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Jul 272016
 
The area of City Park's new championship golf course (New Orleans City Park).

The area of City Park’s new championship golf course (New Orleans City Park).

The New Orleans City Park’s Golf Complex is slated to be under new management in the fall, according to the park’s CEO, Bob Becker.

The complex includes the North Course, the Driving Range and the new $24.5 million, 18-hole championship-level golf course slated to be finished early next year.

Becker made the announcement at a New Orleans City Park Improvement Association board of directors meeting Tuesday. After many negotiations, he said, the Bayou District Foundation was expected to take over in October for a term up to 35 years. Continue reading »

Jul 262016
 
Sarah Usdin and her family (photo from Sarah Usdin for School Board Facebook page).

Sarah Usdin and her family (photo from Sarah Usdin for School Board Facebook page).

By Claire Byun
Special to Mid-City Messenger

Mid-City residents will have a familiar face on the Orleans Parish School Board as the incumbent won by default on Friday.

Sarah Usdin, District 3 representative, was re-elected after no challengers filed to run against her. Usdin has been on the board for six years and previously founded New Schools for New Orleans, a nonprofit developing and supporting public schools in the city.

Filing for the school board seat closed Friday at 4:30 p.m. and the Democratic incumbent Usdin was the only person to file for District 3. John Brown, Sr. also won default re-election as the only candidate to file for District 1. Continue reading »

Jul 262016
 

lcia-industry-ins_logo-color-posLCIA is set to host two business operations workshops to help Louisiana businesses evaluate their operations and prepare for change. The workshops—Wednesday, July 27th in Baton Rouge and Friday, July 29th in New Orleans—will feature a presentation by business consultant OpEx Realization Group.

With every twist and turn in the market, businesses need to be able to implement change easily before finding themselves in a bind, but usually it’s hard for businesses to find the time and money to evaluate, identify problems, and find solutions to issues. A business consultant like OpEx makes that process easier and efficient, and keeps businesses moving forward. This allows businesses to change before they have to. Continue reading »

Jul 252016
 
(Mid-City Security District)

(Mid-City Security District)

By Claire Byun
Special to Mid-City Messenger

Most major crimes reported in Mid-City are down from last year, and officials hope the trend continues over the next five months.

The Mid-City Security District commission reviewed crime statistics during their regular meeting Wednesday evening and found armed robberies and rape crimes have decreased, though there have been more assaults in the first six months of 2016 than the same time period last year, according to Sgt. Sam Palumbo, coordinator of the security district. Continue reading »

Jul 252016
 

When I started writing this column, I knew I would need to talk about race at least occasionally. It’s part of the fabric of life here in Mid-City, in New Orleans, in Louisiana, in the Deep South, in America. BLM_Letterhead

And yet, week after week, there was always something else to write about. Something else that seemed easier. I could write about the Lafitte Greenway, or fast food on Broad, or cars in the Quarter, or electoral politics. Race seemed such a difficult topic to address. I had some ideas, but I never got around to them.

So the topic always got deferred. Half a year has gone by, and I still haven’t written that column. Continue reading »

Jul 252016
 
(via Southern Eye Bank)

(via Southern Eye Bank)

On Thursday, July 28, Southern Eye Bank will host the Strikes for Sight Blindfold-Bowling Night, a family-friendly event meant to draw attention to the challenges of corneal blindness and help promote Southern Eye Bank’s mission of providing ocular tissue to those in need. Tickets include lane and ball rental, food, beer, and more. Continue reading »

Jul 222016
 
There are a few Pokestops listed as near the Cabrini bridge at Bayou St. John (Jamal Melancon, Gentilly Messenger)

There are a few Pokestops listed as “Ceramic Poles” near the Cabrini bridge at Bayou St. John (Jamal Melancon, Gentilly Messenger)

For Pokemon Go players looking where to capitalize on capturing a bulk of the water-type fictional creatures, the Bayou St. John waterway is ideal.

This weekend, trainers can then head over to City Park, which is hosting another Pokemon party event this weekend at the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.

City Park is currently a hot target for lure modules, given the abundance of Pokestops in the park. Continue reading »

Jul 222016
 

Friends of Lafitte Greenway and Fit NOLA, a program of the New Orleans Health Department will host a free 6-week outdoor hot yoga series on the Lafitte Greenway. The Hot Yoga Pop Ups are a part of Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s new fitness program, Get Fit the Green Way, committed to improving opportunities for health and well-being for all New Orleans residents and Lafitte Greenway communities.

The Ohm Well’s Valerie McMillan leads Hot Yoga class (via Friends of Lafitte Greenway)

The Ohm Well’s Valerie McMillan leads Hot Yoga class (via Friends of Lafitte Greenway)

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Jul 212016
 

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This week at The Broad Theater, we went deep into the independent film scene to come up with three unique films to tickle your fancy. While THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS wraps up it’s run and THE INFILTRATOR continues to show off the amazing chops of Bryan Cranston, we decided to go in the opposite direction with our lineup this weekend.


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Jul 212016
 
The abandoned warehouse on 2537 Tulane Avenue (NCDAC application).

The abandoned warehouse on 2537 Tulane Avenue (NCDAC application).

A request to demolish an empty warehouse building on Tulane Avenue was met with resistance by the Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee this week after staff suggested that the historic building be preserved, rather than replaced.

The request, made by a contractor associated with the New York real estate development firm The Feil Organization, comes amid a flurry of requests for demolition and redevelopment along the corridor, many made by that same company. Continue reading »