From a student-led walkout over gun violence in schools to accolades for academic and artistic achievement, the Lusher Charter School board on Saturday morning celebrated students’ recent activism and achievements. On Wednesday, students from Lusher joined with others around the country from the National School Walkout in response to inaction on gun violence following the [...]
One man was killed and another person was wounded in a shooting Friday afternoon on Stroelitz Street in Hollygrove, New Orleans police said. The shooting was reported shortly after 3 p.m. Friday, March 16, in the 8800 block of Stroelitz Street. A male victim died and a second victim was taken to the hospital for [...]
Study shows shockingly little land left open for unrestricted uses.
The school district wants to know whether it still has a side contract with its chief financial officer, which is the subject of a state ethics investigation.
The New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School is anticipating a fall groundbreaking on its new, state-of-the-art campus in the biomedical corridor in Mid-City, school officials said Thursday evening. The long-promised new campus for the school will be at 2011 Bienville Street, one block from the Lafitte Greenway and two blocks from the University [...]
A man riding a bicycle on O.C. Haley Boulevard was shot to death Thursday evening, New Orleans police said. Byron Scott, 21, was riding the bicycle in the 1300 block of O.C. Haley Boulevard shortly after 6:45 p.m. Thursday, March 15, when an unknown vehicle drove up, and shots were fired, according to NOPD reports. [...]
Larisa Gray turned down the job, so Meghan Raychaudhuri will assume the top spot permanently.
Louisiana is one of seven states that allow 17-year-olds to possess handguns. There's no minimum age to possess shotguns or rifles.
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The Drive Shack golf facility under consideration for the former Times-Picayune site on Howard Avenue would require tearing down the old newspaper building completely, but the owners of the property say they are committed to preserving the massive murals inside. The Drive Shack parent company operates 80 golf courses across the United States, but the [...]
Covington clinical psychologist Dr. Raphael Salcedo and his wife Beth don’t have much free time on their hands. They spend day and night working with girls at the state-licensed Free Indeed Home where victims of child sex trafficking come to rebuild their lives. As founders of the Louisiana Coalition Against Human Trafficking (LCAHT), the Salcedos [...]
The "housewife" who took on the "Master Builder."
A month to the day after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students from both Lusher Charter School and New Orleans Science and Mathematics Charter High School linked arms in a human chain around the large Uptown block that holds both their campuses in [...]
StayLocal, Greater New Orleans’ independent business alliance, presents “Your Marketing Game Plan,” a workshop series where local experts will offer their marketing insights. The sessions take place on Wednesdays, March 14, 21, and 28 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Ashe Power House Theatre (1731 Baronne St.). This three-part series is for local businesses across all [...]
Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this week like it does every year—with the St. Patrick’s Day Block Party this Thursday (March 15), followed by the Irish Channel Parade on Saturday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day itself). Tracey’s will throw a block party for each day which will include green beer [...]
After months of negotiations with neighbors about seat counts and parking space, the owners of Superica restaurant have decided against moving into the Smashburger space on Magazine Street and are withdrawing their application before the City Planning Commission today, their representatives said. Superica, an Atlanta-based restaurant created by chef Ford Fry, is expanding to a [...]
An unusual robbery reported earlier this month in which a woman said she was forced by armed robbers to give up either her dog or her purse has now been determined to have been a false report, New Orleans police said. The victim told police she was walking her dog near the intersection of Fig [...]
The Lens is working to expand its reach and financial support from community members.
New Orleans is a place of indulgence, but that doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy. With all the running routes from the St. Charles streetcar line to Audubon Park, not to mention the many races and marathons throughout the year, New Orleanians love to run just as much as we love beignets. Whether you’re [...]
A new French restaurant planned for Magazine Street will add an outdoor seating area to the corner of Bordeaux Street, according to a request that the City Planning Commission will hear Tuesday. The restaurant “serving French-style cuisine” planned by Dr. John Engle of SE Restaurant Group for 4734 Magazine Street will seat 50 people, according [...]