Union Ramen restaurant proposal in the Lower Garden District receives initial approval

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The plan to create a new restaurant called Union Ramen in the Lower Garden District building was formerly the home of Jim Russell Rare Records has received initial approval from the City Planning Commission, and now heads to the City Council for a final decision. The three-story building at 1831 Magazine Street is being renovated [...]

Danae Columbus: Which party will control Congress after the mid-term elections?

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“It could be a toss-up,” said former Congressman Bob Livingston when asked Monday if he thought the Republican Party would stay in power after the November 2018 mid-term elections. “I believe the GOP will remain in control, but I have been wrong on occasion. The Ohio congressional special election will be a good test of [...]

Sponsored: Life on the Bayou Heritage Fair

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The Pitot House Life on the Bayou Heritage Fair will show what it might have been like to live in New Orleans’ earliest settlement on the banks of Bayou St. John 300 years ago, especially connections to Native Americans, with demonstrations, entertainment, storytelling, re-enactments, children’s activities and tours of the historic Pitot House, from 10 [...]

Man sought after committing identity theft on Arabella Street resident he lived with

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A man who allegedly stole the identity of an Arabella Street resident he was staying with to fraudulently make charges to a credit card is now wanted on warrants that stretch from New York to Florida, New Orleans police said. Isaac Michael Sylvester, 34, is wanted on charges of identity theft, fraud and resisting arrest, [...]

Audubon Zoo jaguar exhibit to remain closed for months for repairs and upgrades

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The jaguar exhibit at Audubon Zoo will remain closed for several months so that the habitat can be upgraded with stronger steel cables, officials announced. Following the escape of the male jaguar Valerio last month that led to the deaths of nine animals, zoo staff members made a complete review of the jaguar enclosure and [...]

Temporary detour announced along Martin Luther King Boulevard

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The ongoing reconstruction of South Galvez Street will require a temporary detour on Martin Luther King Boulevard so contractors can perform exploratory work under the street, the city of New Orleans announced. The detour — which affects traffic on Martin Luther King Boulevard between South Rocheblave and South Prieur streets — began Monday and is [...]

Long-vacant historic building on O.C. Haley Boulevard slated for redevelopment

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A long-vacant building on O.C. Haley Boulevard — designed by the architect of Charity Hospital and the Louisiana State Capital building — is now under renovation through a collaboration between the nearby Gloryland Mr. Gillion Baptist Church and the Gulf Coast Housing Partnership. City officials joined the church and the nonprofit Thursday to celebrate the [...]

New daiquiri shop proposed for formerly troubled St. Charles Avenue block met with strong opposition

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Five years ago, a daiquiri shop on St. Charles Avenue in the Lower Garden District drew such consistently out-of-control crowds that the city of New Orleans ultimately revoked their alcohol license. Now, the owners of a Baton Rouge daiquiri shop want to open nearby and promise better management, but nearby residents and business owners voiced [...]

Danae Columbus: “Need to Impeach” anti-Trump effort comes to New Orleans

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An anti-Trump spirit was clearly in the air last night as a standing room only crowd participated in the “Need to Impeach” town hall meeting at the Audubon Tea Room. The event was sponsored by billionaire investor Tom Steyer, the founder and president of Need to Impeach and NextGen America, thought to be U.S.’s largest [...]

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