Let me see if I got this straight. The American Society of Civil Engineers got pissed off about the video PSA produced by high school students and posted by Levees.org to YouTube. ASCE demanded the video be removed. So Levees.org removed it. Then, the Times-Picayune wrote a story about it. As part of their online […]

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Finally the Times-Picayune runs a story on erroneous demolitions. I can’t help but get the feeling they only did this because the Wall Street Journal scooped them yesterday. It should have been on the Times-Pic’s front page two weeks ago. Furthermore, they still got it wrong. The headline in the paper (but not online) states […]

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It was good to see a letter from my neighbor on the editorial page of the Times-Picayune this weekend. (Note: The “Good Neighbor Program” started off as a city ordinance that dictated storm damaged homes must to be gutted and secured one year after Katrina. We are now approaching the two-year mark.) Not such a […]

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Last night we had our Mid-City Recovery Action Meeting, as we do on the first Monday of every month. We’d been planning since last week to address the designs that Victory Real Estate Investments, LLC, appears to have on twenty acres of Mid-City. What we hadn’t anticipated was Saturday’s front page story in the Times-Picayune. […]

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Oh, as for the article about our renovation, which I mentioned earlier? I can’t find the text online, alas, but they did use a picture by yours truly: Also in today’s paper, there’s an excellent editorial by Michael Homan. Update: Thanks to Adrastos, I found the article about our renovation online.

Read More → Story #18

I picked up the paper off the porch this morning looking forward to reading another story by Stephanie Bruno about our renovation, the 18th in an ongoing series. But I was somewhat distracted by the headline on the front page: Giant Mid-City retail project planned A Georgia development company has been quietly working to assemble […]

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I believe the story in today’s paper is the 17th installment that Stephanie Bruno has written about our renovation: DESPITE SETBACKS, MID-CITY RESIDENTS HAMMERING AWAY Saturday, March 10, 2007 By Stephanie Bruno Contributing writer NOTE: When we last visited Bart Everson and Christy Paxson, work on their Mid-City home was progressing sporadically, and the recent […]

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I was heartened to read a positive story on the front of today’s paper about Dr. Jeff Wiese, who drove around the country for months after Katrina and pretty much saved the residency program at the Tulane School of Medicine. Now the residents are trying to fill in the gap left by the closure of […]

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Front page of the paper this morning: Warren Riley’s mug and the headline, “Officials say city making headway against crime.” Apparently the superintendent and the mayor had a press conference on Friday to “reassure” us. I don’t feel reassured, and here’s why. From the article: At the news conference, evidence and numbers detailing any success […]

Read More → Don’t Believe the Hype