How to spur economic development on traditional business corridors like South Broad Street – and how to make sure it benefits longtime local businesses, instead of only transplants – formed the topic of debate for nearly a dozen candidates for mayor of New Orleans on Thursday afternoon.
Investigators are seeking the public’s help identifying suspects in package thefts on Fourth Street and Constance Street, New Orleans police said.
Fall diners in New Orleans know how to capitalize on balcony breezes and craft cocktails. Root offers both in a trendy setting with a menu to please the most exacting gastronome. Tucked above the more well-known (and difficult to book) Square Root is simply, Root.
Root, a separate entity, juts out over the sidewalk with a small industrial-chic dining room, a Magazine Street balcony, and an inspired menu.
The International School of Louisiana will drop its language-readiness exam for incoming kindergarten students, but tighten mid-year admissions for first-grade students, officials said Wednesday night.
At last night forum sponsored by The New Orleans Advocate and lake area neighborhood organizations, the six major candidates for Mayor were quick to discuss grandiose plans to fight crime, increase economic development, and repair infrastructure.
The boil-water notice in place most of Wednesday for the Eastbank of New Orleans was lifted late Thursday morning, New Orleans officials said.
The 77-year-old woman burned in a fire Monday afternoon at a home on Soraparu Street has died from her injuries, New Orleans fire officials said.
Recent repairs at the century-old Fine Arts Theater on Baronne Street have nearby neighbors enthusiastic that the grand building may soon be due for redevelopment, they said Wednesday night.
After a brief power loss at the Sewerage & Water Board plant in Carrollton on Wednesday morning, New Orleans city officials are urging residents to boil water before consuming it in any way until water quality can be assured.
The Preservation Resource Center and other advocacy group are hosting a forum on housing and land-use issues with three mayoral candidates, Michael Bagneris, LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet. The forum starts at 7 p.m., with a live video stream being broadcast above.
The imminent arrival of fast-growing Chipotle chain burrito restaurant on Magazine Street — plunging directly into competition with beloved local Latin restaurants — has local residents beginning to explore legislation that might limit the influx of national brands on the uniquely Uptown New Orleans thoroughfare.
“No one comes to New Orleans to see Veterans Avenue,” said Coliseum Square Association member Frank Cole. “I don’t want to see an Arby’s on Magazine Street.”
Carrollton residents packed the cafeteria of St. Mary’s Dominican High School last week for a debate between the six candidates for District A on the New Orleans City Council, but if you didn’t make it, here’s your chance to watch full videos of each section of the forum.
An elderly couple were both injured when a fire broke out Monday afternoon in the bedroom of their home on Soraparu Street, New Orleans Fire Department officials said.
City Council District A candidates all have varying solutions for the ongoing Sewerage and Water Board fiasco, including hiring staff with water management experience and using spare Department of Public Works employees to clean out catch basins.
All agreed, however, that more oversight is needed for the state-created entity.