And despite the fiasco, top brass ordered itself big raises.
All three ousted deputy directors recently received large pay raises. Meanwhile, the utility, citing a financial crisis, has been shutting off water service to delinquent customers.
New Orleans Police officers are searching for Ronald Lathers (DOB: 03/22/1988), who is wanted in connection with a domestic aggravated burglary incident that occurred in the 2100 block of Baronne Street. The victim told police that at or around 9:55 a.m. on August 15, 2018, she was entering her residence when she was approached from [...]
Cherry Coffee, the cafe that first launched in a former firehouse near Wisner Park, has won an enthusiastic thumbs-up from the City Planning Commission to convert its second location in the Lower Garden District into a restaurant. Cherry opened its second coffee shop in the newly-built Julian building at 1581 Magazine Street in April and [...]
A man walking on St. Charles Avenue near the overpass was stabbed Sunday morning in a robbery attempt, New Orleans police said. The victim, a man in his 50s, was near St. Charles Avenue and Calliope Street shortly before 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, when he was confronted by an assailant who “demanded he empty [...]
Low water pressure is expected Tuesday on Cherokee Street while a new water line is installed, the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans said. Contractors with Fleming Construction will install the 8-inch pipe between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, possibly reducing water pressure for residents on Cherokee between Pearl and Dominican [...]
The Lens obtained the names of the first 44 customers who faced disconnection from the Sewerage and Water Board. Some complained of unfair treatment, mysterious bills and longstanding disputes with the utility.
Three people were arrested this week in the investigation into an armed robbery on Delachaise Street, New Orleans police said. The robbery took place Aug. 12 in the 700 block of Delachaise Street. The suspects were all arrested Wednesday in Kenner on charges of armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated battery and criminal conspiracy, according [...]
The governing board of New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High School approved a $6.27 million budget Thursday that includes a minor deficit because of the last-minute addition of a new bus route, but officials say they expect to make up the shortfall quickly as the year begins. “We do have a negative right now,” [...]
A man already convicted of a sexual-battery charge has been indicted on allegations of raping a 7-year-old girl three years ago in Central City, Orleans Parish prosecutors said. David Lewis, 40, is charged with first-degree rape on accusations that he forced the child to perform oral sex on him in a LaSalle Street home in [...]
U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise touted the virtues of civility and bipartisanship in Washington and his strong relationship across the aisle with Democratic colleague Rep. Cedric Richmond on Wednesday in New Orleans, even while simultaneously defending a President whose public insults and attacks on perceived enemies is the foundation of his personal style. Speaking at a [...]
What do Julie Stokes, Richard Perque, A.G. Crowe, Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Marie Williams, Heather Cloud and Omar Mason have in common? All are candidates for state or local office in the November 6, 2018 elections who made sizeable personal loans to their campaigns. By beefing up fundraising totals, these candidates became more viable which in [...]
New Orleans police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are responding Thursday to a threat of a bomb that was emailed to De La Salle High School on St. Charles Avenue, authorities said. Shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, De La Salle received an email threatening that “a bomb will go off” Thursday if [...]
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The Subway sandwich shop that became the latest flashpoint in the conversation about chain restaurants on Magazine Street has withdrawn its application to open in a partially vacant strip mall there, New Orleans city officials said. Subway began seeking permission to open a new location a corner space of the strip mall at 4637 Magazine [...]
The outside travel and parking lanes on both sides of St. Charles Avenue will be closed for the rest of August and much of September for drainage work and road reconstruction, city officials said. The lane closures between Erato and Euterpe streets will begin Thursday morning and continue for five weeks. For more information, see [...]
The Dollar General store on South Claiborne Avenue was robbed of its cash at gunpoint Tuesday morning, and a woman on Oleander Street was robbed of her vehicle much later that night, New Orleans police said. Shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, a man walked into the Dollar General in the 2800 block of [...]
After school officials announced they would test school water for lead in 2016, they decided to install filters instead. But the school district has yet to sign a contract with a filter company.
Asbestos removal work happened when kids were in school. But a Children’s Hospital lung doctor says their exposure was “negligible.”
The development saga that started years ago with the displacement of a small Chinese restaurant from the Garden District ended Sunday with the grand opening of an Allstate insurance agency in Broadmoor, the final tenant in the new Green Tea development there. Green Tea was formerly next door to the Blockbuster video store, but after [...]