sports and recreation

Ultramarathon runners will traverse Mid-City on Saturday

Bayou St. John, Lafitte Greenway and Mid-City will be the backdrop for the cross-town New Orleans Ultramarathon on Saturday (Oct. 1). Running for Dreams, a nonprofit founded by New Orleanian and two-time cancer survivor Phil de Gruy, is hosting the New Orleans Ultramarathon. The urban race will lead participants through New Orleans’ beautiful neighborhoods, parks, Read More…

flood protection and drainage

Here’s what happened in last week’s Bayou St. John flooding

Photos of the Bayou St. John flood last week have been released by District D Councilman Eugene Green. Residents up and down Bayou St. John on Wednesday (Sept. 21) woke up to an unexpected flood. Without a drop of rain falling overnight, water had overtopped the banks and was invading some yards. Many residents, especially those Read More…

crime

Suspects sought in attempted burglary of Mid-City warehouse

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking help in identifying and locating two suspects wanted in connection with an attempted burglary of a Mid-City warehouse building. The offense occurred Sept. 18 in the 500 block of North Cortez. According to investigators, two men walked into a storage facility and attempted to force entry into multiple Read More…

film and television opinion

Viewpoint: Norman C. Francis documentary showcases WYES’ commitment to New Orleans

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist “We knew he was destined for something, because he had all the qualities of a leader,” said the city’s former First Lady Sybil Morial about her friend and college classmate Norman C. Francis. A courageous civil rights icon, chairman of Liberty Bank, original investor in the Saints, and former president Read More…

events good works

504 Festival to debut Saturday at Rosenwald Rec Center

The inaugural 504 Festival will be held Saturday afternoon (Sept. 24) at Rosenwald Park and Recreation Center. The free festival will feature live music, food vendors, a car and bike show, family workouts, a kids zone and a basketball tournament featuring special guests. The five-hour event will bring together families in the Mid City community Read More…

elections opinion politics

Viewpoint: Candidates gather endorsements as Election Day draws closer

By Danae Columbus, Mid-City Messenger With the mid-term elections less than eight weeks away, political organizations are giving the nod to their preferred candidates. In turn, those endorsements are fueling fundraising for the all-important get-out-the-vote efforts, which will make or break most races. Last night, Municipal Court Judge Mark Shea courted donors at Junior’s in Read More…

city government Featured good works land use

Ronald McDonald House is changing hands, and neighbors are wary of the new owner

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger Ronald McDonald Charities is saying goodbye to its longtime New Orleans home, the cheerful yellow house on Canal Street and North Alexander. The local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, will be taking its place. Both nonprofits are gaining more space to carry out their missions. Read More…

crime

Woman injured in shooting while stopped at light on Tulane and Norman Francis

A woman driving on Tulane Avenue early Saturday (Sept. 10) stopped for a red light at Norman C. Francis Parkway. She left the intersection in an ambulance. At about 3:45 a.m., a passenger in another vehicle fired shots at the 47-year-old driver, striking her multiple times, the New Orleans Police Department reported.  Medical responders brought Read More…