Mar 272015

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A man whose offer of money for sex was rejected Thursday afternoon then forced his way into a Conti Street home, shot a man there, ran out of bullets, hit the woman he’d been pursuing and was later arrested on a charge of attempted murder, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Mar 272015


The 2015 spring symposium at New Orleans Botanical Garden on April 7 will feature Jens Farmer, lecturer and author of Gardening with Crinum Lillies and Deep Rooted Wisdom: Skills and Stories from Generations of Gardeners.

Farmer will give a lecture, participate in a Q & A and sign his books. There will also be a cocktail reception and garden tours. Continue reading »

Mar 262015

An aerial view of the construction of championship-level golf course being built in New Orleans City Park (Darin Acosta).

The protest against a new, championship-level golf course in City Park has taken a new turn, bringing the issue into federal court.

The City Park for Everyone Coalition is bringing federal suit against New Orleans City Park and FEMA in an attempt to stop the construction of a $13 million golf course slated to occupy land between Wisner Boulevard and Marconi Drive and Harrison and Filmore Avenues.

The course, designed by architect Rees Jones, ranges from 5,100 – 7,250 yards. Filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana, the lawsuit is the latest development following a series of protests and rallies decrying the new development. It also comes days after a man protesting the course’s construction fell out of the tree he had been staying in and was taken away by ambulance, according to reports. Continue reading »

Mar 262015

Lemonade Day University 2013The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) is proud to host its 3rd Annual Lemonade Day University.  This unique experience empowers children to take ownership of their lives and grow into the business leaders, social advocates, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow.

Lemonade Day University is a free workshop to help children ages 8 to 12 years old prepare for Lemonade Day Louisiana. Through interactive activities, students will learn how to make healthy lemonade, organize a business plan and budget, and develop marketing strategies to run a successful lemonade stand.

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Mar 252015

The new building for Morris Jeff Community School (Alicia Serrano, Mid-City Messenger).

Nearly 50 parents, faculty and staff showed up at the monthly Morris Jeff Charter School meeting Tuesday afternoon as the school’s teacher’s union, Morris Jeff United Educators, rallied to get get school board approval for a collective bargaining agreement.

According to union representatives at the meeting, about 80 percent of faculty and staff of Morris Jeff signed a petition in favor of entering into a collective bargaining agreement with the board. Representatives also said the school had a former teacher’s union under the Louisiana Association of Educators, but  recently switched to the United Teachers of New Orleans.

Many teachers and parents spoke to the board about their support of the union and the agreement and urged the board to do the same. Continue reading »

Mar 242015

Four of the Mardi Gras Indians from the Wild Magnolia Indian tribe performed at the Jazz Festival announcement event. (photo by Alicia Serrano)

With the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival only a month way, festival officials announced the final performance times and stages Tuesday morning, as well as an honorary day named after the longtime chief of the Wild Magnolias. Continue reading »