Jul 172012
 

Shared Housing of New Orleans — a program to help elderly and/or disabled adults remain in their homes by matching them with people looking for a place to live — is seeking new referrals for homeowners or ‘homeseekers.’ These ‘homeseekers’ provide light housekeeping and companionship in exchange for room and board. Shared Housing carefully screens applicants, facilitates appropriate matches, then formalizes each match in a contract. Continue reading »

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Jul 162012
 

Owen Courreges

You know, if I ever have kids, I think I’ll send them to Company Burger for school. It’s probably cheaper than paying for a traditional private school, and I hear the cafeteria is awesome.

What? You say that Company Burger isn’t a school? It’s a burger joint?

Oh my. Somebody might want to alert Mayor Landrieu before he starts subsidizing it as a charter school. Continue reading »

Jul 142012
 

Craig Giesecke

I find myself in transition again this week, after walking away from a decently paying kitchen job. It only reinforced the idea that some of us either can’t or can no longer be simply employees, at least not for very long. We’re always bumping our heads against an overly low ceiling. A weekly paycheck is nice, but it’s also something of a leash that‘s too often pulled short. Continue reading »

Jul 132012
 

J. Monque’D Blues Band performs during the 2011 Feast of St. Henry Mass and Reunion. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Just a month after bringing joy to St. Henry’s parishioners by announcing the return of daily mass to the church, Archbishop Gregory Aymond himself will celebrate Vigil Mass in St. Henry’s prior to Saturday afternoon’s annual reunion block party. Continue reading »

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Jul 132012
 

At a “Fight the Blight” event in March 2011, Mayor Mitch Landrieu paints a gate around the pool at Taylor Park with Laquinn Huey, who was 8 at the time. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

City officials hope to bring a critical mass of volunteers back to Taylor Park in the Hoffman Triangle on Saturday, updating last year’s “Fight the Blight” efforts with this year’s “NOLA for Life” murder-reduction strategy. Continue reading »

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