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Comiskey Park to Host Mid-City Art Market Sept 20th

Comiskey Park to Host Mid-City Art Market Sept 20th

by Charlie London | photos supplied by Mid City Art Market Comiskey Park is located on Jefferson Davis Parkway near Tulane Avenue. On Saturday, September 20th, Comiskey Park will host all manner of artistic endeavors when the Mid City Art Market begins at NOON and runs until 5 p.m. at 600 South Jefferson Davis Parkway at D’Hemecourt. Not only will there be art and sculpture but, the creative juices will also be flowing from the food … Read entire article »

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Refreshed Liberty’s Kitchen Opens Tuesday

Refreshed Liberty’s Kitchen Opens Tuesday

Liberty’s Kitchen at the ReFresh Project GRAND reOPENING Join Liberty’s Kitchen to celebrate our expansion to the ReFresh Project! FOOD, FUN, & FESTIVITIES Tuesday, August 26 at 9:00 am at our new ReFresh home 300 North Broad Street  Light refreshments and guided tours following the opening celebration. After a six month construction process, Liberty’s Kitchen has reopened to the public at its new 10,000 square foot location in the ReFresh Project, a “fresh food hub” anchored by Whole Foods Market at 300 … Read entire article »

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Tivoli Amusement Park

Tivoli Amusement Park

1850 lithograph by Xavier Magny Tivoli Garden, a commercial ‘pleasure garden’ along the Carondelet Canal pictured in the 1850s, was ‘thickly planted with choice trees and shrubbery beneath which were benches and tables, and amid which were latticed bowers and arbors,’ according to the New Orleans Picayune of Oct. 30, 1849. ‘There were buildings for barrooms, ice cream cakes, coffee, etc. … Musicians poured forth German waltzes, to which couples danced for a half dime each ten … Read entire article »

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Call 311

Call 311

Lots of folks lament about how they’ve called and called some nameless person about an issue they are having with the City.  Don’t be that guy. Call 311 but don’t expect the City to drop everything because you have a pothole or other City service issue. There is a serious backlog.    So, call 311 or report the issue online at the link below: http://nola.gov/311/ Mark the issue on your calendar two months later then call 311 and follow up. Yes, … Read entire article »

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Optimizing Blight Strategies

Optimizing Blight Strategies

New Orleanians are rightfully concerned about blighted properties. Although blight has declined substantially since 2008 thanks to billions of federal housing dollars, New Orleans still has 43,755 blighted homes or empty lots. This 2010 report includes a review of economic and housing trends that are effecting blight, a broad set of principles to help guide various efforts to eliminate blight in New Orleans, and an analysis of neighborhood housing markets. Finally, this report provides recommendations … Read entire article »

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Green Keepers

Green Keepers

*Green Keepers*, an educational series offering instruction to New Orleanians so they can better understand how green infrastructure works, and their role in using these practices to most effectively live with stormwater, rather than in spite of it. GREEN KEEPERS Tired of this every time it rains? We are, too. That’s why we are hosting our first educational series, Green Keepers, about green infrastructure and how it can drastically improve how we live with stormwater in New Orleans. Did you know that … Read entire article »

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9 a.m. | Saturday | WGSO talks about Broad and Lafitte

9 a.m. | Saturday | WGSO talks about Broad and Lafitte

  At 9 o’clock: Broad Community Connections Broad Community Connections is a Main Street organization devoted to revitalizing Broad Street from Tulane Avenue to Bayou Road as a vibrant commercial corridor, bringing together the surrounding neighborhoods and promoting their economic, residential, and cultural development.   The ReFresh Project is an innovative fresh food hub located on North Broad Street at Bienville Avenue in New Orleans including Whole Foods Market, Liberty’s Kitchen program for at-risk youth, The Goldring Center … Read entire article »

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Distinguished Neighbor

Distinguished Neighbor

info below courtesty MIT news R. Erich Caulfield SM ’01, PhD ’06 New Orleans Federal Team Lead, White House SC2 Initiative Caulfield obtained his SM in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 2001 and received his PhD in electrical engineering and computer science in 2006. He began his professional career as an associate at McKinsey & Company, from 2006 to 2008, focusing on public sector projects. In 2010, Caulfield was appointed by President Barack Obama to … Read entire article »

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Ostrich Races Tonight

Ostrich Races Tonight

Ostrich Races Return to Fairgrounds courtesy NOLA DEFENDER Posted Friday, August 15th, 2014 by Liz Davas An American quarter horse can reach speeds up to 55 miles per hour while its unlikely race partner, the ostrich can get about to about 30 miles per hour. New Orleanians can decide which one they prefer this Saturday at the seventh annual Summer Quarter Horse Meet and Exotic Animal Races. Held at the Fairgrounds, the event features traditional quarter horse races, … Read entire article »

