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Bel Edwards Era Begins

"There is seriously a lot of work ahead of us!"

Bobby Jindal is no longer the governor of Louisiana. On Monday (1.11), John Bel Edwards was sworn in by Chief Justice Bernette Johnson as the Pelican’s State’s latest governor in a ceremony on the steps of the state Capitol. An uplifiting speech calling for unity and change then followed.

Andrew Jackson & American Orange Punch

This week, NOLA is celebrating the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans and feting Andrew Jackson for his leadership in the fateful fight. Jackson’s rise from the mud of Chalmette to the muddy carpets of the White House is well documented. But what about Jackson’s favorite drink? After a quick consultation with Nick Detrich of Cane & Table (1113 Decatur Street), NoDef learned about Jackson’s affinity for American Orange Punch and the pivotal role that the beverage played at Old Hickory’s inauguration.

Mayor, City Officials Sworn In at Saenger

Mayor Mitch was on stage at the Saenger this morning, but he wasn’t revisiting his thespian roots. Da Mayor and the other officials who were chosen by voters during municipal elections in February and March officially took office today at the city's swearing-in ceremony. 

Mayor Mitch!

So, it's official! Nagin is Na-Gone! This morning, Mitch Landrieu was sworn in as the city's 70th mayor. Spirits and expectations were high at today's ceremony... so, were fears. T-P live blogged it.

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