The dogtrot Creole cottage at 2311-13 Iberville Street was approved for demolition yesterday by the Neighborhood Conservation Districts Committee. The loss of this house means that only 12 will remain in New Orleans and, since dogtrot Creole cottages in their urban form are not known to exist outside of our city, in the entire country.
Tax-related charges only scratch surface for resigned lawmaker | WWL-TV – State Rep. Girod Jackson (D-Marrero) resigned yesterday after federal authorities charged him with felony fraud. Reporter David Hammer reports, “Legislative audits of Jefferson Community Health Centers and the Jefferson Sports and Scholastic Foundation found that Jackson’s company got paid more than $100,000 for services that could not be substantiated.”
In a separate video segment aired yesterday (not online), Fox 8 legal analyst Joe Raspanti claimed that the feds have a long line of witnesses ready to testify against Nagin, and that if the former mayor goes to trial, it would resemble a “rooster getting run over by an F-150.”
Inmates who participated in correctional education programs had 43 percent lower odds of returning to prison than inmates who did not, says a federally funded RAND Corp. study issued today. The U.S. Justice Department said the findings, from the largest-ever analysis of correctional educational studies, show that prison education programs are cost effective.
Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...
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