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Freshening the First

Freshening the First

Jesuit High School students will be repainting the interior of the NOPD First District station on Saturday, October 4th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The NOPD First District station is located at: 501 North Rampart St | New Orleans, 70112 Please contact First District Quality of Life officer Kristie Lavigne for more information: kmcarr@nola.gov 504.658.6010 … 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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GiveNOLA DAY MAY 6th

GiveNOLA DAY MAY 6th

More details at http://givenola.org/ What is GiveNOLA Day? Hosted on Tuesday, May 6th by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, GiveNOLA Day is the community’s first one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a stronger and thriving community for all. It’s our day to come together as one! Every dollar donated from midnight to midnight on May 6th will be increased with additional “lagniappe” dollars provided by the … Read entire article »

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Neighbors Enjoy Coffee and Treats in Fortier Park

Neighbors Enjoy Coffee and Treats in Fortier Park

Erich Caulfield, Walter and Bonnie Lee along with Charlie and Brenda London met with many of the great neighbors of Faubourg St. John during the coffee social. In addition to the coffee, tea and donuts, Al and Jean Kramer brought some tasty banana nut bread for everyone to enjoy. Click on the photos below to get a larger view of a few of the great neighbors who met in Fortier Park for … Read entire article »

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Thanks CN

Thanks CN

photo by Chris Wilson | Hawk Junction, Ontario Canadian National Railway gave the maximum grant available to employees and their spouses to the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association. CN authorized $ 1,250 dollars for the volunteer work of Charlie and Brenda London. CN took note of the hundreds of hours Charlie puts into FSJNAdotORG as well as the neighborhood Facebook and Twitter pages. Charlie also sends out subscription-only (no cost for subscribers) emails from Charlie’s … Read entire article »

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Give Your Bicycle a Boost

Give Your Bicycle a Boost

by Lloyd Alter http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/copenhagen-wheel-bike-booster-rolls-out-available-pre-order.html In 2009, TreeHugger April spotted the Copenhagen Wheel in, logically, Copenhagen. Unveiled at COP15, it was ” conceived and developed by the SENSEable City Lab for the Kobenhavns Kommune” with the prototypes built by Ducati. A lot of hype ensued, and then- silence. But the Copenhagen Wheel wasn’t vaporware. SENSEable City Lab Associate Director Assaf Biderman licensed the technology and set up Superpedestrian to build it; Lab director and wheel co-inventor Carlo Ratti … Read entire article »

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Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It gives ordinary people real power over real money, letting them work with government to make the budget decisions that affect their lives. Re-Inventing Democracy Through Participatory Budgeting from meerkatmedia on Vimeo. You can take a look at the 2013 City of New Orleans budget by clicking HERE. The New Orleans Coalition for Open Governance http://nocog.org works … Read entire article »

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CICLOVIA in NEW ORLEANS

CICLOVIA in NEW ORLEANS

CICLOVIA in New Orleans is proposed for September 21, 2013. The proposed event will start at City Park then travel down Esplanade to Rampart and end at Armstrong Park. Jamie Wine describes CICLOVIA in New Orleans this way, “With an activity every 100-200 feet – juggling, dancing, cooking demos, etc. It’s about getting active, fit, meeting others in the community and being healthier.” WANT TO GET INVOLVED? Sign up to run an activity on the route | Help … Read entire article »

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Joan Mitchell Center

Joan Mitchell Center

April 17, 2013 Joan Mitchell Center invites YOU to Community Coffee every Wednesday from 11am to 3pm, starting April 17th. Stop by and have coffee with us, and learn about the progress of our Artists in Residence Program (AIR), Community Partnership Program (CPP) and Neighborhood Fund (JMCNF). • Take a tour of the site • Sign up for our mailing list • Meet and greet staff … Read entire article »

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Love that Chicken from McHardy’s!

Love that Chicken from McHardy’s!

