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New Beginnings schools expect savings from shift to in-house janitorial services

by Alyssa Owens  The Lens |  0 comments

UNO wants more rent for space leased to the network’s accounting department, but recent cost reductions are expected to offset the increase. (continued)

  • 04.23.2014
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Campus move yields hefty surplus — but its uses are limited to debt service, construction

by Seth Mattei  The Lens |  0 comments

Several milestones have been reached as NOMMA completes its build-out to a four-grade high school. (continued)

  • 04.22.2014
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Live chat: How well has the Landrieu administration dealt with blight in New Orleans?

by Steve Myers  The Lens |  0 comments

The Lens’ Charles Maldonado will talk with Lens readers at 1 p.m. Wednesday. (continued)

  • 04.22.2014
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