Lemonshark Poke opens Thursday on Magazine; Masterp1ece takes over Little Tokyo on South Carrollton

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Lemonshark Poke on Magazine Street will join the sushi-bowl craze this week; a new restaurant called Masterp1ece has moved into the Little Tokyo space on South Carrollton, and Saffron has expanded its offerings to lunch. Lemonshark Poke at 2901 Magazine will be the second national chain offering raw fish over bowls of rice on the [...]

Four Orleans judicial races decided without elections as qualifying ends

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Four local judicial seats will be filled without elections this year, after only one candidate for each of them qualified to be on the Nov. 6 special and Congressional election ballots. Robert “Bobby” Jones III and Joe Landry will each continue to fill their seats on the Municipal and Traffic Court without opposition, and Paula [...]

Woman raped by “multiple males” on St. Thomas Street, police say

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A woman was raped by several men Thursday evening on St. Thomas Street, New Orleans police said. The incident was reported in the 2500 block of St. Thomas Street around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19. “Multiple males assaulted a known female,” the initial NOPD report states. Further details were not immediately available. The attack is [...]

Kristine Froeba: Baseball, hot dogs… and a social media war? New Orleans Baby Cakes battle Scranton over Best Baby

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#TeamBabyCakes If there is one thing New Orleans likes more than controversy—and even baseball–it’s a social media war. This time it’s not the kale lady, the Disney gumbo video (an abomination), or even that New York travel writer (#besafe). But, yes, the yanks are at it again, literally. The New York Yankees’ minor league baseball [...]

Publiq House on Freret slated for redevelopment into grocery store, with condos over the parking lot

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The shuttered Publiq House bar and music venue on Freret Street is slated to be redeveloped into a modest-sized neighborhood grocery store, with a new condominium building constructed over the parking lot outside, developers told neighbors on Wednesday evening. The grocery store would take up the entire first floor of the Publiq House building at [...]

U.S. Reps. Scalise, Richmond each draw three challengers on first day of filing

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When the first day of filing for the fall Congressional elections closed Wednesday evening, both incumbent U.S. Reps. Steve Scalise and Cedric Richmond had drawn three challengers apiece — with more possibly yet to come with two days remaining to qualify. Scalise — who represents Louisiana’s First Congressional District, which mostly covers the New Orleans [...]

Quick arrest follows robbery at Rally’s on South Claiborne

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The Rally’s fast-food restaurant on South Claiborne Avenue was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night, but investigators arrested a suspect in the case before morning, New Orleans police said. Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, a man later identified as 27-year-old Antonio Smith walked up to an employee in her late 20s outside the Rally’s at [...]

Danae Columbus: Should First and Second City Courts be merged?

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With qualifying currently underway for clerk and other positions in both First City and Second City Courts, good government advocates are questioning why Orleans Parish still operates two separate courts with two clerks and constables that basically perform the same function – handling small claims. Mergers and consolidation of government offices is certainly the trend [...]

Prytania Theatre launches “filmtopia” festival: “Movies, Good and Plenty”

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Starting Friday, the Prytania Theatre is launching a new film series called “filmtopia,” which will run the gamut of the art-house offerings from documentaries, foreign films, cinema classics and a retrospective on the career of Stanley Kubrick. Many of the films take extended looks into the wide world of the arts, including the opening night [...]

Jaguar exhibit complied with federal regulations, Audubon says

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The enclosure that a jaguar escaped from over the weekend to kill nine animals at Audubon Zoo was compliant with federal regulations, Audubon officials said. Dr. Kyle Burks, managing director of the zoo, gave a detailed update Tuesday on the investigation into the jaguar’s escape. Officials also noted that the USDA had inspected the jaguar [...]

Salvation Army receives donation of $100,000 in furniture and renovations

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A local hospitality company donated $100,000 this week in used furniture and renovations to spruce up the shelters for homeless families at the Salvation Army’s Uptown location, the first gift to improve transitional housing there in more than a decade. Sonder, a commercial short-term rental operator, made the donation Tuesday at the Salvation Army’s location [...]

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