The Lens obtained the names of the first 44 customers who faced disconnection from the Sewerage and Water Board. Some complained of unfair treatment, mysterious bills and longstanding disputes with the utility.
Three people were arrested this week in the investigation into an armed robbery on Delachaise Street, New Orleans police said. The robbery took place Aug. 12 in the 700 block of Delachaise Street. The suspects were all arrested Wednesday in Kenner on charges of armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated battery and criminal conspiracy, according [...]
The governing board of New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High School approved a $6.27 million budget Thursday that includes a minor deficit because of the last-minute addition of a new bus route, but officials say they expect to make up the shortfall quickly as the year begins. “We do have a negative right now,” [...]
A man already convicted of a sexual-battery charge has been indicted on allegations of raping a 7-year-old girl three years ago in Central City, Orleans Parish prosecutors said. David Lewis, 40, is charged with first-degree rape on accusations that he forced the child to perform oral sex on him in a LaSalle Street home in [...]
U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise touted the virtues of civility and bipartisanship in Washington and his strong relationship across the aisle with Democratic colleague Rep. Cedric Richmond on Wednesday in New Orleans, even while simultaneously defending a President whose public insults and attacks on perceived enemies is the foundation of his personal style. Speaking at a [...]
What do Julie Stokes, Richard Perque, A.G. Crowe, Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Marie Williams, Heather Cloud and Omar Mason have in common? All are candidates for state or local office in the November 6, 2018 elections who made sizeable personal loans to their campaigns. By beefing up fundraising totals, these candidates became more viable which in [...]
New Orleans police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are responding Thursday to a threat of a bomb that was emailed to De La Salle High School on St. Charles Avenue, authorities said. Shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, De La Salle received an email threatening that “a bomb will go off” Thursday if [...]
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The Subway sandwich shop that became the latest flashpoint in the conversation about chain restaurants on Magazine Street has withdrawn its application to open in a partially vacant strip mall there, New Orleans city officials said. Subway began seeking permission to open a new location a corner space of the strip mall at 4637 Magazine [...]
The outside travel and parking lanes on both sides of St. Charles Avenue will be closed for the rest of August and much of September for drainage work and road reconstruction, city officials said. The lane closures between Erato and Euterpe streets will begin Thursday morning and continue for five weeks. For more information, see [...]
The Dollar General store on South Claiborne Avenue was robbed of its cash at gunpoint Tuesday morning, and a woman on Oleander Street was robbed of her vehicle much later that night, New Orleans police said. Shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, a man walked into the Dollar General in the 2800 block of [...]
After school officials announced they would test school water for lead in 2016, they decided to install filters instead. But the school district has yet to sign a contract with a filter company.
Asbestos removal work happened when kids were in school. But a Children’s Hospital lung doctor says their exposure was “negligible.”
The development saga that started years ago with the displacement of a small Chinese restaurant from the Garden District ended Sunday with the grand opening of an Allstate insurance agency in Broadmoor, the final tenant in the new Green Tea development there. Green Tea was formerly next door to the Blockbuster video store, but after [...]
Psychiatry – Massage – Counseling – Nutrition Podesta Wellness is a multidisciplinary collaborative practice that aims to treat the mental and physical health goals of each individual client. As both a massage therapist and biochemist, Dr. Arwen Podesta merged her interests in mind-body wellness and biology by opening Podesta Psychiatry, LLC in 2012. Now operating [...]
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Audubon Charter School’s governing board is holding its August meeting at the Broadway campus. See below for live coverage. Live Blog Audubon Charter School board meeting – Aug. 11, 2018
The governing board of the Orleans Parish Communication District, which runs the city’s 911 service, fired longtime Executive Director Stephen […]
The NOPD has arrested a subject in connection with a homicide that occurred in the 4200 block of S. Claiborne this morning. Reports say Second District officers responded to a call at 8:19 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 reporting a fight in the 4200 block of South Claiborne Avenue. When they arrived they found an [...]
After months of negotiations over a controversial proposal for a small ice-cream parlor on Louisiana Avenue and even a tentative vote in its favor, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously Thursday against allowing the business — yet again demonstrating the council’s growing intolerance of short-term rentals deemed problematic by neighbors. Property owner Reginald Commodore [...]