Latest Lower Ninth Ward Stories

2010-04-15 10:34:00

COLUMBIA, Md., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Chase and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

2009-11-19 13:35:00

A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled that negligence by the US Army Corps of Engineers led to massive floods in parts of New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.

2009-10-06 10:49:00

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Morphosis Architects, under the direction of renowned architect and UCLA Professor Thom Mayne, has completed the first floating house permitted in the United States for Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation.

2009-09-25 14:00:00

U.S. Green Building Council President Rick Fedrizzi Lauds Brad Pitt-Led Katrina-Rebuilding Effort NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S.

2009-08-29 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Make It Right is keeping Brad Pitt's promise to New Orleans. Almost two years ago, the actor pledged to build 150 affordable, green homes in the Lower 9th Ward, the neighborhood hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina and the flooding it caused.

2009-08-13 16:10:32

Actor Brad Pitt has been called Oscar nominee, Golden Globe winner, celebrity and dad, but he says don't call him a New Orleans mayoral candidate. Pitt, who owns a house in the city's French Quarter and started a foundation to help rebuild the Lower 9th Ward, dismissed the possibility of his running for mayor of his sometimes hometown next year, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Thursday. I don't have a chance, Pitt said during an interview on NBC's Today show.

2009-07-01 13:02:00

NEW ORLEANS, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The green, affordable multi-family home designs of fourteen acclaimed local, national and international architects were released today by Make It Right, the foundation founded by actor Brad Pitt to help rebuild the Lower 9th Ward after Hurricane Katrina.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.