New Orleans, La. – Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced in New Orleans that most of the civil penalties expected to be paid by BP for Clean Water Act violations should stay in the Gulf region.
"Because the Gulf took the risk, because the Gulf took the damage, that money, a significant amount of that money, should be dedicated to the Gulf, to the people and the region that bore the brunt of this."
New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Neighborhood Housing Services, Sept. 28, 2010
You'd expect an organization called Neighborhood Housing Services to focus on housing, and since forming in 1976 this group has indeed prepared many New Orleanians to become homeowners through financial counseling, credit repair and other familiar services.
New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu said the city's crime rate is twice the national average, and the police department needs reform. He says federal agents are meeting with Police Chief Ronal Serpas and others to make sure the best practices are being used to stem violent crime. But he says the community must also be involved.
New Orleans, La. – Outside a Laundromat across from Louis Armstrong Park is the latest spot to be commemorated for its place in music history. It's the former home of J and M Studios. The building was once home to Fats Domino, Little Richard, Dave Bartholomew, Professor Longhair and many others. It was owned and operated by Cosimo Matassa, who attended the ceremony with Bartholomew. When people asked about Fats Domino, and what set him apart, Bartholomew said this:
New Orleans, La. – Greater New Orleans Incorporated is meeting with political representatives to generate economic development in the aftermath of the BP oil spill. G-N-O President Michael Hecht says that while concern has centered on the 33 deepwater rigs affected by the moratorium, shallow-water drilling is being stalled by bureaucrats.