Qualifying begins for Nov. 6 Congressional, special elections

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Jared Brossett and Chelsey Richard Napoleon both officially declared their candidacies for clerk of Civil District Court, and Timothy David Ray and Austin Badon filed to run for First City Court clerk on Wednesday morning as qualifying began for the Nov. 6 special and Congressional elections. A special election is being held for Civil District [...]

NOLA Messenger: We’re hiring!

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As part of our program with LION Publishers, the Messenger is working on gaining more back-end resources and better utilizing what we already have. Among other things, this means more staff members. We’re seeking a Business Communication Coordinator to assist growth on our sales and business development side. See the full job description here. For [...]

Cohen, Crocker College Prep schools hire new principals for upcoming school year

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Along with a new CEO over the New Orleans College Prep charter network, both Walter L. Cohen high school and Crocker elementary will have new principals for the upcoming year, school leaders learned Monday night. Darren Lewis, a former principal of Lake Area New Tech Early College High School, has been hired as the new [...]

Veteran investigator returns Uptown to lead NOPD Second District detectives

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When Commander Jennifer Dupree first arrived in the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District as a sergeant five years ago, she was the leader of one of the district task forces, on-the-ground detectives assigned to specific crime hot spots. Now that Dupree has been promoted to lead the entire district, she has a veteran [...]

Advertiser: Wellness means health of the whole person

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Psychiatry – Massage – Counseling – Nutrition Podesta Wellness is a multidisciplinary collaborative practice that aims to treat the mental and physical health goals of each individual client. As both a massage therapist and biochemist, Dr. Arwen Podesta merged her interests in mind-body wellness and biology by opening Podesta Psychiatry, LLC in 2012. Now operating [...]

Learn about New Orleans’ role as the “Cradle of Rock ‘n’ Roll”

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Two New Orleans music journalists, Alison Fensterstock and Alex Rawls, will discuss the city’s role in shaping the sound of rock ‘n’ roll on Wednesday evening as part of an ongoing series on the history of New Orleans for its 300th birthday. The “Cradle of Rock and Roll” discussion by Fensterstock and Rawls will examine [...]

Tesla plans service center on Tchoupitoulas

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Nearly four years after first expressing interest in building a service location in New Orleans, electric-car manufacturer Tesla has begun work on an outpost on Tchoupitoulas Street, according to our partners at the New Orleans Advocate. Tesla Motors has obtained permits to begin work at 2801 Tchoupitoulas Street (near Washington Avenue) on a service and [...]

Mona Lisa restaurant wins final approval for new location on Magazine; as does for Lower Garden District bar proposal by Tujague’s owner

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The Uptown expansion of the French Quarter’s popular Italian restaurant Mona Lisa has received final approval from the New Orleans City Council for its Magazine Street location, as did a new bar from the owner of Tujague’s in the Lower Garden District. Mona Lisa’s new location will be at 4306 Magazine Street, near Napoleon Avenue, [...]

Third fox’s death brings toll to nine animals following escaped jaguar’s attacks at Audubon

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Another fox died Monday morning at Audubon Zoo following Saturday’s attacks by an escaped jaguar, bringing the total number of animals killed to nine — including the zoo’s last surviving alpaca, officials said. The nine animals killed were five alpacas, three foxes and an emu, the first six of which died in the initial attacks [...]

Suspect arrested in Cambronne Street armed robbery over drug sale, New Orleans police said

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The suspect in an armed robbery late last month on Cambronne Street has been arrested, and a handgun was seized during a search warrant related to the case, New Orleans police said. Darrius Wallace, 21, was arrested in connection with the June 29 armed robbery in the 3900 block of Cambronne Street (near Dixon Street, [...]

City officials to hold update on mental-health services

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New Orleans Health Department officials will hold forum Wednesday morning to update residents on progress toward mental-health efforts, following up on a similar initial forum last year designed to identify first priorities. The New Orleans Behavioral Health Council Public Forum will start at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 18) at the New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 [...]

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