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New pedestrian and bicyclist bridge planned for Greenway at Lopez

By Jesse Baum, Mid-City Messenger A new pedestrian bridge crossing the canal on the Lafitte Greenway on North Lopez Street is in the works. The construction is set to begin this month and conclude in late summer. The new bridge is designed to enhance walkability and connectivity between the blocks to the east and west Read More…

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Sexual assault survivors in the criminal justice system discussed in virtual ‘listening session’ for DA’s office

By Jesse Baum, Mid-City Messenger  The new District Attorney’s Office transition team held a virtual forum on Saturday (Jan. 23) for the public to discuss their concerns and priorities with the DA’s office, now led by the newly elected Jason Williams. The theme of Saturday’s zoom meeting was “Protect Vulnerable Communities.” This is also one Read More…

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Renaming Tulane Avenue? Commission will host meeting for recommendations, public feedback

While Jefferson Davis Parkway will officially become Dr. Norman Francis Parkway on Jan. 1, Tulane Avenue may soon be known by another name, too. The City Council Street Renaming Commission — established to make recommendations for renaming streets, parks and places that honor members of the Confederacy and active proponents of segregation — will host Read More…

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New board members sought for Mid-City Neighborhood Organization

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization is holding the annual election for board members at its Monday (Dec. 14) meeting. The MCNO Board of Directors is comprised of up to 11 members who serve the organization as volunteers for terms of two years. Six total positions are open, with three current board members seeking re-election, leaving three Read More…

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Digital town hall to outline plans to revamp region’s transit system

A initiative to overhaul the region’s public transit system, called New Links, was at a crucial phase in February. It had released three comprehensive transportation concepts and was asking the public to weigh in. That public input would drive the final proposal, Regional Planning Commission officials said. When the COVID-19 emergency hit, the New Links Read More…

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Krewe honors Sharree Walls by trying to make neighborhood safer

The Krewe of Red Beans and the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association want to help make the Bayou St. John area safer, and they are asking for residents’ help. The Krewe of Red Beans, whose Dead Beans offshoot began parading through Faubourg St. John on Lundi Gras two Carnivals ago, lost a beloved member, Sharree Read More…

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Sewerage & Water Board, Department of Pubic Works discuss accountability

By Jesse Baum, Mid-City Messenger The annual Neighborhood Summit of New Orleans for 2019 was packed with attendees from around the city, wearing lanyards written with their council district and name. Some sessions were filled to standing room only. “Why did you let her go in when that room is full?” barked one of the Read More…