Though the April elections are still months away, Mayor Landrieu brought his pitch for additional taxes to hire 400 new police officers and fund millions owed firefighters to the often skeptical Bureau of Governmental Relations yesterday. Before getting to the money ask, Landrieu spun his story of accomplishments, just in case BGR members “hadn’t been paying attention” the last six years. He also explained that with only 831 days left in his term – he counts every day – he wants to go faster rather than slower, do more rather than less.
Several blocks of Pine Street are expected to have low water pressure for line work most of the day Thursday, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
New Orleans residents should be able to rent out part of their own home to tourists — or even the whole thing for a short period of time — using services like AirBnB, but the city is not yet ready to let absentee landlords do the same thing, City Planning commissioners recommended on Tuesday, setting the stage for further debate on the contentious issue at the City Council level.
In March of 2015, Irvin Mayfield was downright cocky. He had recently opened the New Orleans Jazz Market, a home venue for his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO).
In an interview with Jennifer Odell of Offbeat, he painted a picture colored with lofty notions and ideals. Waxing poetic, Mayfield boasted that “[o]ur work is about conveying truth, love and beauty.”
Tulane University is considering a series of renovations to major buildings and moving some of its parking out of the center of its Uptown New Orleans campus, according to a first draft of a master plan newly required by city law.
In his first major community meeting with residents of the Uptown-based Second District, NOPD Commander Shaun Ferguson promised to make response times to emergency calls and reducing armed robberies his top priorities.
A section of Coliseum Street near Touro Infirmary will experience low water pressure tonight (Thursday, Jan. 21) for the installation of a new water line, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
Installation of a new water line on Arabella Street will cause low water pressure for residents on several blocks on Wednesday, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
New Orleans schools, city officials, social groups and others formed a massive parade through downtown and Central City on Monday morning in honor of the memory of civil-rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Plans to renovate the former Our Lady of Good Counsel school on Louisiana Avenue into a 22-unit apartment building received a initial approval from city officials on Tuesday, bolstered by support from neighbors in the Garden District Association.
We’ve long come to expect bizarrely poor public transit in New Orleans. Nothing runs on time, streetcars are useless following a modest fender-bender, and virtually half of bus service still hasn’t been restored after Katrina.
Meanwhile, tourist lines soak up the lion’s share of capital dollars while residents who live paycheck-to-paycheck wonder whether they’ll actually be able to get to work the next day. In short, transit is a basket case.
In the midst of all of this inefficient blundering, one would at least expect that RTA could get one thing right – using technology.
The cluster of brick apartment buildings at State and Tchoupitoulas got initial approval for demolition this week to make way for a new condo building, while city officials also considered requests to tear down homes on Jena, Laurel and Coliseum streets.
It is often said that prefacing bad news with good news helps soften the blow. We have now cross the threshold into 2016, which seems to be giving New Orleans equal parts of each. Thus, at the risk of sounding trite, I have some good news, and some bad news.
Commander Shaun Ferguson will return to lead the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District, where he has previously held several leadership roles as an investigator, officials announced Wednesday morning.
Low water pressure is expected next week on Jefferson Avenue and Liberty Street so a new water line can be installed, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
While many of our readers are busy making their last minute holiday preparations, we always remember December 24th as the day that one of New Orleans’ greatest champions for the African-American community – Ernest N. Dutch Morial – died 26 years ago. Morial grew up in a highly segregated society where racism was pervasive and dedicated his life to bringing racial reform.
While critics often called Morial pompous, arrogant, vindictive, and ruthless, others viewed Dutch as a confident and decisive leader and civil rights trailblazer. The son of a seamstress and cigar maker who nicknamed his son “Dutch” because he resembled the boy on the label for Dutch Boy paints, Morial played an extremely significant role in improving the lives of African-Americans in New Orleans.