Campaign to require unanimous jury verdicts comes to Uptown with voter-registration effort

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The statewide effort to create a constitutional amendment requiring a unanimous jury vote for a conviction came to Uptown New Orleans this week, registering voters and rallying supporters for the Nov. 6 ballot question. Constitutional Amendment 2 — placed on the ballot after the legislature’s passage of a bill by state Rep. J.P. Morrell, D-New [...]

Police looking for suspect in attack on streetcar driver over fare on South Carrollton

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A man refused to pay the fare on a South Carrollton Avenue streetcar and then attacked the driver over the weekend, and investigators are now hoping the public can help identify the gentleman, New Orleans police said. The man got on the streetcar at South Carrollton and South Claiborne shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. [...]

Danae Columbus: Baton Rouge lawmaker woos Orleans Republicans in Secretary of State’s race

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Preaching in a staccato, firebrand rhetoric on numerous conservative sacred-cow issues, Baton Rouge State Rep. Rick Edmonds was heartily endorsed last night by the Orleans Parish Republican Executive Committee and the Greater New Orleans Republicans in the Nov. 6 race for Secretary of State, beating out better-known names locally such as Kenner State Rep. Julie [...]

Nonprofits, traffic cameras, STRS; how does New Orleans City Council prioritize its budget?

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How does New Orleans City Council prioritize its budget? Joe Giarrusso III, who represents District A, and Jason Williams, elected by the city at large, discussed the city’s budgeting process and priorities with residents of the Carrollton Area Network. Both councilmembers used the Tuesday evening meeting to present their ideas for improvements or new allocations, [...]

Advertiser: Join Us for Archives Month at the Notarial Archives Research Center

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Visit the Notarial Archives Research Center Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court and Ex-Officio Recorder, is celebrating Archives Month at the Notarial Archives Research Center during the month of October. Tours, workshops, and seminars are scheduled throughout the month, with an opening reception on October 1. There is no cost to attend, but [...]

Eiffel Society, trepwise to host happy hour benefitting Urban Conservancy, Friends of Lafitte Greenway

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A philanthropic fall event series—named “trepwork for good” and hosted by trepwise & Eiffel Society—highlights two local non-profits monthly with Pay it Forward Happy Hour events to increase awareness and fundraising opportunities for each participating organization. This month’s event will have a “Community Sustainability” theme and will showcase two sustainability-driven non-profits: Friends of Lafitte Greenway and Urban Conservancy. September’s “trepwork for good” takes [...]

Councilmen Joe Giarrusso, Jason Williams to discuss city budget with Carrollton residents

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Two members of the New Orleans City Council — Joe Giarrusso, who represents District A, and Jason Williams, elected by the city at large — will meet with Carrollton neighborhood activists and residents next week for a discussion of the upcoming city budget process and priorities. The meeting hosted by the Carrollton Area Network will [...]

Advertiser: Root – New Orleans Eyewear

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  Unique design with an eco-friendly message ROOT is a different kind of company. We’re dedicated to creating affordable, fashion forward, and sustainable watches and sunglasses for those who care. Each one of our breathtaking, handcrafted products is created to last, and at little cost to the earth. We’ve spent years perfecting a series of [...]

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