Alfred Bonnabel Magnet Academy High in Kenner and West Jefferson High in Harvey were on the problem list for the fifth time in six years. O. Perry Walker High School in Algiers has had security lapses for four of the last six years. Repeated problems have also been found at Glen Oaks High in Baton Rouge, Helen Cox High in Harvey, Garyville/Mount Airy Math and Science Magnet, and John McDonogh, Sarah T. Reed and Walter L. Cohen high schools in New Orleans.
The return to #ProjectBe | Uptown Messenger – Opinion writer Jewel Bush follows up on the story of artist Brandan “BMike” Odums, who turned the walls of the empty Florida housing project into an “organic participatory art odyssey.” Odums is talking with HANO about ways to preserve his project, which became wildly popular before HANO shut it down as it redevelops the area for mixed-use units.
All Hell Breaking Loose | Offbeat – Publisher Jan Ramsey responds to arguments made by environmental lawyer Stuart Smith, who supports a controversial new noise ordinance. Ramsey says Smith is using “backdoor politics” to mute the music in the neighborhood.
A special investigator who has been looking into possible corruption in the settlement process for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has asked the court to mandate the return of a “fraudulent claim” worth nearly $360,000.
Ex-FBI director Louis Freeh filed his request in U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s court asking that a questionable claim which previously led to the ouster of an attorney who is alleged to have taken a referral fee while under the employment of the Court Supervised Settlement Program, the body responsible for overseeing claims payments.
Despite having ordered a new trial because of various acts of governmental misconduct, the court did not dismiss the serious charges pending against the defendants, which include crimes of violence, one or more firearm charges, and obstruction of justice charges.
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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