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All Aboard the SOUL Train

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    It is clear that we need to shift our mindset about stormwater in New Orleans. So, what should we do moving forward? We need to keep as much water as possible out of our drainage system. Here are some examples of how to do this. 1. PLANT TREES! Trees drink hundreds of gallons of [...]

GOTTA HAVE A PLAN MAN

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GOTTA HAVE A PLAN HURRICANE SUPPLY LIST FROM THE COAST GUARD https://www.uscg.mil/d7/airstaborinquen/docs/hurricanepage/suggested%20hurricane%20supply%20kits%20.pdf *** *** If you think the City of New Orleans is going to clean the catch basin in front of your home please rethink that plan. If you don’t clean the catch basin in front of your home it is you who will [...]

MUSIC IS THE STRONGEST FORM OF MAGIC

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by Charlie London | http://fsjna.org | http://katrinafilm.com Pride is a critical factor in the improvement of any community. Music can make a major contribution to health and well-being and festival attendance can create a sense of community and common purpose. Since the beginning, the Bayou Boogaloo, held on the banks of Bayou St. John in [...]

Litter education in schools would help to address litter by changing the attitudes and behaviors that create the problem

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House Bill 111 received unanimous support from the House Education Committee and will move to the full House of Representatives for a vote in the near future. House Bill 111 “requires instruction in litter prevention and awareness for public school students in kindergarten through grade five.” You can find the full digest here. As part [...]

PEOPLE POWER PERKS UP PARK

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“If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a life time – help someone else.” – Chinese proverb Avoiding competition from FQ fest, we moved our [...]

CITY IS ALL OVER FAUBOURG ST. JOHN

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Trees are being trimmed, pot holes are being filled, clogged basins are being pumped out, abandoned cars are being towed, and more. Not happening on your street? Ask yourself these questions: Did I call 311? Did I follow up? Did I email Jimmy and Pam about the problem? If not, then don’t expect issues on [...]

Love Lives Here

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“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” Chinese proverb You Are Love – Directed by Christopher Stoudt, starring Wayne Clark Jr. https://www.instagram.com/saint.pure/, music by Chance Duran Produced by DNO https://defendneworleans.com/ The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are… the second greatest is being happy with what [...]

BRING NEW ORLEANS TOGETHER

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Want to pay higher rent? Just ignore this post and do nothing Short term rentals drive up rents and drive out neighbors. Please contact the City Council concerning short-term-rentals.  They could vote on the subject as early as December 1st, 2016 Councilmember At Large Jason Williams  -  jarwilliams@nola.gov / 658-1070 Councilmember At Large Stacy Head  -  shead@nola.gov [...]

WE THE PEOPLE WILL FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION

by Laura London Trump and his supporters will control every branch of the government. They have the House, Senate, and soon the Supreme Court. Barack Obama struck down Habeus Corpus, signed the NDAA into law, extended the Patriot Act without reform, and has said it is legal and permissible for the President to use drone [...]

GET UP SHOW UP SPEAK UP

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New Orleans City Park will hold two public workshops to receive input about future uses of Park land in the area generally bounded by Scout Island, I-610, Wisner and Harrison Avenues.

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