A proposal to renovate a blighted Carrollton storefront into a commercial kitchen expanded into far broader discussion Tuesday of how the rapid rate of development in New Orleans affects the city’s long-time residents, but officials ultimately decided that those societal issues can’t be saddled onto an individual business owner and voted in favor of the project.
On the same morning that five people were killed in a house fire in Broadmoor, New Orleans firefighters rescued another man from a burning apartment complex on South Carrollton Avenue, and an elderly man’s bathrobe caught fire in Central City, burning him and his grandson.
Five people — two adults and three children — were killed in a fire overnight at a home on South Miro Street by General Pershing in Broadmoor, authorities said Tuesday morning.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans officials expect to sign a purchase agreement with the Orleans Parish School Board for the old Priestley campus in west Carrollton within a week or two, launching a 90-day evaluation period before the sale becomes final.
A proposed commercial kitchen on Willow Street dubbed the “Carrollton Commissary” will return to the City Planning Commission this week, after city officials suggested two weeks ago that the business owners needed more time to discuss the project with neighbors who vocally opposed it.
Six local startup companies have been chosen to receive up to $50,000 investments funded by Chevron as part of the PowerMoves.NOLA program, and the minority entrepreneurs behind them will hold an open house Monday evening at the program’s Lower Garden District headquarters.
A screening tonight of “Run Boy Run,” a film set during the Nazi occupation of Poland, will kick off a month of free cultural events at the Jewish Community Center on St. Charles Avenue, including a talk by columnist Ari Shavit, presentations by biographer Walter Isaacson and novelist Tova Mirvis, and concluding in December with a Channukah celebration featuring Israeli musician David Broza.
A man allegedly fleeing from Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputies in a stolen vehicle Saturday evening crashed into two other vehicles on South Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans, then tried to hide on the rooftop of a nearby restaurant before he was arrested, authorities said.
The New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra will perform a free concert this evening (Sunday, Nov. 9) at Trinity Episcopal Church in memory of Lionel Ferbos, the musician who had performed with them from 1970 until his death earlier this year at age 103.
The ceramics and collage work of artist Don Fels will be the subject of the next exhibit at Du Mois Gallery on Freret Street, starting with an opening tonight (Saturday, Nov. 8).
After a break-in at a home under renovation on Henry Clay Avenue, New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help identifying a man caught on surveillance camera.
A basketball clinic and other games, a woodworking workshop and art projects, and live music will all be a part of the Keller Center Youth Appreciation Day today (Saturday, Nov. 8) in Central City, according to an announcement by City Council members Stacy Head and LaToya Cantrell.
A number of fundraisers have been created to help the family apparently targeted by Thursday morning’s firebombing just off Prytania Street, many of which have been organized by the many community groups they belong to.
A man was robbed at gunpoint Thursday morning by a driver who had just given him a ride to his mother-in-law’s house in Central City, New Orleans police said.
The C.J. Jung Society of Uptown New Orleans will host a discussion tonight (Friday, Nov. 7) on the topic of “disobedience,” and its role in civil society and literature.
A well-known New Orleans political consultant’s home was heavily damaged by a fire that apparently started in a car parked in his driveway off Prytania Street early Thursday morning, displacing his family and a neighbor.
New Orleans fire officials have deemed the blaze a possible arson as a host of state and federal agents join the investigation, and a chorus of elected officials condemned the attack’s apparent political motivations.