The residents of Faubourg St. John are nothing if not opinionated.
We are fiercely protective of our way of life and our neighborhood.
I’ve been doing some research lately and ran across several articles you may find interesting.
Of particular note is an April 6, 1984 article in the Times Picayune detailing an incident where a former Mayor of New Orleans almost came to blows with a Faubourg St. John representative over night racing at the Fair Grounds. Look for the article near the bottom of the page…
Of course you visit FSJNA dot ORG regularly because there is almost always new content and interesting articles to be had there. But, just in case you’ve been busy, here are a few articles from the past week that you may have missed…
CARNIVAL DESIGNS ONLINE
LaRC is very pleased to report that we have completed our two-year project to place online more than 5,500 original float and costume designs from the “Golden Age of Carnival.”
RATE INCREASES AND DRAINAGE FUNDING
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans will conduct a series of public hearings to present information relative to future proposed water and sewer rate increases and drainage funding.
POSTCARD FROM HOME
Look for a postcard from home every Sunday at FSJNA dot ORG.
CITY COUNCIL ACCEPTS FEDERAL FUNDS FOR MAGNOLIA BRIDGE
The Council passed Resolution 12-6, authored by District “A” Councilmember Susan Guidry, accepting $1.8 Million in federal funds for the restoration of the historic Magnolia Bridge on Bayou St. John and for the enhancement of portions of the St. Charles Avenue Streetscape.
LIPS AND THE TRIPS AT FAIRGRINDS
Lips and the Trips has been a regular feature of Voodoo on the Bayou year after year.
They recently performed at Fair Grinds Coffeehouse on January 21st.
NEIGHBOR RELEASES BOOK
Neighbor Constance Adler recently release her book “My Bayou”.
There will be a reading at our own Maple Street Bookstore on March 8th.
HOMICIDE REDUCTION INITIATIVES
ARE YOU FOLCsy?
It is time for the election of Friends of Lafitte Corridor (FOLC) Board of Directors. FOLC’s Board can consist of up to twenty-one directors that can hold office for three-year terms with no consecutive terms.
Join the MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR tomorrow. The MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR is a weekly feature at FSJNA dot ORG that pops up every Wednesday.
Did you know that a plethora of information is available at FSJNA dot ORG? There are lots of links all around the main page for you to peruse. Take some time and enjoy all things Faubourg St. John at FSJNA dot ORG.
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