9 Years Post Katrina – How is New Orleans Doing?

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Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, what does the very latest data say about how New Orleans and the region are doing?  The Data Center in New Orleans is a resource of independent experts who look at issues from government, business, nonprofit and community perspective and provide data that allows for informed decisions.  The most recent is Katrina ... [Continue Reading]

If You See Something, Say Something – What to Do

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  If you know of crime in your neighborhood, drugs in a home down the block or anything else that should be reported to the police there is a way to anonymously do that.  You can text, you can call and yes there is an app for that. CrimeStoppers at 504.822.1111 If you have a phone with a number with an area code other than 504 you can ... [Continue Reading]

Join the City of New Orleans for the Ice Bucket Challenge – August 28th, 2014

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The Ice Bucket Challenge has people emptying a bucket of ice water on their heads and then donating money to fight ALS otherwise known as Lou Gehring's disease.  As of this evening 9.5 millions dollars has been donated and counting.  From the Wire: The Ice Bucket Challenge is meant to raise money for the national ALS Association, which raises ... [Continue Reading]

Do You Know What Street You Are On? Maybe Not, in New Orleans

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One of the more interesting things in the City of New Orleans are missing street name signs and traffic signs.  So, when someone moves to New Orleans they haven't a clue where they are and they might use a navigation system.  Navigation says make a left on "Such and Such' street as  you drive down a main street like Napoleon, you get to the left ... [Continue Reading]

Audubon Park in Uptown, New Orleans

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Audubon Park in Uptown, New Orleans is a beautiful park with a 2 mile walking path, bike paths, dogs are allowed if they are leashed, playground, ducks and swans, and a beautiful lake and trees, with solar powered emergency phones and a golf course.  From my walk this morning:   ... [Continue Reading]

First Outlet Mall within A City Just Opened in New Orleans

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Seventy Five stores, 65% off, open every day all within steps to the French Quarter, famous restaurants and the Mississippi River in Downtown New Orleans.  Visiting for a vacation, attending a meeting this mall is a short distance from your hotel, take the trolley, jump in a cab or walk. Have your morning beignets at Cafe du Monde, shop at a ... [Continue Reading]

Flood insurance and the Latest as of May 1, 2014 per National Association of Realtors

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The following is from the National Association of Realtors (NAR)  and explains what is currently going on with flood insurance and the role that the National Association of Realtors plays in these changes.  NAR is very proactive on issues that effect their members and the home buying and selling public and was actively involved in convincing ... [Continue Reading]

Help Vietnam Veterans by Donating Items Easily!!! Pick Up Please.org

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As you prepare your home to sell or if you are planning a move and have items you don't want to take with you there is a very easy and worthwhile way to donate them to Vietnam Veterans.  They pick up and they pick up within 24 hours and you don't have to be home.  They make is easy peasy.  From their website:   "While other major charity ... [Continue Reading]

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