Category: Featured

Irises, cedars and willows: Making the accidental forest a neighborhood park

By Jesse Baum, Gentilly Messenger A 27-acre woodland that borders Dillard’s campus is set to be transformed into a wetland park. Plans from the initial design phase include trails, a playground, an outdoor classroom and areas for ecological research.  On...

This Sunday: Dillard University recipe book signing with Zella Palmer

Food historian, educator, and author Zella Palmer will present her recently published “Recipes and Remembrances of Fair Dillard, 1869-2019” this Sunday, March 8. Using recipes and research, Palmer’s book documents the African American culinary history of New Orleans through the...

Jared Brossett Munch Factory grand opening

Brossett releases Annual Impact Report for 2019

Councilman Jared Brossett recently released his office’s 2019 Annual Impact Report, detailing major accomplishments for District D and the entire city. The report highlights last year’s accomplishments such as $30 million in roadwork improvement and doubling the funding for early...

Design for $100 million green infrastructure project in Gentilly is taking shape

By Christian Willbern, Loyola University New Orleans The Gentilly Resilience District Initiative is in its final design stages with construction starting as early as April of this year. The $141 million project aims to revitalize the neighborhood and increase social...