events recognition

Wreath-laying ceremony at Katrina Memorial to mark 17th anniversary

A wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the 17th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and its victims will take place on Monday (Aug. 29). The ceremony will be held at 8:29 a.m. at the Katrina Memorial located at the foot of Canal Street. African master drummer and Congo Square Preservation Society member Luther Gray will perform at the ceremony. Read More…

film and television recognition

New WYES documentary honors Norman C. Francis

When the City Council voted unanimously to rename Jefferson Davis Parkway in Mid-City  to Norman C. Francis Parkway in August 2020, it confirmed what many across the country knew: the retired Xavier University of Louisiana president is a living legend, an icon worthy of every tribute he has earned during a more than 70-year career. Read More…

Advertiser's Special business recognition

Propeller announces 2022 Impact Accelerator Ventures (sponsored)

Propeller announces the 19 participants selected for its nationally recognized 2022 Impact Accelerator. This program catalyzes transformative social impact by supporting startup and growth entrepreneurs working to narrow disparities in community economic development, education, food, health and water. Our entrepreneurial community has endured disasters and challenges over the past several years. Forty percent of businesses Read More…

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…