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Jan 162017
 
Keith Duncan, lead artist, explains to dozens of volunteers how to coat the Lemann Pool murals with varnish over the MLK Weekend. (Claire Byun/cbyun@nolamessenger.com)

Keith Duncan, lead artist, explains to dozens of volunteers how to coat the Lemann Pool murals with varnish over the MLK Weekend.

Dozens of community members turned out over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend to finish a community-based art project on the Lafitte Greenway. Continue reading »

Jan 102017
 
NOPD officers investigate a shooting in the 2800 block of Orleans avenue. One man was shot in the incident. NOPD officials discussed how the community can better protect itself and how residents can aid police during Monday night's MCNO forum. (File photo by Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)

NOPD officers investigate a shooting in the 2800 block of Orleans avenue. One man was shot in the incident. NOPD officials discussed how the community can better protect itself and how residents can aid police during Monday night’s MCNO forum. (File photo by Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)

The Mid-City Neighborhood Association kicked off 2017 with a comprehensive discussion of crime prevention, the recidivism rate and funding for several public programs.

MCNO will host a community forum every month on a plethora of issues. This month’s topic: public safety. Continue reading »

Jan 092017
 
The Mid-City Neighborhood is hosting the first of many public safety meetings with the public and city officials on Monday.

The Mid-City Neighborhood is hosting the first of many public safety meetings with the public and city officials on Monday.

Mid-City residents are invited to learn more about how to prevent crime in their neighborhoods, what resources citizens can access to increase public safety and what strategies the New Orleans Police Department is using to combat criminal activity. Continue reading »

Jan 062017
 
The campus, located at 8101 Simon Street in Metairie in the former Bunche Middle School building, is chartered through June of 2017.

The campus, located at 8101 Simon Street in Metairie in the former Bunche Middle School building, is chartered through June of 2017.

The International School of Louisiana board of trustees unanimously voted to not recharter its Jefferson Parish campus, leaving hundreds of parents unsure about their children’s educational future. 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 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 »

Dec 012016
 

For the first time since the Tulane-Canal Neighborhood Association formed last year, the organization is having a formal vote to decide who compose the 8-member board of directors.Tulane Canal small

According to TCNA’s bylaws, board members are to be elected at the last meeting of the year. Jacob Rickoll, the organization’s president, has decided to do an election through email this year because of busy holiday schedules. Continue reading »