Improvements to utilities around the new Magnolia Marketplace on South Claiborne will be paid for by an additional 1-percent sales tax on purchases there that should last around 15 years, based on legislation being forwarded to the New Orleans City Council for approval Thursday.
As universities begin class again and campuses come to life, the Second District police commander is urging students to exercise caution in light recent robberies of two armed robberes on Wednesday on State and General Pershing Streets, and two carjackings this weekend on Spruce and Jeanette.
Isidore Newman School hosted parents and community members Tuesday night as the school moves forward with plans to more than double its early childhood facility.
Head of School Dale Smith and architect Mac Ball presented the 950-student school’s plans to expand enrollment offerings to its youngest attendees.
“I think it’s safe to say he’s a preservationist at heart,” Smith said of Ball — one of the reasons he was selected for the job.
On trial for criminal conspiracy to armed robbery and armed robbery with a firearm, the 12-person jury unanimously ruled he was not guilty on both counts.
There was no question as to whether Mackey was at the scene of the armed robbery. He had planned to meet Megan Wales, a fellow Tulane student, at her apartment on 600 Broadway Street that day to buy marijuana from her.
The question was whether he helped orchestrate the event, which became much more than a simple drug deal when two men burst into the apartment and one pinned Wales on her apartment floor with a gun to her head.
A defense witness called in the trial of former Tulane football player Trent Mackey said he pointed the finger at Mackey after police told him Mackey had already thrown him under the bus.
Mackey, 23, has been charged with armed robbery with a firearm and criminal conspiracy to armed robbery. The charges stem from a July 12, 2012, robbery that the defense says was poorly investigated and pegged on Mackey, while prosecutors have argued that Mackey orchestrated.
Police have since charged Mackey in the robbery as well, and prosecutors this week are describing him as a co-conspirator to the gunmen, an accomplice in touch with them minutes before who conveniently left Wales’ apartment door open allowing the men to rush in. Mackey’s defense lawyers, however, say the Tulane football star is the victim of an inadequate investigation focused solely on bagging a high-profile conviction, and that Wales was just as complicit in the events of the day and web of lies afterward as Mackey was.
The Bouligny Improvement Association is asking for volunteers to help spruce up Lawrence Square on Saturday morning (April 6), working alongside neighbors to help clean up the park.
The Preservation Resource Center has organized a self-guided ‘Shotgun House and Art Tour’ of seven homes along either side of Magazine Street near Audubon Park onSaturday (April 6).
Following the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old AmeriCorps member in west Carrollton on Monday, two teams of his co-workers have been withdrawn to their home base in Vicksburg, Miss., for counseling and support, agency officials confirmed Wednesday.
Egyptologist Dr. Nigel Strudwick will discuss his work at “Pharaoh’s Chancellor: The Tomb of Senneferi at Thebes” at Tulane Friday (April 5).
The Alliance Française of New Orleans spring session of French-language classes begins April 8.
Mercy Endeavors Senior Center will hold its inaugural “Jazzin’ on Jackson Gala” tonight (Thursday, March 21) at St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center in the Irish Channel.
More than 20 of New Orleans’ finest restaurants will meet Thursday night (March 19) at Samuel J. Green Charter School in a benefit for FirstLine Schools five “seed-to-table” food-education gardening programs across the city.
The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is holding the “Race Judicata” one-mile fun run/walk on Saturday morning (March 9) to benefit Boys Hope Girls Hope of New Orleans.
Robert P. George, a legal theorist, former presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and former president of the National Organization for Marriage, will speak on issues of faith and social justice in a lecture titled “Five Pillars of a Decent and Dynamic Society” on Wednesday (March 6) at Loyola University.
The Recovery School District, in partnership with the Orleans Parish School Board, will host two application fairs for families this month, one for middle school families at KIPP Central Academy Wednesday (March 6) and another at Crocker Elementary on March 15.