US News and World Reports Annual School Rankings – 2014

School Reports

Each year US News and World Reports issues their best school rankings with local as well as national rankings.  They rank the best colleges,  best graduate schools, online programs and best high schools.  They reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools for 2014 and 85 Louisiana schools made their rankings.   US News and World Reports ... [Continue Reading]

A View of Moving to NOLA from the NY Times

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This article from the New York Times is one view of what it is to move to New Orleans, one view of many.  This is the view of artists and musicians but the new face of New Orleans includes professionals, computer geeks and movie industry professionals who might all participate in life here differently.  This city has so many faces and appeals to so ... [Continue Reading]

Mardi Gras Parades and Being Boxed In

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    During the Mardi Gras Parades there is an area that starts in Uptown and runs through the Garden District  to Canal in the French Quarter, that if you live in you are trapped.   From either Jefferson or Napolean Avenues between St. Charles Avenue and the river to Canal Blvd in the French Quarter you can't go anywhere. You ... [Continue Reading]

Relocating to New Orleans?

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A new website has been launched by Greater New Orleans to point out all of the quality of life things that New Orleans has to offer.  The perceptions of a lot of people about what is going on in New Orleans still centers around Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath.  When I say I live in New Orleans the images of the storm are in people's ... [Continue Reading]

Realtor Day in New Orleans and A Peek Into the Future

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Today was REALTOR appreciation day for the members of the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors in New Orleans.  This was a full day session held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.  Adorna Carroll was the speaker and she is a Broker in Connecticut as well as a Nationally known speaker.  For those that attended we received 6 hours out ... [Continue Reading]

New Orleans Jazz Fest, 2014

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  The dates for the New Orleans Jazz Fest are April 25 through 27 and May 1 through 4 this year.  Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Eric Clapton will headline. Santana, Christina Aquilera and many more will also perform  For full details, places to stay, full schedule, prices of tickets, food vendors and everything you need to ... [Continue Reading]

Flood Insurance Reauthorized in 1981 – a History of the Flood Insurance Program

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An article from The New York Times dated 1981 : Congress last summer reauthorized the flood-insurance program for fiscal 1982 but expressed concern over the mounting cost of coastal insurance and called for recommendations to reduce these outlays. Simply abolishing the coastal portion of the program would not solve the problem. Structures would ... [Continue Reading]

How Will Parrish Representatives Get to Washington, DC?

Flood Insurance

From the New Orleans Advocate: A group of southern Louisiana political and business leaders are traveling to Washington on Tuesday to make a renewed push for the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act that needs to meet a 60-vote threshold on Wednesday in a litmus test preliminary vote. Continue Reading..... UPDATE: January 8th - the vote ... [Continue Reading]

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