Starting Monday, drivers attempting to pass through Magazine Street’s intersection with Jefferson Avenue will be guided by a “phased” signal that alternates between Uptown and Downtown-bound traffic, the Sewerage & Water Board announced.
Gasa Gasa will be hosting a 4th of July pig roast this Saturday, featuring live music by electronic artists PYMP, Lucas Wylie, and DJ erlbot. The concert is open to those 21 and older.
Traffic lanes will be shifted on Magazine Street at Louisiana Avenue for much of the remainder of the week as a new water line is installed in preparation for the major drainage canal construction on the corridor, the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans said.
The long-shuttered Priestley campus on Leonidas Street will see its first signs of life this summer when Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans begins some groundskeeping work at the site, in anticipation of using it as its first school-bus pickup and dropoff point next year.
“The neighborhood will begin seeing some things start to happen this week,” said CEO Keith Bartlett.
A 37-year-old man was shot to death Monday afternoon on the porch of a General Ogden Street home in west Carrollton, New Orleans police said.
A 58-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon after stabbing another man with a pocket knife during an argument on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans police said.
Few people today recognize just how devastating the Civil War was, especially for the South. The war resulted in over 750,000 deaths. The South lost roughly a quarter of its male population of military age — 4 percent of its total population. It constitutes the largest mortality event in American history.
Set against this backdrop, it comes as little surprise that memorials were built throughout the population centers of the South to commemorate the military and political leaders of the Confederacy and the soldiers who served under them. Though the war was lost, the memories remained.
Yet, according to Mayor Landrieu, the days of Civil War Memorials in New Orleans are numbered. In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Charleston, perpetrated by known Neo-Confederate and white supremacist Dylan Roof, virtually anything associated with the Confederacy is seen as a target.
A man’s body was found floating in the Mississippi River on Sunday afternoon, and his cause of death remains unclassified, New Orleans police said.
When construction is finished on the major section of Napoleon Avenue from South Claiborne to near St. Charles Avenue — expected by the end of the year — the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to build a walking path down the center of the neutral ground similar to that in Broadmoor, but to narrow the neutral ground by nine feet to make room for new bike lanes in the street in each direction.
Three free workshops next week sponsored by StayLocal will address helping businesses prepare for natural or man-made disasters, as well as recover from them.