Author: Megan Snider

Youth Study Center Opens

The Youth Study Center portion of the New Orleans Juvenile Justice Center Complex will be opening this month. The facility is the culmination of an effort to replace the one destroyed during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and to come…

RTA Increases Services

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority has expanded its services. Having started in January, the changes provide more bus operations in Orleans Parish. Service increases provide more late-evening trips for Morrison Express, Lake Forest Express, Galvez, St. Claude, Jackson/Esplanade, Algiers…

Photography Tips from the People Snapping the Photos

How do you find the best photographer for you? We asked several New Orleans photographers what they think all brides need to know. Think Style First, Logistics Second Photographers agree that the most important factor in selecting a photographer is…

7 Spots for an Engagement Shoot

Before you make your final decision, Corine Tran of Studio Tran Photographers recommends that couples do their research ahead of time so they are prepared for the venue’s policies and costs. The venue may offer a discount or waive the…

Pottery Hits the Road

The Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) to produce the first traveling exhibition of Newcomb Pottery in 30 years. “Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise” remains at…

What the Neighbors Think

The New Orleans City Planning Commission defines more than 70 neighborhoods, many of which have more than one neighborhood association. Like many cities across the country, New Orleans is investigating ways to increase opportunities for citizens to give input on…

Milne Boys Home’s Redevelopment

In 2014, the City of New Orleans plans to begin redevelopment of an historic property in Gentilly. Shuttered since Hurricane Katrina, the Milne Boys Home will serve as the new headquarters for the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission. Opened in…

Plugging New Orleans’ 'Retail Leakage'

The Orleans Parish Retail Report, published by the New Orleans Business Alliance in 2013, analyzed the retail spending of New Orleans residents. The report identified a “retail leakage” in Orleans Parish of $1.9 billion dollars in 2012 – or retail…

Elizabeth J. Futrell

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights; Insolvency and Reorganization Law Jones Walker LLP

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Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense White Collar Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, LLC

‘‘Make Groceries’’ Locally for a Unique Thanksgiving

Cleaver & Co. is a locally sourced butcher shop that relies on farmers who provide the livestock with natural diets – not antibiotics – and room to roam. The store will offer “heritage turkeys” from Kansas this holiday, though it is working…

Help for Veterans in New Orleans

Veterans Day provides an opportunity not only for the New Orleans community to thank service men and women for their contributions but also to take inventory of some of the resources in place to assist these heroes, since homelessness and…

Tiffany & Co. Makes a Statement in New Orleans

Tiffany & Co. will open at The Shops at Canal Place the week of Thanksgiving. The timing of the move to New Orleans seems particularly appropriate as the retailer recently launched a new collection of jewelry it calls “Jazz Age…

New Legislation Mandates School Shooting Preparedness Drills

House Bill 718, which was signed into law over the summer, amends the revised statute relating to schools’ crisis management and response plans, placing special attention on school shooting preparedness drills. “The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has had a…

Open Enrollment Begins for Advantage Plans

Mid-October, Oct.15 to be exact, marks the beginning of Medicare’s annual open enrollment period, which lasts until Dec. 7. During this period many New Orleanians who are 65 and older or otherwise have qualifying disabilities will elect to enroll in…

World Trade Center Plans May Endanger Ferry Service

When Louisiana Landmarks Society (LLS) announced the 2013 “New Orleans’ Nine Most Endangered Sites” in late June, it named the World Trade Center (WTC) No. 1 on the list. Also included among the LLS’s nine was the loss of the…

Top Female Achievers 2013

There is no novelty in there being worthy achievers who are female. There is, however, plenty of challenge in determining which ones to single out. Our list isn’t necessarily claiming to present the best of the year, rather these are…