The New Orleans Police Department’s Second District is preparing for Operation Save America anti-abortion protests planned for Uptown starting this weekend, police said at a meeting in headquarters Friday.
Operation Save America, a fundamentalist Christian conservative organization that opposes abortion, has planned a series of protests from Saturday (July 19) to July 26 that they refer to as “Battle for the Heart and Soul of New Orleans.” The movement is sparked by Planned Parenthood’s designs for a new 7,000-square-foot facility on South Claiborne Avenue that would perform abortions, according to the organization’s website.
Your home is not a hotel, obviously. However, an ever-growing number of New Orleans homeowners want to run a hotel-type business on the side. With tourism booming in the midst of a generally weak economy, it’s a quick way to make some extra cash.
This is the nexus of the controversy over “illegal short-term rentals” that has been permeating local political discourse in recent months. Due to zoning and licensing laws, there’s simply no way for homeowners to rent a room out as a vacation rental. Most crucial is the fact that any lease has to be for at least 30 days (or 60 days in the French Quarter).
A man who fired several gunshots from inside a Napoleon Avenue home when police tried to approach surrendered peacefully after a two-hour standoff, New Orleans police said.
The 25th Annual Feast of St. Henry block party and mass took place at St. Henry’s Catholic church Uptown on Saturday afternoon.
A series of four armed robberies have been reported around the Uptown area between Thursday evening and Saturday morning — including a carjacking in the Riverbend and an online-dating setup, New Orleans police said.
Interest by a French-immersion charter school in buying the long-vacant Priestley school site in west-Carrollton has galvanized a group called the “P-Town Project” into seeking a Healing Center-style home for fresh food and social services there instead.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on attempted-murder charges in connection with a shooting Tuesday afternoon that wounded two men on the basketball court at A.L. Davis Park in Central City, but investigators are still seeking the public’s help finding a second man believed to be involved, New Orleans police said.
Raymond Twickler Jr. traces his family’s metalworking business in New Orleans back more than a century, but the prospect of rebuilding his Cadiz Street shop after Wednesday morning’s fire next door has the 72-year-old wondering whether he should go on.
“At my age, I have my thoughts. That has to be taken into consideration,” Twickler said. “This is my first day back, and I’m assessing the damage.”
It won’t be long before Mayor Landrieu will begin telling us why we need to approve one or more of his tax proposals in the fall elections. Before you get out your checkbook, we have a few ideas that will create new jobs and generate additional taxes — if the Mayor and the City Council can be a little more flexible on zoning.
Dishcrawl New Orleans is hosting a sold-out culinary tour of Maple Street tonight, and Alicia Serrano and Zach Brien are along for the ride. See below for their live tweets from the event.
Seven people lost their homes early Wednesday morning in a fire that started in a Cadiz Street apartment house and spread to the building next door, but no one was harmed in the blaze, New Orleans fire officials said.
NOLA CURVES is New Orleans’ first full-figured fashion show, exclusively featuring Southern women, sizes 12 and above. These belles will be modeling clothing and accessories from local designers including: Full Blossom Chic Boutique, Miss Behavin Boutique, Dama Talya, M.V.C. by Misty Chanel, and Plush Boutique.
Two teenage boys and a three-year-old girl where injured Tuesday evening when a pair of gunmen opened fire on a group of people on South Salcedo Street, New Orleans police said.