Though the transition is just beginning, the metro New Orleans area is off to a strong start with John Bel Edwards and his transition team. Earlier this week, the incoming governor announced his support for State Rep. Walt Leger as Speaker of the House. Though many other legislators have been campaigning for that position, it will be hard to bypass the governor-elect’s clear choice. On the Senate side, the very popular current president John Alario could well be re-elected as the consensus choice of senators. The New Orleans area also includes a member of the transition team, JP Sheriff Newell Normand, who will be a go-to man for both Democrats and Republicans wanting the new governor’s ear.
The art boutique Miette will feature Mardi Gras float artists displaying and selling their works and pieces this Saturday, Nov. 28 to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Visitors are encouraged to speak with the artists about their craftsmanship, as well as take pictures with the displayed float art.
The Light up NOLA Arts Fête will be have outdoor light installations along Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard as part of the second annual Luna Fête, starting this Sunday, Nov. 29, and running to Dec. 5. New Orleans is one of the only three American cities along with New York and Boston that participate in a similar “festival of lights” inspired by the Fête des Lumières in Lyon, France.
Carnival Cruise Line and the New Orleans Saints challenge area schools with Holiday Food & Fund Drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
Project Will Culminate in Construction of the World’s Largest Cruise Ship Made of Canned Goods at the Saints vs. Lions Game on December 21
Carnival Cruise Line – the official cruise line of the New Orleans Saints – is partnering with the NFL franchise and Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans to fight hunger this holiday season through a contest for area schools that provides a fun array of prizes to encourage the collection of canned goods and donations.
There are few silver linings to the spate of high-profile violent crimes in New Orleans of late, but there is one thing we can be confident of: that our criminal class is staggeringly incompetent.
The man who shot a medical student early Friday morning just off Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District was arrested late Monday morning, after being identified over the weekend, New Orleans police said.
On a clear blue Sunday afternoon, people packed Oak Street from curb to curb from Carrollton to the Eagle avenue for the 2015 Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. People ate food from 34 different vendors. Vendors included Oak street’s own Jaques Imo’s, Parkway Bakery from Mid City and Oceana Grill from the French Quarter. Live music could be heard all day on two stages. The bands included Rebirth Brass Band, Tank and the Bangas, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen and more.
Freret neighborhood groups come together at NORDC’s Evans Park from noon to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 22 for food, music, sports, games and community resources. The Freret Neighborhood Get-Together is free and open to the public.
Although a video of Friday morning’s shooting of a man trying to help a woman being dragged down the street is graphic and brutal, New Orleans police are asking residents to watch and share it in hopes of identifying the gunman in the case.
A history of fine dining and restaurants
Racontours offers story-driven tours of New Orleans so that you truly explore the culture and history of the city. On the evening of Thursday, December 3, join us for a lavish six-course dinner at Commander’s Palace as we tell a story of the development of fine dining traditions and the history of restaurants as we recognize them today.
A Tulane medical school student was shot in the stomach while trying to stop a robbery on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District overnight, New Orleans police said Friday morning.
The 23-year-old man who told police he had been tied up and robbed by four intruders in his Willow Street home on Wednesday afternoon was jailed later that day on cocaine and marijuana charges, court records show.
Three major new Uptown developments that together represent more than 350 residential units all received City Council approval Thursday, despite neighbors’ objections to one of the projects and the developers’ desire for more density at another.
The theme of this year’s St. Catherine’s Day Hat Parade is “The Hat Pack”. There will be prizes for the best hats, and live music by Bart Ramsey on French accordion with members of the swing band Zazou City. The parade is free and open to the public.
Yesterday’s announcements about the rise of armed robberies and that Councilmembers Jason Williams and Susan Guidry want to prioritize funding for 911 operators both illustrate the importance of better funding agencies involved in criminal justice.
“We are one mistake away from disaster and tragedy,” said Williams, who serves as Council President. “And it is unacceptable.”
The 2nd District’s 7th Annual Blues Festival will be held at Palmer Park this year, due to construction at Magazine and Napoleon. The event this Saturday, Nov. 21, is free and open to the public.