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New Lifestyle Center Along Lafitte Greenway in Mid-City

The Lafitte Greenway has been a hot commodity for investors. Along the 2.6-mile paved pedestrian and bike path connection between Mid-City and the French Quarter, Edwards Communities has a 382-unit apartment project being built as well as Wrong Iron Beer Garden and Hey! Cafe & Coffee Roastery. Developer Sindey Torres wants to get in with […]

The West Bank Home to The New We Dat’s

January 21, 2019 marked the first day opened for the new We Dat’s on the West Bank. The new Marrero location is one of three We Dat’s New Orleans Chicken and Shrimp, one is located on Canal St., and another at Old Gentilly Rd. A New Orleans’ favorite, locals are glad to see the restaurant […]

A New Home Subdivision Proposed for Jefferson Parish

The West Bank in  Jefferson Parish has been waiting for the residential boom to hit since the expansion of the Huey P. Long Bridge in 2013. Jefferson Parish has very little land left to easily develop into big residential communities. The last large residential development in the area was in 2017, Live Oak Plantation Estates, […]

New Orleans 300th Anniversary Celebration

New Orleans will not only be celebrating the New Year New Year’s Eve but will also celebrate the city’s 300th anniversary. The tricentennial year will be celebrated with four firework shows around New Orleans. “We’ll be celebrating the city’s 300th anniversary across the city of New Orleans, so whether you’re in New Orleans East, Algiers, […]

A New Start for The Hollygrove Market Site

Hollygrove Farm and Market closed its doors in March of 2018 because of financial reasons.  Sadden residents and vendors hoped that the nonprofit would be picked up by another organization and would re-open but sadly that was not the case. Fortunately, a year later, the site will become the new home to 14 Parishes  in […]

Jefferson Parish School Nationally Honored

Every year The National ESEA Distinguished Schools Program, formerly The National Title I Distinguished Schools Program, will award two schools from each state an honor recognizing high academic achievement in schools that fall at or below 35% poverty rate. L.W. Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies in Gretna has been given the honor. The National Association […]

The Importance of School Ratings

Louisiana has many top ranked schools throughout the state.  In fact, six Louisiana schools were named 2018 Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. The state has focused on an academic plan which has seen an increase in student performance. The increase has shown that more students in Louisiana schools are graduating with […]

Caroling in Jackson Square, December 16, 2018

Caroling in Jackson Square is an annual holiday tradition in New Orleans. 700 Decatur St New Orleans, LA 70116 December 16, 2018 7:00pm    Click Here for More Information or Call 888-756-6250.  

No Raise on Electric Bills for Algiers

Algiers last spike in their electric bill came in 2013 after not seeing a spike in over 20 years. In 2015 Algiers was added to Entergy New Orleans customer service area and the company originally proposed another increase in July to compensate the cost of providing electricity to the west bank. The proposal, which city […]

Gretna Fest 2018 Is More Than Just Music

The Gretna Heritage Festival has been a city tradition for 24 years and was voted Top 20 Events in the Southeast by Southeast Tourism Society.  The 25 city blocks spotlights five stages, food vendors, a parade, arts & crafts, entertainment, music and rides. On Saturday, September 29, 2018, a parade will meander through the 25 […]

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