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Xavier University, Mayor LaToya Cantrell & Shell Host NOLA Back 2 School Fest

As per the Grow Louisiana Coalition: 

 Photo source: Xavier University

Photo source: Xavier University

Last weekend, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Shell sponsored the NOLA Back 2 School Fest, which provided thousands of students in grades K-6 from the New Orleans area with essential school supplies and services necessary to learn and achieve academic success in the upcoming school year.

Students received free school supplies, backpacks, haircuts, health screenings, hands-on STEM exploration stations and information from other community resources.

Posted on August 13, 2018 and filed under Louisiana, Oil and Gas, New Orleans.

Boy, The Big Easy Sure Knows How to Pick a Mayor

 Photo source: nola.com

Photo source: nola.com

The latest piece out regarding the soon to be sworn in mayor of New Orleans is a scathing one regarding the confidentiality of LaToya Cantrell’s transition into the office.  

As is often the case when elected officials slip behind a curtain of secrecy, Cantrell sought to spin the confidentiality agreements as a way to actually encourage openness.

"It's not to hide anything; it's to give people the opportunity to talk freely and openly," Karen Carvin, a spokeswoman for the Cantrell campaign, said at the time. "The whole idea is to allow people the freedom to be brutally honest about their assessment of various departments and each area they're looking at. They are going to be having people interview people who have contracts with the city, and they want them to feel free to be open and transparent about their view of where things stand."

Going from a clown show of a mayor like Mitch Landrieu to this train wreck should be entertaining to say the least. The city deserves so much better, yet elect the worse.  

Read more: What does LaToya Cantrell have to hide? | Opinion

Landry: Hug-A-Thug policies threatening New Orleans

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 On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Landry spoke with Moon Griffon about the rising violent crime rate in New Orleans. Landry said , "The epidemic of crime that is sweeping this city is getting out of control." 


Landry did not mince his words when he called out Mayor Mitch Landrieu and his administration for failing to protect the citizens of New Orleans. Instead of cracking down of violent offenders, the administration has instituted "Hug-A-Thug" polices. Landrieu would rather focus on environmental issues and removing historical monuments instead of tackling the biggest threat to the city, crime.

Click here to hear the entire interview.

Source:  Citizens for Louisiana Job Creators

Mitch Landrieu Say "No" to Senate Run

In an announcement today, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has decided against running for the Senate seat that will become open when Sen. David Vitter steps down at the end of his current term.

"We are in the midst of one of the greatest comeback stories this country has ever seen, but my work here in New Orleans is not yet done. In this time of unique challenges for our city and our state, I believe I can best serve our people by finishing the job I started five and a half years ago," Landrieu said Thursday (Dec. 4) in a statement. "Therefore, I will not be a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2016."

In "comeback stories", I'm assuming Landrieu means not paying firefighters due money, removal of historical monuments in the City of New Orleans and the growing crime problem in the city.  If so, then yes, he's doing one hell of a job in a "comeback story".

Posted on December 3, 2015 and filed under Louisiana, Democrats, New Orleans.