Fried Chicken Fest Returns in Fall, Moves to Lakefront

The annual National Fried Chicken Festival has announced a new home along the New Orleans Lakefront as the festival approaches its fifth-anniversary event taking place on Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24. The new location will provide festival goers with more than one million square feet of waterfront views, which...

State Rep. Willard’s Bill to Cap Increases on Property Tax Assessments at 10 percent Passes House, Advances to Senate

State Rep. Matthew Willard's proposed Constitutional Amendment to limit assessment increases on residential properties in Orleans Parish at 10 percent annually is on to the Senate after passing in the House of Representatives today (Monday, May 10). "I made a promise to the people of District 97 that I would take action to...

City Council Will Resume In-Person Meetings

For the first time since the pandemic began over a year ago, the Council will hold its next regular meeting on Thursday, May 20 in person at City Hall. The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. in the Council Chambers. Citing the public health dangers posed by COVID-19, the...

Canal Street Reopens

On Wednesday, April 28, Mayor LaToya Cantrell joined other city officials and business leaders, to mark the recent reopening of two-way vehicle traffic on several blocks of Canal Street near the Hard Rock site. “The reopening of Canal Street has been a long time coming. There has been a lot...

City Leaders Break Ground on $4.3 Million Desire-Florida Multi-Service Center

Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined other officials and community leaders to break ground on the $4.31 million Desire Florida Multi-Service Center in District D.“Efficiently and effectively spending federal funding on projects like the Desire Florida Multi-Service Center perfectly illustrates how we can be good stewards of the funding we’re receiving...