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Join us for our Archives Month showcase, hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court (sponsored)

The Honorable Chelsey Richard Napoleon is excited to announce this year’s Archives Month showcase! Email your interest in experiencing this new showcase: civilclerkresearchctr@orleanscdc.com The Notarial Archives Research Center is located in our Land Records Division. These documents, which date back to the 1700s, represent the rich history of New Orleans. The archives can be used Read More…

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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…

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Viewpoint: New survey reveals broad voter dissatisfaction

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Regardless of race, gender, age, political affiliation or neighborhood, the residents of New Orleans are clearly at a crossroads. Voters in every City Council district voiced displeasure about the direction the city is moving in a survey released Wednesday (Sept. 7). Conducted by Edgewater Research in cooperation with My People Read More…

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Developments land scenic Moss Street on list of endangered sites

The Moss Street corridor along Bayou St. John was singled out by the Louisiana Landmarks Society as one of the city’s most endangered sites. The nonprofit preservation advocacy organization, itself housed on Moss in the Pitot House, cited inappropriate development as a threat to residential corridor’s historic character and beauty. The Society’s 2022 report on Read More…

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Viewpoint: Mayor’s ongoing missteps fuel recall campaign

Social media guru Eileen Carter and community organizer Belden “Noonie Man” Batiste grew up on the opposite sides of New Orleans. While it’s easy to think of them as an odd couple, they’re really a perfect match. Batiste, who was trained in grassroots organizing by Treme living legend Jerome “Duck” Smith, verbally attacked Carter’s sister Read More…

Advertiser's Special city government History

Join us for our Archives Month showcase, hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court (sponsored)

The Honorable Chelsey Richard Napoleon is excited to announce this year’s Archives Month showcase! The Notarial Archives Research Center is located in our Land Records Division. These documents, which date back to the 1700s, represent the rich history of New Orleans. The archives can be used for property, genealogical, architectural and landscaping research, among other Read More…

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Council upholds partial demolition of original Ruth’s Chris Steak House

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger The historic terracotta awning will not return to the original Ruth’s Chris Steak House building on North Broad and Ursulines streets. In a mixed vote on Thursday (Aug. 4), the City Council rejected an appeal that could have forced the building’s new owners to restore the original façade. Max Perret Read More…

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Strip club on Tulane Avenue draws complaints from neighbors

By Jackie Galli, Mid-City Messenger Club Pressure on Tulane Avenue has everything a strip club should: dancers, poles, lots of cash. The one thing it doesn’t have is a permit to operate as a strip club. Pressure has been operating as a strip club since at least 2019, judging by the photos on their social Read More…

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Jazz club planned for Broad and the Greenway clears a hurdle

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger It’s been a decade since Sam Smith Jr. embarked on a lifetime goal — opening a jazz club for locals in New Orleans. And it’s been more than a year since he received the city’s approval to create a bar and restaurant with live entertainment on North Broad at the Read More…

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Viewpoint: Plundering of original Ruth’s Chris Steak House reveals problems with partial-control historic districts

Editor’s note: The City Council hearing on 1100 N. Broad was delayed after this column was published. It is now scheduled for Aug. 4.  By John L. Schackai III, guest columnist Commercial development in historic neighborhoods — in a bullish real estate market — is causing a crisis for familiar landmarks of traditional New Orleans Read More…