City Desk podcast: Gilich speaks on the issues

“We’re not going to slow down,” Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich declares in this week’s City Desk podcast. “I’ve got a fuse that’s lit, so we’re going to make sure we cover as much ground as we can.”

Among the topics discussed in the 14-minute program, which was recorded this morning: The challenges of paving in east Biloxi, the allure of Biloxi’s waterfront and the economic development opportunities it provides, and the continuing work on bringing Amtrak back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Listen to the City Desk program
See the waterfront proposals


Paving, striping to resume Friday morning

Crews from Warren Paving Co. are planning to wrap up paving work on Hopkins Boulevard on Friday while striping is expected to be finished on newly paved sections of Division Street Friday as well.

Workers were making progress at both sites this morning before rainfall halted work.
See the status of roadwork citywide


Weekend preview: Easter at Town Green, Beck Park

The city’s Special Needs Easter Egg hunt and carnival takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the Town Green while the Second Liners Mardi Gras Club holds its 12th annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Easter Sunday, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Beck Park.

Both events are free and open to the public.

The Town Green affair, open to all ages with mental or physical challenges, will feature free food, while the Beck Park event, at Division and Elmer streets, will include candy, Easter baskets, food and music.
See a flyer for the Beck Park eggstravaganza


News and notes

Holiday: Non-emergency municipal offices in Biloxi will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday.

Community Clean up: Businesses, civic groups and individuals are being asked to sign up for the weeklong citywide clean-up that takes place April 11-16. The event is in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup campaign.  Details: 228-435-6339.