A Houston-based developer of senior living communities won the auction Thursday morning for the Carrollton Courthouse with a $4.7 million bid.
When the International School of Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish campus closes at the end of this school year, nearly 350 of its students have signed up to transfer into ISL’s campuses in New Orleans, officials said Wednesday night.
The reason you, the voter, elect a City Council is to serve as a watchdog over the municipal budget. That is our primary function, and while our daily lives can be consumed with issues like public safety, quality jobs and working schools, most assume that government will act to promote and protect the public interest.
But when politics is concerned, this public interest can often be glossed over. That is why it is important that you hold your council members accountable and question why you are being asked to pay fines, fees and taxes without proper examination.
A prime example of this is on our agenda this week and grew out of the recent consideration of the often complicated, and always lucrative, utility contracts, which are awarded by the council for $6 million-a-year for a lengthy time period. For decades, these contracts have been awarded to out-of-state firms who have maintained strong political ties to local political organizations.
Concerned about recent acts of violence against police officers around the country, prominent attorney and Uptown resident Morris Bart has donated a system of security cameras to the New Orleans Police Department that fully surrounds the Second District building on Magazine Street.
Three men who stole construction equipment from a home under renovation on Hurst Street were caught on camera earlier this month, and police are now hoping that the public can help identify them.
With for-hire cars like Uber and Lyft becoming the predominant mode of transportation for their customers, Il Mercato event venue on Magazine Street plans to dramatically reduce the amount of valet parking it provides based on a new agreement with its neighbors.
A man was found dead by the railroad tracks just off Leake and Carrollton avenues on Tuesday morning, New Orleans police said.
Neighborhood leaders were troubled last year when the New Orleans Police Department reassigned all its quality-of-life officers to bolster the ranks of patrolmen on the streets, and on Thursday night took advantage of a town-hall meeting on crime with top NOPD officials to request their return.
District A City Councilwoman Susan Guidry is hosting a town-hall discussion Thursday night of crime trends and crime prevention, featuring New Orleans police officials and CrimesStoppers.
A power outage Wednesday afternoon left 14,000 New Orleans addresses along the Carrollton Avenue corridor without electricity on Wednesday afternoon, according to Entergy.