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New jazz venue is in the works for North Broad near the Greenway

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger The stage is almost set for a jazz club on the corner of North Broad and Toulouse in Mid-City. The building’s owner, Sam Smith Jr., built that stage himself. Piece by piece, he has been steadily pursuing his dream of operating a jazz club in New Orleans. He wants to Read More…

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Viewpoint: Cassidy offers support to ensure minority-owned businesses maximize opportunities

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist In a webinar sponsored Wednesday (March 3) by the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy told participants that his staff in Washington and Louisiana will be available to help resolve problems businesses might encounter when applying for the Payroll Protection Program, Small Business Administration and Read More…

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Troy Carter leads congressional field, pollster Silas Lee finds

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist In a recent poll of 450 chronic voters in the Second Congressional District, state Sen. Troy Carter has a nine point lead over state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, 28 percent to 19 percent. Polling third at 6 percent was Baton Rouge activist was Baton Rouge activist Gary Chambers Jr. Small Read More…

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Volunteers plant 105 trees across Bayou St. John and surrounding neighborhoods

By Sharon Lurye, Mid-City Messenger New Orleans just got a little bit greener, as more than 100 volunteers met up on Saturday to plant 105 trees in the neighborhoods of Bayou St. John, Treme/Lafitte, the Fairgrounds and the 7h Ward. Led by the group Sustaining Our Urban Landscape, or SOUL, the reforestation effort will help Read More…

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Tulane study to examine role of racial injustice in design of memorials and monuments

By Barri Bronston, Tulane University Researchers from the Tulane University School of Architecture and the School of Science and Engineering are embarking on a project that they hope answers questions about racial injustice and its impact on the design of urban spaces, monuments and memorials. The project, “Public Space and Scrutiny: Examining Urban Monuments Through Social Psychology,” won Read More…

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Letting the good times roll: Bike route improvements coming to Mid-City, Bayou St. John and beyond

By Jesse Baum, Mid-City Messenger Bike infrastructure improvements are coming to the Bayou St. John, Mid-City, Gentilly, 7th Ward and St. Roch neighborhoods. A recent pre-construction meeting showcased the final designs for bike lane expansions and traffic calming measures that will begin construction in spring of this year. On Tuesday evening, the Office of Neighborhood Engagement Read More…

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Viewpoint: Term-limited Jared Brossett leads City Council in campaign cash

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist District D Councilman Jared Brossett almost has as much cash on hand in his campaign account than all the other council members combined. Brossett, who is term limited and expected to run for an at-large City Council position later this year, reported $103,471.61 in available dollars on his 2020 annual Read More…