Green space restoration has begun on Louisiana and Jefferson avenues, the Southeast Louisiana (SELA) Urban Flood Control Project announced. Crape myrtles and hollies have been planted on Louisiana Avenue and magnolias have been planted on Jefferson Avenue. The plantings are a final stage in a massive years-long drainage project.
Package theft on Broadway caught on video The New Orleans Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in identifying a man captured on surveillance video committing a theft in the 2500 block of Broadway. On March 28, at or around 5:26 p.m., a man approached the victim’s residence and removed a package from her [...]
The NOPD’s Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location within Orleans Parish. The checkpoint will be in effect from 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 to 5 a.m. on Friday, April 12. Motorists who encounter this checkpoint will experience minimal delays and should have the proper documentation available if requested – [...]
On Monday, cyclists, advocacy groups and city government officials gathered at Booker T. Washington in Central City to discuss issues around cycling in New Orleans. The meetings are part of an effort by New Orleans officials to make the city more bike-friendly and a safer place for cyclists. Bike safety has come more into the [...]
An independent New Orleans research group is backing the proposal to replace three existing property taxes into one millage for citywide parks and recreation. But there’s a caveat: If passed, the city is urged to monitor the park agencies’ spending plans and performance outlined in a cooperative endeavor agreement. The Bureau of Governmental Research, a [...]
Moreno seeks to boost in-house staff, reduce council reliance on outside contractors.
Freret area residents can expect to shop at a neighborhood Rouses Market in the spring of 2020, according to estimates from a Rouses spokeswoman. After easily clearing its major hurdles with the city, the Thibodaux-based supermarket chain is at least 10 weeks out from applying for a building permit, Marcy Nathan of Rouses Markets said. [...]
Diverting money from maintenance is a truly bad idea.
The City of New Orleans will present a series of “open house” neighborhood workshops to engage residents in each district about the upcoming plan to expand and improve the City’s bike network. Meetings for Districts A & B take place this week. The City is working in collaboration with the Department of Public Works, the City [...]
The annual Freret Street festival drew a large crowd on Saturday, April 6, packing the street from curb to curb between Napoleon Avenue and Soniat Street. Performers included Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Debauche, J & the Causeways, Little Freddie King, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers and more.
Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s 14th annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 13 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Audubon Riverview, also known as “The Fly,” behind Audubon Zoo The event is free and open to the public. It consists of four Easter Egg Hunts: children ages 1 to 3 hunt at 11 a.m.; children ages 4 to [...]
At an emergency meeting Monday night, the New Beginnings Schools Foundation board placed CEO Michelle Blouin-Williams on paid leave pending […]
Tom Wright goes to a rally for the "March Against Death Alley." Michael Isaac Stein talks to Councilwoman Helena Moreno about how to change Entergy regulation in New Orleans. And we interview Berr Voss-Potts, the 13-year-old whose off-the-shelf lead test prompted the school district to install filters this week at Plessy Community School.
The Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show came to New Orleans last weekend, and it didn’t leave without supporting a local shop after tragedy. According to reports, the show director James Bronner and CEO of Kalaidescope Hair, Jesseca Dupart, raised $10,000 for Unity-1 Beauty Supply and Hair Salon. The Broadmoor shop was the site of a car crash [...]
Hoffman Triangle residents are invited to come out to Taylor Park on Saturday, April 6, from noon to 2 p.m. for a family-friendly event to learn about ways they can reduce flooding by planting trees, installing rain barrels and reducing paving. “Many neighborhoods in New Orleans, including the Hoffman Triangle, are vulnerable to repeated flooding,” [...]
The school district is leaving portable toilets on campus as a precaution.
Students at the soon-to-be-shuttered Edgar P. Harney elementary school had to use outside trailers as bathrooms this week as workers fixed a dislodged drainage pipe beneath the school, Marta Jewson reported in The Lens, describing just the latest in a series of challenges the Central City school has faced.Harney is one of five schools set [...]
There as long been a strong chess culture in New Orleans, and soon it will have a hub: the Morphy Chess and Cultural Center at 3714 B Earhart Blvd. The grand opening for the Morthy Chess and Culture Center is Friday, April 5, from 7 to 10 p.m. This nonprofit center will be a hub [...]
The move comes one week after a 7th-grader’s water test prompted action. Dozens of other New Orleans public schools are still waiting for lead filters.
Heavy rain and storms, some which may be severe, are forecast to continue to move through the New Orleans area today. The cty of New Orleans urges residents to stay weather-aware during storms. The National Weather Service issued an Areal Flood Advisory on Thursday in effect until 7 p.m., including parts of Orleans Parish. An [...]