The controversial proposal to convert a former Lower Garden District warehouse into a venue for a permanent new-to-New Orleans immersive-theatre production called “The Fallen Saint” won unanimous approval from the City Council on Thursday — overcoming ardent opposition from some nearby neighbors by agreeing to an exhaustive list of operating conditions described as without precedent [...]
After an unexpectedly low student enrollment this fall at Walter L. Cohen high school and Crocker elementary led to a handful of staff layoffs by the New Orleans College Prep administration last month, teachers and families from both schools pleaded with the charter network’s governing board to find a way to shore up the struggling [...]
Commissioners voted in favor of recommendations requiring residency for licenses in residential neighborhoods, limit licenses in commercial zones. The proposal now goes to the City Council.
The newly constructed Gert Town Natatorium — next door to the recently-completed New Orleans Police Department Second District station — is now open to swimmers, with classes scheduled throughout the day, according to city recreation officials. The indoor pool shares the same 3411 Broadway Street address with the new police station next door, which opened [...]
The school district cited the school for late payments over three months in 2017, but it missed other payments too. Repayments for lost earnings total less than $600.
A man sitting outside a South Liberty Street home was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night, New Orleans police said. The victim, a man in his 30s, was sitting in the 3400 block of South Liberty Street around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, when two strangers with guns approached, according to the initial NOPD report. They [...]
New Orleans is missing a chance to market itself as a food mecca committed to sustainability.
A cell-phone store on Louisiana Avenue was robbed at gunpoint late last week, New Orleans police said. A man with a gun entered the Metro PCS store in the 1700 block of Louisiana Avenue around 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, and “demanded money from the clerk,” according to the initial NOPD report. “The clerk complied [...]
On Thursday, October 4, Galactic and The Soul Rebels will perform at Tipitina’s in a benefit show for victims of Hurricane Florence, a category four hurricane that hit North Carolina and the east coast in September. The storm caused upwards of $38 billion in damage according to the National Weather Service. Ticket sales will benefit [...]
The robbery of the Subway on South Carrollton Avenue was caught on surveillance camera, and a man was robbed at knifepoint on South Claiborne Avenue over the weekend, New Orleans police said. Shortly before 3 p.m. Friday, Sep. 28, a man walked into the Subway restaurant in the 3500 block of South Carrollton Avenue with [...]
An astroturfing company finds itself between feuding billionaires. And we finally learn what mayor LaToya Cantrell knew about the city's 911 director before she abruptly called for his firing last month.