Sep 182014
 

(Photo by Marta Jewson for www.MidCityMessenger.com)

Warren Easton High School will soon get new bathrooms, ceiling and floor tile replacements and a sprinkler system, board officials said at a Warren Easton board of directors meeting on Wednesday.

Facilities consultant Ken Ducote updated school officials on phase one of the school’s stabilization plan. According to Ducote, a contract with Tuna Construction, LLC has been completed to begin construction on the school.

It will be a 305-day project slated to start Oct. 1 and finish August 20, 2015, Ducote said. Continue reading »

Sep 182014
 

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Third District police are seeking a suspect involved in an armed robbery that occurred at Jo Ann’s Beauty Salon located in the 200 block of Polk Street in Lakeview.

The incident happened Saturday around 9:40 a.m. when the suspect walked in the hair salon and demanded money from three elderly women, Davillier said. Continue reading »

Sep 172014
 

The auction will feature two Parisian street scenes by the renowned French painter Edouard Leon Cortes (1882-1969). Each one is estimated at $20,000-$30,000.

Two original oil paintings by the renowned French artist Edouard Cortes expected to realize $20,000-$30,000 each, a Paris street scene done in gouache by Pablo Picasso, a watercolor by New Orleans folk artist Sister Gertrude Morgan, an oil on construction paper rendering by another folk art icon, Clementine Hunter, a collection of early 19th century Russian icons and an American Renaissance Revival carved mahogany bookcase attributed to Alexander Roux will all be auctioned Sept. 20th-21st by Crescent City Auction Gallery. Continue reading »

Sep 162014
 

We at NOLA Aikido would like to welcome you to an Open House in our beautiful newly-expanded location in Mid-City!

See a demonstration by chief instructor Brian Levy, third-degree blackbelt, as well as our other teachers and current students who will show the beauty, grace, and martial effectiveness of Aikido. Hear about the physical and mental benefits of a truly meditative and healing martial art. Continue reading »

Sep 162014
 

Mid-City Messenger is seeking versatile reporters to work as freelancers for our growing neighborhood news site.

Qualified candidates will have at least two years of experience covering local news. We’re looking for strong writers who have dogged reporting styles and are knowledgeable about New Orleans’ Mid-City neighborhood. Applying reporters should also have excellent news judgement and honed multimedia skills.

Candidates should be comfortable writing about a variety of topics, including education, land use, criminal justice and crime.

Journalists will work under News Director Della Hasselle, taking assignments and pitching stories in the neighborhood beat. Our newsroom moves quickly, so reporters should be able to work well under daily deadline.

To apply, please email jobs@nolamessenger.com. Please include a resume, clips and references.