Advertiser's Special health

Spyre’s #InSpyreMeDaily Challenge Awards Locals for Healthy Habits (sponsored)

Our city of New Orleans inspires us to live our best lives, always. To start the new year with a healthy outlook, Spyre is excited to introduce the #InSpyreMeDaily Challenge! Located at 1772 Prytania Street in the heart of New Orleans’ Lower Garden District, Spyre debuts a thoughtful renovation of the former, historic Norwegian Seamen’s Read More…

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Warren Easton expansion moves forward with controversial school bus plan intact

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger Warren Easton Charter High School’s plans to expand to the other side of Canal Street won the approval of the City Planning Commission last week, despite strong opposition from some of its neighbors. Warren Easton, the city’s top-rated open-admission public high school, is routinely overwhelmed with applications. Each year, more Read More…

public safety recognition

NOPD announces change of command in the First District

  Capt. Lejon Roberts will be leaving his post as commander of the NOPD First District, the New Orleans Police Department announced Friday in a press release. He will soon take the reins of the Special Operations Division. Terry St. Germain, recently promoted to captain from the rank of lieutenant, will assume command of the Read More…

business food and drink Mardi Gras

Local breweries and distilleries are getting into the Mardi Gras spirits

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger It’s Carnival time — and before we know it, we’ll be hitting the streets and enjoying parades. Something that goes great with parades, king cake and good times is that perfect beer or cocktail. It seems like nearly every brewery or distillery in town is getting in on the action Read More…

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Viewpoint: City leaders must work together to get a grip on crime

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist As with most mayors entering a new term, LaToya Cantrell delivered an upbeat message at Monday’s Covid-restricted inauguration on the steps of Gallier Hall: Though New Orleans has endured a tough four years, citizens are resilient and many opportunities lie ahead. “Our time is now, and the best is yet Read More…

business food and drink Mardi Gras

At King Cake Hub, the tradition goes on after loss of its founder

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger The King Cake Hub, a Carnival pop-up, opened for its fourth season Jan. 6 with its traditional Twelfth Night kickoff party at a new location next to the Zony Mash Beer Project on Thalia Street at South Broad.  As usual, the first sweet taste of Carnival was enjoyed to live Read More…

Advertiser's Special business good works recovery

Local organizations collaborate to promote minority contractors assisting in Hurricane Ida recovery (sponsored)

  Propeller, New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, ThriveNOLA, New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) and The Collaborative have compiled a working list of local BIPOC (Black, indigenous, people of color) contractors in response to recovery needs post-Hurricane Ida. The comprehensive list derives from lessons learned over a decade ago from Hurricane Katrina, in which Read More…