Two major residential development projects in the Irish Channel and Broadmoor received initial approval from the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, but both with fewer units than the developers had originally proposed.
A man who held a woman at gunpoint to call police about an alleged car crash Saturday night was charged with armed robbery after officers arrived, New Orleans police said.
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Several blocks of the river-bound side of Broadway Street in the university area will close this weekend so that workers can begin repaving there, in anticipation of bad weather next week, the Sewerage & Water Board announced.
Pavement restoration will begin 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, and continue through 6 p.m. Sunday in the riverbound lanes of Broadway from Willow to Plum streets, as well was from Green to Birch, according to the S&WB announcement. The final roadway restoration is scheduled to take place Monday morning, the announcement states.
“Contractors working for the Sewerage and Water Board will perform surface restorations to last week’s water line repairs,” the announcement states. “Remaining work includes street surface removal and asphalt overlay. Full lane closures on the riverbound side of Broadway Street will expedite the restoration process in anticipation of inclement weather next week.”
Ending a plan that was controversial on numerous levels, officials announced this week that Walter L. Cohen school will be rebuilt on its traditional site in the Milan neighborhood, while control of the Booker T. Washington site will be given to the KIPP network once the campus is rebuilt.
For the second time this year, Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans is debating whether to seek out additional classroom space in a building on Poydras Street in Mid-City or with modular buildings on its Priestley site in Carrollton.
What has happened to our candidates in Louisiana and the U.S.? In the old days, qualifying for public office was a sacred vow people took (men only for so many years) when they put themselves on the line for the public good.
Unfortunately, in our modern election cycle we have candidates who have no qualms lying about where they live, whether their taxes are properly filed and paid, and what their sexual habits might be. More than a few elected officials also commit crimes while in office and end up in jail.
The streets that will have low water pressure are Chestnut (from St. Andrew to Felicity and Orange) and Felicity (from Chestnut to St. Charles Avenue). The work will last from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, so that fire service to the area can be improved.
Investigators have released photos of two men suspected in an armed robbery in September of a South Carrollton Avenue gas station, and detectives are looking for more surveillance video related to three other armed robberies over the last week.
Camp Street near Jefferson Avenue will close this week through the end of the year as part of the ongoing installation of a drainage canal there, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
Investigators have obtained a surveillance photo of two people they want to speak to about an armed robbery last week on Melpomene Street in the Lower Garden District, and are hoping the public can help identify them, New Orleans police said.
The plan to move the police station out of a century-old building on Magazine Street and onto a vacant lot with a new swimming center just off Earhart Boulevard in Gert Town was approved by the New Orleans City Council last week.
A few weeks ago the animated TV show “South Park” premiered a new episode regarding an issue so close to our hearts here in New Orleans: gentrification.
The plot of the episode revolved around attempts by the fictitious Colorado town for which the series is named to attract a new Whole Foods Market. This, the city reasoned, would prove the backwoods hamlet to be progressive and forward-thinking.