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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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Mid-City Security District seeking board members

The Mid City Security District has openings on its Board of Commissions. The security district is governed by five commissioners who have have the overall responsibility for MCSD policies, management and administration. By law, four of the five commissioners are appointed by the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization. If you are interested in being considered, please contact 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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Sobriety checkpoint planned for tonight

The NOPD’s Traffic Division will conduct an upcoming sobriety checkpoint within Orleans Parish. The checkpoint will be in operation from 9 p.m. on Thursday (Feb. 4) through Friday (Feb. 5) at 5 a.m. During this time, motorists will experience minimal delays at the checkpoint and should have the proper documentation available if requested by officers Read More…

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City Park warns of zombie-like raccoons with distemper, WWL-TV reports

City Park’s raccoon population is infected with canine distemper, posing a threat to dogs and cats but not to humans, WWL-TV has reported. City Park officials brought in Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries to investigate reports of erratic raccoon behavior, such as disorientation and wandering aimlessly, and they confirmed the animals are sick with distemper. Dog Read More…

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Sexual assault survivors in the criminal justice system discussed in virtual ‘listening session’ for DA’s office

By Jesse Baum, Mid-City Messenger  The new District Attorney’s Office transition team held a virtual forum on Saturday (Jan. 23) for the public to discuss their concerns and priorities with the DA’s office, now led by the newly elected Jason Williams. The theme of Saturday’s zoom meeting was “Protect Vulnerable Communities.” This is also one Read More…

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City marks beginning of massive roadwork project in Bayou St. John and Fairgrounds neighborhoods

City officials and community community leaders broke ground Thursday on the $23 million Bayou St. John, Fairgrounds, 7th Ward Group B roadwork project. Mayor LaToya Cantrell called it her administration’s largest awarded Joint Infrastructure Recovery Response program in terms of cost. The FEMA-funded project encompasses at least 122 blocks stretching across three City Council districts. Read More…

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‘These streets are built to share’: Coalition works toward making transportation safer and easier for everyone

By Camille Barnett, Uptown Messenger The city and the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition, a group of organizations, businesses, civic leaders and community members, are on a mission to improve roadways and safe transportation options to enhance health, equity, sustainability, prosperity and quality of life in the city.   “It [NOCSC] really is focused on the Read More…

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New bike lanes planned for Bienville and Ursulines

A few Mid-City and Faubourg St. John streets are getting new bike lanes as part of the city’s Moving New Orleans Bikes project. The project, which operates in tandem with the street repair programs, is designed to accelerate the construction of 75-mile bicycle network. “Now we have a lot of shared lanes in these neighborhoods,” Read More…