Mid-City was a blowout for Karen Carter Peterson … for those who showed up

By Sharon Lurye, Mid-City Messenger Karen Carter Peterson may have lost to Troy Carter in the special congressional election on April 24, but at least she knows that Mid-City had her back. Preliminary election data from the Secretary of State shows that Carter Peterson won all but one precinct in the neighborhood, earning 66% of Read More…

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Fortier Park cleanup scheduled for Saturday morning

Alcée Fortier Park is due for a spring cleaning, so volunteers are gathering Saturday (May 1) morning from 8 to 11:30 a.m. to cut back freeze damaged plants, weed and mulch the beds, and plant some warm season flowers. Volunteers are also needed to install a fountain and to sweep and clean up the  perimeter Read More…

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Bayou Boogaloo festival will go on in May, but without the bayou

The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo will take place on its usual mid-May weekend this year, featuring top local musical acts like the New Orleans Nightcrawlers, 101 Runners, Cha Wa and Tank & the Bangas, plus an art market. There’s one major difference, however: There will be no bayou at the 2021 Bayou Boogaloo. No kayaks, no Read More…

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Broad Theater reopens its doors and lights up its screens

Mid-City’s movie house reopens today (Wednesday, April 28), a year its screens first went dark as the pandemic descended. It hasn’t been idle during the past 12 or so months. It opened its popular outdoor venue, The Broadside, which has hosted an array of entertainment including film festivals, concerts, watch parties, trivia nights and child-friendly Read More…

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Neighbors respond to Chick-fil-A’s plans for Tulane and Carrollton

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger The proposed Chick-fil-A restaurant at 4068 Tulane Ave. was assailed and defended Monday (April 26) in two Neighborhood Participation Project meetings with the developer and Mid-City neighbors.  The location at Tulane and South Carrollton Avenue was the site of a Burger King location until it closed last summer. Since January, Read More…

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Traffic advisory: Allard from City Park Avenue to Dumaine to close for a month

On Tuesday (April 27) beginning at 7 a.m., weather permitting, Allard Boulevard from City Park Avenue to Dumaine Street will close for approximately four weeks. The Department of Public Works’ contractor, Fleming Construction Co., will perform underground waterline operations as part of the City Park Group A infrastructure improvement project.

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Viewpoint: Oscar nod for ‘Time’ could bring international attention to Louisiana’s prison system

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Sibil Fox and Rob Richardson (also known as Fox and Rob Rich) are among a handful of New Orleanians who have a personal stake in Sunday night’s 2021 Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Awards. The poignant film about their two-decade-long effort to find justice in what is often Read More…