Sometimes, you just have to sit back, watch, and eat some popcorn.
At least, that was my personal reaction to viewing the ongoing battles between local actor, producer, and businessman Wendell Pierce and local neighborhood groups and advocacy organizations. The battle started back in July when Pierce and his business partner, former mayoral candidate Troy Henry, proposed to redevelop a former auto parts store on St. Claude Avenue.
Predictably, this was met with opposition from local busybodies, a.k.a. The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association (FMIA). Their objections seemed to spawn from the fact that the existing structure, which is nondescript, heavily blighted, and has been drastically modified over the years, would not be preserved.
Low water pressure is expected on Magnolia Street in Central City this morning after a water-line break, authorities said.
Fifteen local authors will staff Octavia Books, signing their books and offering other recommendations to shoppers, as part of the “Small Business Saturday” local-shopping movement.
Though the transition is just beginning, the metro New Orleans area is off to a strong start with John Bel Edwards and his transition team. Earlier this week, the incoming governor announced his support for State Rep. Walt Leger as Speaker of the House. Though many other legislators have been campaigning for that position, it will be hard to bypass the governor-elect’s clear choice. On the Senate side, the very popular current president John Alario could well be re-elected as the consensus choice of senators. The New Orleans area also includes a member of the transition team, JP Sheriff Newell Normand, who will be a go-to man for both Democrats and Republicans wanting the new governor’s ear.
The man who shot a medical student early Friday morning just off Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District was arrested late Monday morning, after being identified over the weekend, New Orleans police said.
Although a video of Friday morning’s shooting of a man trying to help a woman being dragged down the street is graphic and brutal, New Orleans police are asking residents to watch and share it in hopes of identifying the gunman in the case.
A Tulane medical school student was shot in the stomach while trying to stop a robbery on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District overnight, New Orleans police said Friday morning.
The 23-year-old man who told police he had been tied up and robbed by four intruders in his Willow Street home on Wednesday afternoon was jailed later that day on cocaine and marijuana charges, court records show.
Three major new Uptown developments that together represent more than 350 residential units all received City Council approval Thursday, despite neighbors’ objections to one of the projects and the developers’ desire for more density at another.
The two intruders in a Broadway Street home-invasion robbery who bound several college students as they ransacked the house were clearly looking for drugs — but may have been at the wrong house by mistake, New Orleans police said Wednesday.