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Newell Normand
June 23, 2018 - 2:20 pm
What does the future have in store for the Crescent City? To get a good handle on the future, you have to look at the past. Newell Normand looks at how New Orleans has changed over the past 300 years…and addresses today’s big issues: long-term investors, affordable housing & gentrification, the...
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Scoot
May 30, 2018 - 1:38 pm
As soon as I saw the bright orange envelope under my windshield wiper, before my time had expired, I realized I was the victim of an aggressive - and dishonest - meter maid on the streets of New Orleans. I knew that if this happened to me then it must be happening to honest citizens and visitors to...
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Scoot
April 12, 2018 - 10:41 am
New Orleans is a “festival town,” and today is the opening day of the annual French Quarter Fest in the French Quarter. Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, Millennials, families with small children and every demographic in between will be part of the festival this weekend. Tens of thousands of people will...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
November 17, 2017 - 7:08 pm
I suppose any commentary about the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board should be begin with a blanket apology for the inevitable puns that will naturally occur. Let’s face it; we’re talking about a system of pipes, buried underground, that convey substances that make Andy’s crawl to freedom in the...
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Newell Normand
November 16, 2017 - 7:19 pm
New Orleans mayoral candidates LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet squared off in a debate on WWL Radio Wednesday night. Check out Newell Normand's HOT TAKES on how the debate went down. I had a good time last night in my first time as a panelist in a mayoral debate. We discussed many issues...
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Scoot
October 16, 2017 - 10:35 am
With the weeks of heated debate over the controversy of kneeling during the National Anthem, I was interested to see what the reaction of the Saints players and the fans would be when the Saints returned to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday. As the color guard was announced and the volunteers...
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Newell Normand
October 14, 2017 - 10:42 pm
Newell's HOT TAKES on the New Orleans Mayor and City Council races Voters don't care because they don't feel they're getting out of government what their expectations are. Blight remediation is still a huge challenge facing the city and the next Mayor. When you think about the infrastructure costs...
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Newell Normand
September 23, 2017 - 10:52 am
The New Orleans City Council and District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro are in a dispute over whether or not Cannizzaro's office is prosecuting too many cases. I sat down with the DA to discuss this mess. Newell Normand's HOT TAKES - I was incredulous over the dialogue that went back-and-forth between...
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September 22, 2017 - 6:08 am
Mayor Mitch Landrieu is praised in the national media as a hero for removing Confederate monuments. Did removing statues of Jefferson, Beauregard & Lee lift our community or divide it? And would you prefer a better drainage system instead? Newell Normand's HOT TAKES - I'm confused as to why...
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Newell Normand
September 21, 2017 - 8:13 pm
Things got heated at a New Orleans City Council meeting between councilmembers and the District Attorney. Is Leon Cannizzaro prosecuting too many cases? Say what?!? Newell Normand's HOT TAKES – It seems to me we’re striving for mediocrity in the criminal justice system as it relates to national...
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