The academic leader of the New Orleans College Prep charter network resigned unexpectedly last week as the organization struggles to improve test scores at its first campus enough to prevent the state from revoking its charter.
A man riding around with four acquaintances looking for drugs overnight was carjacked by his companions, New Orleans police said Monday morning.
New Orleans were given a glimpse of the future this past week, or at least one possible version of it. Alas, it appears that the future is a slow-moving red box.
The corporate operator of New Orleans public transit, Transdev, held an event with Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Monday to preview its self-driving vehicle, the EZ10 “Easy Rider” Autonomous Shuttle. The red, box-shaped EZ10, which is capable of holding 12 passengers, plodded along at roughly 8 miles per hour in front of the Morial Convention Center.
A 58-year-old man was hit and killed by a vehicle whose driver didn’t stop afterward Saturday night on Earhart Boulevard, New Orleans police said.
Uptown residents are rallying to support a Magazine Street restaurant destroyed by fire Sunday that is under investigation as an arson, amid fears that the owner’s Iranian heritage may have been the motive.
The section of St. Charles Avenue from the Garden District to the overpass is scheduled for a repaving project that will last until spring of 2018, and New Orleans officials are still working to determine the best configuration of the traffic lanes after the resurfacing is complete.
In remarks delivered at the Criminal Justice Conference on Sexual Assault yesterday, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro blasted New Orleans city leaders for “working from the Neville Chamberlain manual of war planning.“ Great Britain’s prime minister from 1937 to 1940, Chamberlain was often blamed for failing to prepare the county for World War II and associated today with a policy of appeasement that allowed Nazi Germany to grow strong.
The newest location of the Ruby Slipper Cafe opened Wednesday morning on Magazine Street in the Irish Channel, its owners announced today.
Gracious Bakery + Cafe on St. Charles Avenue — the expansion from Broadmoor’s Gracious Bakery into the former location of The Grocery — will open Wednesday with a 20-percent discount on all baked goods, the business announced.
A block of Carondelet Street near the Academy of the Sacred Heart will close later this week for utility and road work, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
The LGBT Community Center of New Orleans will celebrate the grand reopening of its home in Broadmoor on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting and champagne reception.
Flanked by Gov. John Bel Edwards, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a $40 million plan purportedly aimed at enhancing safety in New Orleans. The principal aim of the plan appeared to be twofold: 1) taming Bourbon Street; and, 2) beginning the process of turning New Orleans into some kind of Orwellian surveillance state.