city government elections land use opinion

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…

city government flood protection and drainage neighborhood groups

Roadwork NOLA official discusses construction delays, gaps in notifying residents

By Domonique Tolliver, Mid-City Messenger The Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association met Tuesday (June 29) evening via Zoom with the city officials from Roadwork NOLA to discuss construction timelines and to answer questions about the ongoing road work projects in Mid City.  Beaux Jones, president of the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association, asked Nakeila Polk, Read More…

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Join us in exploring 19th century architects and builders, hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court (sponsored)

Our July blog will explore a sampling of historical architectural plans and building contracts by African American builders and architects in New Orleans. Visit our website at www.orleanscivilclerk.com to view the blogs. Visit us at the Research Center, where exhibits can be viewed in person from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For Read More…

city government crime Featured land use

Mental health facility for inmates met with opposition at public forums

By Daniel Schwalm, Mid-City Messenger An expansion of the Orleans Parish prison is continuing as planned despite objections from Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration and community members. The Orleans Justice Center Medical Services Building, to be built at 2900 Perdido St. adjacent to the prison, would hold 103 beds, including 89 security beds and 14 infirmary Read More…

city government flood protection and drainage transportation

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

From the Mayor’s Office The Mayor’s Office announced in its monthly roadwork update that 60 roadwork projects are currently underway around the city, totaling over $600 million. They said that the city hopes to demonstrate accountability and effectiveness in its current infrastructure projects in order to help secure more federal infrastructure funding in the future. Read More…

city government sports and recreation

NORD senior activity center opens in former Boys & Girls Club

The New Orleans Recreational Development Commission has opened a senior activity center next to the Rosenwald Recreation Center on South Broad Street. Available to seniors throughout the year, the center fills a gap in services, NORD CEO Larry Barabino Jr. noted during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the end of May. “‘Something for everyone’ is NORD’s Read More…

business city government Featured food and drink

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…