A local legal collaborative
formed by Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, the Pro Bono Project, Louisiana Appleseed and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will be working to help low-income homeowners in Orleans Parish clear the titles to their homes. Financing for the project is provided by a grant from the Greater New Orleans Foundation's (GNOF) Community Revitalization Fund. For help, call the group at 529-1000.
Malcolm A. Meyer
received a "Point of Light" community service award from the Points of Light Institute, an organization created by President George H.W. Bush to recognize exceptional American volunteers. Meyer, a partner at the law firm Adams and Reese, received the recognition for his pro bono work on "heir property" issues in New Orleans in the years following Hurricane Katrina.
a convenience store in Algiers, was cited three times in five months by the state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) for selling alcoholic beverages to people under 21. The latest citation came two weeks ago, when ATC agents found an unsupervised 14-year-old boy behind the counter selling alcoholic beverages. State ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert issued an emergency suspension of the store's license to sell alcoholic beverages.
placed New Orleans No. 12 on its "Worst-Dressed Cities" list last week. Our major sartorial sin, according to GQ, came after the Super Bowl win, when "suddenly the whole city is dressed like they're in the Superdome on a Sunday afternoon," the article complained. Sorry, guys: we'd rather be dressed in black and gold with a Lombardi trophy than in a three-piece suit without one.