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Plaquemines Parish New Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion

Wetlands in the area have suffered with the building of levees along the Mississippi River. The levees have stopped the flow of sediment that is needed to build and maintain the natural wetlands. The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) plans to build the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion in Plaquemines Parish to help with this […]

$10 Million Dollar Redevelopment Project At Elmwood in Jefferson Parish

Jefferson Parish will see a face-lift to the Elmwood Shopping Center. The developer, Lauricella Land, hopes to bring a new and exciting place to Jefferson Parish that will draw people in from other parishes. Mike Yenni, Jefferson Parish President, is excited about the new project for the community. He said that the redevelopment will include […]

Plaquemines Parish Schools Named in Louisiana’s Top School Districts

Even though the Louisiana Department of Education used a tougher grading metric this year, many of the New Orleans area school districts rank the same or better in 2018. Plaquemines Parish Schools ranked #4 best school district in the state. This ranking is based off a data collected by the U.S. Department of Education and […]

F. Christiana To Expand Adding More Jobs For New Orleans’ Residents

Marrero, La. is the home to the F. Christiana distribution center which was purchased by US Food Holding Corp. in 2017. The local known food distributor became a national known food distributor overnight. The New Orleans area distribution center is scheduled to expand and will be completed by the year 2020. F. Christiana is known […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  

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