Author: Taylor Burley

News in New Orleans

Ben Franklin Teacher named High School Teacher of the Year Benjamin Franklin High School teacher Dr. Sally Spahn was recently honored as the Orleans Parish School Board’s 2014 High School Teacher of the Year. “Dr. Spahn has represented everything Ben…

News and Updates in New Orleans

Justice Center Recognized With Award The Committee for a Better New Orleans recently honored Carol Bebelle and the Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana at the fifth annual Diana Lewis Citizen Participation Awards. Bebelle was selected for her exceptional work at the Ashé Cultural Center…

News and Updates in New Orleans

Cigarette butt recycling kicks off Contrary to popular belief, cigarette filters are not biodegradable. They are made from cellulose acetate, which is produced from wood fiber and takes many years to break down in the environment. This summer the City…

Robotics in the Operation Room

Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington recently performed the first robotic-assisted gastric sleeve surgery on the Northshore. On June 6, 2014, Dr. Ruary O’Connell completed three robotic assisted sleeve gastrectomies with the medical center’s most advanced technology. The gastric sleeve…

Oyster Shells Recycled

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) recently implemented the state’s first formal oyster shell recycling program, which collected over 19,000 pounds of shell from New Orleans restaurants in its first weekend. The program, made possible by a $1 million…

Writing Healthy

The School of Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans recently held its first annual What Does Being Healthy Mean to Me? Essay Contest. The contest set out to promote “healthier kids, healthier schools and a healthier future.” The…

New Orleans East to Increase Access to Healthcare

New Orleans East will receive a portion of the $105 Million BP settlement awarded to coastal communities affected by the oil disaster, a settlement which will increase access to healthcare for Gulf Coast residents. The initiative will be led by…

Art Teachers Receive Funds

Three New Orleans high school art teachers were selected to receive a total of $3,270 in much-needed supplies for the art programs they supervise. This year’s recipients are Beverly Cook, Eleanor McMain Secondary School, Orleans Parish ($1,335); Rickey Henry, Lake…

Amazon Increases Delivery Competition

Amazon.com recently expanded its Sunday delivery service to 15 cities, including New Orleans. The original Sunday delivery service, which began last November, only included New York and Los Angeles. “We’re pleased to be delivering more packages on Sunday and just…

Home History

If walls could talk, would you want to know what your house has to say? With a few historical detective skills under your belt, you can learn how to trace the history of your New Orleans home, possibly even back…

Destination New Orleans

New Orleans’ tourism industry is at a record high, according to new data from the 2013 New Orleans Area Visitor Profile study. The study shows that the city welcomed 9.28 million visitors in 2013, an increase of 3 percent, or…

Another Voice

Acclaimed author Jesmyn Ward will join the Tulane University English Department as a tenured associate professor beginning July 1. Ward, who has been named to the first-ever Paul and Debra Gibbons Professorship, won the 2011 National Book Award for fiction…

Troubled Births

Louisiana ranks 49th in all the important categories. Now there is an effort to reverse that.

Stylin' and Profilin'

St. Charles Avenue’s 12th annual Fashionable New Orleanians strut their stuff for their favorite nonprofits