Yo Joe! Real Estate Advice for November

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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 [...]

Lusher hopes to expand into new building by 2021

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Lusher Charter School’s expansion into the Allen building next door is unlikely to happen prior to the fall of 2021, but school officials have already begun considering what renovations they may need now that the current occupant, Sci High, has held the official groundbreaking for its new building. The Allen building on Loyola Avenue adjacent [...]

Gracious Bakery teams with NOCHI for its fourth cafe

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Gracious Bakery and Cafe, which has locations Uptown on Prytania Street and in the Garden District on St. Charles, has announced a partnership in New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute the upcoming Warehouse District restaurant NOCHI Café by Gracious. Pastry Chef Megan Forman opened Gracious Bakery with her husband Jay in 2012. The company has [...]

Kristine Froeba on Southern Charm New Orleans Filming Season 2: Reagan Charleston Returns with a New Husband

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With the potholes, power outages, and never-ending boil water advisories, one would think New Orleans has suffered enough. But no, the Bravo network seems fit to punish us further—with Season 2 of Southern Charm New Orleans. While no formal announcement has been forthcoming, the worst has been confirmed by the New Orleans Office of Cultural [...]

Simultaneous bomb threats under investigation on South Claiborne, Walmsley, Poydras, Hayne

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New Orleans police are investigating four simultaneous bomb threats made Thursday afternoon on South Claiborne Avenue and Walmsley Avenue in the Uptown areas, as well as Poydras Street downtown and Hayne Boulevard in New Orleans East, authorities said. The bomb threats were reported in the 6200 block of South Claiborne Avenue (near the commercial strip [...]

Councilman Jay H. Banks named as council representative on Sewerage & Water Board

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District B City Councilman Jay H. Banks will be the council’s appointed representative to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, following Saturday’s sweeping decision by city voters to return a council member to the board of the embattled utility. District A Councilman Joe Giarrusso, chair of the council’s Public Works Committee, announced Banks [...]

Suspect sought in accidental shooting during fight on South Broad Street, police say

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A fight in a South Broad Street parking lot ended in gunfire Wednesday afternoon when one man hit another with a gun, causing an accidental discharge that grazed the victim’s ear, and New Orleans police have named a 48-year-old man as the suspect in the shooting, authorities said. Tyrone Catchings is wanted on a charge [...]

Zoning board sides with “Fallen Saint” developers to allow immersive-theatre venue on lower Magazine

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The city’s Board of Zoning Adjustments sided with the developers of the “Fallen Saint” immersive-theatre venue on lower Magazine Street this week, rejecting a challenge to the project by opponents of the project and essentially clearing the way for final approval by the New Orleans City Council. The former warehouse at 1152 Magazine Street is [...]

Danae Columbus: Skrmetta and Boustany, two new contenders for governor’s race?

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District 1 Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta and former District 3 Congressman Charles Boustany – both Republicans – are said to be considering the 2019 race for governor against Governor John Bel Edwards. Two other Republican candidates have already announced – Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone and District 5 Congressman Ralph Abraham, a physician and [...]

NOPD searching for person of interest in Jeannette Street shooting, suspect in business burglaries

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Person of Interest sought in Jeanette Street shooting The NOPD is seeking to interview a person of interest in the investigation of an aggravated battery by shooting that occurred on December 6, 2018 in the 8800 block of Jeanette Street. At about 5:40 a.m., the victim encountered a subject inside of his vehicle who then exited [...]

Referendum to redivide Audubon’s tax revenue headed for May 4 ballot

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New Orleans voters will decide in May whether to reallocate a portion of the tax money now dedicated to the Audubon Commission, giving the zoo and aquarium long-term but sharply reduced funding, the New Orleans Advocate reports. The millage would be extended for 20 years and would cut Audubon’s tax intake to provide more money [...]

City Council approves plan to replace McDonald’s building in Garden District

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The City Council gave McDonald’s approval to redevelop its St. Charles Avenue restaurant at its Dec. 6 meeting. The two-story structure in the Garden District will be torn down and replaced. Planners and preservationists have been working with the fast-food chain for two years to determine an appropriate design for a purpose that the city [...]

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