The Jewish Community Center received initial permission Tuesday for an expansion that will reconfigure its popular pool area and add a new building, and city officials excused the center from having to add any new parking despite at least one neighbor’s request for it.
The Family Dollar store on South Claiborne Avenue was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday evening, New Orleans police said.
Louisiana became a flashpoint this week for the seemingly never-ending debate over police shootings. Alas, the general reaction has been to draw the wrong conclusions and debate the wrong issue.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council is hosting a series of community meetings to discuss budget priorities as the City begins its 2017 budgeting for outcomes process. The meeting for District B will take place on Thursday, July 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. and will include Councilwoman Latoya Cantrell, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Michael Harrison, and other city officials.
Three people were killed and four other people were injured in seven separate acts of violence around Uptown New Orleans since Friday evening, with the most recent shooting just after midnight Monday, police said Tuesday morning.
The Shopkeeper Stories series shares the vision and personality of New Orleans business owners. Locally owned businesses infuse New Orleans neighborhoods with their unique character, and are a big part of why we want to live, work, eat and shop here.
While drainage system improvements and road construction make “shopping local” a bit more challenging in the short term, the critical improvements mean our city will be safer and stronger for generations to come. We hope you are inspired and continue to shop small and shop local—even if it takes a little extra time!
Exactly five months ago, while Lundi Gras parades rolled just a few blocks away, the street outside Thaunta Kirk’s front door rapidly devolved into bloody chaos after 22-year-old Eric Harris crashed into a utility pole and Jefferson Parish deputies shot him to death while he sat in his front seat.
On Friday, Kirk watched a very different scene unfold from her Phillip Street porch — a large group of people from all walks of life gathered not only to remember Harris, but to demand accountability from the police system that killed him.
The “Freret Jet” bus route through Uptown New Orleans will be restored to its former end point on Canal Street in a change that transit advocates are hailing as a step toward a public-transportation policy that better balances the needs of both residents and tourists.
The Family of Eric Harris, a man who was recently killed in the Central City by deputies from the Jefferson Parish Sherriff’s Office, and organizers for #JusticeForEricHarrisNOLA will hold a solidarity press conference, rally and community march at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 8.
According to organizers, the press conference is being held to communicate a stand of solidarity with the family and communities of both Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile of St. Paul, Minnesota, who were both killed by police in recent days.
There are so many restaurants to frequent in our little hamlets of Uptown; we sometimes forget the one’s right around the corner. A walk to the neighborhood hardware store led me to stumble into Noodle and Pie. I’d been there before and enjoyed it, but now found a delightful Summer Menu with a few new additions.
This week at The Broad Theater, “Swiss Army Man” and “The Lobster” continue their runs, while “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Weiner-Dog” will premiere.
The fifth annual Backyard Cut Session on Saturday in the Freret neighborhood will feature three DJs spinning their favorite vinyl records with free food, raffles and dancing to support a senior center on Carrollton Avenue.
The party, hosted by the People Say Project, will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at 4636 South Saratoga, with a $10 suggested donation.
“The party of the summer happens Saturday, July 9 when DJ’s Rik Ducci, Justin Thomas and Yamin return to the yard for our 5th annual Backyard Cut Session,” the announcement reads. “This year’s proceeds benefit Uptown Shepherd’s Center, a senior activity center on Carrollton Ave. Nothing but vinyl, BYOB, free food, raffles, dance contests and $10 suggested donation to benefit USC. Stay tuned and prepare to get sweaty!”
Most people about to celebrate their 90th birthday probably just want to take it easy, but not Felicia Schornstein Kahn. A passionate feminist, political activist and a lifelong advocate of citizen education and social justice, Kahn is preparing to attend this month’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia — her tenth since 1976 — where she will be the second oldest delegate pledged to Hillary Clinton. A 93-year-old Ohio woman beat Kahn out for the top spot, according to Clinton campaign official Harrison Morgan.
At any community meeting involving New Orleans Police officers, their pleas to citizens to take the simplest steps to prevent crime are repeated as consistently as a mantra: Don’t leave your car doors unlocked. Don’t leave valuables inside your car.
Now, a video from an auto burglary on Coliseum Street in the Lower Garden District shows in crystal-clear quality how quickly an opportunistic thief can get in and of your unlocked vehicle with the belongings you left inside: less than 20 seconds.
Village Coffee, one of the pioneering businesses in the Freret commercial corridor’s post-Katrina resurgence, is moving to Metairie, leaving their large corner building up for lease for a new tenant.
The Urban Conservancy and the national landscape architecture firm of Asakura Robinson will host a workshop this weekend aimed at bolstering the public outreach requirements and revenue goals for parks in New Orleans through amendments to the city’s master plan.