By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer New Orleans resident Barbara Risin has lived near the Mississippi in the first block of Jackson Ave. since the 1940s.
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It was genius when in March 2007 these three exceptional musicians — organist Joe Krown, guitarist/vocalist Walter “Wolfman” Washington and
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor During an intense, informal meeting at City Hall this past March, the mayor and several civil rights leaders butted heads over the issue of ... Settlement reached in St. Bernard housing case
By April Siese Contributing Writer After lengthy legal battles, a settlement has finally been reached in a discriminatory housing controversy that has halted development in St. Bernard Parish. On Friday, May 10, ... Sewerage & Water Board asks firm to research new fee to fund drainage projects
By Charles Maldonado thelensnola.org Five months after raising water and sewage rates, the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans is contemplating a new fee — this time to pay for an ... Landrieu looks to 2018 in State of City address
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivered his state of the city address in the newly refurbished Tremé Community Center, the neighborhood center on N. Villere destroyed by the ... Underdogs upset judge favorites as CCC tolls go down in defeat
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Two Judicial favorites, with the lionshare of endorsements, financing, and experience, lost on Saturday May 4th, to two underdog challengers, one of whom has questions of residency ... New Orleans ranks second on list of booming U.S. cities
By David T. Baker The Louisiana Weekly New Orleans once again makes a list of America’s top cities. A report by Bloomberg Rankings ranks the New Orleans area, including neighbors Metairie and ... Tensions ease between Magnolia Marketplace and First Mount Calvary Baptist Church
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Councilmember credited with facilitating agreement Ground breaking for Magnolia Marketplace—a two-story mall on 6.5 acres bounded by Clara Street, Washington Avenue, Toledano Street and an area just south ... After years of arms-length relationships, Jindal needs friends now
By Tyler Bridges thelensnola.org Folding tables laden with crawfish stretched from one end of the second-floor balcony to the other. Senate President John Alario was hosting an evening gathering for senators, spouses ...
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