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Neighborhood Mapping Project By Stephen Danley in collaboration with City Works

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In 2006, City Works commissioned a census of neighborhood associations. At the time, the primary purpose was networking. With recovery…

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“We are cultivating conscious consumers,” says Dana Eness, executive director of Stay Local. That is only part of what the…

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Live blog Wednesday: Landrieu wraps budget hearings; nonprofits discussed

by Charles Maldonado  The Lens |  0 comments

Mayor heads to Council District D to get citizen input on budget priorities for 2015 spending plan. (continued)

  • 08.27.2014
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Live blog Tuesday: Mayor at Touro Synagogue to hear District B concerns

by Charles Maldonado  The Lens |  0 comments

Continuing his tour of the City Council districts, tonight’s uptown meeting seeks more budget input. (continued)

  • 08.26.2014
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“Stand your ground” becoming commonplace, but prosecutions uneven

by News 21  The Lens |  0 comments

As more states adopt legislation to protect those who use deadly force, an investigation has found the likelihood of a person being charged with or convicted of a crime after a claim of self-defense involving a firearm may depend more on the state or region where the shooting occurred than… (continued)

  • 08.25.2014
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