JP Morrell releases infrastructure plan for a resilient, prosperous and equitable future (sponsored)

JP Morrell Releases Infrastructure Plan for a Resilient, Prosperous & Equitable Future
In New Orleans, infrastructure has been neglected for generations, with elected leaders kicking the can down the proverbial road. And that road is a very bad one. To change that, City Council At-Large, Division 2 candidate JP Morrell released an infrastructure plan Friday (Oct. 8) to finally address the city’s long-neglected infrastructure and provide a blueprint for a more resilient and prosperous future. “The goal is not only a New Orleans that will lead the South in creating new jobs, investment, and sustainable growth, but a New Orleans that works for its citizens – one built on the foundation of smart infrastructure and forward thinking,” said Morrell.

Join us for Archives Month hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court (sponsored)


The Clerk’s Office consists of two divisions – Land Records and Civil. Our Civil Division is where civil cases — such as personal injury, accidents, successions and foreclosures — are filed. Domestic matters, such as divorce and child support, are also handled in the Civil Division. The Land Records Division is where documents regarding property are recorded.

A message from Lesli Harris for City Council (sponsored)

My name is Lesli Harris. I’m running to serve the people of District B as your next City Councilmember. A graduate of Tulane Law School, I have spent my career advocating for our city’s entrepreneurs and culture bearers. I served as Loyola University’s first-ever Chief of Staff, where I helped get the University back on solid financial footing, expand enrollment, and led the University’s hurricane planning and Covid disaster response. I’ve learned that when we have leadership that focuses on communication, transparency, and accountability, we can solve big problems together.

Joe Giarrusso for City Council receives key Democratic endorsements (sponsored)

The Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee, New Orleans Coalition, and Independent Democratic Electors Association (IDEA) are the latest organizations to endorse Joe Giarrusso for re-election to City Council, District A in the Oct. 9 election. ​”I’m incredibly proud to be the official candidate of the Democratic Party and to have the support of these leading organizations,” said Giarrusso. “This broad base of support is critical to fulfilling my mission of ensuring a bright future for District A and all New Orleans citizens. My re-election will ensure experienced and reasonable leadership as well as a proven track record of achieving results through collaboration.”

Join us in exploring benevolent societies and social aid clubs, hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court (sponsored)

In continuation of our virtual exhibits, we invite you to join us in exploring benevolent societies and social aid clubs in New Orleans. Our blog will feature a sampling of charters and notarial acts related to local benevolent societies and social aid clubs in our collection. Visit our website at to view the blog. Visit us at the Research Center, where exhibits can be viewed in person from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact the Research Center at 504-407-0106 or

CR Coffee Shop brings vibrant Cuban coffee culture to the Big Easy *En Espanol* (sponsored)

Inspired by the passion and flavors of Latin America, CR Coffee Shop welcomes New Orleans to experience Cuban coffee culture. The Cafesito blend has the perfect amount of bold Carribean flavors that will have you savoring every sip, available now for purchase in-store or on the website. The Colada, with its outstandingly bright and confident taste profile, is designed to be shared with people. It comes with cups to share, so that everyone in the group can experience fresh Cuban coffee. The Cuban Cold Brew is the next innovation in Latin coffee culture, boasting the most caffeine in any beverage at CR.

District B candidate Rella Zapletal turns up the music for change at campaign launch event (sponsored)


At Zony Mash Beer Project, support for New Orleans’ musicians and artists is an everyday focus. And July 29, support for gig workers, artists, musicians and culture-bearers was on full display at candidate Rella Zapletal’s campaign launch event. Zapletal, candidate for City Council District B, addressed a crowd of supporters promising to undo recent bureaucratic barriers to safe live music. “I guarantee I will be an accessible councilwoman, who listens to your concerns, develops plans to solve your issues, and, most importantly, delivers results,” Zapletal told assembled supporters. Mike Mancuso, a local attorney and District B resident, told the crowd he has seen first hand how Zapletal gets action on hard-to-move issues.

Soulfood Sunday with Chef Ash at Rouses on Tchoup (sponsored)

It’s never too hot for gumbo! Just ask Chef Ash. Chef Ashley Dominique has a thriving catering business, A Taste of Chef Ash, and works as a private chef to big names in the sports world. Her clients request gumbo year-round. On Sunday, you, too, can get A Taste of Chef Ash’s famous gumbo, when Chef Ash pops up at the Rouses Market at 4500 Tchoupitoulas St.

Tulane Baseball Camp is open for middle and high school students (sponsored)

Tulane Summer Baseball Camp is gearing up for more fun! Registration for the Tulane Summer Baseball Academy middle school camp and the high school showcase are open for all. The July portion of the exciting and informative youth camps will be open to all boys and girls from middle school to high school — providing first-class instruction and the tools that they can take with them moving forward in their playing careers. Tulane Baseball Academy is offering a variety of summer programs for players of all levels, from beginner to advanced; there is a place for everyone. The goal for the younger players attending the middle school skills camp is to provide them with a fun and competitive atmosphere, while instructing the fundamentals of the game.

Swing for Lawes Golf Tournament to be held Tuesday, July 13 (sponsored)

Highly regarded local entrepreneur Mark Lawes announces Swing for Lawes Golf Tournament fundraising event for his run in the New Orleans City Council District D election. Registration is still open for this exciting fundraising event presented by the Committee to Elect Mark “Johari” Lawes, and will feature musical performances, giveaways and grand prizes for the runner-ups and winners of the golf tournament. The event will be held on the greens of the beautiful Joseph M. Bartholomew Sr. Golf Course, in historic Pontchartrain Park for a day filled with fun, food and your favorite adult beverages, as participants discuss our quality of life and the future of District D.

New Orleans legend and head golf pro at Joseph M. Bartholomew Sr. Municipal Golf Course from 1973-78, Arthur “Ducky” Gilbert will be headlining as the Honorary Tournament Chairman. Undoubtedly one of the best golfers to come out of New Orleans, this historic athlete will be sharing his expertise and experiences while supporting Lawes for District D.

Robyn Charles, the daughter of the iconic singer Ray Charles, will be performing at the Swing for Lawes event. The singer, songwriter and actress will grace the stage with sounds that are sure to touch your soul and move your feet.