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Landrieu’s Civil Service overhaul again survives a legal challenge by city workers

by Charles Maldonado  The Lens |  0 comments

This is the second such ruling to favor the mayor; employee lawyer urges appeal. (continued)

  • 02.27.2015
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To escape marginalization, Black History Month must embrace ‘hard truths’

by Eugene Thomas  The Lens |  0 comments

As we close out the 2015 installment of Black History Month, a real problem is the way people continue to separate black history from American history. (continued)

  • 02.27.2015
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City to repair transmitter that controls broken school zone lights

by Marta Jewson  The Lens |  0 comments

The transmitter sets the clocks for all the lights in the city and allows them to be programmed remotely. The fix could correct flashers that activate on weekends and holidays, but not when kids are in school. That was one of the problems revealed by a Lens survey in January,… (continued)

  • 02.25.2015
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