Robert Morris

Jun 072018
Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus, opinion columnist

Who among us isn’t frustrated by the time and money wasted because the Louisiana Legislature cannot pass a balanced budget? Though we might be infuriated, we only have to look toward Washington to see much worse. Today House Republicans will grapple with immigration reform in an attempt to come to agreement on at least some of the policies that have divided the Republican Party and the nation for several years now. Continue reading »

Jun 062018

Gentilly Messenger Publisher Tyree C. Worthy (center, red shirt) poses with other participants, mentors, and program heads during the LION grant program orientation session in Atlanta, GA, April 2018. (submitted photo)

Gentilly Messenger, the newest member of the NOLA Messenger family of neighborhood-based news sites serving New Orleans, has been selected for inclusion in a national program designed to accelerate growth for new models of local journalism.

The Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers selected Gentilly Messenger and its publisher, Tyree C. Worthy, as one of 10 participants for their Revenue Acceleration Mentorship Program, out of 79 applicants across the U.S.

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Jun 052018

(via City of New Orleans)

The owners of the McDonald’s business on St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District are seeking the city’s permission for a major reconstruction project, reorganizing the interior and reconfiguring the building on its three lots, according to documents filed with the city. Continue reading »

Jun 042018

(map via NOPD)

An alleged teenage home intruder was arrested Saturday afternoon on Dante Street after a violent confrontation; two South Carrollton fast-food restaurants reported robbery incidents, and two other robberies were reported on Tchoupitoulas and Amelia streets over the weekend, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jun 042018

The LaSalle Street incident is not yet uploaded to the city’s crime maps. (map via NOPD)

A man was shot to death Friday evening on South Derbigny Street, and four other people were injured in three different shootings around the Uptown area later in the weekend, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jun 012018

The caretaker’s cottage at 5703 Annunciation Street. ( file photo)

The former Danneel School caretaker’s cottage on Annunciation Street and a shelter at Audubon Park are two of this year’s “New Orleans Nine” most endangered historical structures, the Louisiana Landmarks Society announced this week. Continue reading »

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May 312018

Lycee Francais academic director Marina Schoen speaks during a school event. She was chosen as the school’s new CEO on Thursday night. (photo via Lycee Francais on Facebook)

The governing board of Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans has chosen to elevate the school’s current academic director, Marina Schoen, as the school’s next chief executive officer.

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May 312018

(images via NOPD)

A man claiming to have been given the wrong food at the McDonald’s on South Carrollton Avenue got angry at the drive-through workers and threatened them with a gun Tuesday evening, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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May 312018

Andi Saizan, Mimi Methvin and Tammy Savoie (submitted photo)

Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus, opinion columnist

As the anti-Trump #MeToo wave sweeps across America, three Democratic Louisiana women – Tammy Savoie, Andi Saizan, and Mimi Methvin — are mounting challenges to incumbent Republican members of Congress in this year’s Nov. 6 midterm elections. A resident of Lakeview, Savoie is taking on iconic House Whip Steve Scalise in the 1st Congressional District which includes portions of uptown New Orleans and the lakefront. Livingston Parish resident Andi Saizan is up against the popular 6th District Congressman Garrett Graves. Lafayette attorney and mediator Mildred “Mimi” Methvin has targeted shoot-from-the-hip Clay Higgins in the 3rd Congressional District. Continue reading »

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May 312018

Jacquelyn Ward (via Orleans Parish jail)

The woman accused earlier this month of crashing her car into her fiance’s vehicle, slashing his tires and stabbing him in a Carrollton Avenue parking lot has been arrested on multiple charges, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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May 302018

The building at Louisiana Avenue, photographed in December 2017. (Robert Morris,

The City Council gave tentative approval to the long-deferred “Love Kreme” ice cream parlor proposed for Louisiana Avenue, but like the similarly controversial Subway sandwich shop on Magazine Street, City Councilman Jay H. Banks said he plans to meet with both sides personally before allowing the ordinance to be drafted. Continue reading »

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