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The Subway sandwich shop proposed for Magazine Street received tentative approval from the City Council on Thursday, but City Councilman Jay H. Banks promised to prevent the ordinance allowing it from being drafted until he can have more meetings between the developer and neighborhood groups who spoke in opposition. After a long City Council meeting [...]
An area of storms near the Yucatan Peninsula has formed into Subtropical Storm Alberto with winds of 40 mph, and forecasters expect it to bring more rain to the New Orleans area when it makes a Gulf Coast landfall early next week. The storm is expected to strengthen to perhaps as high as 75-mph winds [...]
Hatcher Hampton is turning twelve. Per family tradition, he’ll be entering his first fishing rodeo, hoping to prove he’s better than his older brother. First prize wins $500—money that could save his family from being evicted from their home—and the winner gets his picture in the front page of the paper! But getting stuck in [...]
The regional premiere of Tony Award-winning play ALL THE WAY by Robert Schenkkan is running now until June 3 at Loyola University Theatre with special events every day this weekend. Presented by Southern Rep Theatre, the political drama follows Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and a huge cast of historical figures through the passage [...]
Investigators are trying to identify a man they consider a “person of interest” who may have information about a sexual assault that took place near Laurel Street earlier this month, according to the initial NOPD report. The man, whose image was caught on surveillance video, was last seen leaving F&M Patio Bar at 4841 Tchoupitoulas [...]
It’s the first major rollback of the year-old law that legalized and regulated rentals via services like Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway.
The investigation will "dig as deep as humanly possible" into the astroturfing campaign, said Council President Jason Williams.
The school district says it will step in to run the school next year so the financially struggling school doesn’t close.
A man was shot to death Thursday morning on Eagle Street, New Orleans police said. The shooting was reported in the 1700 block of Eagle (between Green and Hickory streets), NOPD spokesman Aaron Looney said shortly after 8:45 a.m. Thursday, May 24. Neighbors said they heard three shots. “Initial reports show a male victim who [...]
The “Framework” commercial development on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District — which will feature a bar from the owners of Tujaque’s — has been postponed by a month in the approval process while the owners work out a handful of design issues raised by city planners. Patrick Schindler of Felicity Property Company and [...]
A man riding his bicycle was robbed on South Claiborne Avenue overnight, New Orleans police said Thursday morning. The victim, a 20-year-old man, was riding the bicycle near South Claiborne and Robert Street shortly after 1:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, when an unknown man approached him from behind, according to the initial NOPD report. “The [...]
More than 1,000 people are expected to crowd the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church tomorrow morning for the funeral of Civil District Court Judge Clare Jupiter, who passed away last Friday from complications of a recent stroke. After proudly completing a strenuous exercise session at Touro Infirmary’s rehab center Friday afternoon, Jupiter’s heart just gave out. [...]
The Subway sandwich shop proposed for a Magazine Street strip mall is slated to return to the New Orleans City Council agenda on Thursday, likely for a final decision by the newly inaugurated council members. As a fast-food restaurant, Subway needs a conditional-use permit to open at 4637 Magazine Street, in the corner of a [...]
The owner of the Freret Beer Room restaurant has received tentative approval to create the “Freret Beer Annex” packaged-liquor store next door, despite the objections of some nearby business owners. Eli Gay opened the Freret Beer Room in November 2016 at 5018 Freret Street, pairing craft beers with a dinner menu in the building that [...]
One man broke through the glass front door of the Dollar Tree store on South Claiborne Avenue early Saturday morning, and two other men took advantage of the broken door to steal from the store a few minutes later, New Orleans police said. At 1:50 a.m. Saturday, May 19, a man broke through the glass [...]
The charter school told parents Sunday it would close for good this week.
The company told the city it would provide names of more than 200 hosts next week.
Days after a sudden Friday afternoon storm flooded parts of Mid-City yet again, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced her plans Tuesday morning to push infrastructure and drainage projects forward. Cantrell promised to prioritize an urban water plan, that includes rainwater cisterns underneath Uptown parks, while working free up funding for water mitigation and drainage [...]