!

Rant: Brunch is for Suckers
~Blackened Out

Romantic bistro celebrates 25 years and new cookbook~Judy Walker - Recipe - Mom's Bisquick Cobbler

Solo Gigging with Jon Cleary
~Ian McNulty

"Dear NOLA: A Concert for New Orleans” Returns to the Big Easy ~ATCTOWER.NET

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