Motorists on Freret Street will be unable to cross Jefferson Avenue for the next five months or so, and will be detoured again around the intersection through the side streets, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans announced.
Samuel Johnson once said that “[e]very man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it.”
Many armchair commentators from the past couple of weeks should heed Johnson’s words. When San Francisco 49’ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem, many of his supporters immediately began spouting platitudes about freedom of speech and the First Amendment. Kaepernick, the trope went, was being squelched by his critics
This week, a massive copper CARL still from Germany arrived on a ship at the Port of New Orleans, and it will soon become the centerpiece of Lula Restaurant Distillery, the unique new restaurant under development in the former Halpern’s Furniture Store on St. Charles Avenue.
The restaurant, however, is the first step in the planned redevelopment of the entire block into a major expansion of the Prytania Park Hotel, part of a wave of boutique hotels opening around New Orleans outside the French Quarter and Central Business District.
After the Cash Cow business on South Carrollton was robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening, investigators are hoping surveillance images will help them identify suspects.
Businesses and organizations on Freret Street have been individually responding to the Baton Rouge-area flooding for the past two weeks, and now they are uniting their efforts to focus on providing for families’ babies and pets that other relief efforts may not reach.
Earlier this week Monday evening arrived as it dutifully does, and as it did a twinge of uneasiness ping-ponged my internal clock on into the dusky dusk. Something was amiss from my weekly regime in the form of a cinematic excursion. You see, for more dates than not these summer months I attended the (largely free of charge) Orpheum film series; it crescendoed last Tuesday via a revival screening of Steven Spielberg’s 1980s masterpiece Raiders of the Lost Ark. And when the lights came up after Indy once again successfully avoided melting alongside the Nazis (thanks Ark of the Covenant!), the applause flew and fell, and that was that. Summer 2016 was over, at least from the point of view of free movies in a stunning, air-conditioned space.
A man was robbed overnight on South Derbigny Street by an assailant with a shotgun, and a Rally’s employee was robbed of her purse at gunpoint as she left work a few hours later, New Orleans police said Wednesday morning.
One man was struck with an axe on Washington Avenue in Central City on Friday evening, and another man was shot near Washington Avenue on Sunday morning, New Orleans police said.
It’s almost as though Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter were spat out of central casting. The portly, arrogant, hot-headed lawman is the archetype of the corrupt Southern sheriff. “You ain’t from ‘round here, boy,” might as well be tattooed on his forehead.
Playing to form, Larpenter doesn’t appreciate being criticized. His thin skin was certainly on display when a local muckraking blog called “Exposedat” suggested that Larpenter had misused public funds due to a conflict of interest.