Downtown-bound lanes of St. Charles Avenue to close Friday for water-leak repairs

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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 [...]

Kristine Froeba’s Royal Wedding Viewing Guide: Background for New Orleans Viewers

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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 [...]

Attorney Morris Bart donates bicycles to NOPD Second District

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The Uptown-based NOPD Second District has two new bicycles thanks to a donation Tuesday from long-time supporter and prominent attorney Morris Bart. The donation — made through the COPS 2 organization that supports the Second District — will allow for more bicycle patrols from the Second District, NOPD authorities said. “These bicycles were generously donated [...]

Lycee Francais CEO finalists make their pitch to parents (live video)

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The three finalists to be the next CEO of Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans met with the charter school’s parents and staff Tuesday night in a crowded town hall meeting, explaining how their very divergent backgrounds each position them to lead the school to continued academic strength while building the city’s first French-immersion high school. [...]

Thousands of Uptown residents lose power after substation breaker trips, Entergy says

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Thousands of residents and businesses temporarily lost power Tuesday afternoon after a breaker tripped at a substation serving the Uptown area of New Orleans, Entergy said. Crews “safely restored power to ~21,000 customers affected by the outage within 45 minutes,” and were able to restore power to the remaining 2,700 addresses 45 minutes later, Entergy [...]

Fundraiser celebrates ten years of New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter

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There’s No Place Like Home, presented by Leslie & Scott Jacobs, is the largest fundraiser of the year for the New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter (NOWCS). The gala on Thursday, May 17 will feature live music by Caren Green & Cornbread and a silent auction. NOWCS will honor Debbie Rees with the inaugural Jackie & [...]

Giarrusso, other council members demand June meeting with Sewerage & Water Board

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Following his campaign pledge to make the ongoing problems with the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans a primary focus, Councilman Joe Giarrusso and his colleagues have demanded the agency’s leaders appear before the City Council next month and answer a specific set of questions. Giarrusso sent the letter Thursday, signed by all his [...]

Landmark status for Carrollton Courthouse may be decided next month

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A long-awaited decision on historic landmark status for the Carrollton Courthouse may be decided by city officials next month, now that the sale of the building from the Orleans Parish School Board was finally completed in the spring. A group of investors representing Colonial Oaks Senior Living in Houston, Texas, placed the winning $4.7 million [...]

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