City issues new RFP for former World Trade Center site

Advocate staff file photo by JOHN McCUSKER --  New Orleans is again soliciting proposals to redevelop t vacant former World Trade Center.

The city is once again soliciting proposals to redevelop the long-vacant former World Trade Center building at the foot of Canal Street. The riverfront property is widely considered to be one of the most valuable sites in New Orleans, but the city has struggled to move forward with several development plans for it. The request for qualifications… Continue reading →

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Our Views: Balance on taxes

If there is such a thing as “corporate patriotism,” to use a phrase of President Barack Obama’s, it’s surely no longer of the 1950s-style assertion that “what’s good… Continue reading →






GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV

This photo released by ABC Family shows, from left, Jake T. Austin, Lorraine Toussaint, Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, and Maia Mitchell, in a scene from

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD. Networks are promoting the… Continue reading →


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