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Esplanade Ridge Residents Worry About Odyssey House POSTED: 4:34 pm CDT September 16, 2010 NEW ORLEANS -- The City Council approved a plan Thursday for an apartment complex for the homeless to move forward, but neighbors in the Esplanade Ridge community said the fight is far from...

Phrases.org identifies the origin of the phrase “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” as "Always toward absent lovers love's tide stronger flows" from Sextus Aurelius Propertius – a Roman poet from 15BC. (The same site also conveys the bawdy wordplay that Shamus may appreciate -...

Katy Reckdahl, The Times-Picayune Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 6:00 AM [caption id="attachment_963" align="alignleft" width="553" caption="John McCusker, The Times-Picayune. Carrie Morgan-Handy spent three years living in this house on Laussat Place, without electricity or reliable plumbing, before being discovered by UNITY of Greater New Orleans"][/caption] Carrie Morgan Handy,...

“The door is open!” I didn’t understand what she was saying until I looked at the front door of the house and saw it resting two-feet wide. Did we walk out of the house and leave the front door open? That doesn’t sound right, not with...

When outreach workers first met Grace Bailey, she couldn’t talk to them, but her vulnerabilities were clear. Grace had just had surgery to repair her face and jaw after a severe beating on the abandoned streets of an abandoned neighborhood. It was obvious to the...

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