Nov 182011

This chunk of raised concrete in the middle of Lowerline Street next to Lusher Charter School is high enough that it scrapes the bottoms of passing cars, earning the nickname of the "Lusher lump." (photo via

A raised chunk of concrete on Lowerline Street, scarred and streaked across the top where its scrapes the bottoms of passing cars every day, has earned the nickname the “Lusher hump” from the neighborhood leaders imploring the city to fix it. Continue reading »

Oct 112011

A recently-opened Costco Wholesale store in Burnsville, Minnesota (via

Costco, the warehouse-style wholesale retailer eyeing an old shopping center on South Carrollton as its first Louisiana location, has begun reaching out to area neighborhood groups with its design plans, and so far, the residents like what they see.

“I think everyone is pro-Costco,” said John Schackai, chair of the Carrollton Design Review Committee, noting that the store is a work in progress but praising the developers’ willingness to listen to suggestions thus far. Continue reading »

Dec 092010

Kara Morgan, President of the Irish Channel, smiles while wearing a Saints-emblazoned Saints hat at the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association Christmas party at Tracey's Thursday evening. "We decided to have it at Tracey's to bring a more diverse crowd and because you can bring kids here," said Morgan. "We hope to pick up new members that haven't heard of the Neighborhood Association." The Irish Channel Neighborhood Association collected toys at the Christmas Party for Christmas in the Sixth, a toy drive by the NOPD Sixth District. (Sabree Hill,

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