Last week’s announcement that the The Times-Picayune would be cutting back production to just a few days a week ruffled many a feather, but it shouldn’t have been a surprise. New Orleanians remain adverse to changes in tradition, well, actually adverse to change period, whether it’s the T-P or what have you. But c’mon people, we all knew this was inevitable, didn’t we? The digital revolution continues to change how we live, and paper is a slowly dying medium. I mean, how many iPads or tablets did I see recording video at JazzFest this year? Too many. And I don’t recall seeing one T-P.
A 5-year-old girl and a 33-year-old woman were killed Tuesday evening on Simon Bolivar Avenue when a group of men opened fire at a birthday party for a 10-year-old boy, who was among three people who were also hit by the gunfire but survived, police said.
Economic rights are largely considered passe these days. The concept of a natural right to contract (or trade) is not typically invoked with any genuine authority. The end of the “Lochner Era” in American jurisprudence, which lasted from the turn of the last century to the 1930′s, has seen unchecked expansion of government intrusion into Americans’ personal economic dealings.
A 21-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly robbing two taxis in quick succession early Thursday morning around the Irish Channel, police said.
I have an old black T-shirt, which says, “Trust me. I’m a reporter.” I love this old shirt, which I picked up years ago at a convention of the Radio-TV News Directors Association. Its ludicrousness never fails to make people smile.
Audubon Charter School will discuss its plans for the Carrollton campus renovations at a meeting of the school’s governing board on Saturday, and its plans for the renovation and expansion of the Broadway campus at a neighborhood meeting Thursday, officials said.
A new memorial honoring nine slain civil rights activists, palm-lined walkways and better lighting are all among improvements to a mile-long stretch of South Claiborne Avenue included in a $2 million upgrade slated to start in June, officials announced.
A suspect in a series of theft cases escaped from the NOPD Second District station on Magazine Street but was recaptured afterward, police said.
By Nick Kindel
Perhaps it is inevitable that there will be tensions – and even friction – when a major institution is located in a residential area. But is it really necessary for this to rise to the level of acrimony and divisiveness that currently characterizes the Tulane University stadium proposal?
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Police have obtained an photograph of a woman believed to have committed two of early Thursday morning’s three brazen taxi cab robberies around the Irish Channel, and are seeking the public’s help in identifying her.
The increase in foot traffic along Freret has dramatically reduced crime, neighbors said during the Second District’s monthly anti-crime walk Wednesday evening, but they worry that blighted buildings such as the Barreca family’s former steak house continue to attract criminals, according to a report by Monica Hernandez and our partners at WWL-TV.
“Everybody on this street knows everybody,” High Hat owner Chip Apperson tells Eater.com in an interview with his partners about the Freret restaurant’s first year. The varied offerings on Freret let everyone benefit from the exposure other establishments bring, he says, and the owners and staff all eat at each other’s restaurants.
Three guns were reported stolen from unlocked vehicles around Uptown New Orleans in recent weeks — the same number that police were able to confiscate in criminal cases — and two of the gun thefts were from the same block of State Street.
A woman ambushed and robbed three cab drivers in different locations around the Irish Channel early Thursday morning, police said, in a series of attacks that in some ways repeats a pattern shown in two other cases earlier this month.
BREAKING NEWS: Allan and Danae wrote this great column (below) about Bobby Jindal today but have to say something about the Times Picayune’s decision to lay off much of their staff and reduce print publication to only several times a week. Did we move to the country and not know it?
This decision is the Newhouse family’s way of continuing the profitability of the paper that has been around since 1837. Allan was a reporter and columnist for the TP during its golden years. His heart goes out to all the staff, especially those who will be layed off, and to the readers who don’t have access to computers and will have to rely primarily on television to get their news. We have always been readers and will miss holding that paper in our hands. Thank goodness we subscribe to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal so we can still get the real news every day.
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When Louisiana’s voters were believing Gov. Bobby Jindal’s spin during the last election that he loved his job and pledged to stay four more years, who would have thought that Bobby would emerge at the very top of Mitt Romney’s list for vice president? Many national columnists have opined for Jindal and are urging him on; others have placed him in the middle of the pack.