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Terranova’s Prediction Out Soon

Terranova’s Prediction Out Soon

photo and article by Ian McNulty Preseason is the time for serious study for Benny Terranova, 60, and his son, Anthony, 30, who both man the butcher counter at Terranova’s Supermarket, their 89-year-old family grocery in Faubourg St. John. Each year, they post their prediction for the Saints season on a tally board above their meat-cutting station, paired with the team’s actual record as the season unfolds. But first, they’ll gather intel from the preseason games, … Read entire article »

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August 11th Meeting

August 11th Meeting

The Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association met under the big dome on the bayou at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 1368 Moss Street. The meeting began with Claudia Riegel, Director of the New Orleans Mosquito and Control Board, who spoke about what the organization does and the safe and scientific way they do it. You can read more about this at http://fsjna.org/2014/08/chikungunya/ Quality of Life Officer, Kenny Gill was up next discussing various issues … Read entire article »

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Chikungunya

Chikungunya

Chikungunya It sounds like a new restaurant offering but it isn’t.  What chikungunya is, is one of the many viruses that the New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board works to protect you from every day.   Mosquitoes that can transmit these viruses include the Yellow fever mosquito and the Asian Tiger mosquito.  These mosquitoes are also present in Louisiana. Early detection of the symptoms and avoiding mosquito bites will help prevent the disease from spreading. You … Read entire article »

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Memorial Museum Has Notable Neighbor on Board

Memorial Museum Has Notable Neighbor on Board

article by Charlie London | photos by Charlie London except as noted *** People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest. ~George Matthew Allen *** You may know Richard Angelico as the investigative reporter whose face was on television for years. Or you may know Richard as the guy who used those same investigative talents after retiring from television to help the Metropolitan Crime Commission. Or, you may know Richard Angelico as that guy who marches through … Read entire article »

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You’ll Do More than Shoot Your Eye Out Kid

You’ll Do More than Shoot Your Eye Out Kid

by Eileen Duke If someone finds Chinese drywall in their home, they take steps to remove it. These are not people wearing tinfoil hats, and I don’t think their lawyers are wearing them either, or the judges involved.  Once Chinese drywall is removed from homes and businesses, there are special rules about disposal.  It’s not even allowed in most dump sites.  That’s because radioactive materials like radium and uranium can cause cancer, and the Chinese drywall appears to break down … Read entire article »

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Tallulah’s on Broad

Tallulah’s on Broad

Tallulah’s has opened inside the Lava Market at 1410 N. Broad near Esplanade. hours: breakfast: 8-11:30 lunch and dinner: 12-8 closed tuesdays Tallulah’s Menu Here is our opening menu: BREAKFAST 2 egg plate w/hash or grits, choice of meat, toast or biscuit 4.50 the Luther, the legend continues, breakfast sandwich on a donut 5 breakfast burrito, al pastor or veggie sausage 6 garden omelet with spinach, mushroom, roasted broccoli and tomato, with biscuit or toast 6.50 add 1 for all egg whites biscuits and gravy 4 breakfast sandwich on … Read entire article »

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The 10 dollar Rum Tour

The 10 dollar Rum Tour

http://oldneworleansrum.com/tour/ Click on any of the photos by Charlie London for more about the 10 dollar rum tour. NewOrleans.com says, “A tour of the Old New Orleans Rum distillery may just be the best $10 you spend in New Orleans. In true Southern style, the tour starts with a cocktail in hand. What follows is a 45-minute exploration of the distilling process and the unique story of how a rag-tag group of New Orleans artists and musicians … Read entire article »

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Coming Soon to a Beer Near You

Coming Soon to a Beer Near You

Embodying the indestructible, resilient nature of New Orleans. This bright IPA has an intense hop aroma and flavor and is brewed with pale malt. Please visit the link below for the rest of the story… http://www.noladefender.com/content/abitas-wrought-iron-ipa-debuts-fall Click on either photo above to learn more about the Abita Brewery. … Read entire article »

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Notable Neighbor Speaks About Lead

Notable Neighbor Speaks About Lead

Dr. Howard Mielke *** Groundwork New Orleans is hosting a lead remediation workshop for the public this Sunday, Aug 10, 4-6pm. It is FREE but we ask that people RSVP. Our keynote speaker, and leader of an interactive soil testing workshop, is international lead expert Dr. Howard Mielke of Tulane University. We are looking to get the word out to local community organizers and leaders, homeowners and renters, and professionals who work outside and in construction. … Read entire article »

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