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Neighbors respond to Chick-fil-A’s plans for Tulane and Carrollton

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger The proposed Chick-fil-A restaurant at 4068 Tulane Ave. was assailed and defended Monday (April 26) in two Neighborhood Participation Project meetings with the developer and Mid-City neighbors.  The location at Tulane and South Carrollton Avenue was the site of a Burger King location until it closed last summer. Since January, Read More…

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Sponsored: Clerk Chelsey Richard Napoleon – Sworn in as a Member of the Board of Directors

  As we continue our efforts to outreach and inform the community as to who we are as your Clerk of Civil District Court’s office, we proudly announce that your Clerk, the Honorable Chelsey Richard Napoleon, has been sworn in as a member of the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Clerks of Court Association Read More…

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Roadwork update: Bayou St. John, Fairgrounds, Mid-City, Hagan-Lafitte, City Park, Navarre

The Mayor’s Office announced in its monthly roadwork update that an unprecedented amount of infrastructure work — altogether more than $550 million in roadway and other projects — is currently underway in New Orleans. Mayor LaToya Cantrell also said more projects are in the works. She noted that $350 million in bonds approved for a Read More…

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Roadwork updates: Bayou St. John, Hagan-Lafitte, Mid-City Group A, City Park Group A

From the Mayor’s Office An unprecedented amount of infrastructure work is happening across New Orleans — altogether more than $500 million on roadways and on vertical construction projects and there is more to come. For the first time in more than five years, the city has approved nearly $300 million in bonds for a tax-exempt Read More…

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New jazz venue is in the works for North Broad near the Greenway

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger The stage is almost set for a jazz club on the corner of North Broad and Toulouse in Mid-City. The building’s owner, Sam Smith Jr., built that stage himself. Piece by piece, he has been steadily pursuing his dream of operating a jazz club in New Orleans. He wants to Read More…

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Letting the good times roll: Bike route improvements coming to Mid-City, Bayou St. John and beyond

By Jesse Baum, Mid-City Messenger Bike infrastructure improvements are coming to the Bayou St. John, Mid-City, Gentilly, 7th Ward and St. Roch neighborhoods. A recent pre-construction meeting showcased the final designs for bike lane expansions and traffic calming measures that will begin construction in spring of this year. On Tuesday evening, the Office of Neighborhood Engagement Read More…

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Traffic advisory: City Park Avenue lane near expressway to close Tuesday

On Tuesday (Feb. 23) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the inside westbound lane of the 100 block of City Park Avenue — near the entrance to Interstate 10 — will be closed to vehicular traffic so that crews can repair a leaning streetlight. Lane closure signs will be in place throughout the process; residents Read More…

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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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Roadwork update: Mid-City, Hagan Lafitte projects near completion; work begins in City Park, Bayou St. John areas

The Mayor’s Office issued the following updates on current roadwork projects. Mid-City Group A During January, Hard Rock Construction Co. crews completed paving work on various blocks in the $6.3 million Mid-City Group A infrastructure improvement project. The completion of these areas accounted for 92 percent of the originally contracted paving work. Crews continue street Read More…