Blue Cypress Books on Oak, Octavia Books, Garden District Book Shop on Prytania and Tubby & Coo’s in Mid-City are collaborating Saturday on a scavenger hunt with $100 in gift certificates, as well as special events and exclusive merchandise, as part of the national Independent Bookstore Day the effort to promote local shops in a [...]
A motorcyclist who crashed into a canal near Xavier University in 2016, killing the school teacher riding as his passenger, was found guilty Thursday night of vehicular homicide, and now faces up to 10 years in prison, court officials said. Matthew Magrini, 35, was driving a motorcycle with 28-year-old George Paitich as his passenger on [...]
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The owners of the Mona Lisa restaurant in the French Quarter plan to open a second location of the Italian eatery Uptown on Magazine Street, they said this week. Mona Lisa currently operates on Royal Street with a traditional Italian menu, keeping a low profile with few recent reviews but a generally positive reptutation. “This [...]
“I’m here for Stormy,” said famed New Orleans horn man James Andrews, one of several hundred people who paid a $20 cover charge to see 39-year old Scotlandville, La., native Stephanie Gregory Clifford’s three-song performance at New Orleans’ Penthouse Club last night. Labeled “Pet of the Century” in the latest edition of Penthouse, Daniels has [...]
The company said it has ended its relationship with The Hawthorn Group, the firm behind it.
A man in his 50s was attacked by two assailants in an armed robbery attempt overnight on Panola Street, New Orleans police said Thursday morning. The victim was in the 7400 block of Panola (near Lowerline Street) around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, when an unknown man approached, asking questions, according to the initial NOPD [...]
More than 90 musicians will assemble tonight as the New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra to perform Gabriel Faure’s choral masterpiece, “Requiem,” at St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church. The program also features selections from Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 and, in keeping with the ensemble’s tradition of unorthodox choices, music from the popular video games “Halo” and [...]
After an overnight break-in at the cell-phone store on South Carrollton Avenue and damage to a door and window at a nearby Subway restaurant, investigators have obtained surveillance images of a suspect that they hope can help lead to an arrest, New Orleans police said. The burglary took place the night of Thursday, May 3, [...]
The Rotary Club of New Orleans will hold its first-ever wine-tasting competition, “Sippin’ for Scholarships,” tonight to raise money to send seniors from the New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High School and other schools to college. The wine tasting and silent auction will be from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight (Thursday, May 10) on [...]
DA's lawyers say prosecutors enjoy immunity under the law. Judge says plaintiffs have a difficult path ahead.
In an attempt to broaden its reach within the neighborhood, the historic Coliseum Square Association has decided to begin using a new name: the Lower Garden District Association. The association was founded in 1972 as part of an effort to gain historic recognition for the area in order to literally save it from destruction by [...]
Members of the Lycee Francais school community will be able to meet and pose questions to the three finalists for the CEO position at a town hall Tuesday that will be open to the public, school officials said. Last week, the CEO Search Committee voted to advance three candidates as finalists to be the new [...]
Three United States Coast Guard officers received medical treatment Tuesday after an unexpected release of turpentine on a tank they were inspecting at the Napoleon Avenue Wharf, officials said. The officers were conducting a routine inspection of a tank of crude sulfate turpentine at the wharf at the base of Napoleon Avenue shortly before 12:45 [...]
The Magazine Street Champagne Stroll returns Saturday night for its eighth annual celebration of shops, restaurants, and free sparkling wine. With extended hours until 9 p.m. Saturday, Many Magazine Street restaurants are offering free champagne with meals, while local shopkeepers will give discounts on their wares alongside a free glass of bubbly. A list of [...]
Those taxes can be used only for what voters approved.
A fire Monday afternoon that started at a home on Cherry Street in Hollygrove spread to a two-story garage next door, creating a blaze that took more than an hour for New Orleans firefighters to bring under control, authorities said. The fire started at a home in the 3300 block of Cherry Street shortly before [...]
A man broke into a St. Andrew Street apartment complex’s laundry room and stole the change from inside the washing machines last week, but police are hoping a surveillance photo of him will lead to his identification and arrest. The burglary took place shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at an apartment complex in [...]
The new members of the New Orleans City Council — Joe Giarrusso, Jay H. Banks, Kristin Palmer, Cyndi Nguyen and Helena Moreno — are joining returning members Jared Brossett and Jason Williams for their first official organizational meeting Monday after being sworn in. See below for live coverage. Live Blog City Council organizational meeting – [...]
By Lauren LeCompte Loyola Student News Service A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author returned to a New Orleans bookstore to present and sign his new book of classic Southern recipes and lighthearted family stories. “What I wanted to pull off was the narrative of our food,” Alabama native Rick Bragg said. Dozens gathered as [...]