Robert Morris

Sep 062017

District A candidates are (top row, from left) Joe Giarrusso III, Tilman Hardy, Aylin Maklansky, Dan Ring, Drew Ward and Toyia Washington-Kendrick. ( graphic from file photos)

Whether the city should create new stormwater-runoff fees to help pay for the Sewerage & Water Board and how to proceed with laws regulating short-term rentals were among the issues debated Tuesday night by four of the candidates for the District A seat on the New Orleans City Council. Continue reading »

Sep 062017

Makayla Stillwell (via Orleans Parish Jail)

A woman suspected in a Tennessee attempted murder and kidnapping plot that led to a national manhunt was arrested Sunday in Carrollton’s Palmer Park, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Sep 052017

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans (FUUNO) will be holding a Fundraising event to benefit those affected in the Houston area. FUUNO will hold the event in their church’s Sanctuary, located at 5212 S. Claiborne Avenue, from Noon – 4:00pm on Saturday, September 9. The church is seeking to raise funds, canned food, and diapers for the victims of the storm. Continue reading »

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Sep 042017

(image via City of New Orleans)

A section of St. Charles Avenue through the Garden District will close overnight Tuesday for repaving work, and police will guide traffic on a detour to either Prytania Street or South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans city officials said. Continue reading »

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Sep 012017

839 Jackson Avenue (via City of New Orleans)

A request to rezone two properties at Jackson Avenue and Laurel Street to allow them to become legal short-term rentals passed the City Council last week, but only after a heated discussion about the ongoing impact of AirBnB-type vacation rentals on the city’s housing stock. Continue reading »

Aug 312017

WDSU anchor Travers Mackel poses a question to the six candidates running for the District B seat on the New Orleans City Council. (screenshot via YouTube)

The entire field of candidates for the open District B seat on the City Council support the removal of both red-light cameras and Confederate monuments, and also reacted to one candidate’s admission of a past opioid addiction in a recent televised debate. Continue reading »

Aug 302017

The Third Rose of Sharon Baptist Church at 2132 Third Street has received permission to rebuild a community center next door. (via Google Maps)

A drawing of the proposed community center by CIS Architects. (via city of New Orleans)

The City Council gave final permission last week to a Central City church to rebuild its community center next door. Continue reading »

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