The city Alcohol Beverage Control Board convened a private discussion of its members during its public meeting Tuesday, possibly in violation of the state open-meetings law, according to an attorney for the Louisiana Press Association.
‘Tis the season to be jolly… Or is it?
My first Facebook message when I woke up the other morning was from the “skinny crock potters:” “Good morning, skinny crock potters,” it said, “did you have a successful ‘skinny’ weekend?” Oh, the dread. After a night of munching down on lasagna, turkey casserole, crawfish pies, jambalaya, pork, white chocolate cake, flan and brownies this was not the best message to start the day. But ’tis the season, right? So, feeling a bit bloated and blue, I thought it appropriate to reflect a bit on the holiday blues, a very real phenomenon that happens around this time of the year.
Just last month, opinion journalism lost one of its giants: Andy Rooney. New, I usually didn’t agree with Rooney’s viewpoints – he was a liberal while I’m more conservative to libertarian – however, there was one key respect in which we were kindred spirits: crankiness.
The fatal shooting of a toddler in the crossfire of a drive-by at the B.W. Cooper projects Sunday afternoon has prompted one state lawmaker for the return of the National Guard to the streets of New Orleans, according to our partners at WWL-TV.
Four people, including two trapped on a burning balcony, had to be rescued by firefighters early Saturday morning from a three-story Uptown home fully engulfed by fire, authorities said.
Audubon Charter School will restore its 3-year-old pre-kindergarten class next year and begin exploring the possibility of opening a new high school, its governing board decided in an eventful meeting Saturday morning.
The Lady Rollers will take a long lap Saturday up Tchoupitoulas and around Louisiana Avenue, starting the second-line at Tipitina’s at noon and ending there four hours later. The One Mind Brass Band will provide music, and the the Partyline Steppers, the Camel Toe Steppers and the Pussyfooters will all be participating.
A 44-year-old man was arrested last weekend and charged with an armed robbery in the Riverbend area as what had been a relentless series of daily muggings in the area around South Claiborne Avenue appears to have subsided somewhat.
The creation of a school library and the possibility of a new environmental and nature curriculum represent two of the latest endeavors by Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans, as the new French-immersion charter school also begins recruiting new students for its second year.
A discarded gun was found earlier this month in the parking lot of the Popeye’s restaurant on St. Charles Avenue after reports of shots fired in the area, next door to a Wendy’s restaurant where a man was severely injured in a shooting Wednesday night, police said.
A man was critically injured late Wednesday after being shot while sitting in the parking lot of the Wendy’s restaurant on St. Charles Avenue, police said.
If the financiers behind the New Orleans Hyatt Hotel are optimistic enough to pour $250 million into the rebuilding of their facility on Loyola Avenue, they must surely be filled with confidence that this city is going to be great again.
A patient suffering from schizophrenia who has a history of violent behavior went missing from a psychiatric hospital near Touro Infirmary Wednesday evening, and police are seeking the public’s help in finding him.
Two men were shot to death Wednesday night on a small stretch of Annunciation Street plagued with a persistent gun violence that has defied any efforts by police or residents to control it.
Because of scheduling difficulties during the holidays, the weekly internal meetings of the NOPD Second District leadership will be canceled for the remainder of December and the first week of January, officials said.
I live and work in the Freret corridor, and for many moons now promises of a new streetscape have been on the horizon. Most recently, the collective residents and business owners were informed by the city just weeks ago the start date would be some time in early November. Look at your calendar. It’s the middle of December, and not a bit of concrete has been disturbed.
A swath of central Uptown with some of the most active neighborhood groups in the city will be patrolled by a completely different set of police officers after the first of the year, when the New Orleans Police Department shifts part of the boundary line between the Sixth and Second districts from Louisiana Avenue to Napoleon Avenue.