New Orleans East – 2011

In celebration of NOELA Services’ 10 year anniversary, items from previous editions of the NOELA Newsletter will be reintroduced. This week’s focus is on the year 2011.

  • East After Hours Urgent Care Opened at the New Orleans East Hospital
  • Universal Printing opened on Lake Forest Blvd.
  • Muhammad Khalid, MD, FSCAI Interventional Cardiologist, returned to his New Orleans East practice
  • Former Six Flag s site considered for new amusement park or upscale outlet mall
  • Wanda Timpton, MD  reopened her office on Downman Road
  • Nia’s Sports Bar & Grill opened on Bullard
  • USA Neighborhood Market opened on Morrison Road
  • Salads Galore & More on Read Blvd. partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank and held a Vendor’s Day in November
  • Movies in the Park began in Joe Brown Park with showing of Jurassic Park
  • Super Cajun Seafood Restaurant opened on Bullard Ave
  • Alvin Richard received the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award
  • Karen & Henry Coaxum received the Alexis de Tocqueville Award
  • The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce presented New Orleans East: An Economic Engine for the Region
  • NOELA business mixers were held at Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank on Crowder Blvd; Universal Printing on Lake Forest Blvd; Pizza Stop on Bullard Ave; Brocato’s Eat Dat on Morrison; and the Patio Restaurant.
  • New Orleans East and Ninth Ward residents contributed to Chalmette’s economic growth
  • I. Joe 2 began filming
  • Kiki Baker Barnes was voted Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Athletic Director of the Year
  • HandsOn New Orleans organized approximately 350 volunteers from across the country to help beautify parks in the Ninth Ward and New Orleans East
  • Glenn Ousset, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center volunteer, was honored at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service with a Point of Light Award for his work in conservation and wetland restoration
  • Fred Luter, Jr., pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, was elected Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention
  • HYPE Academy held its Grand Opening on Bullard Avenue
  • Judge Paulette Irons issued a stop work order for a proposed multifamily structure on Hayne Blvd next to Southern Oaks Plantation
  • The Green Lantern, filmed at Lakefront Airport, opened in theaters
  • NORA offered 200 rehab properties for sale in New Orleans East
  • Caroline Knecht placed first in the 1600 meters race to qualify for State competition and was selected as Maid in the St. Joseph’s Day Parade
  • Curbside recycling began
  • Over 100 suits were collected at the National Finance Center on Old Gentilly Road for the Dress for Success program
  • Lockheed Martin shipped out the first Orion spacecraft
  • The movie Cogan’s Trade, with Brad Pitt, began shooting in New Orleans East
  • Gentilly Home Depot closed
  • Wesley Bishop won the State Senate seat for District 101, formerly held by Cedric Richmond
  • Friends of Joe Brown Park organized a cleanup in the park, including tree trimming
  • Papa John’s Pizza opened on Bullard Ave.
  • The Fort Pike Volunteer Fire Department firehouse was dedicated
  • In a meetings organized by Fast Forward Main Street and the East New Orleans Neighborhood Advisory Commission, residents strategized with local leaders to keep the National Finance Center in New Orleans East, after reports that it might relocate to the Federal City in Algiers


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