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The Battle of the Bike Lane

The bike lanes along Newton Street between Elmira and Behrman in Algiers are the battleground for many cyclists and residents. Several months ago District C Council member Freddie King wanted the city to reevaluate their position on the protected bike lanes in Algier due to neighborhood disagreements regarding the lanes. Since the situation was brought […]

The 2022 Gretna Heritage Festival Will Features John Fogerty, Beach Boys, and Revivalists

How long has the Gretna Heritage Festival been around? The festival has been around for thirty years. This fall the 2022 Gretna Heritage Festival will be along the Mississippi River in downtown Gretna celebrating its 26th edition. It is a three day event from October 7th – 9th and will feature big artists like John […]

Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy Ranked No. 1 in Louisiana

What grades are served at Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy in Jefferson Parish? Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy serves grades sixth through 12th grades.   The U.S. News & World Report ranked Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy number 1 in Louisiana. Benjamin Franklin High in New Orleans was the […]

Predictions for the 2023 Housing Market

How will the Fed stop housing inflation? The Fed is putting a halt to the Pandemic Housing Boom by selling bonds making the mortgage rates rise, and slowing the housing market down. The current housing market has been deemed the Pandemic Housing Boom because of the rise in buyer demand during the pandemic. This coupled […]

Will There Be Fire Station Closures on the West Bank?

The east bank of Jefferson Parish consolidated its fire districts many years ago, and they are considering doing the same on the west bank of the parish. Jefferson Parish Council is currently conducting a study to see what would need to be done to consolidate the six west bank fire districts. The study which was […]

A New Orleans Lakefront Condo Under Controversy

The Pearl condominium, a planned new residential development on the Old Basin Canal in New Orleans, has some flooding concerns. The West End development is being proposed by Oceana USA LLC and is located on South Roadway Street across from the Municipal Yacht Harbor. The project will be on a segment of the New Basin […]

Two Additional LNG Contracts for Venture Global

Venture Global LNG has several facilities across south Louisiana. They are responsible for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals. ExxonMobil LNG Asia Pacific has signed a contract with Venture Global LNG to purchase 2 million metric tonnes of LNG yearly. Plaquemines LNG facility will provide 1 million tonnes of LNG and Cameron Parish LNG […]

Good News For Affordable Housing

President Biden has said that inflation is on the top of his list and will be addressed. It is reported that this is the worst inflation the U.S. has experienced in forty years. The action plan announced was to increase the supply of affordable housing. The administration concurs that this will help close the affordable […]

Pontchartrain Beach Could Reopen

Although Pontchartrain Beach has been closed for several decades, locals still enjoy going to the mile-long sand beach close to the Seabrook Bridge. The Lakefront Management Authority, the current management company of the beach, is seeking bids from companies that would manage the property. They want to find someone who will make the beach safer […]

After Five Years the New Orleans Air Show Comes Back to Belle Chasse

The 2022 New Orleans Air Show came back to the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans in Belle Chasse after five years. The airshow first began at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in the 1950s. The pandemic caused the show to cancel in 2020. The show entertains every generation. One Belle […]

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