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Jefferson Parish Schools Delayed Because of Coronavirus

In the July 15th Jefferson Parish School board meeting it was voted to delay the start of the school year because of the pandemic. The school board recently conducted a survey regarding coronavirus concerns. Out of the 10,305 responses, 68% would like to delay the first day of school to August 12th. The coronavirus is […]

Central Business District’s New Project Will Include A Bowling Alley

New Orleans’ Central Business District is set to be the home of Marcel Wiznia’s $44 million co-living project named Two Saints. The project, located at the intersection of St. Charles Avenue and St. Joseph Street, will now include a bowling alley with a restaurant and bar. The New Orleans City Council approved the bowling alley […]

First Nine-Week Plan For Plaquemines Parish Schools

In the last week of June, The Plaquemines Parish School District released their plans for the school year during the pandemic. The majority of the Parish’s schools will offer both virtual and brick and mortar classes. Belle Chasse High School will only offer virtual learning for the first nine weeks of the school year. The […]

Terrytown Will Now Have a Revitalization Program

Terrytown located in Jefferson Parish will now have a revitalization program thanks to the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission, in coordination with Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng, Councilman-at-Large Ricky Templet and other development partners. In fact, the project already has its first model home currently under construction. The home, located at 522 Farmington Place, […]

Westwego Was the First Cajun Settlement in the Area

When one thinks of New Orleans, they immediately think Cajun but surprisingly the first Cajun settlement was west of the metropolis in Westwego. Westwego is the location where greater New Orleans more or less skirts the Acadian Triangle which consists of “22 contiguous parishes where most Cajuns live.” Cajuns have lived and thrived in this […]

South Louisiana A Great Place For Trophy Trout

Although south Louisiana has seen some hits from Mother Nature, there are still great trout to be caught in the state’s many waterways. Some might argue that there are no longer big trout to be caught in southern Louisiana’s waters. For decades anglers from all over come to the region because Louisiana is located at […]

Customers Prefer These Five Green Products and Systems

According to the 2020 Green Single Family and Multifamily Homes SmartMarket Brief consumers want products and systems that will “directly impact their utility bills or indoor environmental quality.” The study shows that over half of builders and remodelers (57%) rank green products and systems related to energy efficiency as the primary request from homeowners. In […]

The West Bank A Big Part Of New Orleans’ Landscaping

Tulane senior professor and geographer Richard Campanella has written ten acclaimed books on New Orleans’ historical geography. His most recent book, “The West Bank of Greater New Orleans: A Historical Geography”, looks at the story of New Orleans’ West Bank. S. Stewart Farnet, an architect and preservationist who passed in 2018, was the inspiration to […]

Potential New Development in Algiers Point

Algiers Point although part of New Orleans is located across the Mississippi River from the Crescent City. The unique historic neighborhood is connected to downtown by the Algiers Point-Canal Street Ferry. Home of jazz artists Kid Valentine and Papa Celestine, the neighborhood has much history. That’s why it is no surprise that there is interest […]

Plaquemine Parks To Receive A Face Lift

Parks are an important part of any community. They are a great way for residents to enjoy the outdoors and come together. Plaquemines Parish has received the distinguished state Community Achievement Award that is given by the Louisiana Municipal Association to proceed with the parish’s park renovations. So far, improvements are being made currently to […]

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