LaToya Cantrell was endorsed Tuesday morning in her bid for the District B seat on the City Council by Council President Stacy Head, a popular and influential voice in Uptown politics who twice won the seat in 2006 and 2010.
The state Department of Health and Hospitals, which has been trying to close the John J. Hainkel Jr. Home and Rehabilitation Center on Henry Clay Avenue, said it will appeal the decision to federal court, according to a report by WDSU.
The slaying of 5-year-old Briana Allen at a May 29 birthday party on Simon Bolivar Avenue may have been related to the activities of a gang known as the “One-Tenners … made up of three neighborhood groups from the same area: the St. Mary Mafia, the St. Thomas Young’ns and Skull Squad Mafia,” reports John Simerman of The Times-Picayune, following a hearing on perjury charges against a teen accused of conspiring with gang members to conceal their role in Allen’s death.
Part of the reason Brittany Brees chose the house she and Saints quarterback Drew Brees moved into and renovated in 2006 was because she “loved being by St. Charles and having the streetcar go up and down,” she tells CBS in a feature on their home.
The Chevron station at Carrollton and Willow was robbed at gunpoint on Thanksgiving evening during a holiday weekend that also saw another robbery in Gert Town, a shooting in west Carrollton and stabbings in Gert Town and the Lower Garden District, according to police reports.
The fire that destroyed almost the entire 3300 block of First Street in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City is believed to have started in an abandoned building, according to a report by Monica Hernandez of our partners at WWL-TV.
Five families were left without homes Saturday afternoon after fire consumed a block of First Street in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City, destroying five homes and damaging five others, according to reporting from our partners at WWL-TV:
The Original Men, Original New Orleans Ladies and Junior Buck Jumpers will start their annual second line on Earhart Boulevard near Carrollton at noon and head down the Washington and Louisiana avenue corridor to finish at Seventh and Dryades in Central City at 4 p.m., according to a route sheet published by Gambit’s Big Red Cotton.
The “Black Friday” madness may have been over late Friday morning at the Walmart on Tchoupitoulas — the parking lot was less full than on an average weekend evening — but a line of a different sort formed around 11 a.m.: several dozen protesters shouting their disapproval of the retail behemoth’s employment practices.
“They say ‘Rollback,’” the protesters cried. “We say ‘Fight back!’”
Who’s ready for some serious shopping today? Prepared to fight the masses for a 2-for-1 special on socks? Willing to get elbowed in the ribs for some celebrity endorsed perfume gift sets? Risking life and limb for a deeply discounted flat screen TV? No thanks, I think I’ll pass.
This year’s Thanksgiving meal will be the first at the New Orleans Mission since Hurricane Katrina, reports Scott Satchfield and our partners at WWL-TV.
Bricolage Academy will become the next new charter school to open from the ground up in New Orleans next fall, after the full Orleans Parish School Board voted unanimously in favor of the project Tuesday evening.
The next step for the fledgling school is to nail down a location — with Uptown options a priority — before opening admissions for four small classes of kindergarten students.
A group of teenagers were arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly using a BB gun in a robbery and fight in an effort to steal someone’s baseball cap on Earhart Boulevard in Hollygrove, police said.
By Dana Kaplan
In a week where many New Orleanians are giving thanks and celebrating the holiday with their family and friends, I too would like to take pause to give thanks.
First, I’m thankful to the voters of District B who have expressed their confidence in my plan for our future by voting for me on November 6th. I continue to work hard in the runoff by reaching out to supporters whose candidates didn’t make the runoff and sharing my message throughout the district.