Introducing Yo Joe! Real Estate Advice

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I’m Joe Gerrity, local businessman, investor and Real Estate Broker. For my monthly “Yo Joe” column, I’ll be answering your real estate questions as well as providing market information and housing statistics. I believe the main responsibilities of a Realtor are to add value and facilitate mutually beneficial transactions, and through this column I hope [...]

Kristine Froeba: Deutsches Haus Returns to New Orleans

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Three Weekends of das Oktoberfest! Prost! Deutsches Haus and Oktoberfest are back in town. Das Deutsches Haus, New Orleans’ German cultural and heritage center, aka the German house, is back in the city proper and celebrating Oktoberfest. This year marks the organizations 90th anniversary and its inaugural Oktoberfest at its new location in Mid-City. If [...]

Danae Columbus: Online sports betting, unanimous juries, five other constitutional amendments on Nov. 6 ballot

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The Nov. 6 election ballot doesn’t just include federal, state and local races. Citizens will also have the opportunity to vote yes or no on six statewide constitutional amendments and on legalizing fantasy sports betting in Orleans Parish. “New Orleans voters should get the information about the pros and cons of the constitutional amendments on [...]

Lower Garden District venue for “Fallen Saint” immersive-theatre project wins unanimous City Council vote

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The controversial proposal to convert a former Lower Garden District warehouse into a venue for a permanent new-to-New Orleans immersive-theatre production called “The Fallen Saint” won unanimous approval from the City Council on Thursday — overcoming ardent opposition from some nearby neighbors by agreeing to an exhaustive list of operating conditions described as without precedent [...]

Staff layoffs, shrinking enrollment roil New Orleans College Prep families

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After an unexpectedly low student enrollment this fall at Walter L. Cohen high school and Crocker elementary led to a handful of staff layoffs by the New Orleans College Prep administration last month, teachers and families from both schools pleaded with the charter network’s governing board to find a way to shore up the struggling [...]

New indoor pool at Gert Town Natatorium now open for swimmers

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The newly constructed Gert Town Natatorium — next door to the recently-completed New Orleans Police Department Second District station — is now open to swimmers, with classes scheduled throughout the day, according to city recreation officials. The indoor pool shares the same 3411 Broadway Street address with the new police station next door, which opened [...]

Subway robbed on South Carrollton; robbery at knifepoint on South Claiborne, police say

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The robbery of the Subway on South Carrollton Avenue was caught on surveillance camera, and a man was robbed at knifepoint on South Claiborne Avenue over the weekend, New Orleans police said. Shortly before 3 p.m. Friday, Sep. 28, a man walked into the Subway restaurant in the 3500 block of South Carrollton Avenue with [...]

Kristine Froeba: The Classic Cocktail Enamored By Locals

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“If it lacks authority, add more vodka,” those are Ernest Hemingway’s instructions while mixing his preferred Bloody Mary. Hemingway understood New Orleans. It’s Bloody Mary Season in New Orleans The Classic Cocktail Enamored By Locals Some might say Fall marks the arrival of Bloody Mary season in New Orleans—at least for me anyway. I find the [...]

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