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It’s time for mosquito protection

With more than 60 species of mosquitoes in Louisiana and mild temperatures most of the year anytime is a good time to be bitten, said

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John Mac’s fate still up in limbo as BESE questions its own authority

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer At Wednesday’s meeting in New Orleans, the Board of Secondary and Elementary Education (BESE) members failed to vote on

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After making little on 2013 Super Bowl, city agreed to similar services for 2018 bid
By Charles Maldonado The Lens In June, Mayor Mitch Landrieu complained that the city netted just $500,000 from hosting the 2013 Super Bowl because the city had to spend so much to ...
French Market Corp. leases park to restaurant, shutting Mayor Landrieu’s ally out of deal
By Charles Maldonado The Lens The French Market Corpora­tion’s Board of Directors voted on Thursday to lease a popular French Quarter tourist spot directly to a restaurant that has been operating ...
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Jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dies two days after turning 103
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Lionel Ferbos, who began playing music at the age of 16, enjoyed not only a long life but a happy one. The trumpeter and vocalist was ...
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Ferries for Gretna: Connecting NOLa by water
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer To stand at Circular Quay in Sydney is to have the choice to board a variety of pedestrian ferries that can take one to multiple tourist locations ...
The Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. in Heze City, China Photo courtesy of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co
Cheap gas spurs Chinese chemical firm to locate in St. James
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer In the biggest, direct Chinese investment in Louisiana, Yuhuang Chemical Inc., a subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. in Heze City, said this month it will ...
OPSB wants to take over John McDonogh
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer If the community wants John Mac back and the Orleans Parish School Board wants John Mac back—it begs the question of the Recovery School District: Why ...
New initiative shines spotlight on salaries at City Hall
At a time when residents are forced to navigate streets riddled with potholes, missing street signs, overgrown weeds on public lands and broken street lights and City Hall is seeking ...
DOJ sues Entergy for failing to provide hiring data
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday sued Entergy Corp, accusing the utility and power supply company of refusing to provide documentation of its adherence to affirmative-action rules, ...

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