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Katrina Anniversary renews fight by John McDonogh parents, alum

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Holding a candlelight vigil on Aug. 29, more than 50 people spent the evening of the 9th anniversary of

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RTA has not returned to pre-Katrina, levels fewer streetcars and buses

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer On the Ninth Anniversary of Katrina, Ride New Orleans’ Rachel Heiligman notes that “just 36% of the pre-Katrina service offered

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Renown saxophonist, Tim Green, dies
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Even in a city where musicians are known to flow easily between a range of styles, Tim Green stood out. The saxophonist who blew with sincere spirituality, ...
North Carolina Tea Party directs film industry back to NOLA
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Republican legislators in North Carolina adjourned their 2014 session without renewing the Tar Heel state’s generous tax incentives for film and television production out of a belief ...
Homeless ordinance faces Constitutional questions
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer One month after a large-scale removal of groups of homeless people from a Claiborne Avenue encampment, legal experts have raised constitutional concerns about an ordinance regarding ...
National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. to choose its next president in New Orleans
The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. will convene in New Orleans for the 134th Annual Session, September 1-5. The four day event, with more than 18,000 attendees, will feature sessions ...
Circle Food Store continues fight to qualify to participate in the WIC assistance program
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Nine months after reopening the doors of the Circle Food Store—after an eight-year battle to resurrect the iconic retailer—owner Dwayne Boudreaux is embroiled in another fight to ...
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Gusman responds to City Council resolution on Phase III construction
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Councilmember Susan Guidry, and fellow members of the New Orleans City Council, continue to weigh in on the debate over the size and scope of the new ...
Rev. Avery Alexander’s statute that was on display in Duncan Plaza prior to Hurricane Katrina.
Rev. Avery Alexander statute to be put back on display in Spring, says state
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer After being confined to a crate at New Orleans Lakefront Airport for the last five years, a bronze statue of civil rights leader Avery C. Alexander will ...
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C. Hearn Taylor, retired juvenile court judge, dies
Retired Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge C. Hearn Taylor, a longtime community activist and justice advocate, passed away August 21 at Oschner Medical Center in Kenner, La. He was 65.

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