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Jared Brossett and Chelsey Richard Napoleon both officially declared their candidacies for clerk of Civil District Court, and Timothy David Ray and Austin Badon filed to run for First City Court clerk on Wednesday morning as qualifying began for the Nov. 6 special and Congressional elections. A special election is being held for Civil District [...]
As part of our program with LION Publishers, the Messenger is working on gaining more back-end resources and better utilizing what we already have. Among other things, this means more staff members. We’re seeking a Business Communication Coordinator to assist growth on our sales and business development side. See the full job description here. For [...]
The school board plans to hire an auditing firm to investigate finances at Harney and other schools.
Along with a new CEO over the New Orleans College Prep charter network, both Walter L. Cohen high school and Crocker elementary will have new principals for the upcoming year, school leaders learned Monday night. Darren Lewis, a former principal of Lake Area New Tech Early College High School, has been hired as the new [...]
A volunteer reporter was sued for asking the city of Tallulah for records of its spending.
When Commander Jennifer Dupree first arrived in the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District as a sergeant five years ago, she was the leader of one of the district task forces, on-the-ground detectives assigned to specific crime hot spots. Now that Dupree has been promoted to lead the entire district, she has a veteran [...]
Psychiatry – Massage – Counseling – Nutrition Podesta Wellness is a multidisciplinary collaborative practice that aims to treat the mental and physical health goals of each individual client. As both a massage therapist and biochemist, Dr. Arwen Podesta merged her interests in mind-body wellness and biology by opening Podesta Psychiatry, LLC in 2012. Now operating [...]
The audit confirms The Lens' findings about the effect of the programs, which allow DAs to keep fines in exchange for dropping traffic tickets.
Two New Orleans music journalists, Alison Fensterstock and Alex Rawls, will discuss the city’s role in shaping the sound of rock ‘n’ roll on Wednesday evening as part of an ongoing series on the history of New Orleans for its 300th birthday. The “Cradle of Rock and Roll” discussion by Fensterstock and Rawls will examine [...]
A stash of apparently forged vehicle inspection stickers was discovered in a drug raid at a Central City home, New Orleans police said. The NOPD Sixth District task force searched a home at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Liberty Street on July 9 as part of a drug investigation, according [...]
Nearly four years after first expressing interest in building a service location in New Orleans, electric-car manufacturer Tesla has begun work on an outpost on Tchoupitoulas Street, according to our partners at the New Orleans Advocate. Tesla Motors has obtained permits to begin work at 2801 Tchoupitoulas Street (near Washington Avenue) on a service and [...]
The Uptown expansion of the French Quarter’s popular Italian restaurant Mona Lisa has received final approval from the New Orleans City Council for its Magazine Street location, as did a new bar from the owner of Tujague’s in the Lower Garden District. Mona Lisa’s new location will be at 4306 Magazine Street, near Napoleon Avenue, [...]
Another fox died Monday morning at Audubon Zoo following Saturday’s attacks by an escaped jaguar, bringing the total number of animals killed to nine — including the zoo’s last surviving alpaca, officials said. The nine animals killed were five alpacas, three foxes and an emu, the first six of which died in the initial attacks [...]
The suspect in an armed robbery late last month on Cambronne Street has been arrested, and a handgun was seized during a search warrant related to the case, New Orleans police said. Darrius Wallace, 21, was arrested in connection with the June 29 armed robbery in the 3900 block of Cambronne Street (near Dixon Street, [...]
New Orleans Health Department officials will hold forum Wednesday morning to update residents on progress toward mental-health efforts, following up on a similar initial forum last year designed to identify first priorities. The New Orleans Behavioral Health Council Public Forum will start at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 18) at the New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 [...]
Two people were arrested Saturday evening following a robbery on Magnolia Street, and another man was injured a shooting shortly afterward on Thalia Street, New Orleans police said. Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, July 14, a man in his early 30s was near Magnolia and Felicity streets when he was confronted by two assailants, later [...]
After a jaguar escaped its exhibit early Saturday and killed six other animals, closing Audubon Zoo to visitors for the day, the zoo will reopen today (Sunday, July 15) but keep the jaguar area off-limits to the public, our partners at WWL-TV reported. Audubon officials say the roof of the jaguar exhibit may have been [...]
How Entergy spent $1.3 million to polish its reputation, script support and monitor opposition to its new power plant Our […]
New Orleans is a city that floods. Even a small storm can leave streets impassable. City officials say they’re working […]