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 [...]
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 [...]
The Audubon Commission will hold its fourth public meeting tonight about the creation of a new master plan for Audubon Park, presenting the draft of the plan and continuing to take comments on it. A preliminary draft of the plan dated May 4 is already available online at AudubonParkMasterPlan.org. To read our coverage and watch [...]
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 [...]
Exemption costs schools $3.7 million per year. Extra money could be used to help fund pre-K expansion.
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 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 [...]
A 65-year-old woman was arrested Monday evening after allegedly stabbing her 84-year-old mother during dinner at their General Taylor Street home, New Orleans police said. Linda Douse, 65, was having dinner with her 84-year-old mother at home in the 2700 block of General Taylor Street around 7 p.m. when the stabbing took place, according to [...]
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 & [...]
A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to multiple robbery and drug charges in connection with a spree of home invasions last year on Broadway, Pine and Zimpel streets, New Orleans prosecutors said. As his trial was scheduled to begin on Monday (May 14), Jeremy Magee pleaded guilty as charged to six counts of armed robbery [...]
The Education Research Alliance of New Orleans explored how graduation rates, college entrance rates and student improvement could factor into accountability.
YAYA, the non-profit arts community for local children and youth, will host their spring fundraiser Brass ‘N Glass this Friday, May 18. The free event will feature a glass demonstration by Juli Juneau, live music by CoolNasty, and an arts market with work by YAYA artists. The fundraiser will run from 6 to 9 p.m. [...]
Investigators have recovered surveillance video of two suspects believed to have been involved in a late-night robbery attempt on Panola Street last week, and are hoping the public can help identify them, New Orleans police said. Around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, a man in his 50s was in the 7400 block of Panola Street [...]
A way to repudiate the gauzy falsehoods of 'Gone with the Wind.'
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 [...]
Three women walking on Camp Street in the Lower Garden District were robbed of their purses Saturday night, New Orleans police said. The victims — one woman in her 50s, and two in their 20s — were on Camp Street near Race Street around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, according to the initial NOPD report. [...]
School district says no new students will be admitted for the next six months.
The Rev. Charles Southall had a school credit card issued in his name.
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 [...]
A 14-year-old girl was picked up from Loyola Avenue by an unknown man and taken to Baton Rouge for a sexual assault, New Orleans police said. No other details are included in the initial NOPD report, which has a reporting location of the 3300 block of Loyola Avenue and a reporting time of 2 a.m. [...]