After successfully rebuilding their membership over the past few years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in New Orleans is working towards renovating their meeting hall on Lyons Street with a pair of fundraisers this week at nearby bars.
A ban on smoking in bars and casinos in the City of New Orleans is beginning to appear increasingly inevitable. Although a concerted campaign to enact a statewide ban has failed repeatedly in past years, the insidious anti-smoking forces are now focusing on smaller-scale efforts.
In New Orleans, these forces have found a political surrogate in District B City Councilwoman Latoya Cantrell, who plans to introduce a smoking ban this fall.
“This is not an attack, this is about healthier environments for all people: those who work in these environments, musicians, employees,” Cantrell said recently. ”But the majority of the people now within our city and even state, close to 80 percent are non-smokers.”
Cantrell attempts an artful dodge, but the truth is that this is an attack — an attack on a market choice.
Last week’s brazen armed robbery at a business on South Carrollton Avenue does not appear to be linked to a similar incident earlier this summer in the same strip mall, but police are urging businesses to take whatever precautions they can to keep their employees safe.
Two men were injured Saturday night by gunfire in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City, and another man was cut by a bottle during an argument early Saturday morning in the Freret neighborhood, according to weekend crime reports from the New Orleans Police Department.
While it’s very early in the competition to see who the Presidential nominees will be in 2016, we’ve been impressed by the energy and drive of U.S. Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky.
Senator Paul recently accepted an invitation to speak to an Urban League convention in Florida. Unfortunately, most of the delegates to the convention thought that inviting an arch-conservative like Senator Paul was a mistake and stayed away from the session where he spoke.
The school options for Carrollton families will expand in the coming years as the Recovery School District announced a long-term plan Thursday morning to assign KIPP Believe and the operator Lafayette Academy to two campuses each along the Carrollton corridor.
As Tulane’s first on-campus football season in years approaches, a trio of women’s groups at Tulane University are hosting a pre-season high tea and silent auction Sunday honoring alumni football wives.
A 24-year-old man was wounded in a shooting Wednesday afternoon at Second and Dryades streets in Central City, New Orleans police said.
Two men broke into Squeal Bar-B-Q on Oak Street early Wednesday morning, but New Orleans police are hoping that security camera footage of the incident will lead them to suspects, authorities said.
New Orleans police are investigating a shooting Tuesday afternoon on South Roman Street in Central City that wounded two men, authorities said.
Egyptologist Melinda Nelson-Hurst of Tulane University is “amazed at the amount of detail” she has been able to discover about the 3,000-year-old mummy of Djed-Thoth-iu-ef-ankh, a priest and overseer at the Temple of Amun in Thebes, according to an article by Carol Schlueter in the New Wave university news service. The mummy is one of two that have resided at Tulane since 1852, but the other — that of a 15-year-old girl — has not given up its secrets as easily, the article states.