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  • On Nov. 20, the city will hold "NOLA: Pay It Forward," a benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims. After Gambit reported that Ticketmaster was levying an additional $12 per ticket fee on the event's $50 charity ticket price, Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office contacted us to say it was working with the ticket agency. Success: The new surcharge is $5.40, with a $1.35 credit card fee — and Ticketmaster will donate $3.90 of every ticket to the cause. The event is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. For more details and musical lineup, see page 89...

  • Last year, public school teachers Angie Bonvillian and Brenda Romero filed recall petitions against Gov. Bobby Jindal and state Speaker of the House Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, in protest over elements of Jindal's proposed school voucher program. Last week, the political novices were each slapped with a $1,000 fee for not filing timely campaign reports. Each said she wasn't aware of the law. Both recall attempts foundered due to lack of signatures ...

  • Local nonprofit organizations have until Dec. 7 to submit proposals for "high-quality programs and social services to those most at risk of being caught in the cycle of violence and murder" as part of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's NOLA For Life initiative. Last week, the city and partnering organization the Greater New Orleans Foundation released a request for proposals seeking local organizations to be awarded funding for social services. Proposals and all required attachments must be submitted electronically to grants@gnof.org by 5 p.m. Dec. 7. Visit www.nola.gov for details ...

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