Organizers say handful of teachers involved in union activities weren't asked to return.
Just a month after contemplating the creation of a new security district, with 24-hour manned patrol cars, residents of the Lower Garden District are now exploring another way to increase safety: a widespread installment of crime cameras. Members of the Coliseum Square Neighborhood Association took a preliminary survey at their monthly meeting this week to see how many residents [...]
If you follow Magazine right after it forks above Camp, there’s a tiny gem of a place you may have missed. The Tasting Room, hidden amongst several bars and shops in the LGD, is easy to miss but worth a visit. The décor is elegant, of the shabby chic variety, deep azure velvet sofas, candlelight, [...]
The board also extended the contract of a consultant hired to create its budget.
A Carrollton resident will challenge incumbent Woody Koppel in his bid for a third term on the Orleans Parish School Board. David Alvarez filed to run Thursday morning for the District 6 seat on the Orleans Parish School Board, which generally covers the Carrollton half of Uptown New Orleans. Koppel has served in the seat [...]
The victim in a fatal shooting Monday evening on Delachaise Street has been identified as a 21-year-old man, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office announced. Kent Franklin, 21, was found shot to death inside a vehicle in the 2500 block of Delachaise (near Freret Street) shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, July 18, according to New Orleans [...]
Political insiders are shaking their heads this week as to why Paul Bonin, a widely-popular 4th Circuit Court of Appeals judge who has more than five years remaining on his current term, would decide to run for a lower-paying judgeship in the rough-and-tumble Criminal District Court. “It was a big decision,” said Bonin, 62, just [...]
On the evening of Wednesday, July 27th, Poydras Home and The Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC) will co-host author Dr. Pamela Tyler’s presentation of “Tender Hearts and Business Heads” at 533 Royal Street with a signing of her book “New Orleans Women And The Poydras Home – More Durable Than Marble” in conjunction with the HNOC exhibition “Voices of [...]
Five years after New Orleans city officials ordered the TJ Quills college bar to help pay for private security patrols around Maple Street in order to remain open, the Alcohol Beverage Control board appears poised to release the bar from its $1,000 monthly payments. In July 2011, the city attorney’s office brought TJ Quills before [...]
A construction worker digging under a newly built home on Zimpel Street discovered a sealed box with a velvet bag inside containing what appeared to be a human jaw bone Tuesday evening, prompting an investigation by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office. Adam Hodges was digging under a new home under construction in the 7500 block [...]
The founder of the New Orleans College Prep charter network qualified Wednesday morning to run for the open District 5 seat on the Orleans Parish School Board, and current school board member Woody Koppel also filed for re-election in his District 6. Ben Kleban became the first candidate Wednesday morning to file the paperwork for [...]
She never thought it could happen to her.
Seth Bloom, who has represented a large swath of Uptown on the Orleans Parish School Board for eight years, will not run for re-election this fall, he announced Tuesday evening — leaving his seat open a day before candidates begin qualifying for the election. Bloom announced his decision shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday as the [...]
A regional approach was taken for flood protection after Hurricane Katrina, but not for funding. A new law could be the first step in setting up a tax to fund hurricane protection throughout Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes.
In a quiet end to a debate simmering on Freret Street for five years, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously last week to allow the Supermercado Las Acacias to begin selling single beers. The store received permission to sell alcohol at its current location at 4929 Freret Street in 2011, but city officials and [...]
The Magazine Street Merchants Association will host its annual Cool Down Block Party from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 29. The event will include food, music, trunk shows, and specials from some local businesses. The Cool Down Block Party will take place between the 4100 and 4300 blocks of Magazine. The event is free and open [...]
Why and when the Party of Lincoln stopped struggling to right the wrongs of racism.
A fatal shooting is under investigation late Monday afternoon on Amelia Street in the Milan neighborhood, New Orleans police said. The shooting was reported shortly before 6:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Amelia, just off Freret Street, said NOPD spokesman Aaron Looney. This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
New Orleans police have released surveillance video from last week’s armed robbery of the Noodle & Pie restaurant on State Street. The video shows two masked men entering the restaurant at 741 State Street around 10:50 p.m. Thursday, July 14, forcing an employee to open the register, and taking the money from inside. Further details [...]
Amid a broader conversation about the ongoing revitalization of South Claiborne Avenue, one tender detail from the mayor’s budget meeting last week stoked New Orleans appetites — is Chick-Fil-A eyeing a new location on that heavily-traveled Uptown corridor? Mayor Mitch Landrieu hosted his annual meeting to discuss the coming year’s budget priorities with residents of [...]