A 24-year-old man was found shot to death in the driver’s seat of a car around 7 p.m. at the busy intersection of South Claiborne Avenue and Earhart Boulevard, police said.
“I don’t want to further subsidize these businesses through an increase in property taxes,” said Soniat Street resident George Chaney.
The Freret Neighbors United will hold an extended meeting tonight (Tuesday, March 12) to discuss a proposed new security district in the neighborhood, and the Milan Focus Group will meet Wednesday to hear from city and police officials.
A car fleeing a shootout sped onto South Claiborne Avenue and crashed into a utility pole early Monday evening, leaving two of its occupants with gunshot wounds and two others with injuries from the crash, authorities said.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans could have a majority of new board members in a month and a new school leaders a month after that based on a timeline of changes accepted by its current leaders Monday night.
As progress moves forward on stabilizing both the Willow Street elementary campus and the Fortier campus for upper grades on Freret Street, Lusher Charter School officials are also deliberating on what, if any, changes will be made for the 100 students who remain at the satellite campus at the Jewish Community Center on St. Charles Avenue.
A shooting that was originally reported to be on Magazine Street on Friday afternoon actually turns out to have been self-inflicted, inside an apartment in the area of the River Garden development, authorities said.
A series of proposals to change the governing structure of Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans will be heard by the full board at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, March 11).
Neighbors of the water-treatment facility in Carrollton say an oily liquid is raining down from the plant, and the Sewerage and Water Board says they are performing environmental tests on the plant’s backup generator, according to a report by Paul Murphy of our partners at WWL-TV.
We’ve been doing a little grocery shopping over the past week or so, getting product samples from some suppliers and putting them through the various tests in the kitchen and comparing prices and quality like anyone would at home. Except it’s on a larger scale.
I’m in a unique position these days, working at a major regional grocery operation while also setting up a commercial kitchen. Really, except for the tonnage of things being ordered, it’s no different than what any of us do when it’s time to make groceries. You have in mind the amount you want to spend and you try to squeeze the most you can out of it, while keeping in mind various limitations of available equipment and how long everything has to last until you can make another trip.
Two Warehouse District neighborhood associations along with other surrounding residents are speaking out against the proposed 16-story Tracage condo development at the edge of the Warehouse District. The Board of Zoning Adjustments will hear Tracage’s application for several waivers on Monday, March 11 at 10 a.m. in the City Council Chambers.
With Uptown New Orleans residents worried about robberies, shootings and other attacks that have taken place between the victims’ front doors and their cars, they frequently ask police officials how to make the front of their homes safer.
District commanders and crime-prevention officers usually suggest that one important step residents can take is to make their home a less appealing target for opportunistic criminals — by cutting back any shrubbery that offers a hiding place, for example, and particularly by increasing the amount of lighting.
In a city that can take years to repair its broken streetlights, an Entergy representative at a recent community meeting where that suggestion was made spoke offered his own solution: For a monthly fee, Entergy will install and maintain what it calls a security light to illuminate any dark areas in front of a customer’s home.
“It’s basically like we’re hitting the reset button and starting from zero,” said Raphael Gang, chief of staff of the Office of Portfolio at the Louisiana Department of Education.
Audubon Charter School will hold its annual “Roaring ’20s Soiree” fundraiser on Saturday evening with a costume contest, dance lessons, auctions, food, cocktails and music, school officials announced.
The outdoor warning drill scheduled for noon Friday is designed to test a system to alert Tulane students to threats on campus, according to the New Wave university news service.
After a 24-year-old man described as mentally challenged jumped the fence Tuesday at a facility in the Milan neighborhood, police are seeking the public’s help finding him.