arts, books and music events

Dawn DeDeaux: On the cusp of her NOMA retrospective, the artist talks about her work and her life in New Orleans

By Sue Strachan, Mid-City Messenger New Orleans is a city of immersion, be it in the culture or as part of the constant battle against water. To fully understand the city and its citizens, experiencing this immersion is essential. Artist Dawn DeDeaux understands this. A native New Orleanian, she has been creating her one-of-a-kind multi-media Read More…

city government elections politics

Challenger Lesli Harris leads the District B pack in campaign contributions

By Sharon Lurye, MId-City Messenger With the primary election for City Council less than a month away, the candidates for the District B seat have spent more than $200,000 battling for a seat, according to the latest campaign finance reports filed with the Louisiana Ethics Administration Program. But it appears that several candidates have had Read More…

schools

Bricolage collective bargaining agreement to include safety protocols in a pandemic

By Jesse Baum, Mid-City Messenger Despite Hurricane Ida setbacks and Covid-related interruptions, teachers at Bricolage Academy are optimistic about moving forward with their collective bargaining agreement. The Mid-City Messenger spoke with Bricolage Academy Educators United member and middle school workshop teacher Justin Smith recently to hear updates on the Orlean Parish School Board’s newest member Read More…

crime

Suspect arrested after SWAT team was called to Fairgrounds Triangle

NOPD officers have arrested Noble Thomas, 36, after a SWAT roll that occurred Monday (Oct. 18) in the Fairgrounds Triangle neighborhood. At around 10:30 a.m., First District officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 1500 block of North Dupre Street. Upon arrival, the officers were notified that Thomas fired a weapon and was Read More…

city government elections politics

Joe Giarrusso is crushing his opponents in campaign contributions for District A City Council race

By Sharon Lurye, Mid-City Messenger With less than a month to go until the primary election, the three candidates for the District A seat on the City Council have collected more than $285,000 in campaign contributions. Unfortunately for two of those candidates, almost all of that money has gone to incumbent Joseph Giarrusso III.  The Read More…

business food and drink good works Mid-City Messenger

Business Profile: The next evolution of Church Alley Cafe

Church Alley Cafe & Grocery, already ranked one of New Orleans’ top coffee shops by Eater Nola, is growing in its beloved Canal Street space. The Mid-City cafe is now offering an array of retail items alongside its classic hand brew, cold brew, espresso drinks, teas and menu of creative sandwiches, pastries, salads, snacks and Read More…

city government elections

Candidate questions: Councilman Jay H. Banks, District B

The upcoming election, which includes an open primary for all City Council seats, will be Nov. 13. To give voters a chance to learn the policies, platforms and personal attributes their City Council candidates plan to bring to the office, Mid-City Messenger has sent questionnaires to all of the District A and District B candidates. Read More…