Another city panel approved the move of the NOPD Second District station from its antiquated building on to a new location next to a major swimming facility in Gert Town, giving the public the first look at designs for the new complex.
There was a time that I got a mild chuckle out of reading the old bumper sticker – New Orleans: Third World and Proud of It. The idea, of course, is that New Orleans is a poor city with inefficient, corrupt government, hence more akin to a developing nation than a prominent American city. Self-deprecating humor and all that.
However, it’s started to hit a bit too close to home lately. Last week we endured yet another “boil water” advisory for the east bank of Orleans Parish in the wake of a brief, 20-minute failure of the plant’s power generation capacity. It was the tenth such advisory in just five years.
A teenager on a bicycle with a gun was arrested on Milan Street on Friday night as investigators patrolled the area investigating a recent spree of five robberies nearby, New Orleans police said.
New Orleans Police have released surveillance video from Thursday night’s armed robbery at Cafe Atchafalaya on Louisiana Avenue.
After the City Council approved the demolition of a pair of Upperline Street homes last week, a group of neighbors are hoping to find more ways both to monitor demolition requests and hopefully to help owners preserve historic houses before they succumb to neglect.
The New Orleans Chess Fest is an all day free event open to the public at Rosa Keller Library to promote the playing and learning of chess. The event is seeking donations on Kickstarter to pay for special guest seven-time US Women’s Chess Champion Irina Kush and US blitz chess champ and Chess Fest favorite Robbie Rasmussen. Last year, more than 250 kids and adults attended.
The tap water in New Orleans has returned to its usual safety standards and can now be safely used for drinking, city officials said Friday morning.
By Ben Myers for UptownMessenger.com
The Milton H. Latter branch library on St. Charles Avenue will close for about three months for the second half of a two-phase renovation project, officials said, possibly leaving New Orleanians short two libraries at the same time.
An Evening of Cabaret is a fundraising event being held this Monday, Sept. 28 to benefit The Kristin Brooks Hopeline and its program VET2VET, a veteran crisis hotline that puts veterans in touch with trained veteran peer counselors to help them obtain mental health support and navigate the V.A. system.
The event will feature performances by actors such as Kerry Cahill, Leslie Castay, Mandi Zirkenback, John Biguenet, and more. There will also be hors d’oeuvres in addition to a silent auction and raffle drawing.
At recent political events, consultants have been talking about how the Fund for Louisiana’s Future, a Super PAC supporting David Vitter, has turned the governor’s race into a nasty mix of negative ads which constantly bash Vitter’s opponents. With millions remaining in the kitty of several PACs, these kinds of ads will surely continue until the election – now just 30 days away. That negativity has also brushed off on Vitter himself who will be fighting off more personal attacks.
According to a new poll released today by Public Policy Polling, Vitter has “a very good chance” of being defeated in a runoff election because of his high personal negatives among the voters, now pegged at 51%. His previously strong lead has eroded as opponents focus more on his shortcomings and Democratic support gels behind John Bel Edwards. Even former governor Edwin Edwards, a distant relative of John Bel’s, now says that PSC Commissioner Scott Angelle could slide past Vitter and face Edwards in the runoff. The PPP, a Democratic-leaning firm, shows Edwards clearly in the lead.
All residents of New Orleans — except those who live on the Westbank — should boil their tap water before trying to use it for the foreseeable future, city officials announced Wednesday night.
The two robberies on Milan Street on Tuesday night bring the total number of cases to five associated with a suspect wielding a double-barreled shotgun in the blocks around Napoleon Avenue and Prytania Street, New Orleans police said Wednesday.
Xavier University Preparatory School will be holding a second line for their centennial celebration this Sunday, September 27. The event is free and open to the public.
Tipitina’s Foundation will host its 4th annual Rhythm & Blues 5k run this Saturday, September 26. The event will feature five school marching bands performing for race participants and a post-run festival outside Tipitina’s. Proceeds from the run will benefit Tipitina’s Foundation.
Two people were robbed within moments of one another Tuesday night in nearby blocks of Milan Street, in what appears to be the third night in a week’s time in which the suspect was armed with a shotgun, witnesses and New Orleans police said.