As speculation heats up about possible candidates in the upcoming New Orleans city elections, Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell so far faces only one announced challenger in her first bid for re-election: bounce artist Marlon “10th Ward Buck” Horton.
This past week, the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal ordered the reinstatement of yet another New Orleans police officer on grounds that the NOPD violated the “Police Officer’s Bill of Rights” by taking too long to investigate his misconduct.
Thomas McMasters illegally arrested two women in 2009 for prostitution loitering, which requires a conviction for prostitution within the previous year. McMasters, however, failed to check for a previous conviction and neither woman had one. Since women don’t appreciate being mislabeled as whores (imagine!), they filed complaints. McMasters admitted during the investigation that he knew the law but simply didn’t follow it.
Alumni of the AmeriCorps program in New Orleans completed repairs to a Freret homeowner’s ceiling this weekend, and dedicated to the project to the memory of Joseph Massenburg, the 18-year-old AmeriCorps volunteer shot to death in April, reports Monica Hernandez of our partners at WWL-TV.
The two judicial seats on Saturday’s ballot will head to a runoff next month, whittling the eight-candidate field down to Stephen Jupiter and Clint Smith in Traffic Court and eliminating one person for a runoff between Harry Cantrell and Mark Vicknair for Magistrate.
Audubon Charter School cleared its audit for the 2012-2013 school year with no issues, according to a report presented to school leaders Saturday.
After a successful first year in 2012, the Irish Film Festival will return this weekend to the Prytania Theatre, with a gala Friday night and films throughout Saturday and Sunday.
The grief that follows the loss of a child to violence is one of the most unbearable burdens life can impose on a mother. It is one of life’s mysteries, then, that by gathering a dozen such heavy souls in one room, the burden on all of them becomes lighter.
“It hurts deeply to lose a kid, and you just don’t know why,” said Ann Dimes, a member of the “Helping Mothers Heal” group at the Watson Teaching Ministries on St. Charles Avenue. “So you reach out to another mother, another sister … because life is precious. Life will continue to go on.”
A new Vietnamese restaurant called Mint plans to open next month on Freret Street, bringing yet another cuisine to the corridor’s eclectic mix of eateries.
It’s election season in New Orleans and we couldn’t be more excited!
Danatus King, a lawyer and nine-year president of the New Orleans chapter of the NAACP, announced his candidacy for Mayor last Sunday to members of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. It was a perfect place to start, in the heart of the black community which still hasn’t fully recovered from Hurricane Katrina.
The anti-crime nonprofit Project NOLA received a $10,000 grant Wednesday from the Westway Group to expand its network of private surveillance cameras by 40 locations in the west-Carrollton neighborhood, New Orleans officials said.
On a sleepy stretch at Loyola and Third in the heart of Central City amid a myriad of churches (some with an active congregation, some not so much), there sits a veritable historic housing preservationist’s dream, a 19th Century relic in what would otherwise appear to might have been a corner grocery or barroom. But not so fast, judges of book by covers! Look closer at the empirical data and ask some of the older area locals, and this hiding-in-plain-sight wood frame structure was by all accounts (or those willing to provide accounts) once upon a time a place unequivocally identified as the neighborhood brothel, dba The Dream Boat Inn.
The Irish Network New Orleans (IN-NOLA) is proud to announce that it will be hosting New Orleans’ second Irish Film Festival from Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20 at the Prytania Theatre.
After a Magazine Street restaurant was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday evening, a manhunt for the suspect put neighboring establishments on lockdown with no one allowed to enter or leave, New Orleans police said.