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 [...]
After a man robbed a woman who had just cashed a check on Washington Avenue last month, New Orleans police have obtained surveillance camera images of him and are hoping the public can help identify him, authorities said. The woman went into a business in the 4600 block of Washington Avenue to cash a check [...]
"We ask that you offer real solutions to this terrible situation in which you have put our families," they wrote.
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 [...]
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 [...]
The council would drop a current study and replace it with one looking at cities with strict regulations.
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 [...]
Students will be transferred to another charter network.
Civic participation is hard work that should be respected, not dissed.
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 [...]
In response to revelations that actors were paid to show up at meetings, the council will now public speakers to disclose whether they received anything of value.
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 [...]
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 [...]
A man with a gun tried to rob the Burger King on South Carrollton Avenue early Thursday morning, but the employees managed to escape before he could take anything, New Orleans police said. The gunman entered the Burger King in the 2400 block of South Carrollton (near South Claiborne Avenue) shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday, [...]
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 [...]
The city uses the tax exemption to lure companies, so the boards wants to hear from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell.
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 [...]
With summer approaching, the Dryades YMCA is offering a two-day water safety and swimming class for children ages 4-18 this weekend for $5. The program takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (May 19) and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (May 20) at the Dryades YMCA, 2220 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. Register [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]