A fatal shooting is under investigation Wednesday evening on Upperline Street in the Freret neighborhood, New Orleans police said.
Ben Kleban, the founder of the New Orleans College Prep network of charter schools, is now the unopposed candidate for the open Uptown-based District 5 seat on the Orleans Parish School Board after his lone opponent withdrew from the race.
A woman was raped on Freret Street in July, New Orleans police said.
The Lower Garden District stands out among New Orleans neighborhoods for its elegant parks and statuary, such as the elegant fountain at Coliseum Square, the historic Margaret Haughery statute dedicated to the “Mother of Orphans,” the classical “Birth of a Muse” … and now, Pikachu.
Three people were injured Sunday evening in two shootings in Central City, and a motorcycle was taken at gunpoint from its owner on South Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans Police said.
Oscar Wilde once called experience “the name everyone gives to their mistakes.” In this sense, it is very useful to discuss Austin’s “experience” in building commuter rail. You see, commuter rail was originally envisioned as a remedy for congestion and an environmental boon, a sound investment in transportation infrastructure.
Instead, it turned out to be a cautionary tale, one New Orleans would best heed.
Firefighters extinguishing a blaze in a commercial dumpster on Walmsley Avenue discovered a man’s badly burned body inside early Monday morning, New Orleans police said.
The quiet corner of Octavia and Laurel streets became a hive of magical activity Saturday night, as hundreds wizard-hat wearing, magic-wand waving fans of Harry Potter (and their parents) gathered for a midnight release party for the series’ eighth book, “The Cursed Child.”
In contrast with high-profile incidents around the country, the New Orleans Police Department has not had a single officer-involved shooting so far in 2016, prompting civil-rights activists to suggest that the sweeping reforms of the NOPD should be expanded in other communities like Baton Rouge and applied to officers from other agencies like the Louisiana State Police or Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office who come into the city.
“NOPD has not fired their weapon at any human being this year,” said Ursula Price of the Independent Police Monitor’s office. “We are making progress.”
Mayas Nuevo Latina will soon be celebrating its tenth year, offering Zagat-rated Central American Caribbean fusion in New Orleans. The restaurant is a frontrunner for those seeking a casual, but elegant, gourmand Latin American experience Uptown.
Chef Edgar Irias and co-owner, Trinity Cazzola, founded the restaurant in 2007 and are about to expand their reach with a second restaurant further upriver. The concept will be an authentic Mexican menu, with zero Tex-Mex influence. Expect goat meat and imported local cheeses.
For now, you can enjoy brunch, lunch, and dinner at their flagship restaurant in the LGD.
As Audubon Park prepares for upgrades to some of its more popular picnic shelters, officials are asking the public what to do about one such closed structure on Magazine Street. Should the park renovate Shelter 13, tear it down for green space, or convert it into a security station?
On Sunday, July 31, Bridge House/Grace House will host “Christmas in July”, a dinner that provides a traditional holiday meal, toiletries, and more for the homeless. The dinner also raises awareness of the substance abuse treatment services provided by Bridge House/Grace House.
Popular Marigny gastropub Three Muses plans to open a new location on Maple Street, according to plans filed with the city.
Hillary Clinton’s acceptance of the Democratic nomination for President tonight will be a huge milestone in the long drive by millions of women for electoral equality. Will Hillary’s support from women, black and Hispanic voters be strong enough to elect her in November?
Citing an overflow crowd at its originally scheduled location, the Green Party of Louisiana has moved its state convention on Saturday to the Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center on O.C. Haley Boulevard.
As part of July Jubilee, a month-long celebration of dance in New Orleans, the city’s dance community will host a $5 Dance Class Challenge and the National Dance Day Celebration.
The $5 Dance Class Challenge, which runs from July 25 to August 6, will offer $5 classes for all skill levels in a range of genres including African, ballet, belly dance, bounce, contemporary, hip hop, and salsa. Participating dance studios and programs include Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center, Bounce Fitness, Crescent Lotus Dance Studio, Dance Quarter/NOLA Spaces, NORDC/NOBA, and more.
The Hookah House Cafe on Magazine Street is on track to extend its legal operating hours until midnight on weekends, after overcoming an unusual objection from the building’s owner.