Mayor Cantrell: “We will never pump our way out of this”

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Days after a sudden Friday afternoon storm flooded parts of Mid-City yet again, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced her plans Tuesday morning to push infrastructure and drainage projects forward. Cantrell promised to prioritize an urban water plan, that includes rainwater cisterns underneath Uptown parks, while working free up funding for water mitigation and drainage [...]

Pan-American Life makes $1M donation to National WWII Museum

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New Orleans-based Pan-American Life Insurance Group recently announced its $1M donation to the National WWII Museum to support their newest virtual experience, “Los Veteranos: Latinos in World War II.” The virtual field trip is an interactive, live-streamed educational program that explores the WWII experiences of Latino veterans and their postwar fight for equality in the [...]

Man carjacked on Josephine Street; woman’s birthday money snatched from her shirt, police say

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A man was carjacked at gunpoint Saturday morning on Josephine Street, and that night a woman had her birthday money snatched from her shirt by a man on Erato Street, but police found it in his wallet after stopping a fight between them, New Orleans police said. Shortly before 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, a [...]

After ‘rigorous’ new state tests, Sci High leaders hope to maintain B performance score

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Despite the introduction this year of rigorous new state tests, leaders of New Orleans Charter Science & Math High School hope the strength of their many unique diploma offerings will help them maintain their B performance rating from the state in the fall, they said Thursday. Thursday was the final day of testing for Sci [...]

Audubon Charter to add bus transportation at Gentilly campus

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Audubon Charter School officials are planning to offer bus transportation at their new Gentilly campus location, school leaders said Saturday morning. Audubon’s governing board voted Saturday morning to authorize a contract for up to $388 per route per bus, though the total number of buses needed remains unclear. While the Gentilly campus has already more [...]

Faubourg Marengo neighbors seeking end to ‘noxious odor’ near the river

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Several residents in the Faubourg Marengo neighborhood say they’ve had to deal with a tar-like odor around – and sometimes within – their homes for several years, and their new City Councilman says he will try to find the cause of the smell. About 10 people from the small community between Magazine and Tchoupitoulas near Napoleon [...]

Woman upset at fiancé crashes into his car, stabs him on Carrollton Avenue, police say

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A woman upset at her fiancé Thursday evening crashed her vehicle into his, chased his car down Carrollton Avenue, crashed into him again and then cut him and slashed his tires, New Orleans police said. The woman, 46-year-old Jacquelyn Ward, saw her fiancé (also in his 40s) in his vehicle with another woman around 7:30 [...]

Danae Columbus: Scalise and Richmond scale their own party ranks while representing Louisiana together

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Whether the Democrats or the Republicans controls Congress after the 2018 midterm elections, Louisiana will be a big winner because of what Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) calls the “great bond” him and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) enjoy. Scalise of course is the exceedingly popular Majority Whip who was shot June 14, 2017 during a practice [...]

New Audubon Park master plan focuses on bikes and lights, tennis and traffic; golf course remains a flashpoint (live video)

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The draft of the new master plan for Audubon Park underscores the need to keep the current balance between programmed activity and open space, while adding specific recommendations or paths forward on issues of pedestrian safety, traffic flow, lighting, tree maintenance and even tennis. Advocates for more open space in the park, however, remain concerned [...]

Downtown-bound lanes of St. Charles Avenue to close Friday for water-leak repairs

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The two downtown-bound side of St. Charles Avenue between Napoleon to Louisiana avenues will be closed to traffic and parking Friday for the repair of underground water leaks discovered during the ongoing repaving project, New Orleans city officials said. Downtown-bound traffic will be detoured to Prytania from Napoleon to Louisiana from 9 a.m. to 3 [...]

Kristine Froeba’s Royal Wedding Viewing Guide: Background for New Orleans Viewers

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Prince Henry Charles Albert David Windsor-Mountbatten, the Brit, and Ms. Meghan Markle, the Yank, are to be married this weekend. Not since 1956 has an American actress married a Prince. Then, it was Oscar-winning movie star Grace Kelly; this time we have cable actress Meghan Markle. The last American Royal wedding went off without a [...]

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