District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office announced Nov. 16 it has secured the indictment of three people charged with racketeering conspiracy and other crimes as part of a criminal enterprise trafficking narcotics — primarily crack cocaine — in Central City. Brandon “Poo” Butler, Darion “D-Man” Audrict and Crystal Butler were charged in the indictment handed up [...]
Before and since the Americans purchased New Orleans from the French, New Orleans has remained unique and distinct, 215 years later, we still spurn convention. Thanksgiving is no exception. Where other states lead with carrot and parsnip soup, we lead with oysters: Oyster Soup, Oyster Patties and Oyster Dressing (you’ll find the recipes below in [...]
Five people were displaced Sunday morning when their home on McKenna Street in Broadmoor caught fire, New Orleans fire officials said. The house at 5520-22 McKenna Street — a four-level wood-frame home with a rear apartment on the first floor — was reported to be on fire at 9:52 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, according to [...]
Orleans school district superintendent is in the process of revoking Harney’s charter. The school will close this spring.
Two men have been arrested in last week’s armed robbery of a woman on Soniat Street, New Orleans police said. Shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, a woman was on her porch in the 2600 block of Soniat Street when a man approached her from behind with a gun and demanded her car keys, [...]
By Nicholas Reimann “Oh baby, Dew Drop Inn. I’ll meet you at the Dew Drop Inn.” Those are words you might soon hear outside of just the 1970 Little Richard song “Dew Drop Inn,” as a developer takes the first steps in an ambitious project to restore the historic hotel and music hall on LaSalle [...]
Moving to the Municipal Auditorium is a wretched idea.
The Sewerage & Water Board issued a precautionary boil water advisory Saturday morning for the entire east bank of New Orleans. A drop in water pressure led to the advisory, according to the agency. The city’s Office of Emergency Preparedness issued the following directives on taking safe precautions during the boil water advisory. DON’T CONSUME [...]
Public frustration boils over at meeting on school closures, but board policy stifles comment Thursday’s Orleans Parish School Board meeting […]
Marta Jewson on school closures. Michael Isaac Stein on how Cantrell's budget plan will impact the public defenders office.
The St. Catherine’s Day Hat Parade will stroll on Sunday, Nov. 18, beginning at 10 a.m. on Pleasant Street and St. Charles The ninth annual parade has the theme “Hat o’ Nine Tales” and features the French-inspired music of Zazou City. Participants are asked to wear a hat to stroll the short sidewalk route. The [...]
Superintendent Henderson Lewis presented his closure recommendations as a report. Public comment was not allowed.
A screening of “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” — an in-depth look at the Native-American influence in popular music — will be held Friday, Nov. 16, at the Ashé Power House. The film reveals that early pioneers of the blues such as Charlie Patton had Native as well as African-American roots, and one [...]
The Maple Leaf Bar is donating proceeds from online ticket sales to the New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation. Starting this month, the Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., is offering advance ticket sales for all shows Friday and Saturday nights. A few other select shows will also be available for online purchase. The legendary Uptown [...]
On the eve of his 97th birthday, almost 200 admirers turned out last night to honor former Lt. Governor Jimmy Fitzmorris at the NOMA premiere of a new documentary on his life and political legacy. Co-produced by Jeff Courere and his sister Pat Denechaud, the film will begin airing tonight on WLAE-TV at 8 p.m. [...]
Mayor's budget proposes keeping funding steady at $405,000. Arts Council wants it increased to $450,000.
Police, DA and city surveillance system get bumps in Cantrell's budget, but public defender appropriation remains steady. Decreased camera tickets could lead to lost funding for defense.
A nail salon proposed for a university-area building on St. Charles Avenue that has been a number of short-lived restaurants in recent years won initial approval from the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, and it will include the addition of a new second-story living space — despite some some neighbors concerns’ that parking is already [...]
The Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy on Willow Street is losing its charter and is expected to close at the end of the school year, Orleans Parish school Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. told Orleans Parish School Board committee members on Tuesday. Lewis took aim at the charter’s board and said the district has [...]
A man jogging near Prytania Street in the Lower Garden District was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon, and later that evening a woman was robbed of her Toyota Prius by a man with a gun on Soniat Street in the Freret neighborhood, New Orleans police said. Around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, a man in [...]