North side residents are up in arms and threatening suit over a controversial 2007 re-zoning that allows Greyhound to move its bus station into a residential area on the corner of Moss and Mattheiu Streets. Greyhound had planned to renovate and move into the new facility this year. The situation
has city officials renewing their efforts to try and get Greyhound to locate in
the yet-to-be-completed downtown Rosa Parks Transportation Center. City officials are meeting this week to hammer out details on a proposal for Greyhound. The Rosa Parks Transportation Center was originally conceived
with Greyhound in mind (as well as housing city-parish government’s Traffic
and Transportation Division and a U.S. Post Office) but the company backed
out in 2005 amidst financial concerns. Read the full story here .
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.