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December 3, 2015


East NOLA BDD's Executive Director Barbara Johnson, talks about the future of East New Orleans on WGNO "The 411." 

October 13, 2015

East NOLA BDD's chairman, Terrell Broussard, talks about the progress of the organization on "Across Louisiana New Orleans".


The Audubon Commission has approved a $7.1 million contract to rebuild an updated version of its Louisiana Nature Center, a highly touted project that many hope will help revive the neighborhoods around its 86-acre site in Joe W. Brown Park.


BelouMagner Construction of Metairie is scheduled to begin work on the project this summer, with the center opening in the fall of 2016, about a year later than announced when offi...

April 16, 2015



Levee officials say the Federal Emergency Management Agency has certified non-federal levees in New Orleans East, a step that should help spur economic development in a part of the city lagging in its comeback from Hurricane Katrina.


FEMA officials certified two levee segments that fall inside the larger flood protection system built by the Army Corps of Engineers for New Orleans East. The agency was reviewing whether...


Dozens of people worked out on long lines of treadmills, elliptical machines and weight machines in Planet Fitness on Crowder Boulevard in eastern New Orleans on Monday (April 13) as another crowd gathered by the front door.


Local leaders and developers were welcoming with pomp the 30,000-square-foot recently renovated and opened Crowder Retail Center. In an area of the city still lagging behind in recovering from the...

September 13, 2014



A new era of space exploration was hailed Friday (Sept. 12) at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility with the formal opening of the state-of-the-art vertical assembly center in eastern New Orleans. The massive core stages of the Space Launch System deep space exploration vehiclewill be built at Michoud - the same place that brought the nation...

August 20, 2014



Another milestone in the road to recovery for eastern New Orleans took place Wednesday (Aug. 20) as Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined hospital officials and residents to celebrate the opening of the New Orleans East Hospital, 5620 Read Blvd.


Officials said the new hospital will help push the area's recovery from Hurricane Katrina, which dev...

June 21, 2014



As he left the boarded-up and battened-down New Orleans East store on the Saturday before Hurricane Katrina, Wal-Mart greeter Byron Mercier expected to return in just a few days.


“I remember the manager and the co-manager locking the last door right before the storm. I said, ‘I’ll see you back on Wednesday,’ ” Mercier recalled almost...

April 10, 2014


In addition to receiving the go-ahead Wednesday from the Jefferson Parish Council to operate West Jefferson Medical Center, LCMC Health formalized its agreement this week to take on the operation of the New Orleans East Hospital, now under construction.

In a cooperative endeavor agreement with the city signed Monday, LCMC — formerly Louisiana...

September 12, 2012



The new East New Orleans Regional library has settled into a brisk routine, churning out 600 library cards a month and overseeing a perpetual waiting list to get on its 40 computers, branch manager Lila LaGraize said. "This is the only library in the east. Do you know how busy we are?" LaGraize asked.


The two-story, 27,000-square-foot faci...

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