The NOPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in a theft that occurred May 1 in the 3700 block of South Carrollton Avenue. At 11:05 p.m., a surveillance camera captured video of a man, pictured above, entering the CVS Pharmacy on Carrollton near Washington Avenue, using a key to open [...]
The New Orleans Police Department has issued a photo, seen above, of a suspect in the robbery of $10,000 from a car in Central City. The incident occurred on May 1 in the 1800 block of Washington Avenue. The victim parked her vehicle to retrieve a lockbox from her trunk, which contained cash. The victim [...]
One of the authors says she is supporting House Bill 422, which would allow Louisiana municipalities to set their own minimum wage and required work leave days.
CEO Michelle Blouin-Williams has been on paid leave since an investigation began April 1. She is also being investigated for allegedly falsifying public records.
A 73-year-old man was robbed in Hollygrove on Sunday, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The victim was in the 8700 block of Apricot Street on May 5 at about 1 p.m. when he was pushed to the ground by a man who grabbed his fanny pack. The victim was able to recover his property, [...]
Sophie B. Wright Charter School filed a motion Monday, May 6, to move a case filed by one its students to federal court. The school’s attorney, Tracie Washington, filed notice as the student, her parents, lawyer and other supporters were set for a hearing at the Orleans Civil District Court. Lyric Fernandez, an 18-year-old senior, [...]
By 11:57 a.m. on Tuesday, nearly halfway through GiveNOLA Day, philanthropists had made 19,902 donations to 723 local nonprofit organizations, totally $2,688,759, and counting. GiveNOLA Day, an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, is a one-day online giving event. For 24 hours, residents and anyone else who loves the New Orleans region can support [...]
Judge rejects argument that cameras are used for terrorism prevention.
Audubon Gentilly is hosting its first signature event Fais Do-Do! We invite the community to join us as we celebrate the end of our first year of school with a free festival full of activities, food, music, and fun for the whole family! As we prepare to “take a nap” over the summer (better known [...]
By Emily Carmichael, email@example.com Musician PJ Morton had not heard of Buddy Bolden until three years ago, when the Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church, where his parents are pastors, planned to turn Bolden’s former Central City home into a parking lot. The architect for the project, a longtime friend of Morton’s, sent him [...]
An underwhelming number of voters Saturday overwhelmingly decided to allow the city to reallocate the property tax money going to parks and recreation. The parks and rec measure passed with the support of 76% of the voters who showed up for a single-issue election; by the time polls closed, 18,308 city residents had pressed the [...]
Cloud of secrecy shrouds Port transaction.
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, in consultation with the Louisiana Department of Health, has canceled the precautionary boil-water advisory for most residents and businesses in the Uptown area after bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area was safe to drink and could be used for personal needs. Twenty-four properties will remain [...]
Plus, short-term rentals and Mayor Cantrell's infrastructure deal. A GiveNOLA Day reminder. And a new episode of Behind The Lens.
Marta Jewson on lead filters in New Orleans public schools. Michael Isaac Stein on how short-term rentals figure into Mayor Cantrell's infrastructure deal. And Jed Horne talks about The Advocate's purchase of The Times-Picayune.
STR sales continue to increase in spite of yearlong freeze on whole-home rentals.
The one thing every New Orleanian can agree one is that someone is always coming to visit. We know our city is fabulous — filled with unique culture, food, architecture and music. We also are tasked with being tour guides several times a year. This is the list I hand out when they have to [...]
Absentee owners proved inadequate to the challenge.
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for a limited Uptown area in bounded by South Carrollton Avenue to Napoleon Avenue and from South Claiborne Avenue to the Mississippi River. Water pressure in the affected area has dropped below 20 psi due to a water-main break on [...]
More than half of schools with water filters have at least some that are not working. The district has known about low water pressure problems since September.