Thursday, April 11, 2013

French Quarter Fest: Music line up, map, World's Largest Jazz Brunch, film schedule

French Quarter Fest prepares for heavy rain on Locals’ Lagniappe Day

Gentrifying the parade route ~Library Chronicles

New research indicates Mississippi River diversions could harm marshland ~Bob Marshall, The Lens~For decades, those leading the life-and-death struggle to keep southeast Louisiana from being swallowed by the Gulf of Mexico have had a battle cry: “Put the river back into the marsh.” The thinking is that the river should be allowed to build new land, just as it had done for millennia before flooding was controlled. But what if pollutants in the river’s fresh water will kill the marsh before those sediments can do good?
Dissenters who posed this question have been treated as outliers, if not obstructionists.
Now a pair of recently released reports gives that question new relevance.

Lee Zurik Investigation: Mineral Board approves time for AG's "Dirty Deeds" probe

Two Tremé homes collapse, injuring four

Treme neighbor of collapsed doubles sees pattern in housing nonprofit’s mismanagement ~Karen Gadbois, The Lens

Robert's to open grocery in Bywater

La. black bears recovering from near extinction
Dumpstaphunk Announces New Album Preview During Jazz Fest

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