A 39-year-old New Orleans man was sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison following an investigation into the sale of crack cocaine at a Central City address, authorities said.
The Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans will begin a five-week summer French class on Monday (July 29), and has a number of two-week sessions and specialized classes remaining on its calendar as well. The Alliance is located at 1519 Jackson Avenue.
Sophie B. Wright Charter School is looking for places for its sports teams to practice after the New Orleans Recreation Department Commission demanded $3,000 for the school to use Harrell Park. Meanwhile, construction has halted on the new gym at Eleanor McMain Secondary School amid a conflict over minority participation in the contract, and ENCORE Academy is enrolling more students than it originally expected, according to recent reports about Uptown schools.
Starting Monday (July 29), Freret Street drivers will be unable to cross Napoleon Avenue for about a month while a drainage canal is installed underneath the neutral ground there, officials said.
The People Say Project — an ongoing discussion of musicians’ culture and money in New Orleans — will host the second annual Backyard Cut Session, “an uptown party featuring four DJ’s spinning vinyl under the stars,” at a Freret home Saturday evening.
A traffic stop on Wednesday led narcotics officers to a home in Hollygrove with a stash of several thousand dollars in cash and a pound of marijuana, New Orleans police said.
A bagel shop and deli with house-made cheese and consignment boutique for plus-sized women plan to open side-by-side in two vacant storefronts in the center of the Freret corridor.
On the instructions of a federal judge, the New Orleans City Council quietly retreated on Tuesday from its prohibition against overnight preaching on Bourbon Street.
Although Uptown residents were told Wednesday that their water was safe to drink, some Carrollton residents may not have the chance as water pressure drops during repairs to the transmission line that broke Tuesday.
Residents around the 7800 block of Cohn were without power for much of Wednesday during the repairs, and that could happen again today as work continues, reports Bill Capo of our partners at WWL-TV.
The failures of the New Orleans city water system — first by a major water-line break that flooded an east Carrollton neighborhood Tuesday, and subsequently by the prohibition against using any water while it is tested for contamination — continue to affect Uptown residents a day after the incident.
The second boil-water notice of the year is causing businesses around Uptown to use bottled water to stay open, a routine they are getting used to, reports Monica Hernandez of our partners at WWL-TV. The water sample analysis will take until around 3:30 p.m. today (Wednesday), so the boil-water order will remain in place until at least that time, Hernandez reports.
The robbery of The Mushroom record store on Broadway Street in the university area was captured on surveillance video, and New Orleans police are hoping the public can help them identify the suspect, authorities said.
A 14-year-old Carrollton girl who had been missing since Monday afternoon was located Tuesday shortly after media reports began airing about her disappearance, New Orleans authorities said.
Residents of a broad swath of Uptown New Orleans from the neighborhoods around St. Charles Avenue down to the Missisippi River should boil tap water before using it for drinking, cooking or bathing until further notice, authorities said.
Costco will open its Carrollton warehouse store in a ceremony set for Sept. 21, about two weeks later than anticipated because of ongoing street work around the site, according to a report at Mid-City Messenger.