In the first official week of the race for the District B seat on the City Council, Eric Strachan will be meeting tonight with a neighborhood association his parents helped found, LaToya Cantrell and Dana Kaplan are beginning to knock on doors in Uptown neighborhoods, and late entrants Buck Horton and Donald Vallee are both getting their campaigns organized.
Two masked men attemped to rob a pizza-delivery driver at gunpoint on Cohn Street in the central Carrollton neighborhood Saturday night, authorities said.
Raymond White, 20, was gunned down in the 1600 block of South Saratoga shortly before 1 p.m. and died at the hospital at 4:33 p.m., according to a report by Leslie Williams of The Times Picayune.
Kira Orange Jones, whose seat on the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education represents much of Uptown New Orleans, should be considered a “branch manager” of Teach For America in her position as executive director of the New Orleans office, and thus not in conflict of interest in serving on a board that approves contracts for her employer, the Louisiana Board of Ethics ruled on Friday, according to a report by Jessica Williams of The Lens.
What had long been considered a three-way race for the open District B seat on the City Council attracted two more candidatesin a busy last day of filing Friday — including bounce artist Marlon “10th Ward Buck” Horton — while one of Uptown’s two school board members drew an opponent, and several more candidates emerged to run for the two Congressional seats that represent New Orleans.
A home invasion was reported Thursday night on Peniston Street in the neighborhood around Touro Infirmary, police said.
Gary Landrieu, the outspoken cousin of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, will make a second bid for public office with a run for Congress this fall, after coming in fifth out of a field of seven in this past spring’s at-large City Council election.
A host of prominent New Orleans Republicans said this week that they have never heard of the lone challenger so far to U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, Josue Larose, who filed to run as a member of their party on Wednesday.
But the hard-to-find candidate shares a name and a former address with a perennial candidate in Florida the political press there dubbed “Super PAC Man,” whose thousands of alleged campaign-finance violations and hyperactive registration of odd political action committees drew the tongue-in-cheek “admiration” of political prankster Stephen Colbert.
Broadmoor Improvement Association leader LaToya Cantrell will launch her campaign tonight with four simultaneous parties in neighborhoods around District B.
Uptown voters will see little change in their ballots for the Nov. 6 election after a quiet Thursday of filing.
Megan Braden-Perry, creator of Gambit’s Public Transit Tuesdays column, was kind enough to invite Robert Morris of Uptown Messenger along this week for her exploration of the South Claiborne route, and together we discovered that the new building behind the former Tharp-Sontheimer funeral home is part of a new home for seniors, constructed unit-by-unit as the largest prefabricated building in the state, the architect told us. Claiborne tends to be a quick, no-nonsense bus route, so the journey featured few of the characters Braden-Perry often encounters, but did include sharing some memories at Forstall Art Supplies, plenty of food talk and a vicious caterpillar attack.
The father of the 5-year-old girl shot to death in front of a Central City birthday party in May has now been arrested in the killing of another man the following month, and police are touting the strategy that led to the arrest while his family is saying they have the wrong man.
The first day of filing for Uptown-based offices on the Nov. 6 ballot drew the previously-announced candidates for City Council District B, two incumbent school board members, and challengers for both sitting members of Congress, records show.
Dat Dog is one step closer to putting a smile on Magazine Street’s facade, after the City Planning Commission gave a positive recommendation to its request for alcohol Tuesday despite some objection by the Garden District Association.
Article by Craig Giesecke, for UptownMessenger.com
Holy Rosary School, a Catholic school for children with special needs, will open next week in the prominent Our Lady of Lourdes school building on Freret at Napoleon occupied last year by Sojourner Truth Academy, archdiocese officials told neighbors Tuesday night.