Author Archives: Tony Gulino

City Council Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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See dozens of parade photos

Biloxi Police Chief John Miller says a crowd of about 35,000 turned out for the Fat Tuesday celebration in Biloxi, less than half the throng that would attend in more inviting weather. To see Gulf Coast Carnival Association parade photos posted Tuesday evening on the city’s Facebook page, click here. To see Neptune parade photos, […]

Litter cleanup tells the story of Mardi Gras

Debris from Tuesday’s weather-hampered Fat Tuesday celebration, much like the Mardi Gras crowd itself, was about half of what it normally is each year, says Mike McDonnell, a supervisor in the city’s Public Works Department, and his crews were able to have most of it up by 11 this morning. A Public Works crew of […]

Parade primer: Weather, route and safety, plus photos

The Gulf Coast Carnival Association parade, boasting a lineup of more than a hundred units, will begin rolling through the streets of downtown Biloxi at 1 this afternoon. The Krewe of Neptune, with 24 floats, rolls immediately afterward, around 3 p.m. The weather: The National Weather Service is forecasting a 70 percent chance of rain, […]

Mardi Gras safety tips: Before, during and after the parade

The City of Biloxi encourages you to have a spirited-yet-safe time at Mardi Gras. In order to make the occasion a safe one, the Biloxi Police Department asks that you follow these suggestions, which are more than suggestions in many cases: Before the parade — Carpool and anticipate traffic delays. Appoint a designated driver. Obey […]

Weekend preview: The march to Mardi Gras

Six Mardi Gras parades roll this weekend as the prelude to the big celebrations on Fat Tuesday. Don’t forget that on Monday, which is also known as Lundi Gras, there’s the Children’s Mardi Gras Walking Parade through downtown Biloxi. To read more about that 11 a.m. parade and see a link to a free registration […]

Economic development: permits, parking and approvals

By Jerry Creel, Community Development Director This week the Community Development Department issued 49 building permits including one for the construction of a new parking lot for the Hard Rock Casino/Hotel. The parking lot is to be located on the former Windjammer Condominium property. Also this week, we received the building plans for the Beau […]

DRC agenda for Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Holloway on baseball, bait shop and infrastructure

Here are the prepared remarks for Mayor A.J. Holloway’s presentation at Breakfast with the Mayor, a Biloxi Chamber-sponsored event Feb. 12, 2013 at the IP Casino Resort Spa. Thank you for being here for another Breakfast with the Mayor. It’s been quiet at City Hall, with nothing much going on. Unless you include baseball. We […]