Today in NOLA 6.24.17

Nola Defender -

Today, celebrate the weekend with a selection of festival events sure to suit anyone’s taste. For something a little more low key, learn how to grow your own veggies (and save money!), or partake in some of the local art. On this day, in 1991, the Lower CBD was entered into the National Register of Historic Places. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

 

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A Day Fit For A Praline

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New Orleans is a city well-loved for it’s food, but not as well known for its sweets outside of cake-y creations like beignets, bread pudding, and King Cake. If you live in the Big Easy, chances are there is a certain sugary treat that is rather ubiquitous in your life: the praline. The humble praline is a staple in this city, and its sweet influence has finally garnered it it’s very own national holiday on June 24th.

 

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Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher Continue Their ‘Endless Honeymoon’ in NOLA

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Comedy Central power couple Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher will bring the funny to the French Quarter this summer. Following the success of last year’s Honeymoon Tour (which consisted of, yes, honeymoon-able spots like Santa Barbara and Honolulu), the duo is at it again with the Endless Honeymoon Tour, set to begin in New Orleans this July. 

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Astro Forecast: New Moon in Cancer

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Friday’s New Moon occurs in Cancer at 9:32PM CDT. Cancer calls for compassionate interpersonal connections, room for drama, holding space for our feels, tenderness, honoring our ancestors, and connecting with our intuitions. Cancer is one of the major healers of the zodiac and is one of the major leaders of the zodiac. Things tend to pop off when it comes to Cancer, and this New Moon does not disappoint in that regard.

 

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Danae Columbus: Addressing climate impacts could become New Orleans’ equalizer

The Uptown Messenger -

This week’s tropical storm Cindy is just the latest example that the New Orleans region and the entire Gulf Coast must become better at living with water rather than merely struggling to defeat it. From powerful waves breaking over the sea walls on Lakeshore Drive and in Covington to flooding caused by storm surge in [...]

New neighborhood grocery at former Zara’s location on Prytania needs rezoning to proceed

The Uptown Messenger -

By Canela Lopez The owners of the former Zara’s location on Prytania Street in the Lower Garden District still plan to move forward with their plan for a new neighborhood grocery there, but need to rezone the property in order to proceed, they told neighbors Monday night. Members of the Coliseum Square Association gathered Tuesday [...]

‘Power Coalition’ to host listening session about community issues

The Uptown Messenger -

A Power Coalition of community organizations will hold a listening session in Central City about issues facing the community. The Power Coalition session will take place on Saturday, June 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ashé Cultural Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Power Coalition organizations include Women with a Vision, Families and [...]

Today in NOLA 6.23.17

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This Friday, enjoy Redemptions Family’s new release, celebrate the Solstice with a healthy dose of dance, get down to stylings of Nick Name and the Valmonts, or Sam Price & The True Believers at Blue Nile. On This day in 1948,  Lousiana Music Hall of Famer Luther Kent was born. Now, more about Friday's festivities. 

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The Price Tag for Health Care

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On January 12th, 2016, John Bel Edwards sat down at his desk on his second day of office as Governor of Louisiana. His predecessor Bobby Jindal had depleted the state budget (which prior was experiencing a rare surplus) to a $2 billion deficit. Edwards signed an executive order to allow an influx of $184 million in federal dollars to the state economy, as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA had been passed, Louisiana was subject to it, Jindal just refused to accept the money. As Edwards said, “the easiest decision I will ever make as governor.”

 

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Overnight Crime Report: Unclassified Death, Aggravated Burglary, Rape, Two Shootings, Car Jacking, Three Robberies

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The New Orleans Police Department saw nine crimes hit the city on Wednesday (6.21). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to an unclassified death, aggravated burglary, rape, two shootings, simple car jacking, armed robbery, simple robbery, and an attempted simple robbery. 

 

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