and Lee Stafford
were named 2014 Urban Heroes by the Urban Conservancy and StayLocal. The award recognizes the New Orleanians' contributions to the city: Boudreaux owns the newly reopened Circle Food Store; Everson founded the Friends of the Lafitte Corridor; and Stafford co-founded NOLA Locavores and the Eat Local Challenge.
Home Depot's volunteer program, along with the Preservation Resource Center and Rebuilding Together New Orleans, renovated the home of U.S. Army veteran Durel Freeman in New Orleans Oct. 10. The effort was part of Home Depot's fourth annual Celebration of Service, which aims to renovate more than 1,000 homes through Veterans Day.
donated more than $20,000 to Share Our Strength's Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger. The funds were raised throughout September at Walk-On's locations in Louisiana. This month, in honor of breast cancer awareness, the restaurants will donate $3 from the sale of every "Tata-Tini" Cosmo to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
a candidate for family court judge in Jefferson Parish, twice violated the state's Code of Judicial Conduct when she posted several comments on Facebook about a pending custody case, according to the Louisiana Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee. The committee, which was established by the Louisiana Supreme Court to investigate improper conduct by judicial candidates, said McCool made two comments that "would reasonably be expected to affect the outcome or impair the fairness" of a pending matter.