Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Handelsman to join Advocate ~ The NOLA Advocate
Walt Handelsman has been a Slabbed tweep for a while now and I’m happy to hear he is back coming home from the north east.
The Jefferson Parish Hospital debacle takes another twisted turn as the BS is freely flowing:
Don’t split hospitals without public vote, West Jeff board says ~ Jeff Adelson
Perhaps the power brokers should not have stripped the public of that right to begin with but what’s done is done. Yesterday a reader noted even the Jefferson Parish coroner chipped in his two cents on this man made disaster:
Jefferson Parish should start over on hospital lease search ~ Gerry Cvitanovich
Next up is Maybury on the Mississippi Coast:
Bay violated open meetings law ~ Seacoast Echo
The sentence for this violation is 40 lashes with a wet noodle.
Next up is developer Jim MacPhaille and the old Second Street Elementary School Continue reading “Wednesday links”
And the legal fight brewing between the Bay Waveland School District, New Orleans developer Jim Macphaille and singer Rochelle Harper is gonna make the local TeeVee News. The subject is complex and comes with requisite cronyism and incompetence. Hopefully Giardina does not butcher it.
One naturally wonders why Hancock County beat reporter Al Showers does not have this story for WLOX but maybe he took the day off to pay his severely late water bill. More on that later today.
Here is the setup via the Seacoast Echo:
The sale of the old Second Street Elementary property in Bay St. Louis has been slightly delayed, but the prospective buyers have put up $100,000 to sweeten the deal.
At a special meeting on Friday, the Bay-Waveland School District Board of Trustees approved an amendment to its commercial real estate contract with New Orleans developers Jim and Catherine MacPhaille.
The deal was expected to close on May 2, but the amendment extends the closing until May 20. School board attorney Ronnie Artigues told board members that the delay is necessary because the MacPhailles are in the midst of another real estate transaction.
Once again doing research on a topic leads me to a St Chas mansion via the Times Picayune social pages:
Queen Anne-style house matches the grandeur of the Uptown park it overlooks ~ NOLA.com
So these cats live in a multi million dollar mansion with a view of Audubon Park and yet they are jonesing on a $786,000 steal in the heart of Old Town Bay St Louis? After all these are the same folks that shelled out $2.45MM on a historic school in NOLA just for the heck of it. Continue reading “I am hearing disturbing things about another Bay Waveland School District real estate deal…….”