The Creative Alliance of New Orleans and Alembic Community Development will be opening a new exhibition titled “The People’s Murals,” at the Myrtle Banks Building in Central City Saturday, August 15 to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. “The People’s Murals,” is a massive exhibition of murals worked on by hundreds of community members, and the opening event will include featured artists and citizens who worked on the murals, as well as light refreshments and food.
A home on General Pershing Street previously slated for demolition to make way for the expansion of St. George’s Episcopal School is instead being moved to Mid-City, where it will be rehabilitated and sold to a teacher.
Traffic will not be allowed on a section of Calhoun Street in the university area on Friday for the installation of a new water line, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
A man armed with a gun tried to rob the cashier at a Magazine Street snowball stand on Wednesday evening, and then took the tip jar near the window instead, New Orleans police said.
Today’s debate at the New Orleans City Council is another symbolic step in the long-term struggle for New Orleans’ working poor to earn the living wage they deserve to support their families.
Though New Orleans has enjoyed unprecedented growth since Hurricane Katrina as well as an influx of skilled young professionals, we still rank second in income inequity among 300 U.S. cities. In fact, income disparity in New Orleans has increased in recent years, according to the New Orleans Data Center.
Entergy’s ongoing upgrade of its transmission lines through the Uptown area will move to Arabella Street on Thursday, the company announced.
Parts of South Claiborne and Jefferson avenues will both experience low-water pressure on Thursday as part of work to install major new drainage canals along both corridors, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
Civil-rights activist DeRay McKesson of the #BlackLivesMatter movement will headline the Rising Tide X, the 10th annual conference on new media in New Orleans.
A vehicle parked inside a locked construction gate at the controversial Planned Parenthood construction site on South Claiborne Avenue was found on fire early in the morning over the weekend, according to the New Orleans Fire Department.
Two New Orleans police detectives with extensive experience with investigations on the streets of Uptown New Orleans have been named to fill vacant, high-ranking positions in the NOPD Second and Sixth districts, department officials announced.
“Trust me, I’m a federal prosecutor.” You can almost hear the words come from his mouth. Sure enough, with his latest initiative, U.S. Attorney Louisiana Kenneth Polite is asking us for a great deal of trust.
Polite recently announced a bold plan for reducing gun violence in New Orleans. He proposed a joint effort between his office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the New Orleans Police Department, Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Crimestoppers, to investigate and prosecute federal gun crimes.
At first blush, this sounds like exactly what gun-rights advocates have been crowing for. Authorities often seem to be asleep at the wheel when it comes to enforcing existing gun laws, leading to calls for more burdensome regulation.
Alas, it rapidly became clear that Mssr. Polite’s plan is not something that law-abiding gun owners will be sanguine about.