Dec 182014

Following a shutdown prompted by lack of security Monday, the Mid-City based New Orleans Municipal Court has worked out a deal with the New Orleans Police Department to keep enough police officers present in courtrooms to stay open throughout the end of the year, according to news reports.

On Sunday, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison reassigned more than 20 police officers in order to put more presence on street patrols. Three of those officers were moved from municipal court, according to an article by the Associated Press. Continue reading »

Dec 182014

In your backyard, and across Greater New Orleans:

  • kids who are blind are using technology to ensure they are every bit as competitive in the classroom as their sighted peers.
  • people with all types of disabilities are being connected with jobs – proving it’s what they CAN do that matters most.
  • adults who are Deaf are getting vital access to clear communication with their doctors, lawyers and business associates.
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photo credit: Mary Lou Uttermohlen

For 99 years, Lighthouse Louisiana (formerly The Lighthouse for the Blind) has been providing jobs and services in Uptown New Orleans for people who are blind – right in your backyard. Today, we also serve people who are Deaf or have other disabilities. And it’s support from people like you that makes it all possible. Thank you for investing in your community and giving hope to people with disabilities this holiday season. Continue reading »

Dec 172014

Morris Jeff Community School board officials voted this week to remain in the Recovery School District for another year.

Board members also voted to apply to be the next management group to operate in the John McDonogh High School building, following the school’s shuttering last year. The board is one of nine groups applying, and a decision is to be announced in January, according to officials.

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Dec 172014

A homebrew club that meets in Mid-City is looking for new members to help cook up new beer concoctions, according to an article by Nora McGunnigle in Gambit.

The Far Fighter 400 club, a homebrewing group based in Mid-City, is looking for new members (Facebook/Far Fighter 400 Brewing Club)

Established in 2011 by brewers Bert Swafford, Kevin Muggivan, and Jeff Roland, the The Far Fighter 400 club originated in 2011 on Telemachus Street, according to the article and the group’s Facebook page. Continue reading »

Dec 162014

2012 Crowning of the King and Queen of the Ancient Order of the Krewe of Kolossos! (Facebook/Krewe of Kolossos).

The founder of Bayou St. John’s annual Krewe of Kolossos July 4th Flotilla boat parade, Katrina Brees, has established a new Mardi Gras krewe meant especially for the New Orleans film industry, according to Doug McCash of|The Times-Picayune. Continue reading »

Dec 152014

Sculpture Mario Villa’s home on Bayou St. John is for sale (

Mario Villa, a well-known local sculptor and furniture designer, is selling his Bayou St. John cottage, according to an article by April Siese in Curbed NOLA.

The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home on 1354 Moss Street is more than 200 years old and on the market for $1.3 million, according to Continue reading »