The two-day Tulane Summit on Environmental Law & Policy, which runs today (Friday) and Saturday, will feature panel discussions on topics of local interest such as fracking, coal export terminals, Hurricane Sandy aftermath, water management in New Orleans, Louisiana’s scenic rivers, lessons from the BP spill, sea levels in South Louisiana, the Gulf Dead Zone and a keynote presentation by Yvon Chouinard, founder of the Patagonia outdoor clothing company.
Following news that the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament intend to close Xavier Prep at the end of the year, school officials and alumni are organizing a meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School on Caffin Avenue in the Lower Ninth Ward to discuss ways to keep the 98-year-old institution open, reports Maya Rodriguez of our partners at WWL-TV:
The owner of Jimmy’s Music Club may be taking his fight to reopen his renowned club straight to City Hall, but a group of Carrollton neighborhood residents told him Thursday night that they aren’t his problem.
In fact, the Carrollton-Riverbend Neighborhood Association said, they’d like to sit down and try to figure out a way to support him.
An 18-year-old man was gunned down in the middle of Chippewa Street on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
A 21-year-old man was shot to death inside a car that then crashed into a home on Nelson Street just off South Claiborne, authorities said.
As the New Orleans metro area rises ever more steadily in popularity in terms of viability and visibility (hello yet another Super Bowl and mostly uneventful Mardi Gras season) as well as the 2012 numbers-driven title of fastest growing American city (somehow when I mention this in passing conversation nowadays a lot of people missed this), integral components to our cultural seasons just might need to be kept in check. In other words, are we nearing a tipping point of over abundant festivals this or any other spring? Or as I’ve come to call it, will we soon experience Fest Fest? And should we? And if we do, are we in danger of becoming a mockery of ourselves? Maybe yes, maybe no.
As the owners of Jimmy’s Music Club continue to seek the reopening of their landmark Willow Street venue, they are employing an unusual legal strategy to get around the temporary ban on new alcohol licenses in the Carrollton area.
Instead of asking the City Council to grant them an exception to the moratorium, they are asking the city’s alcohol commissioners to rule that the latest iteration of that moratorium is illegal altogether and thus inapplicable to Jimmy’s.
A man said to be shoplifting from the same Carrollton Avenue drug store for the last six months has been caught on surveillance video, and police are seeking the public’s help identifying him.
A woman known as “Ceedy” and believed to be from Uptown New Orleans is wanted for questioning about the shooting of a 17-year-old this weekend in the Treme area, authorities said.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans took its first steps toward new leadership Monday night, empowering a consultant to choose three outsiders to help select a new school CEO and tasking two current board members with devising a process to recruit new members and for current ones to roll off.
Many parents in the audience, however, expressed concerns that the changes may not be sufficient to prevent a large number of the school’s teachers from leaving at the end of the year.
A St. Charles Avenue drug store was robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning, and investigators have released video captured on surveillance camera in hopes of identifying the gunman, authorities said.
Last July, Mayor Landrieu was on hand to announce a consent decree between the U.S. Justice Department and the City of New Orleans in a lawsuit that alleged widespread abuses of basic civil rights by the New Orleans Police Department. “Now, after more than two years of work, the consent decree is done,” Mayor Landrieu remarked at the time.
Well, perhaps not quite done. Apparently, Mayor Landrieu didn’t consider the fact a consent decree might be reached with respect to the city’s other constitutional abomination, Orleans Parish Prison. That’s exactly what happened. Landrieu spokesman Ryan Berni argues that “both the prison and NOPD consent decrees cannot be paid for at this time without raising taxes or laying off or furloughing employees.”
A woman was raped inside a Loyola University parking garage early Friday morning, and has identified her attacker to police, authorities said.
A 24-year-old man was shot to death Sunday evening on South Galvez Street in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City, authorities said.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s replacement of a long-serving, outspoken member of the City Planning Commission from the Lower Garden District came with some controversy.