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New Orleans homicide rate no longer worst in country; Charity Hospital building eyed as new City Hall

He [Mayor Mitch Landrieu] wants to tear down a monument to trade and economic vitality and replace it with “open space” proximate to the convention center and tourist attractions.  It’s like signing the death certificate on the local economy, an official statement that we aren’t coming back and should reach for whatever tourist scraps we can.

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About Charles Maldonado

Charles Maldonado covers the city of New Orleans and other local government bodies. He previously worked for Gambit, New Orleans’ alternative newsweekly, where he covered city hall, criminal justice and public health. Before moving to New Orleans, he covered state and local government for weekly papers in Nashville and Knoxville, Tenn.