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Jan 122017
 
Councilwoman Susan Guidry speaks to the Greater Mid-City Business Association in April 2015. (MidCityMessenger.com file photo)

Councilwoman Susan Guidry speaks to the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization in April 2015. (MidCityMessenger.com file photo)

New Orleans City Councilwoman Susan Guidry, who is term-limited in her District A seat, is considering a run for one of the council’s two At-Large seats this fall, and two attorneys from Uptown and Lakeview are planning to run for the seat she will vacate. Continue reading »

Dec 192016
 
The owners of Bienville Street Coffee House Cafe, LLC want to open a restaurant at 3305 Bienville Street (City Planning Commission).

The owners of Bienville Street Coffee House Cafe, LLC want to open a restaurant at 3305 Bienville Street (City Planning Commission).

A request for a new coffee house cafe on Bienville Street in Mid-City was approved by the New Orleans City Planning Commission on Tuesday afternoon, despite opposition from city staff who recommended the commission deny the proposed project. Continue reading »

Dec 162016
 
New Orleans City Study Committee's suggested boundaries for the new Mid-City Local Historic District.

New Orleans City Study Committee’s suggested boundaries for the new Mid-City Local Historic District.

After almost five years of study, deliberation and debate, the Mid-City Local Historic District has officially been created.

New Orleans City Council voted to approve the creation of Mid-City’s district and the Parkview Local Historic District, as proposed by the Historic Preservation Study Committee, at their meeting Thursday. That vote comes after several months of deferral, though an August public meeting drew much praise for the creation of historic districts in Uptown, Mid-City and Parkview. Continue reading »

Dec 122016
 
The owners of Bienville Street Coffee House Cafe, LLC want to open a restaurant at 3305 Bienville Street (City Planning Commission).

The owners of Bienville Street Coffee House Cafe, LLC want to open a restaurant at 3305 Bienville Street (City Planning Commission).

A request for a new coffee house cafe on Bienville Street in Mid-City heads to the New Orleans City Planning Commission on Tuesday afternoon.

The company Bienville Street Coffee House Cafe, LLC., run by local property owners Milton Gautreaux and Mario Martinez, aims to put the new restaurant and cafe in their building, a double at 3305 and 3307 Bienville Street. Continue reading »

Dec 072016
 
The salon at 3241 Dumaine Street will reopen in January under new ownership. (photo by Benjamin Morris for MidCityMessenger.com)

The salon at 3241 Dumaine Street will reopen in January under new ownership. (photo by Benjamin Morris for MidCityMessenger.com)

A local couple is revamping an old salon in the Faubourg St. John neighborhood, drawing enthusiasm from neighbors but also some worries about parking. Continue reading »

Nov 232016
 
The area under consideration is bounded by Interstate 610, Wisner Boulevard and Harrison Avenue. (map via City Park)

The area under consideration is bounded by Interstate 610, Wisner Boulevard and Harrison Avenue. (map via City Park)

After a series of public meetings, City Park staffers are compiling the ideas they heard for a 250-acre plot formerly slated for a golf course so the park’s Board of Directors can make a decision about for the future of the green space. Continue reading »

Nov 182016
 
State Sen. J.P. Morrell (center) speaks at a fundraiser Thursday night. (photo courtesy of J.P. Morrell campaign)

State Sen. J.P. Morrell (center) speaks at a fundraiser Thursday night. (photo courtesy of J.P. Morrell campaign)

With a disastrous election for national Democrats barely a week in the rear-view mirror and speculation about the upcoming New Orleans mayoral race already intensifying, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and other top local Democrats rallied Thursday night in support of state Sen. J.P. Morrell. Continue reading »

Nov 172016
 
Piper Kerman, author of "Orange is the New Black," speaks with Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Wednesday evening at Ashe Cultural Arts Center. (photo by Claire Byun for MidCityMessenger.com)

Piper Kerman, author of “Orange is the New Black,” speaks with Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Wednesday evening at Ashe Cultural Arts Center. (photo by Claire Byun for MidCityMessenger.com)

By Claire Byun

Better care of inmates while they are in prison and more opportunities for them after they are free will help reduce the likelihood that they will offend again, said the woman whose biography about life inside prison inspired the award-winning television series “Orange is the New Black.” Continue reading »