good works recognition schools

Morris Jeff Community School establishes scholarship to honor student’s grandmother killed after 2022 graduation ceremony

Morris Jeff Community School is inviting the public to support a scholarship fund established in the memory of Augustine Greenwood, a grandmother of a 2022 Morris Jeff graduating student who was killed by a stray bullet during a melee in the Xavier University parking lot after the school’s commencement ceremonies. This scholarship will be awarded Read More…

court opinion recognition

Viewpoint: Clerk Chelsey Richard Napoleon believes she was called to serve

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist After a Covid-related delay, Chelsey Richard Napoleon will take the oath of office for her second term as Clerk of Civil District Court and ex-officio recorder on Saturday, (May 14) at Southern University at New Orleans. The investiture ceremony will be followed by a free crawfish boil  at SUNO’s Quad. Read More…

Advertiser's Special city government good works History recognition

Join us in exploring Historic Women Educators in New Orleans, hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court (sponsored)

Join us for exhibits from the Notarial Archives Research Center! These showcases and blogs are available by visiting our website.  This month we highlight historic women educators in New Orleans. ABOUT THE CLERK OF CIVIL DISTRICT COURT’S OFFICE FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS: The Clerk’s Office consists of two divisions – Land Records and Civil. Read More…

public safety recognition

NOPD announces change of command in the First District

  Capt. Lejon Roberts will be leaving his post as commander of the NOPD First District, the New Orleans Police Department announced Friday in a press release. He will soon take the reins of the Special Operations Division. Terry St. Germain, recently promoted to captain from the rank of lieutenant, will assume command of the Read More…

food and drink recognition

Co-owner of Liuzza’s on Bienville dies, NOLA.com reports

Frank Bordelon, the co-owner of Liuzza’s Restaurant & Bar on Bienville Street, died Aug. 31 while undergoing treatment for cancer, Ian McNulty reports on NOLA.com. Bordelon was 73. Bordelon grew up in the Mid-City neighborhood where his mother waited tables at Liuzza’s before buying the classic neighborhood eatery in 1981. He has been operating the Read More…

recognition schools

School chief announces his picks for renaming McDonogh schools on Esplanade Avenue

By Domonique Tolliver, Mid-City Messenger Orleans school Superintendent Henderson Lewis has chosen his suggested names for the schools to renamed across Orleans Parish. In the Mid-City area, the John McDonogh 28 and 15 buildings are up for renaming.  Orleans Parish School Board is changing the names of the buildings only, not the charter schools they Read More…

recognition schools

Warren Easton is most-requested high school in latest OneApp round

Warren Easton Charter High School on Canal Street in Mid-City was the most requested high school for incoming ninth-graders applying to New Orleans Public Schools through the first round of OneApp for 2021-22 school year. Warren Easton was named as a top choice on 2,009 applications, NOLA Public Schools reported in its list of Top Read More…

recognition schools

Sci High students win big at city and state science fairs

Students from New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School in Mid-City gained recognition recently in science competitions. The public STEM-oriented school known as Sci High moved to a new campus this year at 2011 Bienville St. in the Tulane-Gravier area, near the biomedical corridor. Five Sci High students came back from the Louisiana Science and Read More…

arts, books and music festivals recognition

French Film Festival honors longtime Mid-City resident

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger Tickets go on sale today (March 12) to the public for the 24th New Orleans French Film Festival, one of the longest-running foreign language festivals in the country. This year’s festival is dedicated to the memory of the New Orleans Film Society’s late artistic director emeritus, John Desplas. This long-time Read More…