Citizens Present List of Sewerage & Water Board Demands to City

Concerns range from billing issues to privatization  The Sewerage & Water Board Fight Back Coalition held a press conference today (Wednesday, Nov. 15) on the second floor of City Hall at Mayor Landrieu's office. The coalition is comprised of residents concerned about unusually high as well as those whose houses...

NOEH Unveils McDonald & Canizaro Diabetes Center

Tribune Staff Dr. Takeisha Davis, president and CEO of New Orleans East Hospital, welcomed a crowd to the reveal and ribbon-cutting ceremony of NOEH's new Diabetes Center on Tuesday (Nov. 14) afternoon. The new center embodies the hospital's mission of "quality health care close to home," says Davis. The event...

New Orleans Education Organizations Awarded Nearly $13 Million to Recruit & Train Teachers

By Morgan Lawrence The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a nearly $13 million grant to a group of New Orleans universities and non-profits to recruit, prepare, and develop nearly 900 highly-effective, culturally competent teachers from diverse backgrounds by 2020. The project establishes a unique and innovative partnership of teacher...

Mayor Landrieu Breaks Ground on Hunter’s Field Playground Clubhouse 

By Morgan Lawrence Mayor Landrieu joined FEMA’s Albert Walters (pictured at podium), City and State officials and community stakeholders to break ground on the new Hunter’s Field Playground Clubhouse on 1601 N. Claiborne Ave. In addition to the new clubhouse, improvements are being made to the existing building and amphitheater. Once...

Early Voting Begins Friday, November 3 Due to Veterans Day

From a press release Secretary of State, Tom Schedler, is asking registered voters to note that early voting for the November 18 Special Treasurer/Municipal General Election will begin Friday, November 3 due to the observance of Veterans Day next week. “Because Friday, November 10 is Veterans Day, which is a holiday recognized by the state, we...

Tulane University, Isaiah Institute Team Up To Host Mayoral Candidate Forum

From a press release The Isaiah Institute’s NOLA Student Leadership and Civic Engagement Project will hold a mayoral candidate forum from 4  p.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life, Kendall Cram Ballroom on 20 McAlister Dr. Both candidates, LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet, are confirmed to attend. A welcome...

You Are What You Eat? Local Coalition Calls Out Tyson Foods Tycoon

By Morgan Lawrence Consumers recognize Tyson's quick and easy frozen foods with their family friendly advertisements that show a bag of frozen chicken tenders filling a family of four. Although their products don't dent your funds, they can deter your health. New Orleans' Mighty Earth coalition decided to take action...