New Orleans Democrats rally around Tammy Savoie, “first viable” challenger to Scalise

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The difficult odds of upsetting U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise cannot be understated: the nationally-known Republican has never garnered less than two-thirds of the vote in his Congressional district. Nevertheless, Tammy Savoie is persisting. And, for the first time in what may be decades, Democrats in New Orleans believe they have found a candidate who can [...]

Danae Columbus: Are home generators or solar panels a new necessity in New Orleans?

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I used to think that purchasing a “whole house” generator or putting a dozen or more solar panels on my roof was an unnecessary expense. Now I am reconsidering those options after surviving a recent brownout on one of those 100 degree days – and realizing the electricity is going out in New Orleans neighborhoods [...]

City Planning Commission votes to approve “The Fallen Saint” immersive-theatre project (live coverage)

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The City Planning Commission gave unanimous approval this afternoon to the new “Fallen Saint” immersive theatre venue on Magazine Street, after hearing from dozens of Lower Garden District neighbors. The meeting has just concluded, and this article will be updated soon with a summary of the debate. To read a recap of the meeting, see [...]

Sci High prepares for new school year with new principal

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With two weeks left before New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School students return to class, the faculty is now 100 percent staffed for the coming year — including a new principal. Dr. Monique Cola — a Tulane University Ph.D. in neuroscience who was previously the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs/Executive Dean at Delgado [...]

“Moonlight on Magazine” block party this weekend features music, food, shopping

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Magazine Street’s annual summertime shindig — now called “Moonlight on Magazine” after years as the “Cool Down Block Party” — returns this weekend with a special birthday performance by jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis showcasing his new album, alongside a host of late-evening shopping and dining specials from local businesses. The party runs from 5 to [...]

City planners endorse “Fallen Saint” immersive theatre venue in Lower Garden District

The Uptown Messenger -

As the first hearing before city officials approaches for a warehouse on Magazine Street slated to be converted into the venue for an avant-garde immersive theatre project called “The Fallen Saint,” Lower Garden District residents are continuing an increasingly heated debate about whether its traffic will revitalize that corner of the neighborhood or overburden it. [...]

StayLocal provides free “Office Hours” consultations with local business experts

The Uptown Messenger -

StayLocal is hosting a free “Office Hours” consultation Thursday featuring local experts in marketing and technology, as part of its broader effort to encourage New Orleans businesses to seek these services from firms in the city. The “Office Hours” consultations are free 20-minute sessions with local business experts on a variety of topics, which also [...]

Lemonshark Poke opens Thursday on Magazine; Masterp1ece takes over Little Tokyo on South Carrollton

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Lemonshark Poke on Magazine Street will join the sushi-bowl craze this week; a new restaurant called Masterp1ece has moved into the Little Tokyo space on South Carrollton, and Saffron has expanded its offerings to lunch. Lemonshark Poke at 2901 Magazine will be the second national chain offering raw fish over bowls of rice on the [...]

Four Orleans judicial races decided without elections as qualifying ends

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Four local judicial seats will be filled without elections this year, after only one candidate for each of them qualified to be on the Nov. 6 special and Congressional election ballots. Robert “Bobby” Jones III and Joe Landry will each continue to fill their seats on the Municipal and Traffic Court without opposition, and Paula [...]

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