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Rosa Keller Library (5:00-9:00 PM)
My House NOLA presents a rolling food vendor mini festival
The Antenna Gallery (7:00 PM)
A series of music-themed movies and documentaries, curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister, and co-presented by Charitable Film Network, Press Street, and WWOZ
Jewish Community Center (7:30 PM)
The second evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Catch the Indie rockers on their North American tour
New Orleans East Hospital Receives Funding, Slated to Open 2013
While Louisiana may be losing hospital facilities in Mandeville, Baton Rouge and beyond, New Orleans is only gaining beds. Along with the mammoth LSU VA Medical Center in Mid-city, construction is also beginning on the new Methodist Hospital in the East. But before they can build the new, they have to tear down the old.
Durr Heavy Construction is knocking down three buildings, including a six-story structure, that will make way for the new hospital. There is also some demolition in the East tower. The buildings were initially built in 1967.
Bringing the hospital that would provide Eastern N.O with badly needed local medical care is a $130 million project. Despite the city's budget woes, the project was financed thanks to a $97 million mortgage loan.
Officials see the new facility as a step forward in healthcare delivery for residents currently lacking hospital access.
“This demolition paves the way for a first class hospital for the citizens of New Orleans East, the Lower Ninth Ward, and Gentilly,” said Ronnie Burns, Chairman of the Hospital Service Board. “I look forward to continuing my work with the Mayor to restore a full service hospital for our community.”
The hospital is slated to reopen in 2013.
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