Two men were killed and two women were injured in three shootings in a series of violent outbreaks in Hollygrove and Central City over four hours Thursday evening, New Orleans police said.
A facility that served the children and families of the Milan neighborhood for decades on Peniston Street until Hurricane Katrina is now finally nearing its reopening, 10 years after the storm, officials said.
Starting Monday, drivers attempting to pass through Magazine Street’s intersection with Jefferson Avenue will be guided by a “phased” signal that alternates between Uptown and Downtown-bound traffic, the Sewerage & Water Board announced.
Traffic lanes will be shifted on Magazine Street at Louisiana Avenue for much of the remainder of the week as a new water line is installed in preparation for the major drainage canal construction on the corridor, the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans said.
The long-shuttered Priestley campus on Leonidas Street will see its first signs of life this summer when Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans begins some groundskeeping work at the site, in anticipation of using it as its first school-bus pickup and dropoff point next year.
“The neighborhood will begin seeing some things start to happen this week,” said CEO Keith Bartlett.
A 37-year-old man was shot to death Monday afternoon on the porch of a General Ogden Street home in west Carrollton, New Orleans police said.
A 58-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon after stabbing another man with a pocket knife during an argument on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans police said.
A man’s body was found floating in the Mississippi River on Sunday afternoon, and his cause of death remains unclassified, New Orleans police said.
When construction is finished on the major section of Napoleon Avenue from South Claiborne to near St. Charles Avenue — expected by the end of the year — the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to build a walking path down the center of the neutral ground similar to that in Broadmoor, but to narrow the neutral ground by nine feet to make room for new bike lanes in the street in each direction.
The International School of Louisiana will renew its lease for the former Andrew Jackson school building on Camp Street for the next 10 years, and officials are now preparing for long-awaited renovations to the building to begin in November.
The request by Izzo’s Illegal Burrito to sell beer and margaritas at their Magazine Street location split the City Planning Commission on Tuesday — even with tight restrictions on the operations there — so the New Orleans City Council will have to decide whether a restaurant considered “fast food” should be compatible with alcohol sales.
The project to improve the sidewalks around Coliseum Square and the International School of Louisiana — halted by the unexpected discovery of 1880s-era drainage canals underneath them — will now fall under a federally-mandated review by the state office of historic preservation, officials confirmed.