Lusher Charter School will reserve a portion of its kindergarten seats for students from economically disadvantaged families in the next school year, partly in response to removing the neighborhood-based admissions district two years ago, officials said Saturday morning. Based on policies adopted by the Orleans Parish School Board, Lusher stopped granting automatic admission to children [...]
Asbestos at the Rosenwald school building, another delay in the Entergy astroturfing investigation and a column on the unanimous jury amendment. Plus a new episode of our podcast Behind The Lens.
The return of Gabrielle Restaurant last October was literally the talk of the town. Not “literally” in the way millennials misuse the word, but literally, as in literally. Twelve years is a long time to miss a menu. And few chefs and kitchens have been as missed by locals as James Beard-nominated Chef Greg Sonnier [...]
Michael Isaac Stein on an economic impact study from UNO. Marta Jewson on asbestos in New Orleans school buildings. And IPNO's Jee Park on non-unanimous juries in Louisiana. Hosted by Tom Wright.
Once again, The Lens is partnering with ProPublica's Electionland coalition to report on long lines, registration problems and other issues that prevent eligible voters from casting a ballot. We need your help.
A woman was arrested on charges of cutting a man several times with a knife early Friday morning on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans police said. Johrdanne Collins, 27, arrived at a location in the 2800 block of St. Charles Avenue around 5:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, where she “noticed blood on the floor and [...]
New Orleans-born artist Courtney “Ceaux” Buckley presented his newest collection of paintings to the public on Saturday, October 6. The solo exhibition at Axiom Art Gallery on Freret Street was entitled “Dear New Orleans,” and featured colorful depictions of various scenes and images one can only find in the Crescent City. View this post on Instagram [...]
Time to end Jim Crow's last stand in Louisiana law.
The new deadline for the investigation into the use of paid actors at City Council meetings is Nov. 2, nearly two months after the original deadline.
A new radiology office is planned for a vacant portion of the South Claiborne Avenue property occupied by the Church of the Annunciation, and it has received initial approval from the City Planning Commission. In order to allow a medical office, the Church of the Annunciation needs to change the zoning at 4505-4535 South Claiborne [...]
A man walking across South Claiborne Avenue overnight was killed after being hit by a vehicle that drove off without stopping, New Orleans police said Thursday morning. The victim, a 56-year-old man, was walking across South Claiborne Avenue in the 2300 block when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle, the initial NOPD report states. [...]
Women leaders around the state are excited about congressional contender MiMi Methvin – a Democrat running against incumbent Republican Clay Higgins in Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District. They expect Methvin, a former federal magistrate who was educated at Newcomb College, to take full advantage of the #Me Too Movement against sexual harassment. Numerous polls show that [...]
A 45-year-old man has been indicted in connection with a violent rape in the Irish Channel more than two decades ago after DNA taken from him during a firearms arrest matched genetic material stored in a rape kit, New Orleans police and prosecutors said. Roland Butler, 45, was indicted by a grand jury Thursday (Oct. [...]
Even as net prices begin to fall at some schools, many families are priced out.
Rosenwald was the second school to relocate this summer due to asbestos concerns.
The YAYA Arts Center on LaSalle Street will offer a free fall festival with crafts, costumes and treats for families on Saturday, as well as a specialized “Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin” glass-blowing workshop the same day. The fall festival is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 20) at YAYA Arts Center, 3322 [...]
The man who robbed nine businesses in the Carrollton area at gunpoint in 2016 was sentenced to 25 years in prison this week after pleading guilty to 22 charges related to the crimes, the Orleans Parish district attorney’s office said. Kenneth N. Barnes, 49, pleaded guilty as charged Monday to three counts of armed robbery [...]
Opposition to a plan to turn a vacant coffee shop on St. Charles Avenue into a small daiquiri bar grew more formal Monday night when the Lower Garden District Association voted unanimously to oppose the project at its hearing before the City Planning Commission next week. Tiger Paw Daiquiris and Grill, a Baton Rouge-based daiquiri [...]
Utility officials didn't notify Cogsdale Corp. for more than a year after citywide billing complaints began, executives from the company told city council members.
Four separate robberies were reported on Robert, Willow, St. Andrew and LaSalle streets on Saturday and Sunday nights, New Orleans police said Monday morning. Around 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, two men — one in his 40s, and one in his 50s — were walking in the 1900 block of St. Andrew Street (near O.C. [...]