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Metairie, Louisiana is a suburb of New Orleans. Located in Jefferson Parish, the city is located along the edge of Lake Pontchartrain. The city's name was derived from the French word for a tenant farm that paid the landlord with a share of the crop's harvest. This type of farming, known as sharecropping, was the major type of farming in the area from the 1760s up through the 1930s.

Population: 146136
Local Newspapers: City Business Times-Picayune
Local Sports Teams: New Orleans Zephyrs New Orleans Saints & Pelicans
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Zip Codes associated with metairie, louisiana: 70001 70002 70003 70005 70006
Towns/Cities near metairie, louisiana : Jefferson New Orleans Kenner River Ridge Harahan Bridge City

Metairie News
Metairie lawmaker targets New Orleans' affordable housing requirements

The Beacon apartments at South Market on Girod Street under construction in New Orleans Monday, August 24, 2015. . Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, said his legislation would eliminate so-called "inclusionary zoning" statewide, preventing cities and parishes from creating a mandate that developers offer a certain portion of units for lower-income residents alongside market-rate units.

Fatal crash in Metairie reported early Friday

A person was killed Friday morning in a crash at Airline Drive and North Laurel Street in Metairie, according to the Louisiana State Police. A person was killed Friday morning in a crash at Airline Drive and North Laurel Street in Metairie, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Motorcyclist killed in Metairie collision

If you are looking for something to do with your family this weekend that won't break the bank, there are options! Here's a look at some of the events and activities in this week's "Freebie Friday." If you are looking for something to do with your family this weekend that won't break the bank, there are options! Here's a look at some of the events and activities in this week's "Freebie Friday."

Smiley: Adventure of the Flying Doughboy

"In the 1970s, making biscuits, rolls, etc., using sourdough was popular. When we moved to Richmond, Virginia, I couldn't take my yeast mixture with me, so when I returned to Kenner for a visit, my good friend and gourmet cook, Marie, gave me a pint of her starter.

Senate approves bill to give parole eligibility to juvenile killers

A bill to provide parole eligibility for juveniles convicted of murder has been approved by the state Senate. Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor says his proposal would bring Louisiana in line with a 2012 Supreme Court decision that prohibits juvenile offenders from receiving life sentences without parole.

'Zumba Queen' of Metairie, Margaret Masters, turns 94 on Friday

Recognized as the "Dancing Queen" of her Zumba class, Margaret Masters, the wife of the late Wiley S. Masters, an editor at the Times Picayune, turns 94 years old on Friday , but you would never know it. As the oldest participant in the class at the Humana Neighborhood Center in Metairie, Masters displays the energy and enthusiasm of a young person when she dances circles around her Zumba friends and even class instructor, Deana Palmisano Lejarza.

Ugly Dog Saloon & BBQ to open Metairie location in May

Metairie is getting a new barbecue joint next month. The Ugly Dog Saloon & BBQ, which was first launched in the New Orleans Warehouse District, is scheduled to open its second location May 12 along Severn Avenue, owner Jeff Bordelon said Wednesday .

Peoples Health to cut 42 positions in 'organizational changes'

The Metairie-based Medicare services network Peoples Health is eliminating 42 positions as part of "organizational changes," the company said Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Peoples Health, a Metairie-based Medicare Advantage Plan provider, is eliminating 42 positions as part of what it's calling "organizational changes."

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis prefers to set draft board with 100-130 players

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis talks about the teams preparations for the 2017 NFL draft at Saints headquarters on Airline Drive in Metairie, Wednesday April 26, 2017. The draft is from April 27-29.

How much is too much when it comes to TOPS budget?

The House Appropriations Committee pressed Louisiana Board of Regents Commissioner Joe Rallo about TOPS students who receive scholarship surplus kickbacks from their universities and how those students affect the TOPS budget. How much is too much when it comes to TOPS budget? BATON ROUGE -- The House Appropriations Committee pressed Louisiana Board of Regents Commissioner Joe Rallo about TOPS students who receive scholarship surplus kickbacks from their universities and how those students affect the TOPS budget.

State rests case after student testifies in Destrehan teacher's trial on alleged sexual encounters

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Shelley Dufresne, seen leaving the courthouse after she pled guilty in St. Charles Parish on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Shelley Dufresne is seen leaving the courthouse after she pled guilty in St. Charles Parish on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

The life of Jairon Brown: A promising future beset by mental illness, ended by police shooting

There was the young man who, through the first 22 years of his life, appeared happy, healthy and well-adjusted. He was a gifted and talented student, his family said, a standout basketball player at Metairie's Grace King High School, and a religious person whose natural joy could lift anyone within arm's reach.

Woman accused of abandoning 2 toddlers with babysitter

A 20-year-old New Orleans-area woman has been accused of abandoning her two toddlers with a babysitter she had found through Facebook. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Glen Boyd says deputies reached Mariah Lebouef of Kenner after the babysitter called Sunday, saying Lebouef had been gone six days and wasn't answering her phone.

French Quarter legend 'Ruthie the Duck Girl' lives on in painting by Metairie artist

Ruthie the Duck Girl, a legendary French Quarter eccentric known for skating from bar to bar on roller skates often accompanied by a couple of ducks, has returned to her former skating grounds. And she has been dead for almost a decade.

J-Lo dishes to Ellen about her first date with A-Rod

Jennifer Lopez reveals she made the first move after spotting Alex Rodriguez at lunch... but insists she didn't sleep with him on first date Jennifer Lopez swung by The Ellen DeGeneres Show and spilled the details about how she'd first kicked off her current romance with Alex Rodriguez. J-Lo had spotted A-Rod while having lunch out - a Cobb salad and tortilla soup - and 'for some reason, I just felt like tapping him on the shoulder and saying: "Hi."

Two anglers catch 30 redfish in shadow of Metairie office building

If your job is at Lakeway in Metairie, and you had to work Saturday, Capt. Ty Hibbs acknowledges he owes you an apology.

House Republicans set on budget plan, expect to take up in committee May 1

Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, second from right, talks with a group of legislators on the House floor while working on HB-3 before the end of the Legislature's Special Session Wednesday. The bill was adopted.

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