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Alicia Serrano

Mar 032016
 

The City Planning Commission has for the first time in the city’s history created an honorary street-naming policy for officials to use, following a vote at the Commission’s meeting on Monday.

The city may soon get new guidelines for creating honorary street names (City Planning Commission).

The city may soon get new guidelines for creating honorary street names (City Planning Commission).

As of now, the city’s only policy regarding street naming centers on official street names, and not honorary ones, according to City Planning staff. Should New Orleans City Council adopt the recommendation by vote, the city would in the future have a more formal process for honoring community members on street signs. Continue reading »

Mar 022016
 
A couple dances to OTRA at the Jazz and Heritage stage. (photo taken by Zach Brien at the Jazz & Heritage Festival 2015, MidCityMessenger.com)

A couple dances to OTRA at the Jazz and Heritage stage. (photo taken by Zach Brien at the Jazz & Heritage Festival 2015, MidCityMessenger.com)

With the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival less than two months away, members of the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association are tallying complaints to bring to city officials about the longstanding event, ranging from illegal parking to overcrowding and other public safety concerns.

This year, complaints about illegal vendors working outside the festival are rising up to the top of the list, according to Jimmy Farenholz, the neighborhood association’s Jazz Fest liaison. Continue reading »

Feb 292016
 
The Broad Theater located at 636 N. Broad has a tentative March opening date. (photo by Alicia Serrano, MidCityMessenger.com)

The Broad Theater located at 636 N. Broad has a tentative March opening date. (photo by Alicia Serrano, MidCityMessenger.com)

The Broad Theater, Mid-City’s newest movie house, is slated to open March, after pushing back its original opening date from Feb. 19.

According to an article from The Gambit, the opening date of the theater, located at 636 N. Broad Street, is March 4.  Continue reading »