A crisis in the recycling industry is reflected in what we can and cannot put in our recycling bins starting with this week’s pickup, the city announced. Here’s what can go into the bin for curbside recycling pickup: Plastics: Only #1 (soda/water bottles) and #2 (milk/juice/shampoo/detergent containers); Paper: Newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office [...]
It’s been one year since Cherry Coffee Roasters opened shop in the Lower Garden District. What started as a popup at Stein’s Deli in 2013 has grown into two shops, each with its own personality, and each serving locally-roasted coffee. A neighborhood needs more than just another coffee shop, says owner and coffee lover Lauren [...]
Monitoring and research backs use of effluent to revive wetlands
Yandr Productions, LLC, is producing a short-form series titled “#Freerayshawn” that will be filmed in Central City from Monday, May 20, to Friday, May 24. The scenes scheduled for Central City resemble a hostage situation managed by police forces. In order to maintain continuity control, the production crew will have permitted traffic control each day [...]
Friday marked the beginning of Tipitina’s Free Fridays series, which runs from May 17 to August 30. The series began with one of the most storied families in New Orleans music, the Nevilles. Omari Neville and the Fuel opened the night and his father, Cyril, closed with his band Swamp Funk. This is the first [...]
The New Orleans Architecture Foundation, in partnership with New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, is holding a self-guided tour of contemporary homes Sunday in the Irish Channel and Lower Garden District. The tour is May 19 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m., beginning at the Modern Market, 1200 Annunciation Street. For decades, the Irish Channel and Lower [...]
A man was injured in a shooting Thursday while standing in front of his Central City home, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The victim, 23, was talking to a friend near South Prieur and Thalia streets at 7:50 p.m. on May 16 when he heard gunshots coming from Prieur Street. He ran and jumped [...]
Three juveniles were injured in a drive-by shooting Friday in the Hollygrove neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The three boys were walking near Forshey and Hollygrove streets at about 6 p.m. on May 17 when someone in black pickup truck started shooting at them. The victims ran before realizing that they all three [...]
A woman’s car was taken at gunpoint in the Milan neighborhood on Friday afternoon, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The victim, 36, was approached by two men while sitting in her car parked in the 4100 block of Liberty Street at 11:24 on May 17. Pointing weapons at her, they ordered her out of [...]
Plus, an update on the habitual offender law, the next steps on short-term rentals and a new episode of our weekly podcast, Behind The Lens.
A major vote on short-term rentals at the City Council. Asbestos in New Orleans schools. And an interview with Brian Knighten of the Broad Theater about flooding and drainage in the city.
The New Orleans Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in identifying and locating a subject believed to be responsible for a attempted simple robbery in the 2200 block of St. Charles Avenue on Feb. 1. The man pictured above allegedly approached a 52-year-old man who had just withdrawn cash from an ATM. He [...]
The city’s overhaul of short-term rental regulations, passed by the City Council on Thursday, will restrict the tourist accommodations in residential areas. In the Garden District, however, they will be completely banned, with the passage of an amendment to the sweeping regulations. The STR prohibition applies to the area from “the center line of St. [...]
For decades, Xavier University has ranked first in making African-Americans into medical professionals. This status led three young men to study at the university twenty years ago. Xavier’s 2019 commencement featured alumni Dr. Pierre Johnson ’02, Dr. Maxime Madhere ’02, and Dr. Joseph Semien, Jr., ’01 as keynote speakers and honorary degree recipients. The three—who formed [...]
Final vote on proposals should come within 90 days. The City Council has yet to address caps on commercial licenses, affordability measures or improved enforcement.
Advocates of four-day school weeks say the schedule can save money and attract teachers. Critics worry about an extra day of childcare for working parents.
Sewerage & Water Board Director Ghassan Korban was very clear in his remarks at the Bureau of Governmental Research on Tuesday morning. When it rains as hard and fast as it did early Sunday, May 12, expect flooding. Our antiquated drainage system just can’t keep up. Like thousands of New Orleanians, we spent Sunday mopping [...]
Tipitina’s brings back their annual Free Fridays Concert Series this summer this Friday, May 17 thru August 30. The 10 p.m. kickoff show will feature Cyril Neville with Omari Neville & The Fuel. This will be the first Free Fridays series since Galactic bought Tipitina’s late last year. Future shows will feature Brassaholics, Erica Falls, [...]
The New Orleans Police Department reported a carjacking early Thursday on Jackson Avenue and Baronne Street. A 64-year-old man was stopped at a traffic light May 16 at about 2:15 a.m. when two men walked up to the driver’s side of his pickup and demanded he get out of the vehicle, a blue Dodge truck. [...]
Sponsored by If April showers bring May flowers, what do May showers bring? If you’re The Broad Theater, then it means you take the great lineup you had the previous week, add a touch of action to the mix, and give everyone the chance to see what they might have missed. This week is a [...]