After qualifying for the Feb. 1 city elections ended last week, LaToya Cantrell is the only member of the New Orleans City Council without a re-election battle on her hands.
With her first full four-year term ahead of her, Cantrell said this week that she can give all her focus to her priorities — blight and housing issues, crime and public safety, and, most immediately, revisions to the city’s Mardi Gras parade rules.
A few nights ago, my 10-year-old son turned to me and said, “I hate that everybody thinks Santa is white.”
Egyptologist Nicholas Piccardo will speak this evening (Monday, Dec. 16) at Tulane University on “Life in an Ancient Egyptian Elite Household,” then head to Baton Rouge for a discussion of digital archaeology on Tuesday, as part of a double-header of lectures through a new collaboration between the Louisiana Art and Science Museum and the American Research Center in Egypt, New Orleans Interest Group.
Two men in their early 20s were killed in a shooting Saturday night in the Milan neighborhood, New Orleans police said.
After the market, the Freret Clay Center will have a new opening featuring two ceramics artists.
The NOLA For Life Day planned for Saturday at A.L. Davis Park in Central City has been postponed to Jan. 11, 2014, amid predictions of rain, city officials said.
The Du Mois Gallery at 4609 Freret will host a night of “Nouveau Film Noir” featuring free screenings of two locally-shot short films tonight (Friday, Dec. 13).
Several Jefferson Avenue residents were evacuated from their homes Thursday afternoon after contractors ruptured a gas line, authorities said.
The latest request to demolish the First Spanish-American Baptist Church building in the Lower Garden District — listed in 2011 as one of the most endangered historic structures in New Orleans — was denied with more stern words from city officials Thursday, but the fate of the structure remains uncertain as it continues to decay.