Student’s case against Sophie B. Wright heads to federal court in what lawyer calls a ‘stall tactic’

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Sophie B. Wright Charter School filed a motion Monday, May 6, to move a case filed by one its students to federal court. The school’s attorney, Tracie Washington, filed notice as the student, her parents, lawyer and other supporters were set for a hearing at the Orleans Civil District Court. Lyric Fernandez, an 18-year-old senior, [...]

GiveNOLA Day off to a strong start with 12 more hours to give

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By 11:57 a.m. on Tuesday, nearly  halfway through GiveNOLA Day, philanthropists had made 19,902 donations to 723 local nonprofit organizations, totally $2,688,759, and counting. GiveNOLA Day, an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, is a one-day online giving event. For 24 hours, residents and anyone else who loves the New Orleans region can support [...]

Buddy Bolden house envisioned as center to foster young musicians

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By Emily Carmichael, emilycarmichael19@gmail.com Musician PJ Morton had not heard of Buddy Bolden until three years ago, when the Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church, where his parents are pastors, planned to turn Bolden’s former Central City home into a parking lot. The architect for the project, a longtime friend of Morton’s, sent him [...]

S&WB cancels boil-water advisory for most of Uptown area

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The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, in consultation with the Louisiana Department of Health, has canceled the precautionary boil-water advisory for most residents and businesses in the Uptown area after bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area was safe to drink and could be used for personal needs. Twenty-four properties will remain [...]

Kristine Froeba: My houseguest cheat sheet for finding the perfect gumbo, po-boy, sno-ball, brunch and souvenirs

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The one thing every New Orleanian can agree one is that someone is always coming to visit. We know our city is fabulous — filled with unique culture, food, architecture and music. We also are tasked with being tour guides several times a year. This is the list I hand out when they have to [...]

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