The New Orleans Public Library Children’s Resource Center on Napoleon Avenue will hold a back-to-school fun fest and open house for children Saturday (Aug. 23), featuring special appearances by the New Orleans Fire Department and their fire truck, the Washitaw Mardi Gras Indians, and a reading of a bilingual Spanish/English book by Denise Woltering from the Tulane Stone Center for Latin American Studies.
Sixth District Commander Bob Bardy — the longest-serving district commander in the New Orleans Police Department — was promoted Friday morning to Deputy Chief for Operations in the new administration of Superintendent Michael Harrison.
It’s always fun to hang around Criminal Court when candidates are qualifying for office, and yesterday was no exception. Although qualifying did not begin until 8 a.m., embattled judge Yolanda King entered the building at 7:15 to ensure first place in line.
Even though King arrived extra early, it took her three tries to get her domicile listed correctly on the sworn affidavit. Domicile is the ongoing problem that might yet land King in jail or at least unable to serve another term.
Every house in New Orleans has a story to tell.
New Orleans House Histories wants to tell yours.
Liz Warner, with thirty years experience in researching houses, neighborhoods, and cities, is the owner of New Orleans House Histories, a new local business. “The whole history of New Orleans can be written through the stories discovered while researching a house and its surrounding neighborhood,” Warner explained. “It’s not only the histories of the high-style houses which draw tourists that are important. Every house contributed to the development of this city and each owner had an impact on what happened here.”
A man was left in critical condition Wednesday after being shot several times near a Central City intersection, New Orleans police said.
After residents complained that an initial sweep of a homeless encampment under the Pontchartrain Expressway simply moved the collection of tents and panhandlers from one side of St. Charles to the other, New Orleans City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell is requesting city officials to return and clean out the area closer to the river as well.
Cantrell is also introducing a change to the city law that more specifically prohibits camping on public property, but said she is still looking to residents for answers to the larger question of how to get homeless people off the streets instead of moving them from one spot to another.
A man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after being shot in the face by a man who demanded his money around 5 p.m. Tuesday in Hollygrove, New Orleans police said.
As plans progress on a nearly $1 billion expansion into the Lower Garden District, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is proposing a realignment of several streets to improve traffic flow through downtown, a new centralized hub for buses and taxis under the Pontchartrain Expressway, moving sidewalks to get conventioneers around the nearly mile-long facility, and possibly even an expansion of the riverfront streetcar to connect the upriver end of the project with the French Market, officials told neighbors Monday night.
Surveillance video released by the New Orleans Police Department shows Sunday’s armed robbery of an auto parts store on South Claiborne Avenue, and police are hoping the public can help identify the gunman.
Environmental activist Mike Stagg, organizer of the March from Grand Isle to the Governor’s Mansion, will discuss Louisiana’s relationship with the oil and gas industry tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 19) in a public meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church on South Claiborne.
Sweeps by New Orleans city officials of a homeless encampment under the Pontchartrain Expressway ultimately moved the collection of tents and people closer to the river on the other side of St. Charles Avenue, according to a report by our partners at WWL-TV. City officials called the first camp a health hazard and said they were helping the people there get into shelters, but residents say the problem merely moved: “Clearly, if the garbage and human waste is a ‘public health concern’ on one side of St. Charles, it has to be considered a ‘public health concern’ on the other side of St. Charles,” nearby resident Jeff Keiser told The Advocate.
“Get the f*** on the sidewalk.”
Those are the words that allegedly started the entire thing: the struggle, the shooting, the outrage and the riots.
Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department was quoted as uttering these words by Dorian Johnson, who was walking with Michael Brown in the street. Brown was ultimately shot and killed by Officer Wilson, sparking a national firestorm.
Treasure Travel is launching a unique wine tour “Adventures by the Glass: Grape Harvest Festival Tour to Argentina & Chile” to take place March 2 – 12, 2015. The dates perfectly fit between Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day so you won’t miss any of your favorite events!
The annual Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame ceremony took place Sunday afternoon at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center in Central City. A conversation with elder Mardi Gras Indians kicked off the ceremony, followed by awards and tributes to deceased community members. Flag boys from many different gangs were also given special recognition.
A group of Carrollton neighborhood leaders expressed support for the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans charter school’s plan to reopen the long-shuttered Priestley campus, but many hope the school can do more to benefit all the children of the neighborhood, they said this week.
New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help in locating two men who are wanted in connection with separate armed robberies that took place last month on St. Charles Avenue and Friday on Danneel Street.