Fifth District Savings Bank awarded two $500,000 grants to the New Orleans Mission's renovation on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. The $5 million renovation project will include job training classrooms, an updated kitchen, a new chapel, re-modeled rooms and other services.
The USTA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the United States Tennis Association, awarded a $10,000 grant to the New Orleans A's and Aces youth tennis and education program. The foundation also awarded grants to nine other organizations around the U.S.
WGNO-TV posted a story on its website July 10 about a Northshore massage parlor raid with the headline "Under-cover operation nabs woman named Dong for giving 'erotic massages'" — an attempt at a joke that managed to be both childish and racist.