Question: When is a bridge not a bridge? Answer: When it proves more expedient to call it by some other […]
A man was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday in the St. Thomas area, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The man got into a car with three other men at 3:24 a.m. on Sunday, April 28, in the 1700 block of Tchoupitoulas Street when one of the men produced a gun and took his bag. [...]
Cantrell unrepentant over unannounced traffic camera changes New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell and her top deputy, Chief Administrative Officer Gilbert […]
Michael Isaac Stein talks traffic cameras. Marta Jewson looks at some new research from the Education Research Alliance. And an exit interview with former Behind The Lens host Tom Wright.
A man shot multiple times while in a car on Airline Highway early Monday died of his injuries the next day, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office reported. The New Orleans Police Department has reclassified the incident as a homicide. The Coroner’s Office identified the homicide victim as Jonathon Matthews, 26. Matthews was driving home with [...]
The New Orleans Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and located subjects believed to be responsible for a string of vehicle burglaries Wednesday in the Milan and Touro neighborhoods. At around 3:30 a.m. on April 24, several auto burglaries were reported in the 1900-2300 blocks of Gen. Pershing, the 4100 block of [...]
In a vote on Thursday, the council moved the money into its utilities regulation office. It's not yet clear where it will go from there. But council members promise a public process.
The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orleans board voted Monday to submit a letter of interest to acquire the soon-to-be-closed McNair campus in the Carrollton neighborhood. The ReNEW charter system was operating two programs at the former Ronald G. McNair Elementary School at 1607 S. Carrollton Ave.: a pre-kindergarten program and a therapeutic day program [...]
Without really caring who she runs over along the way, Mayor LaToya Cantrell has been plowing through such issues as increasing revenues from traffic cameras and how to fund the city’s long neglected infrastructure. In watching her especially feisty style, I can’t help comparing Cantrell to one of my favorite mentors — former Mayor Dutch [...]
A purse was snatched from a 77-year-old woman on Wednesday in the Lower Garden District, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The woman was walking with her husband in the 2200 block of St. Charles Avenue, near Jackson, at about 7:30 p.m. when a man approached on a bicycle. He stopped, grabbed the purse off [...]
Lingering questions about governance and how the money should be divided
The NOPD’s Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night at an undisclosed location in New Orleans. The checkpoint will be in effect beginning at 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, and concluding at 5 a.m. on Friday, April 26. Motorists who encounter this checkpoint will experience minimal delays, the NOPD said. They will [...]
"This ordinance would force the City to separate people from their belongings when there is no public health purpose to do so," a Cantrell administration official said.
The main-round results were released Wednesday, parents must register with the school or enter the second round
Parents and community members are calling on Sophie B. Wright’s school board chair to call a special meeting to publicly address what they say is overly harsh punishment of senior students, an advocacy group announced. On April 5, about 30 students were given five-day suspensions from Sophie B. Wright Charter School on Napoleon Avenue after [...]
By Keith Brannon, Tulane University Sweeping changes designed to make a major federal food assistance program more nutritious for low-income families were effective in reducing obesity risk for 4-year-olds who had been on the program since birth, according to a new study by researchers from Tulane University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and PHFE [...]
The Magazine Street Merchants Association (MSMA) will present its 9th annual Magazine Street Champagne Stroll on Saturday, May 11. Over 100 Magazine Street businesses will provide free sparkling wine, with many offering special deals, live music, promotional sales, and art or trunk shows. Participating shops will extend their hours to 9 p.m. This is a chance for [...]
Two domestic aggravated burglaries were reported Uptown on Tuesday, according to the New Orleans Police Department. The first occurred in the Freret neighborhood. At about 5:15 p.m., police said, a man forced himself into a home in the 2200 block of Soniat Street, demanding money that he believed the victim, a 34-year-old woman, owed him. [...]
The charter network operates an early childhood center and a therapeutic day program at the Carrollton Avenue school.
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans is conducting an emergency repair on a 30-inch water main under South Claiborne Avenue between Octavia and Upperline streets. Residents in the area may experience short-term low water pressure. Traffic restrictions on Claiborne will start today at 9 a.m. The right and center lanes of downtown-bound traffic [...]