Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mess in the Marigny~Gambit's Alex Woodward on the tensions between the NOPD's 5th District and the A.R.K. in the Faubourg Marigny
~The three-story warehouse at 511 Marigny St. was home to the Iron Rail Book Collective and Plan B, the New Orleans Community Bike Project, before New Orleans Police Department officers, citing inactive permits, warned its members to leave the building earlier this month.
~Editilla Dixclosures~ My writing studio of many years was located at that 2nd floor fire escape to the left above the Iron Rail/ARK. It was here that I rode out Katrina and then the Federal Flood for 7 days. To say this is personal would be the misunderstatement of the fucking century. I was the only person in that building for the latter part of that 1st week of the Flood.
I loved the Iron Rail not only for who they were but for who they weren't. Yet, they were merely a flick in the history of that building and the artists who it (and its old school real deal landlord Julian Mutter) facilitated for so many years.
This article is inadequate, alas the journalist should have done background, a background for which there isn't enough room here to describe. The place was never a sophomoric dormitory for the Bourgeois Naivete, but an enclave of professionals, Artist kicking their own asses to the limit in New Orleans.

Cop School - For You, Not Them - Really ~Lord David, Truth and other Lies

UNO Charter Network making moves to get every education major into classrooms ~Naomi Martin, The Lens

Obama ordered Oil Spill Commission 32 days later, not 84 days, or 5 years later

BP Sustainability Report Ignores Oil Spill, and Tony Gets a Bonus!
~Disenfranchised Citizen

~ReTweet !~ RT @bayougirlblog Sign petition by Sen. A.G. Crowe demanding proven, non-toxic solutions 2 restore

Sen. David Vitter's allegations about oil spill claims are empty, Kenneth Feinberg responds

LSU Agricultural Center is closing three of its research stations~Jordan Blum

The Road to Reef Recovery

Fête Française ~Blackened Out
~Today please join Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans in celebrating the 12th anniversary of its annual French festival, la Fête Française. Ecole Bilingue’s Fête proudly honors New Orleans’ connection to French food, arts and culture. Our theme this year, April in Paris, promises to inspire an exciting event which will take place at the school’s main campus located at 821 General Pershing Street, (between Magazine and Constance streets).

Deacon John waltzing through time ~Jason Berry

Eric Lindell enjoyed calling the shots on his new CD, 'Cazadero'~Keith Spera

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

LA Governor Bobby Jindal fundraising with Oil Spill Claims Processor?
~The head of a Louisiana-based firm that is helping to handle Gulf oil spill claims for British Petroleum is holding a fundraiser tonight for Gov. Benedict Arnold (at right). An evening cocktail reception for $1,000 a plate --or $5,000 to be considered an event ``host''-- will be held at the office of Mike Worley.
Founded in 1976, The Worley Companies, which changed its name to Worley Catastrophe Response in 2007 after Katrina hit MS and the Corps flooded New Orleans , engages in the assessment and processing of property and casualty claims for the insurance industry. They were a private contractor to BP PLC for processing claims and now work for the claims operation headed by Ken Feinberg on behalf of the British oil giant.

“defense lawyers have been banking their money for years” – a lawyer’s perspective on Katrina litigation ~slabbed

Cutting coastal cash is perfect complement to Big Oil’s free ride
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

~Sheee's Baaack

New evidence shows frantic Gulf oil spill repairs may have made it worse

Federal officials seek to clarify new oil drilling rules

Counting corpses underestimates Deepwater Horizon whale toll

Appetite for Louisiana seafood takes a hit, 18 restaurant owners say

Jindal aides weigh in on congressional remap, raise ire

Redistricting proposal would parcel Uptown neighborhoods between Jefferson lawmakers
~Uptown Messenger

~HatTweet @~ RAMPART/ST. CLAUDE STREETCAR MEETING~Today, 6-8 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran School, 2624 Burgundy St. The Regional Transit Authority will hold a meeting to discuss the planned line. Among issues to be discussed are widening the neutral ground so the streetcars would run in it, and extending the line past Press Street to Poland Avenue in lieu of a planned spur on Elysian Fields Avenue.

Changes in NOPD’s arrest policies save city nearly $2 million in jail fees so far this year ~Matt Davis

HUD takes over Lafayette housing agency~Richard Burgess

Corps of Engineers plays local, state governments against each other in earmark dispute

NOLA BBQ Festival brings in over $100,000 for families of children with Brain Cancer! ~Washington Post
~2011 Cookoff Results

Love Affair: 11.027 & New Orleans

Big Red Cotton
~2nd Line Against Crime in Faubourg St. John today at 6pm. The procession starts at the corner of St. Phillip & Rendon (Pal’s Lounge), heads riverbound on St. Phillip, turns left on North Gayoso , left on Esplanade Avenue, left onto Grand Rt. St. John, left again onto Moss Street & back to St. Phillip. 6 p.m. The Young Pinstripes Brass Band will perform.

~Special thanks to dsbnola for the photograph!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Making rules for entrance into the butchery pools~Library Chronicles
~Not so sure comparing the legislature's redistricting session to the chaos of post-Katrina New Orleans was the best way to go there, Clancy.

New Details Emerge in Lawsuit Against Army Corps Over New Orleans Flood

Locals lobby for money to complete Morganza study

Water & Urbanization

Review of Sewerage & Water Board finances and governance is under way

Bravisimo!~American Zombie

New Orleans murders have different pattern~According to a report released Friday by the U.S Bureau of Justice Assistance, the city’s murder rate is 10 times higher than the national average — at least four times more than cities of comparable size. The study, one of several requested by Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas, also found that murder in New Orleans follows a pattern different from other cities, one that makes it harder for police to tackle.

Volunteer dive team to search for Bywater man in MS River

Disease cluster researchers find four such groupings in Louisiana
~Bruce Alpert

Louisiana is front line in fight for prickly pear~Cain Burdeau

Big Easy Theater Awards: the winners

Mark Folse: Tennessee Williams Festival redux

Hotel Monteleone Shares Crawfish Bisque Recipe

Scenes from the Revolution of 2011
~Big Red Cotton, Gambit