business Featured food and drink recognition

Brocato’s gains national recognition as James Beard semifinalist

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger Most everyone in New Orleans knows the Angelo Brocato gelato parlor and  pastry shop on Carrollton Avenue in Mid-City. Now it is on the national radar.  The century-old family business was recently announced as a semifinalist for a 2023 James Beard award in a new category: bakeries. The announcement came Read More…

city government public safety transportation

South Alexander converted to one-way from Ulloa to Banks

Beginning on Monday (Jan. 30) at approximately 9 a.m., South Alexander Street between Ulloa Street and Banks Street will be converted from two-way status to one-way. Drivers in the 300 to 600 blocks of South Alexander will head toward Canal Street. This modification will be enacted to alleviate residents’ concerns about the width of the Read More…

parks and greenspace sustainability transportation

Free vehicle chargers open for public use in City Park

Electric vehicles owners can now charge their cars while visiting City Park.  Three charging stations were recently installed and are free for the public.  Entergy New Orleans has installed an EV charging station at the Bayou Oaks at City Park Driving Range on Filmore Avenue that can charge two electric vehicles at once, and two Read More…

opinion politics

Viewpoint: On Holocaust Remembrance Day, proud the U.S. is standing up to evil and autocracy

By Arnie Fielkow, guest columnist I have never been so proud of my country and my president, Joe Biden. I write these words after returning from a whirlwind trip to central Europe in order to lead an initiative helping Ukrainian youth, to try to get one of my daughters’ sisters out of Ukraine, and to Read More…

elections opinion politics

Viewpoint: Six candidates qualify for School Board and judicial races

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist A half dozen candidates, including two current officeholders, paid their filing fees on Wednesday (Jan. 25) for one School Board and two judicial races. Qualifying continues through Friday, Jan. 27. Early voting will take place March 11 to 18. The election will be held on March 25.   The recent retirement Read More…

events fundraisers Mardi Gras

Meet the Budweiser Clydesdales at the Horses, Hops & Cops fundraiser

The Budweiser Clydesdales will be in town for Mardi Gras, and the public will have the chance to meet them at the 13th annual Horses, Hops & Cops fundraiser in City Park. The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and Budweiser will be hosting the fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The free annual event helps  raise money for Read More…

arts, books and music events festivals

New Orleans rap artists to headline Bayou Boogaloo

The New Orleans hip-hop scene will be well-represented at the 2023 Bayou Boogaloo. The organizers of the spring festival on Bayou St. John announced Tuesday (Jan. 25) that rapper and Cash Money Records alum Juvenile will headline, joined by bounce artists Partners N Crime and DJ Jubilee. The 16th Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo returns to the Read More…

city government public safety

Troubles with the city’s trash collection keep rumbling along

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger As garbage pickup begins to stabilize in the Mid-City and Uptown neighborhoods, city officials are looking at why the basic city service collapsed in recent months. As bins spilled over with garbage and languished on the curb, the city’s 311 system recorded 3,638 sanitation complaints within the first 19 days Read More…

Featured flood protection and drainage parks and greenspace

Empty lot near bayou to open as green space, stormwater management site

By Kloe Witt and Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger An underused lot near Bayou St. John is being transformed into a public green space and stormwater collection and monitoring center. Construction began in the fall on the Sewerage & Water Board Green Infrastructure Project at Orleans Avenue and Moss Street. The site is set to open this Read More…

arts, books and music events festivals

Bayou Boogaloo celebrates its Sweet 16 with $16 weekend passes

The 16th Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo is set to return to the banks and waters of Bayou St. John from May 19 to 21. To celebrate its Sweet Sixteen anniversary, Bayou Boogaloo 2023 is offering its three-day passes, with in and out privileges, for $16. Music lovers have to act quickly, however. On Tuesday (Jan. 24), Read More…