New Orleans police have released surveillance video related to this weekend’s spree of three carjacking incidents near Freret Street and Jefferson Avenue. The three incidents took place in the span of a few minutes starting around 9:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. The three suspects, one of whom had a gun, first tried to take a [...]
The new headquarters of the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District in Gert Town — as well as the new indoor pool on the same lot — are nearly complete after more than a year of construction, but no opening date has been announced. Construction on the station at 3411 Broadway Street began in [...]
A man in his late 60s was robbed just before sunrise Monday morning on Baronne Street, New Orleans police said. The victim was in the 4500 block of Baronne Street (between Jena and Cadiz streets) shortly before 6 a.m. when he was confronted by a man in a ski mask and dark clothing who demanded [...]
The inside, downtown-bound lane of two Garden District blocks of St. Charles Avenue is expected to close for at least a week as part of the ongoing repaving project there, the city of New Orleans announced. Contractors with Boh Brothers will be altering a manhole to match the height of the roadway at Fourth Street [...]
A quick spree of three carjacking incidents was reported Saturday night all within steps of the busy university-area intersection of Freret Street and Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans police said. All three incidents took place within 20 minutes starting at 9:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, and a scooter and a Toyota Rav 4 were taken, according [...]
The Krewe of Outrageous and Kinky (O.A.K) rolled their 31st annual midsummer Mardi Gras parade on Saturday, August 25. The parade began at the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak, down Oak, left on Carrollton and stopped at Palmer Park. They finished back at the Maple Leaf where O.A.K. held their ball. O.A.K.’s theme this year [...]
Opinion: Lens reporter’s year in S&WB hell: collapsed pipes, collapsed billing system Lens founder Karen Gadbois has been fighting the […]
Leading short-term rental advocates held a community discussion Thursday night on ideas for changes to the laws governing the controversial topic in New Orleans, tapping into the deep well of frustration with the city’s rental market from nearly all sides. HomeAway — an online short-term rental platform similar to AirBnB that lists 2 million properties [...]
A man was beaten in the face with a glass bottle and robbed of his money overnight on Louisiana Avenue, New Orleans police said Friday morning. The victim, a man in his 40s, was in the 1900 block of Louisiana Avenue (between Danneel and Dryades streets) around 1:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, when he got [...]
$450 million budget is first since the July 1 return of all Recovery School District charter schools to local control. Board also approves going after city for withheld property taxes.
Thousands of women candidates across the country — like two running for Secretary of State in Louisiana, Renee Fontenot Free and Gwen Collins-Greenup — will be celebrating Women’s Equality Day on Sunday, August 26. During the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment, Congresswoman Bella Abzug introduced a resolution in 1973 recognizing the August 26, 1920 [...]
After a man was beaten last week by a gun-wielding assailant on Bellecastle Street, investigators are hoping the public can help identify a suspect using surveillance video of a car believed to have been involved, New Orleans police said. The victim was sitting in a vehicle in the 900 block of Bellecastle around 10:30 p.m. [...]
The long-awaited filters come more than two years after the district promised to test school water for lead.
HomeAway and the Alliance for Neighborhood Prosperity are advocating policy changes that they call a compromise. But critics say they would lead to further expansion of short-term rentals.
After a major historic structural renovation, the vacant former service station that for years was home to Cafe Freret is now slated to become a new location of popular Uptown breakfast spot Surrey’s, flanked on either side by a new family-oriented coffee shop called “Cafe au Play” and new location of Empanola. Cafe Freret closed [...]
The newest addition to the family of Deanie’s seafood restaurants is the Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen at 2200 Magazine St. Owned by Chandra Chifici-Scarber of the same family, the space has bars upstairs and downstairs, balcony dining, and a kitchen with food options old and new. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, representatives of District B [...]
Records filed in another suit show that the city diverted more than $1 million annually in taxes collected on school district's behalf.
It’s been a few years since the national food truck craze arrived in New Orleans, and now its next evolution has arrived — FAIT NOLA, a mobile nursery and greenhouse that a horticulturist mom and her two daughters hope will help spread their love of decorative succulents and ferns around the city. “It’s like a [...]
Two people were robbed Monday morning on Erato Street, a woman who sells food out of her car was robbed at gunpoint on Annunciation Street in the afternoon, and a man was robbed of his car in the evening on South Carrollton, New Orleans police said. Around 9:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, two men — [...]
A happy hour fundraiser tonight at the Eiffel Society on St. Charles Avenue will benefit two New Orleans education nonprofits, one that recruits more black male teachers to provide positive role models in the classroom, and one that promotes success in science and technology. Hosted by the philanthropic organization “trepwork,” the fundraiser will run from [...]