A portion of two Central City streets could be renamed in honor of two prominent pastors who recently died, after positive votes Tuesday by the City Planning Commission in spite of some members’ concerns about the process for changing street names in New Orleans.
A proposal to add a restaurant at the Magnolia Mansion hotel on Prytania Street drew such vehement opposition from Garden District-area neighbors on Tuesday afternoon that the City Planning Commission overruled their own staffers to recommend against the project.
A woman was fatally shot Tuesday morning on Willow Street, barely a block from the busy intersection of Louisiana Avenue and South Claiborne, New Orleans police said.
Now, members of the association are carrying her legacy forward, marrying that love of parades with her quest to build shade structures in the neighborhood’s park by creating a new “Mystic Krewe of Loup Garou” that plans to roll through the Irish Channel starting in 2016.
The Transportation Security Administration confiscated 30 guns — 26 of which were loaded — from passengers’ carry-on bags at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in 2014, but they seized as much as four times more from other airports around the region, according to a series of recent reports.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon will once again fill St. Charles Avenue with up to 16,000 runners on Sunday morning, as well as four music stages to entertain them on the journey.
Two high-concept restaurants planned for Uptown New Orleans — the Lula micro-distillery slated for the Halpern’s building on St. Charles Avenue, and a project on Magazine Street by the owners of Maysville in New York City — both won easy approval from the New Orleans City Council on Thursday afternoon.
Children can decorate doughnut king cakes and learn about the history of the traditional Mardi Gras dessert Saturday morning at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, with free admission for Louisiana families.
City crews are working to repair a damaged hydrant in the Riverbend area, but residents and businesses will experience low water pressure in the meantime, officials said Friday morning.
New Orleans police have released a photo of the masked man who robbed a Dollar General store on South Claiborne Avenue at gunpoint Monday evening in hopes that the public can help identify him, authorities said.
The impending loss of the charter at Andrew H. Wilson charter school in Broadmoor — one of New Orleans’ most deeply established and celebrated charter schools, but also one of the city’s lowest ranked campuses in state scores — has parents in the community deeply upset.
The school’s strengths, they said at a heated public meeting Tuesday night, run far deeper than superficial and unfairly-calculated test scores show, and they fear that the individualized care they are used to their children receiving will give way to a cookie-cutter approach if a larger operator takes over.
The Circle K convenience store on South Claiborne Avenue in the university area was robbed at gunpoint early this morning, making the sixth business along the corridor to be struck in less than two weeks.
Green Light New Orleans, the nonprofit that installs energy-efficient light bulbs in area homes, recently installed its 500,000th compact fluorescent lamp, and is throwing a party tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 20) at Carrollton Station to celebrate.
The Subway sandwich shop on South Claiborne Avenue was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday evening and the Dollar General store a block away was robbed Monday night, New Orleans police said.
Art that expresses the African-American experience — from spirituals more than a century old to a new graffiti exhibit that closes today — has a power across generations to both create change and inspire the young, artists and officials said Monday morning in New Orleans in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“We are the generation of messengers,” said rapper Dee-1, Ben Franklin High School graduate David Augustine Jr. “We all have a platform, we all have an audience, we all have a flock we’ve been entrusted with. We have to decide, what is our message?”
A man in his late 60s was robbed at gunpoint of his money and medicine Thursday night on Laurel Street, shortly after a man tried to rob the Burger King on South Carrollton and two women were robbed during a home invasion on South Robertson Street, New Orleans police said.