Welcome to NOELA Services!

If you are familiar with the NOELA Newsletter or NOELA Magazine you already know NOELA Services. If you’re not familiar with either of these publications, I hope you’ll get to know us.

Since July, 2009, NOELA (New Orleans East LA) Services has been devoted to promoting positive images of the East, through stories and ads about businesses, people and places found in the East. Many of those stories, including advice by local medical, security, environmental and financial experts and consumer watchdogs, were found on the previous NOELANews.com website, and while some of that prior content will be brought back, you will also see new content here.  Continue reading “Welcome to NOELA Services!”

Summer Opportunities for girls between 5th – 12th grade 

The Envision Lead Grow program is now virtual and focuses on social justice, college prep, STEM, and entrepreneurship.  NO COST to parents.  See links below for the details.  Please forward to anyone who is looking for productive and structured learning opportunities for girls this summer.  FYI.  The program is now in 48 states, so please feel free to forward to friends and family in other states.

 

Envision Lead Grow (ELG), a non profit, teaches girls from across the country about the importance of female leadership and entrepreneurship. This summer, they are partnering with a few community organizations, such as local chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and The Boys and Girls Clubs of America to reach girls across the USA.

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For the Love of Bipolar by Rhonda M. Lee

These are challenging and stressful times which can exacerbate the conditions of those already struggling with mental conditions. Families and loved ones do not have to struggle alone. There are resources available and with the proper help, people affected by mental illness can triumph.

For the Love of Bipolar is a personal account of the challenges associated with living with and loving someone suffering from Bipolar Disorder, a condition that can cause extreme mood shifts, and high and low energy levels, which could be attributed to sudden changes in life and hardships.

Contact the author at rmlee2013@gmail.com.

$15 million Lakeshore Landing development near Lakefront Airport hits the skids

BY DAVID HAMMER | WWL-TV

JUN 12, 2020

Last summer, when the FBI was investigating developer Roland Von Kurnatowski and his investors were suing him for millions of dollars, his saving grace was going to be a $15 million development on public land in New Orleans East.

But a few months later, in September 2019, Von Kurnatowski, the longtime former owner of the revered Tipitina’s music club who also rebuilt the historic Orpheum Theater, was dead from a single shot from his own hunting rifle.

And now, the project he put so much faith in, the Lakeshore Landing entertainment and event venue on state land next to the Lakefront Airport, will never open. Continue reading

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE INVESTS $500K TO DEVELOP PLAN TO GROW DISASTER RESILIENT ECONOMY IN NEW ORLEANS EAST OPPORTUNITY ZONES

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced the awarding a $500,000 grant to help develop a resilience-based strategy for economic development for three Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Opportunity Zones located in East New Orleans. The strategy will be developed by Northeastern University and will serve as a footprint for leveraging private investment and encouraging economic diversification.  Continue reading.

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS LAUNCHES LINCOLN BEACH SITE ASSESSMENT

May 13, 2020

NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell has authorized the launch of a study to explore the feasibility of re-opening Lincoln Beach to recreation, an effort that has the potential to revitalize New Orleans East. The study, which will be completed in 2021, will assess the current conditions of the beach to determine the kind of mitigation activities that would be necessary to clean and return it to public use. Continue reading.