Under absolutely perfect weather, two regal parades kicked off the first major weekend of parading in New Orleans on Friday night. The Krewe of Oshun celebrated children as it held its place as the first parade of the weekend, and the Krewe of Cleopatra made their debut on the Uptown route on the fortieth anniversary of their parade.
Investigators have arrested and charged a 15-year-old with five counts of aggravated battery in connection with a shooting on Martin Luther King Day just after the parade passed, and more arrests are forthcoming, according to our partners at WWL-TV.com.
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Allan thought the second inaugural address by President Barack Obama was a very good reflection of what is in the President’s soul -– truculent, adversarial and not a hint of compromise. Allan also thought that the President’s advocacy of gay rights was historic, the first time gay rights have ever been mentioned in an Inaugural Address.
Danae, on the other hand, thought the speech was a flop, misdirected and mistaken in its apparent refusal to even consider compromise on any of the points that matter to the American people.
A man was wounded in a shooting in the 2900 block of Danneel Street just before 2:45 p.m. Thursday, authorities said.
Impassioned arguments from supporters of Jimmy’s Music Club on Willow Street could not dissuade the New Orleans City Council from unanimously voting in favor Thursday of a moratorium on new alcohol permits in the Carrollton area, as city leaders insisted that their action does not preclude the revered Uptown venue from reopening.
Two people were wounded in a shooting reported around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Central City, authorities are saying.
The operating agreement brokered by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to govern Tulane University’s new stadium could be released as soon as Friday, Tania Dall of WWL-TV is reporting. The university has been driving test piles at the site, upsetting some neighbors and exciting others.
A popular Westbank Vietnamese restaurant plans to expand to Maple Street, and the gourmet coffee shop opening on O.C. Haley Boulevard plans to open by Mardi Gras at the latest, according to recent reports.
With the lease for Morris Jeff Community School’s Poydras Street location ending at the end of the school year — but its new South Lopez Street building not expected to be ready until 2014 — the school is looking for a temporary solution next year that could include Uptown options, according to a report by Della Hasselle of the Charter School Reporting Corps at The Lens. The school may try to stay on Poydras Street for one more year, but house its youngest students at Holy Rosary Academy on Freret at Jena, or it may relocate temporarily to the James Weldon Johnson campus in west Carrollton that is currently planned to become swing space, but no decision has been made, the report states.