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Arts, cuisine, music and more

Spanish Fort’s Trattoria offers Italian done right

Photo | Submitted Trattoria Pizza & Italian • 11611 U.S. Highway 31 • Spanish Fort, AL 36527 251-375-0076 • www.trattoriapizzaitalian.com A couple of weeks ago I went on a quest for authentic Italian in Mobile, finding good footing out west. This week I thought I’d...

Greek Fest celebrates double nickel Oct. 18

Photo | Facebook Taco Mama is now open in the Midtown Center shopping complex just northeast of the intersection of Old Shell Road and Florida Street in Mobile. The three-day party turns 55 as the 2018 Greek Fest returns to Mobile Thursday, Oct. 18, through Saturday,...

MMoA shows run gamut of size, emotion

Though monochromatism dominates three of the newest exhibits at the Mobile Museum of Art (4850 Museum Drive), don’t confuse it with a lack of depth. On the contrary, they present a rich subtlety of texture and emotion plumbing the complexities of the human experience....

Special news series and investigations

RESTORE Act

For damages caused by the BP oil spill in 2010, Alabama will receive $2.3 billion of a total settlement agreement valued at $18.5 billion. Of that, $1.3 billion of the state's share will be allocated to environmental and economic damages, while the remaining $1 billion will be distributed into the state’s general fund over the next 18 years — an amount equalling $55.5 million per year.

Wastewater treatment crisis

More than 23 million gallons of sewage has spilled in the Mobile-Baldwin county area this year, according to Mobile Baykeeper. In a special series of reports, Lagniappe is exploring why Mobile is struggling with an aging sewer and stormwater infrastructure and how Baldwin County is racing to keep up with explosive population growth.

Mobile Housing Board

For decades, the Mobile Housing Board of Commissioners has been beset by financial shortcomings and dilapidating infrastructure. But with a new executive director and changing membership, the board is continuing to move forward with plans to update its affordable housing stock.