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Candidate questions: Rella Zapletal, City Council District B

The election originally scheduled for Oct. 9, which includes an open primary for all City Council seats, has been rescheduled for Nov. 13 due to Hurricane Ida. To give voters a chance to learn the policies, platforms and personal attributes their City Council candidates plan to bring to the office, Uptown Messenger has sent questionnaires Read More…

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Candidate questions: Bob Murrell, City Council District A

The election originally scheduled for Oct. 9, which includes an open primary for all City Council seats, has been rescheduled for Nov. 13 due to Hurricane Ida. To give voters a chance to learn the policies, platforms and personal attributes their City Council candidates plan to bring to the office, Mid-City Messenger has sent questionnaires Read More…

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Joe Giarrusso for City Council receives key Democratic endorsements (sponsored)

The Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee, New Orleans Coalition, and Independent Democratic Electors Association (IDEA) are the latest organizations to endorse Joe Giarrusso for re-election to City Council District A in the Oct. 9 election. “I’m incredibly proud to be the official candidate of the Democratic Party and to have the support of these leading Read More…

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District B candidate questions: Rosalind ‘Roz’ Reed Thibodeaux

To give voters a chance to learn the policies, platforms and personal attributes their City Council candidates plan to bring to the office, Mid-City Messenger has sent questionnaires to all of the District A and District B candidates. They will be published in the order they are received. The first was completed by District B Read More…

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City Council candidates address Mid-City residents

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger Candidates for the Mid-City’s two City Council districts, on the ballot for the Oct. 9 election, addressed the the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization meeting on Monday (Aug. 9). Councilman Joe Giarrusso III, who is running for re-election in the fall, and his two challengers in District A race — Libertarian candidate Read More…

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Viewpoint: If not the Municipal Auditorium, what could become the next City Hall?

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist While Mayor LaToya Cantrell told members of the Save Our Soul (SOS) coalition Tuesday that she was “good” with the Municipal Auditorium not becoming the next City Hall, the historic structure remains her first choice probably because of the $38 million allocation from FEMA that comes with it.  Cantrell has Read More…

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Swing for Lawes Golf Tournament to be held Tuesday, July 13 (sponsored)

Highly regarded local entrepreneur Mark Lawes announces Swing for Lawes Golf Tournament fundraising event for his run in the New Orleans City Council District D election. Registration is still open for this exciting fundraising event presented by the Committee to Elect Mark “Johari” Lawes, and will feature musical performances, giveaways and grand prizes for the Read More…

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Viewpoint: Candidates starting to line up for fall municipal elections

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist A large crowd gathered Wednesday evening (July 7) at Calcasieu in the Warehouse District to show their support for City Council President Helena Moreno, one of dozens of candidates who will be qualifying next week for various municipal offices. Popular with voters, Moreno has put together a substantive war chest, Read More…

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Viewpoint: Councilman Joe Giarrusso kicks off his campaign for a second term with talk of ‘smart growth’

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist District A Councilman Joseph Giarrusso told several hundred supporters at Ralph’s on the Park last week that he has spent his first years in office building relationships and working on major issues but that there is much more to accomplish. The fundraising event officially kicked off Giarrusso’s campaign for a Read More…