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Viewpoint: Inspector General Ed Michel is on the right track

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist It was refreshing to hear Inspector General Ed Michel tell the City Council on Tuesday (Nov. 15) about his plans to audit or investigate an important group of city departments and agencies showing a troubling performance for some time. The Sewerage & Water Board’s billing issues are legendary. The performance Read More…

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Leaders express frustration with Folgers over outstanding taxes (sponsored)

New Orleans officials are expressing frustration with Folgers Coffee Co. for refusing to pay its outstanding property taxes, which fund schools, police and a variety of critical services. Nearly two years ago, the New Orleans City Council and Orleans Parish School Board both denied Folgers’ applications for tax exemptions. Nonetheless, the company still has not Read More…

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HDLC to consider original site of Ruth’s Chris Steak House for landmark status

The Historic District Landmarks Commission will decide Wednesday whether to approve the nomination of the building that contained the former Chris Steak House and the first Ruth’s Chris Steak House for landmark status. It was nominated by Nicholas Matulich Jr., the grandson of Chris Matulich, the original Chris of Chris Steak House. The building, known Read More…

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Representatives from city’s Sanitation Department, Roadwork NOLA and Code Enforcement will take your questions

A representative from the Department of Sanitation will be available for individual appointments on Wednesday (Oct. 19) through the District B Community Office Hours at the Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St. Virtual and in-person appointments are available from 10:30 to 11: 30 a.m. To make an appointment, call 504-658-4985 Read More…

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Get answers to your roadwork questions tonight at District A event

District A residents can find what’s going with the street repairs in their neighborhood at an informational event Monday evening (Oct. 17). Hosted by District A Councilman Joe Giarrusso’s office and the Department of Public Works, the event will include informational tables on the current FEMA-funded Joint Infrastructure Recovery projects, including City Park Group A Read More…

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Viewpoint: Crime and Cantrell will hurt the city’s bottom line

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Like many New Orleanians, I’ve been inundated with national and international news reports about New Orleans’ crime and Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s missteps. This week’s piece in the New York Post is only one of many recent examples. With New Orleans’ designation as “Murder Capital of the U.S.” and the lack Read More…

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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…