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Obama Backs Democratic Mayor For Reelection

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has endorsed New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's campaign for re-election. Obama says no one embodies New O...

Size of Rebuild at Orleans Parish Prison Is Scrutinized

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.31.2014 | Crime
Susan Buchanan

The jail's giant, new high-tech kitchen can serve between 25,000 to 30,000 meals a day--far more than three squares meals needed for nearly 2,400 inmates now. Meanwhile, the Phase II jail will be able to house 1,438 inmates.

Public, private funds revive 1940s-era recreation center in New Orleans

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.09.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 10, 2013 issue.) Last week, New Orleans reopened the John P. Lyons Memorial Center ...

New Orleans Considers Tearing Down Claiborne Expressway

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Feb. 25, 2013 edition.) New Orleans officials hope to move residents toward a consensus ...

New Orleans Rosenwald Center, Opened For African Americans During Segregation, To Be Rebuilt

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.18.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Jan. 14, 2013 edition.) On South Broad and Earhart in New Orleans, the Rosenwald Center-...

Gert Town Overlooked As New Orleans Redevelops

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Residents of Gert Town in the Sixteenth Ward of New Orleans say they see economic development on the outskirts of, but not inside, their community.

New Orleans Fixes Red Lights After Isaac but Streetlights Are a Worry

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

If your block in New Orleans feels spooky at night, you're not alone.

Entergy Blames Slow-Moving Isaac for Its Contractor Glitches

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

How did Isaac stack up against past hurricanes? The slow-moving storm, with its rain and strong winds, damaged power grids across Louisiana, according to Entergy. Hall said "for New Orleans, Isaac was the second biggest storm in terms of customer outages after Katrina."

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Addresses City's Post-Isaac Response

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was kind enough to find time to address my questions on the city's response to Isaac, and the lessons learned from a Category 1 that lingered over the region for days.

Businesses in New Orleans to Benefit From Lafitte Greenway Traffic

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.16.2012 | Small Business
Susan Buchanan

Architect Daniel Samuels, who served as FOLC's president from 2006 to 2008, said the concept dates to the 1970s and re-emerged after Katrina as a strategy to stimulate investment in storm-damaged neighborhoods.

New Orleans Tries to Hold on to Its Mail Plant During USPS Cuts

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Susan Buchanan

Plans to move regional, mail-processing activities from Loyola Avenue in downtown New Orleans to Baton Rouge are not a done deal, according to the U.S. Postal Service and union spokesmen last week.

Focus on Coastal Restoration Not Retreat, Louisiana's Senator Landrieu Says

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.18.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana needs to get smart quickly about coastal restoration, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu said in her hometown of New Orleans last week.

New Supermarkets Planned for Underserved New Orleans

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.11.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Residents in parts of New Orleans exit gas stations and "dollar stores" with big bags of groceries in their arms. And they're not carrying picnic food. It's tonight's dinner and pantry-stocking for tomorrow's meals.

New Orleans Airport Plans Slated For Environmental Scrutiny

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.04.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Plans to rebuild or expand Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, unveiled in mid-August by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, could mean more noise for the City of Kenner--where officials have long been attuned to the sound issue.

New Orleans East Residents Oppose Garbage Processing Plant

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The specter of garbage trucks exiting Interstate 10 and tearing past their homes to a plant that would vaporize city trash has residents of the Melia Subdivision in New Orleans East worried.

Streets Unlit After Dusk In Parts of New Orleans

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Patches of New Orleans are dark as a country lane at nightfall because of corroded wiring from Katrina, missing power lines or voltage that's turned off during road construction.