Runell King says he discovered evidence that Kennedy employees improperly inflated students' grades. He sent it to top administrators and was fired soon after. The CEO of the school's charter network denies the allegations, saying the changes were made to correct a software error.
An extended interview with Lt. Gen. Russel Honore about the GreenARMY's 2019 legislative agenda. And Michael Isaac Stein talks about a local immigration advocacy group's recent FOIA victory in federal court.
Focus should be on transit riders, not cars.
The 2019 Buku Music & Art Festival of electronic, hip-hop and indie rock music is this weekend at Mardi Gras World. The festival runs 2 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. It will impact the Irish Channel and anyone using Tchoupitoulas Street to go downtown or to the Crescent City Connection. Heavy vehicle traffic [...]
Mosaic told The Lens that the company has not decided to do so — even as the EPA cast doubt on the company’s model used to determine the stability of the reservoir itself.
New Orleans officials have been rethinking how the city’s parks, recreation and greenspace are organized and managed. To inform New Orleanians of the whys, hows and whats of citywide master park and recreation planning, Parks For All is sponsoring a forum, “Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Planning: International Best Practices and their Application to New [...]
The NOPD’s Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location beginning at 9 p.m. today, Thursday, March 21, and ending at 5 a.m. on Friday, March 22. Motorists who encounter this checkpoint will experience minimal delays and should have the proper documentation available if requested: proof of insurance, driver’s license and vehicle [...]
There are many excellent health care providers in the New Orleans area. One stands out for its almost 200-year commitment and unique wrap-around services – the Daughters of Charity. First at the now-shuttered Charity Hospital and today through 10 neighborhood health centers including one located at 3201 S. Carrollton, the Daughters of Charity Services of [...]
A speeding driver crashed into a beauty salon Wednesday night, setting the car and the building on fire. Both people inside the car are dead, the New Orleans Police Department reported, and two children and multiple adults were injured in the blaze. The crash set off a three-alarm fire in the building at 4125 Washington [...]
L’Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orleans is presenting its 20th annual Fête Francaise on Saturday, March 23, at its Uptown campus, 821 Gen. Pershing St. Fête Française is a free outdoor festival hosted by the French immersion school at the school’s Uptown campus off of Magazine Street. Entertainment this year includes Cha Wa, Soul Brass Band, [...]
A fire erupted at Washington and South White Street after the building was hit by speeding vehicle Wednesday around 8:30 p.m., Annette Sisco of The New Orleans Advocate reported. Firetrucks were on the scene, and police were attempting to help residents escape with a ladder before firefighters arrived, Sisco reported. Check back for updates on [...]
Shotgun houses are a beloved part of New Orleans’ historic architecture, but can they accommodate the needs of a modern family? This weekend, March 23-24, the Preservation Resource Center’s annual Shotgun House Tour will show off seven Uptown shotgun homes chosen for their smart, innovative renovations. The tour highlights the livability and versatility of these [...]
The NOPD is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the gunman pictured above committing of an armed robbery in a Hollygrove store on March 15. At about 8 p.m., a man with a mask over his face was seen entering a business in 8800 block of South Claiborne Avenue, near Eagle Street, armed with a [...]
The City Council rejected an appeal Thursday from a neighborhood group wanting to send the Carrollton Courthouse renovation plans back to the Historic District Landmarks Commission, but it could put the design for an assisted living facility in the historic building back on the drawing board anyway. The Maple Area Residents Inc., or MARI, objected [...]
Every year, on the Feast of St. Joseph, March 19, Mardi Gras Indians bring out that year’s suits for one last showing. Tribes from around the city converged on Washington and LaSalle, right where Uptown Super Sunday was held last week.
State law requires that money taken from a property tax and a portion of school sales taxes only be used for facility renovation and repair. Also, the district contemplates swapping properties with city housing authority.
Locations across Uptown hosted public St. Joseph’s altars on March 19, the Feast Day of St. Joseph. The Catholic tradition was brought to New Orleans by Sicilian immigrants. The altars celebrate how St. Joseph helped Sicilians in a time of famine. Here are scenes from the altars at Loyola University, De La Salle High School [...]
Kingsley House in the Lower Garden District will host a Health and Resource Fair this Friday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will feature more than 36 vendors and will offer health screenings & resources, STD testing, exercise classes, line dancing, 40-foot obstacle course, music, food, raffles and prizes. The event [...]
The Krewe of Red Beans & Dead Beans kicks off its third annual “Road to the Final Fork,” a Bean Madness within March Madness, on Wednesday. The Carnival walking krewe with the artistic bean-decorated costumes organizes the culinary competition styled after the NCAA March Madness. Thirty-two New Orleans’ restaurants and chefs compete over a three-week, [...]
Pizza robbery A pizza was stolen from a delivery driver Saturday afternoon in the Hoffman Triangle area, the New Orleans Police Department has reported. A 22-year-old woman was delivering pizza in the 3300 block of Third Street, near Prieur Street, on March 16 at about 2:30 when a man approached her and demanded the pizza. [...]