Based on the most recent test scores, officials with the New Orleans College Prep charter network are projecting that the state will assign Sylvanie Williams elementary an ‘F’ rating for the just completed 2016-17 school year, two letter grades below the ‘C’ that they were striving for in order to avoid losing the charter.
With filing barely closed on a competitive six-person field for the District A seat on the New Orleans City Council, Aylin Maklansky launched her campaign with a speech promising a grassroots campaign for progressive leadership in the city with a particular eye toward environmental issues.
Eugene Ben, an architect with more than a decade of experience developing housing in Central City, became the sixth and final candidate Friday to join the race for the open District B seat on the New Orleans City Council.
A 19-year-old was shot to death Friday morning on Jeanette Street, New Orleans police said.
The races for the District A and B seats on the New Orleans City Council each drew additional candidates late Wednesday and Thursday morning — Dan Ring in District A and “Action Andre” Stumer in District B — and one expected candidate, Eric Johnson, announced that he was withdrawing his candidacy.
With two people in custody already in connection to the June 14 killing of a woman on Olive Street, homicide investigators are seeking the identities of two more people they want to interview about her death, New Orleans police said.
An entrepreneur and Carrollton neighborhood leader joined the field for the District A seat on the New Orleans City Council on Wednesday, as candidates began filing their paperwork to appear on the ballot.
The competition for the open New Orleans City Council seat serving the Audubon, university, Bayou St. John and Lakeview areas is becoming more visible as the official filing period for this year’s city elections is about to begin.
Five armed robbery incidents were reported around Uptown New Orleans over the weekend along St. Charles Avenue, Louisiana Avenue Parkway, South Rampart Street and St. Andrew Street, police said.
A man standing on Martin Luther King Boulevard was injured when gunfire broke out Sunday afternoon, New Orleans police said.
The New Orleans City Council will hear public comments on the proposed amendments to the city’s master plan Monday morning, officials announced.
Three people were charged with a variety of violent crimes around the Central City area, and five others were charged with theft, burglary and illegal possession of stolen property around the university area and other parts of Uptown over the last week, New Orleans police officials announced.