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7:00 am
Thu June 20, 2013

New Orleans Tops List Of America's Fastest-Growing Cities. Why?

Forbes contributor Joel Kotkin reviews rankings for New Orleans.

New Orleans has been judged by Forbes Magazine to be America’s fastest-growing city since 2007. But that distinction may be a bit hard to pinpoint when no other American city was more affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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Community
5:59 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Once A House, Now A Parking Lot: But No Zoning Change?

The owners of Good Time Sushi on Elysian Fields were able to purchase the Lot Next Door through the Near Miss program, an unpermitted parking lot has sprung up where a house once stood.
Karen Gadbois

The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority still holds many properties that owners ceded to government control through the Road Home program after Hurricane Katrina. Many of those were sold to neighbors who lived next door. Others were auctioned.

But some Road Home residential lots have been taken over by the business next door. A change in property use, from a residence to a business, is supposed to come with an official zoning process.

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Music
10:10 am
Wed May 8, 2013

A Look Ahead To The Future Of New Orleans With Gwen Thompkins And Trombone Shorty

Originally published on Tue May 7, 2013 2:38 pm

Transcript

NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. The recession and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico hit New Orleans hard, and that was after Katrina. The population has yet to return to pre-hurricane levels. Some houses lie empty, some properties abandoned, and the city continues to suffer from crime and unemployment.

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Road Home
7:00 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Housing Advocates Asking HUD To Speed Up Road Home Funding

M.A. Sheehan of the Lower Ninth Ward Homeownership Association.

A letter asking federal officials to help speed up state Road Home money has been delivered to the New Orleans office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Some residents are still out of their homes — almost eight years after Hurricane Katrina. 

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Recovery
11:48 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Landrieu Announces $6M in FEMA Grants

U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu says $6 million in disaster recovery grants related to Hurricanes Isaac and Katrina are heading to Louisiana.

Landrieu says the funds are provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance Program.

Landrieu said Wednesday that $3.7 million will go to the state Department of Agriculture and Forestry for emergency protective measures and fuel distribution as a result of Isaac.

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Supermarkets
5:33 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

New Life Planned for Abandoned Supermarket

Plans to redevelop a long-abandoned New Orleans supermarket will include help from the city.

Thursday's announcement from Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office says major funding for the project will come from the New Orleans Fresh Food Retailer Initiative, which is funded by federal block grants and the nonprofit Hope Enterprise Corporation.

The 60,000 square-foot property on Broad Street in New Orleans' Mid City neighborhood was once a Schwegmann's supermarket. Whole Foods Market said this week it will open a store there as part of a larger redevelopment project.

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Andre Perry Commentary
4:49 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Let’s Roll for “Dutch” Morial

Dr. Andre Perry.

Did you remember we’re in Black History Month? Whether you’re hobnobbing at a ball, chaired along a parade route, or drinking it up in the Quarter, raise at least one glass to New Orleans history makers. The onslaught of beads, high heal shoes and pink wigs can easily have you forget about Black History Month, but Carnival should always remind us of the tremendous contributions of Ernest “Dutch” Morial.

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Super Bowl XLVII
7:00 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Super Bowl Fans Leave Lasting Impressions

Super Bowl fans volunteer with housing recovery work.

Super Bowl crowds are heading home with their memories of the big game. Many New Orleans residents are especially thankful that they came.

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Super Bowl XLVII
6:40 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Katrina's Scars Harder to See as Super Bowl Looms

New Orleans has celebrated plenty of milestones on its slow road to recovery from Hurricane Katrina, but arguably none is bigger than hosting its first Super Bowl since the 2005 storm left the city in shambles.

To see the remnants of Katrina's destruction, fans coming arriving for Sunday's game will have to stray from the French Quarter and the downtown corridor where the Superdome is located. Even in neighborhoods that bore the brunt of the storm, many of the most glaring scars have faded over time.

Community
10:00 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Hurricane Katrina Recovery Info From The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center

Seven years after Hurricane Katrina, five years after the onset of the Great Recession, and nearly three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, what does the very latest data say about how the city and region are doing?

New Orleans is a smaller city but is still growing.

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