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Mayoral Candidates to Take Part in Youth-Focused Town Hall Forum

New Orleans is just a few short months away from seeing its leadership change — as Mitch Landrieu’s tenure as mayor comes to a close, the race to see who will take his mantle has quickly intensified. On Saturday, several top contenders in the race will meet with the Youth Voices Council to share their vision for the future of New Orleans. 


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Get to Know Michael Bagneris, the Man With a Solid Campaign to Be the Next Mayor of New Orleans

It would be a mistake to underestimate Michael Bagneris. Sure, he faces 17 other candidates in his bid to become Mayor of New Orleans — including his two leading opponents, up-and-coming political stars Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and former Judge Desiree Charbonnet — but Bagneris makes a strong case to take over the highest office in the Crescent City. Read on for NoDef’s interview with the mayoral candidate, where he sounds off on the city’s safety, job markets, and his dreams of New Orleans in the future. 


Mayoral Candidates LaToya Cantrell and Michael Bagneris to Take Part in Town Hall Forum

New Orleans is just a few short months away from seeing its leadership change — as Mitch Landrieu’s tenure as mayor comes to a close, the race to see who will take his mantle has quickly intensified. On Saturday, two of the top contenders in the race, Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and Judge Michael Bagneris, will meet with community members for a major public forum. 

Voters Head for Polls to Sort Out Brawl for City Hall

The neutral ground signs are planted and the last-minute attack mailers are sent, so all that's left to do is go cast a ballot. New Orleanians head to the polls Saturday for citywide elections, with Mayor, Sheriff, Coroner and all but one City Council seat still up for grabs.

Early Voting Begins Saturday

Mayor Mitch and Sheriff Gusman must wait until next month to find out whether or not they will be switching career paths, but voters can get a jump on the process. Those unable to cast their ballots on February 1 can begin voting as early as Saturday. All voting sites will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. during the weeklong period.  

Cabbies Endorse Michael Bagneris for Mayor

The crabby cabbies changed their tune today at a rally to endorse Judge Michael Bagneris for mayor. Dozens of independent drivers representing United Cabs, Alliance, Coleman, American Taxi, Veterans Taxi and Whitefleet gathered today at Harrison Avenue and Davey St. gathered to greet “The Judge.” 

Wendell Pierce, United Cabs Donate to Bagneris' Mayoral Campaign

by Charles Maldonado, The Lens

In the reporting period that ended just before Christmas, Mayoral candidate Judge Michael Bagneris added slightly more to his campaign war chest than incumbent New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, but Bagneris trails Landrieu in overall funding to date.

Michael Bagneris Signs Up to Challenge Mayor Mitch

A late qualifier is poised to shake up the 2014 mayoral race. On the final day of qualifying, for the Feb. 1 local elections, former Civil District Court judge Michael Bagneris signed up to run against Mayor Mitch Landrieu for the city's top office. Bagneris, 63, resigned his judgeship earlier this week, setting up the mayoral run.

Election Qualifying Update: Races for Mayor, Coroner Could Heat Up

As many voters may have noticed from the continuing qualifying coverage—if one is able to keep track of the slew of campaign announcements—the new crop of elected officials in 2014 may very well look a lot like the old slate. The shuffling is especially evident in the City Council races, which is chcok full of current and former members who are merely switching seats, or looking to reclaim their place on Perdido.

Lawsuit Silences Live Music at Mimi's in the Marigny

Live music was silenced at Mimi's in the Marigny Friday because of a lawsuit filed last week against the bar by neighbors. Civil District Court Judge Michael Bagneris ordered the Franklin St. spot to cease live music and entertainment. In the lawsuit, a group of neighbors of the bar claim that live music and dance parties like DJ Soul Sister's Saturday Night Hustle is not permitted at the bar because it lacks a permit for live music.

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