The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) announced that the 22nd annual New Orleans French Film Festival will be held from February 15 to 21, 2019, at the historical Prytania Theatre. Last year, the festival reached a record audience of about 4000 attendees, and NOFS expects the festival to grow even more next year. The 22nd [...]
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Lusher Charter School’s expansion into the Allen building next door is unlikely to happen prior to the fall of 2021, but school officials have already begun considering what renovations they may need now that the current occupant, Sci High, has held the official groundbreaking for its new building. The Allen building on Loyola Avenue adjacent [...]
Lawyer asks for federal investigation of Entergy's charitable arm. Teachers have to reapply for their own jobs at charter school facing takeover and eventual closure.
Michael Isaac Stein on Kristin Palmer's new short-term rental proposals and the Entergy Charitable Foundation. Marta Jewson has the latest on Harney charter school.
Gracious Bakery and Cafe, which has locations Uptown on Prytania Street and in the Garden District on St. Charles, has announced a partnership in New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute the upcoming Warehouse District restaurant NOCHI Café by Gracious. Pastry Chef Megan Forman opened Gracious Bakery with her husband Jay in 2012. The company has [...]
Farm bill will sustain food subsidies for people in need—unless Trump defies Congress.
With the potholes, power outages, and never-ending boil water advisories, one would think New Orleans has suffered enough. But no, the Bravo network seems fit to punish us further—with Season 2 of Southern Charm New Orleans. While no formal announcement has been forthcoming, the worst has been confirmed by the New Orleans Office of Cultural [...]
Palmer's proposal would tie residential Airbnbs to a homestead exemption. Rules in non-residential districts would depend on a building's size.
New Orleans police are investigating four simultaneous bomb threats made Thursday afternoon on South Claiborne Avenue and Walmsley Avenue in the Uptown areas, as well as Poydras Street downtown and Hayne Boulevard in New Orleans East, authorities said. The bomb threats were reported in the 6200 block of South Claiborne Avenue (near the commercial strip [...]
District B City Councilman Jay H. Banks will be the council’s appointed representative to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, following Saturday’s sweeping decision by city voters to return a council member to the board of the embattled utility. District A Councilman Joe Giarrusso, chair of the council’s Public Works Committee, announced Banks [...]
A fight in a South Broad Street parking lot ended in gunfire Wednesday afternoon when one man hit another with a gun, causing an accidental discharge that grazed the victim’s ear, and New Orleans police have named a 48-year-old man as the suspect in the shooting, authorities said. Tyrone Catchings is wanted on a charge [...]
The city’s Board of Zoning Adjustments sided with the developers of the “Fallen Saint” immersive-theatre venue on lower Magazine Street this week, rejecting a challenge to the project by opponents of the project and essentially clearing the way for final approval by the New Orleans City Council. The former warehouse at 1152 Magazine Street is [...]
District 1 Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta and former District 3 Congressman Charles Boustany – both Republicans – are said to be considering the 2019 race for governor against Governor John Bel Edwards. Two other Republican candidates have already announced – Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone and District 5 Congressman Ralph Abraham, a physician and [...]
The Orleans Parish school district plans to take over the embattled charter school next month and operate it through the spring. But the district is not guaranteeing it will retain the school's current staff. Interviews started this week.
The Carrollton Area Network is be hosting the 11th annual Caroling at Palmer Park on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Before the Christmas caroling, there will be Christmas shopping in the park. The Palmer Park Arts Market will be held both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The park [...]
Person of Interest sought in Jeanette Street shooting The NOPD is seeking to interview a person of interest in the investigation of an aggravated battery by shooting that occurred on December 6, 2018 in the 8800 block of Jeanette Street. At about 5:40 a.m., the victim encountered a subject inside of his vehicle who then exited [...]
New Orleans voters will decide in May whether to reallocate a portion of the tax money now dedicated to the Audubon Commission, giving the zoo and aquarium long-term but sharply reduced funding, the New Orleans Advocate reports. The millage would be extended for 20 years and would cut Audubon’s tax intake to provide more money [...]
The lawyer for groups opposed to the Entergy New Orleans power plant in eastern New Orleans says urging recipients of foundation donations to publicly support the company violates tax law.
The City Council gave McDonald’s approval to redevelop its St. Charles Avenue restaurant at its Dec. 6 meeting. The two-story structure in the Garden District will be torn down and replaced. Planners and preservationists have been working with the fast-food chain for two years to determine an appropriate design for a purpose that the city [...]