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Noise protest in Centro draws ugly backlash

Residents in the Centro Histórico denounced weekend vandalism aimed at the ongoing anti-noise protest.

School says crumbling Sidra Pino factory is a danger

Although municipal officials demolished several dilapidated mansions in the Centro last year, it is unclear how the Sidra Pino plant has escaped the wrecking ball.

Centro restaurants to invest in soundproofing

Although the restaurants that operate in the Historic Center haven't been snagged in the ongoing kerfuffle over noise, 25 of them are investing in soundproofing.

Mérida’s noise revisions remain under review; vote may take weeks

Noise regulations in Mérida aren't as imminent as earlier indicated and are still going through various channels before reaching a vote.

Victory dance premature, say Centro noise busters

Not so fast, Centro dwellers. It's not time to sleep just yet.

Live music in Mérida ends before midnight under imminent noise regulations

The City Council announced Thursday an imminent ban on live music after 11:30 p.m. The measure is expected to be law within days.

Tighter noise regulations predicted this week in Mérida

City Hall is finalizing details of its new noise regulations, which could be approved sometime this week, said a local councilman.

Centro hotel’s facade crumbles onto sidewalk

A part the Hotel Las Monjas' facade crashed to the pavement during a remodeling job gone wrong.

Curtain nearly ready to rise on the Music Palace

All signs are pointing to an imminent grand opening at Palacio de la Música, but no date has been announced.

Holiday doesn’t stop officials from halting Centro home remodel

Personnel from the Municipal Directorate of Urban Development, with support from municipal police, halted demolition work at a house on Calle 51.

Prominent speakers add credence to anti-noise campaign

A press conference on Wednesday brought out reporters from most major local media, bringing awareness to a growing campaign against illegal and excessive after-hours nightclub noise in the Centro.

15 noisy night spots warned to turn down the volume

Fifteen bars and restaurants in the Centro Histórico are on notice for noise offenses, members of the Urban Development Commission told Milenio Novedades.

City shuts another night spot, citing safety violations

Another nightclub was shut down after city authorities said it was in violation of Municipal Civil Protection regulations.

Centro’s noise problems will be resolved before September, city official promises

The city's director of tourism and economic promotion has joined the chorus of those demanding that restaurants and bar turn down their music.

Jorge Rosado to discuss Mejorada neighborhood, past and present

Jorge Rosado will speak Wednesday about the history of La Mejorada, one of Mérida's overlooked neighborhoods that has the promise of coming alive with the approach of Gran Parque La Plancha.

Teen party rocks the Peón Contreras; city shuts 2 downtown bars

In the middle of the noise conflict between neighbors and bars in the Centro Histórico, an unlikely place was the source of blaring electronic music.

Old trains finally cleared, making way for park at La Plancha

Several years after being ditched behind the historic railroad station, it took about a month to finally haul away 52 boxcars and 15 locomotives.

Canaco: Noise problems put tourist industry at risk

Nightclub noise isn't just a residential issue, it's bad for tourism, said the president of the local branch of the Chamber of Commerce.

Angry residents protest nightclub noise in their once-peaceful neighborhoods

Banners hanging on more than 200 Centro houses represent a plea for peace and quiet that their streets were once known for.

Neighbors agree to monitor progress as La Plancha clearing hits snag

Just over half of the 68 stranded freight cars and locomotives that littered La Plancha are still there, and progress has already stalled.

Combi knocked over in Centro accident, at least 10 injured

Ten people were injured and three were hospitalized when an Urvan combi overturned after being hit by a sedan in the Santa Lucia area of the Centro.

End of an era at La Plancha; freight trains now go...

Last week was the end of the line for La Plancha's life as a maneuvering yard for trains.

Candidate for mayor promises to tackle noise complaints

A candidate hoping to reclaim his role as the city's mayor is acknowledging that noise is a problem in the Centro.

Candidate sides with sleepless residents; deadline set for action

Residents frustrated by businesses that illegally flood their neighborhoods with noise have a friend in Olga Moguel, a cultural promoter, owner of the Amaro restaurant and cultural center as well as a candidate for political office.