Tom Wright talks to State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry about Louisiana's aging water systems. Michael Isaac Stein on what's next in the Entergy saga. And Marta Jewson recounts a busy Orleans Parish School Board meeting.
City Council to act on ordinances that would incentivize affordable housing.
Widely viewed as a top contender for the Democratic Presidential nomination, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker told thousands of New Orleans high school students on Friday morning that they have the power to bring about the next generation of social changes in America. “The opposite of justice is not injustice,” Booker said Friday morning at Xavier [...]
The city’s activities to commemorate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday will culminate in a special set of events on the official holiday date – Monday, Jan. 21. Saturday features three major events: the Rev. Avery C. Alexander Social Action Forum at the Dryades YMCA on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard; the Day of Service [...]
Central City charter school allotted $1.2 million in budget adjustment. Ellison, who had previously been expected to be nominated for president, faced a backlash from civil rights groups over her statements on anti-discrimination policies that include LGBT protections.
Even though the effects of the unpopular federal shutdown – now the longest in U.S. history – are playing out in cities and towns across America, Republicans are determined to elect more local and statewide officials in Louisiana and other Southern states. Dubbed the start of the 2020 election season, this weekend’s Southern Republican Leadership [...]
On Friday, Jan. 18, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, will keynote the “Project LIVE & Achieve” Rally for Excellence that 5,000 students from more than 20 local schools across the New Orleans area will attend. Booker is appearing at the invitation of rally hosts InspireNOLA Charter Schools and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans. [...]
The council approved the controversial $211 million gas plant in a 6-1 vote last year. Some council members have since indicated they would be open to a revote. Now, Councilman Jason Williams is calling a special meeting related to the plant.
A man was shot to death Wednesday evening in the Leonidas neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department said. At about 7:43 p.m., NOPD Second District officers responded to a call of shots fired in 8700 block of Birch Street, near Monroe Street. Officers discovered an unresponsive male lying on the sidewalk suffering from an apparent [...]
The district is also seeking federal funds from the charter school group.
Thursday, Jan. 17 New Orleans Public Library Celebration 10:30 a.m. East New Orleans Regional Library 5641 Read Blvd. United Teachers of New Orleans Choral Concert 6 p.m. McDonogh 35 Preparatory High School 4000 Cadillac St. Saturday, Jan. 19 Rev. Avery C. Alexander Social Action Forum 10 a.m. Dryades YMCA 2220 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Day [...]
The co-founder of the Cultural Arts Center is among the Urban Conservancy’s 2019 Urban Hero honorees, a celebration individuals who have been instrumental in shaping the Urban Conservancy vision for a vibrant and resilient New Orleans. “Since 2001, the Urban Conservancy has been leading and collaborating to strengthen our urban environment and local economy through [...]
By Nicholas Reimann, email@example.com A community meeting Monday night on the proposed parks and recreation overhaul brought out numerous questions, comments and criticisms from the public, as city officials faced a skeptical crowd trying to defend a proposed reallocation of tax dollars. Voters will decide May 4 whether to approve the city proposal to shift [...]
Commander Shaun Ferguson — who spent much of his 21-year-career in the New Orleans Police Department in leadership roles in Uptown districts — is Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s choice to be the department’s next chief. Ferguson’s career includes numerous periods in the NOPD Second District, which spans from Napoleon Avenue upriver through the Audubon, university, Carrollton, [...]
The exhibition “Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana” is opening Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Newcomb Art Museum with an afternoon of family activities and an evening of conversation, performance and celebration. For this exhibit, Newcomb Art Museum has partnered with formerly incarcerated women, community organizations, stakeholders and those directly impacted by the prison system [...]
The Orleans Parish school district took over the charter school during winter break.
Ashé Cultural Arts Center is honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of commemorative events, beginning on Thursday, Jan.17. Activities include the sixth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.-César Chavez Commemorative Luncheon on Jan. 18 at the Ashé Power House, and Ashé’s annual community sing, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” on [...]
The Lens' fake subpoena records suit comes to an end. Orleans Parish takes over embattled Harney charter school. And a new episode of Behind The Lens.
I’m Joe Gerrity, local businessman, investor and Real Estate Broker. For my monthly “Yo Joe!” column, I’ll be answering your real estate questions as well as providing market information and housing statistics. I believe the main responsibilities of a Realtor are to add value and facilitate mutually beneficial transactions, and through this column I hope [...]
Scott Sternberg has a wrap-up of The Lens' fake subpoena lawsuit. Charles Maldonado talks short-term rental regulations. And reporter Julie Dermansky talks about Louisiana politics and climate change.