A Fern Street resident shot and killed an apparently unarmed man in his front yard on Thursday morning, and investigators are still trying to determine what led to the shooting, New Orleans police said.
Nearly one in five women experience some sort of sexual assault while in college, and their assailants in 90 percent of those cases are someone they already know, according to a Loyola University researcher.
With Greek life playing such a central role in the social culture at both Tulane and Loyola universities — even providing what officials described as the setting for some of those attacks — would shutting down the fraternity system reduce sexual assault on campus?
Musician Kermit Ruffins will headline a free fundraiser Thursday evening for the Kingsley House in the Lower Garden District.
The founders of a national medical-services company based in New Orleans have donated $3 million for science education at Isidore Newman School, the largest gift in the school’s history.
With wine, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, the Sibley Gallery on Magazine Street will host the Seventh Annual Uncork the Cure fundraiser benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Thursday evening.
Musician Paul Sanchez will perform tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 12) to launch another “Fun Under the Frescoes” concert series benefiting the restoration of the 150-year-old St. Alphonsus Church in the Irish Channel.
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One day last week, I was walking down Magazine Street when this guy screamed out to me from across the street, “Hey! You so pretty.”
First off, being yelled at startled me. I was horrified when I turned to find this strange man speeding toward me.
With a blank look on my face, I said, “Thank you,” and began to walk faster.
Lusher Charter School will host its annual soiree this Friday (Nov. 14) at the Eiffel Society, with food, a silent auction, and musical entertainment that will help raise money for the school.
A proposal to renovate a blighted Carrollton storefront into a commercial kitchen expanded into far broader discussion Tuesday of how the rapid rate of development in New Orleans affects the city’s long-time residents, but officials ultimately decided that those societal issues can’t be saddled onto an individual business owner and voted in favor of the project.
On the same morning that five people were killed in a house fire in Broadmoor, New Orleans firefighters rescued another man from a burning apartment complex on South Carrollton Avenue, and an elderly man’s bathrobe caught fire in Central City, burning him and his grandson.
Three years ago, on November 11, 2011, I published a column entitled “The O.C. Haley Non-Commercial District.”
Within that piece, I criticized the notion that O.C. Haley Boulevard, a noted commercial street in Central City, was ripe for private investment. Led by Councilwoman Stacy Head, it had become a common trope that any business afflicted with zoning issues should simply move there, where City Hall wanted them to be.
In response, I suggested that the use of O.C. Haley as an example of an opportune destination for businesses crushed by obscenely unreasonable zoning restrictions was crass and, frankly, just added insult to injury. The only virtue of O.C. Haley was that it was being pushed by government interests, which explained why only a handful of private businesses moved in. The only major influx was the veritable cavalcade of nonprofit entities (i.e., non-taxpayers).
Five people — two adults and three children — were killed in a fire overnight at a home on South Miro Street by General Pershing in Broadmoor, authorities said Tuesday morning.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans officials expect to sign a purchase agreement with the Orleans Parish School Board for the old Priestley campus in west Carrollton within a week or two, launching a 90-day evaluation period before the sale becomes final.
The United States enjoys the freedoms it does today because of the sacrifices of soldiers in previous generations, and the best way to honor them is by continuing to make the country a better place by learning first aid, or teaching a kid to read, retired Lt. Gen. Russell Honore told a Tulane class on Monday afternoon
A proposed commercial kitchen on Willow Street dubbed the “Carrollton Commissary” will return to the City Planning Commission this week, after city officials suggested two weeks ago that the business owners needed more time to discuss the project with neighbors who vocally opposed it.
People filled in the Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday afternoon to hear the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra pay tribute to trumpeter Lionel Ferbos. Ferbos passed away in July at 103 years old. Ferbos joined the Ragtime Orchestra in the 1970s.