Dec 092011

Cynthia Willard-Lewis

State Sen. Cynthia Willard-Lewis, who formerly represented District E on the New Orleans City Council, and two other candidates have joined an increasingly dynamic field of candidates for the open at-large council seat, based on filings on Friday. Continue reading »

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Dec 092011

Three guns seized in a raid at 3210 Second Street. (via NOPD)

Gie Z. Preston (via

A rare, expensive gun specifically designed to pierce body armor was seized during a drug arrest Thursday and may be linked to a number of recent shootings, police said after making a series of gun arrests in Central City this week. Continue reading »

Christy Lorio: iAddict

 Posted by at 12:19 pm  opinion
Dec 092011

I’m not really a gadget girl, I don’t need to rush out and buy the latest, fanciest phone, and I certainly don’t need to schlep around a camera, phone, e-reader, iPad, GPS, and whatever other portable thingamajigs are the must-have item according to the Sunday circulars.  The newest fad to suddenly make my life so much less of a burden always seems somewhat, well, burdensome to me. However, I’ll be the first one to admit that I am kind of obsessed with my iPhone. I was a late adopter, if you will, only having just purchased one last year (and a 3G at that!). Continue reading »

Dec 082011

A rendering of the proposed football stadium on Tulane's Uptown campus. (via

The stadium will be located behind the baseball field, about a block off South Claiborne Avenue. (via

Tulane University plans to open a $60 million football stadium in 2014 on its Uptown campus, about a block off South Claiborne Avenue behind the baseball field, officials announced Thursday. Continue reading »

Dec 082011

“Trumpeter Nicholas Payton, the 2011-2012 Jazz Artist-in-Residence at Tulane University, will perform with his trio featuring Vicente Archer on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in Dixon Hall on Tulane’s uptown campus,” according to a news release from the university. “The Tulane University Big Band, directed by Jesse McBride, will support the trio. The concert is free and open to the public.” Continue reading »

Dec 082011

Kara Morgan, president of the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association, smiles during the association's 2010 holiday party at Tracey's. (Sabree Hill,

The Irish Channel Neighborhood Association will hold its annual holiday party at Tracey’s on Magazine Street from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight. Children are invited, and the association will be collecting toys or cash donations for the NOPD Sixth District’s Christmas Toy and Bike drive. Continue reading »

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Dec 082011

Barbara Johnson, president of the Central Carrollton Association, was in her Fern Street driveway with her husband Friday evening when they were approached by a man with a gun who demanded their money, according to a report by Monica Hernandez of our partners at WWL.

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Dec 082011

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

One of the ways to tell the future of any city or neighborhood is to find out if investors are willing to put up their money to underwrite new ventures. By that criterion, New Orleans’ Warehouse District is on a roll. Continue reading »

Dec 082011

Elena Countiss teaches a second-grade Spanish-immersion classroom at the International School of Louisiana's Eastbank campus in January. (Sabree Hill,

The International School of Louisiana received approval Wednesday to open a new foreign language immersion elementary school in Jefferson Parish, giving the high-performing charter its third campus in the New Orleans area. Continue reading »

Dec 072011

Stacy Head

Stacy Head, who represents much of Uptown in her District B seat on the New Orleans City Council, was among the first candidates to formally sign up to run in the March 24 election for the open at-large seat vacated by the retirement of former Councilman Arnie Fielkow, state records show. Continue reading »