McHardy’s Chicken 1458 N. Broad St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 949-0000 McHardy’s is open for breakfast Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m. McHardy’s is open for chicken Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 pm and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, McHardy’s is open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. A locally-owned family business that serves homestyle fried chicken that is always fresh, hot and good. Our sides are … Read entire article »

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Community Gardens

Community Gardens

Pictured above is Faubourg St. John’s current Community Garden. Faubourg St. John will soon have another Community Garden at 2720 Dumaine Street. Parkway Partners’ Urban Gardening Program includes Urban Farms, Community Gardens and Orchards, and some gardens may incorporate all of the above. The type of garden that is created is up to the community of people who are working the land. Whether a garden is strictly a Community Garden or an Urban Farm that produces food that is … Read entire article »

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Real Troopers

Real Troopers

Faubourg St. John was well represented in the 2012 class of Tree Troopers! Faubourg St. John neighbors Bobby Wozniak, Jared Zeller, Linda Marshall and Charlie London all participated in the 2012 Tree Trooper training. Topics range from tree selection, to proper planting and pruning techniques, watering, pest and disease control, and garnering community support. Click on the names above to learn more about what Tree Troopers do! Trained Tree Troopers then take their knowledge back … Read entire article »

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CN Gives Back

CN Gives Back

Canadian National Railway gave the maximum grant available to employees and their spouses to the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association. CN authorized $ 1,250 dollars for the volunteer work of Charlie and Brenda London. CN took note of the hundreds of hours Charlie puts into FSJNAdotORG as well as the neighborhood Facebook and Twitter pages. Charlie also sends out subscription-only (no cost for subscribers) emails from Charlie’s Neighborhood News and patjolly.com. Both sites provide … Read entire article »

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Why Join the NOPD?

Why Join the NOPD?

Listen as some 2012 N.O.P.D. recruits talk about why they joined the New Orleans Police Department Salary after training – $43,070 … Read entire article »

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Big Party December 1st

Big Party December 1st

by Mary-jo Webster REBRIDGE Fall Gala December 1, 2012 What: The important fundraiser of the year for the REBRIDGE effort. A lavish and exciting evening along the banks of Bayou St. John! When: Saturday, December 1, 2012 Where: 1001 Moss Street in beautiful Faubourg St. John in New Orleans Who: This year’s gala will be at the extraordinary home of Eric Hess and Judge Frank Thaxton III, ret. Ti Martin is again graciously donating food for the event, so whether it … Read entire article »

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Community Meetings on the Budget

Community Meetings on the Budget

The District A Community Meeting will be held at the Lakeview Christian Center at 5885 Fleur de Lis Drive on Wednesday, August 22nd at 6 p.m. Mayor Landrieu announces series of community meetings Dear friends, It’s that time of year again. Budget season is upon us, and I’m asking for your help and input as we put together the 2013 budget proposal. … Read entire article »

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Tulane Community Health Center Dedication

The Ruth U Fertel / Tulane Community Health Center will be dedicated this Thursday at 1:00 at the old flagship Ruth’s Chris on the corner of Orleans and North Broad. The new community health and healing center at the corner of N. Broad and Orleans Avenue represents the transformation of a Katrina-battered site into a community centerpiece. The facility will offer medical care and community services to the neighborhood and is a living tribute to the memory of two caring and compassionate women, Ruth Fertel and Mary Jane Brinton. Watch more in the video. … Read entire article »

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Intel and Dell at Fair Grinds

Intel and Dell at Fair Grinds

At Fair Grinds we love the opportunity to meet new friends from all around the world and see how our community adapts good-naturedly to all of the crowds and chaos. What is with the shorts and Hawaiian shirts? Is that a uniform of some kind? Aloha from Fair Grinds! We debuted our Fair Grinds Coffee Carts to make sure we could handle the crowd and keep everyone supplied in hot fair trade coffee … Read entire article »

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Beetlejuice?

Beetlejuice?

Fairgrinds 3133 Ponce de Leon New Orleans, LA No, it isn’t beetlejuice but the drink on the right does have beets in it! Click on the lights to learn about Fairgrinds‘ other menu items. Fairgrinds is at 3133 Ponce de Leon near the corner of the 3100 block of Esplanade. They have coffee, tea, pastries, and more. Click on the new offerings featured on the right to learn more. Fairgrinds also hosts many community meetings in its … Read entire article »

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Community Garden Grant

Deadline: December 5, 2011 Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb Invites Applications for Community Garden Grants and Makeovers Fiskars , a global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden, and outdoors, has announced that the application process for 2012 Project Orange Thumb garden grants and makeovers in the United States and Canada is open. Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb provides tools, materials, and other support to help communities reach their goals for neighborhood beautification, community collaboration, and healthy, sustainable food sources. Fiskars will choose eleven recipients from the pool of grant applicants. Ten will receive $5,000 in cash and tools, and one applicant will receive a complete garden makeover. During a Project Orange Thumb garden makeover, Fiskars works with neighbors, business leaders, volunteers, and community partners to transform a barren lot into a beautiful, productive community … Read entire article »

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