The owners of a historic shotgun home on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard have withdrawn their controversial request to tear down the structure, the New Orleans City Council said on Thursday.
Since the federal Department of Justice enacted a sweeping blueprint for reforming the troubled New Orleans Police Department nearly four years ago, dozens of new policies have been implemented, new officers are being trained on them, and the rights of all residents now have better protection as a result, department officials said Thursday night.
A large former medical center at 2500 Louisiana Avenue is slated to be torn down and rebuilt with a new clinic, city officials said, and, in a separate request, the Veterans of Foreign Wars are planning to tear down and rebuild their meeting hall on Lyons Street.
After more than three decades operating restaurants in New Orleans, Darryl Cortello knew exactly what he wanted from his next endeavor — something small — so the closed little restaurant on Cohn Street in Carrollton stood out as a perfect match.
“I love the space. I love small,” Cortello said Thursday afternoon, his third day open for lunch at Luca Eats. “We wanted to keep the menu really, really small, and do it really, really well.”
The courtyard of Dat Dog on Freret Street will be named the official gathering place for the Krewe of Freret in a dedication ceremony today that will also serve as a membership drive for the krewe and a fundraiser for the Son of a Saint organization.
Emergency repairs to a water line are expected to cause low water pressure on Camp Street for much of the day today, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
In an unrelated request, however, a once-controversial request to sell single beers at a corner store on Freret Street easily received a positive recommendation from the City Planning Commission without any opposition.
After a vehicle break-in on Jena Street this weekend, two suspects were caught on surveillance camera, and New Orleans police have released their photo in hopes that the public can help identify them.
Utility work is expected to cause low water pressure for much of the day Tuesday on Felicity and Chestnut streets in the Lower Garden District, officials from the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans said.
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A man with mobility issues was killed by an overnight fire in a home in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City, New Orleans firefighters said Thursday morning.
A man was injured in a shooting Wednesday morning on LaSalle Street just off Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans police said, and neighbors say a homeowner shot him while he was trying to break into the house.
By Julie Schwam Harris
I feel compelled to set the record straight. Owen Courreges recently published a piece opposing a meaningful Equal Pay for Women bill and opposing State Rep. Helena Moreno’s actions to promote women’s equality in elected representation, economic opportunity and freedom from fear of violence.
It is critical to recognize the link between the two events that inspired Moreno to action with the “It’s No Joke” campaign. Rep. Havard’s sexist “joke” about a bill trying to prevent young strippers from being mired in potentially dangerous situations on May 18 and the defeat of a good compromise Equal Pay bill on May 19 are linked because they are two sides of the same coin – sexism and unintended discrimination against women – that are hurting women, families and the economy in Louisiana.
With an increasingly competitive landscape for high school students, Cohen College Prep has an offer that school leaders hope will convince students to give them another look: Any freshmen who enrolls next year will receive a $500 scholarship upon graduation.