Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, however, say that construction is still proceeding, and that they hope the February completion date is the last delay that segment of the project experiences.
Sybil Haydel Morial would have led a very privileged life growing up in New Orleans in the 1940’s and 1950’s had it not been for the South’s all-encompassing Jim Crow laws. Her father, Dr. Clarence C. Haydel, was a well-respected surgeon in the community; her mother, Eudora, was an accomplished housewife who loved to cook, garden and entertain in the family’s well-appointed home. Sybil was surrounded by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins as well as her older sister Jean who suffered an untimely death. She attended the best Catholic schools, spent the summers in the country, traveled to Europe and had a memorable debut. As a teenager, Sybil enjoyed the company of family friend Ambassador Andrew Young who wrote the foreword to the memoir before his death.
But the harsh realities of segregation and how it impacted her life every day defined Sybil. It also drove her to become a teacher, civil right activist, arts patron, husband to New Orleans’ first African-American mayor — Dutch Morial — and mother to our third, Marc Morial. Sybil’s new book, Witness To Change, is a compelling, easy-to-read story about Sybil and Dutch — told from Sybil’s perspective.
Axiom Artist Collective will debut their newest exhibit, Guerrilla Artfare, featuring artwork by local artist Courtney “Ceaux” Buckley. The art show will feature acrylic- and oil-based paintings inspired by New Orleans culture.
The Subway restaurant on St. Charles Avenue in the Lower Garden District was robbed shortly before closing time Wednesday night, and man in his 50s was also robbed of his bicycle at gunpoint on St. Andrew Street, New Orleans police said.
Navigating traffic may become a little easier for Uptown residents on Monday when parts of Arabella Street temporarily become one-way, as part of a six-month trial enacted by the City of New Orleans.
Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar and The Disposable Heroes Project will host an all-day benefit to honor American troops and their families this Saturday, Oct. 3, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will take place at Tracey’s Bar, located at 2604 Magazine Street, and 100% of Saturday’s gross sales will be donated to the Disposable Heroes Project.
The teen arrested last Friday in connection with five armed robberies using a long-barreled rifle around Napoleon Avenue has now been charged in a sixth case, the robbery of two people in Laurence Square park earlier this month, New Orleans police say.
The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) will host their third annual Freret 5K & Half Mile Fun Run, promoting family fun and fitness in Uptown New Orleans this October. Race day festivities include a 5K run/walk, a half-mile fun run, musical entertainment from the Tulane Jazz Band, post-race refreshments, awards and raffles.
New Orleans police have released surveillance footage that shows Monday night’s robbery of Monkey Hill bar from a variety of angles, and are pursuing a new lead based on evidence that could be critical in the case, they said Tuesday.
After the third in a series of robberies at Uptown restaurants Monday night, New Orleans officials are now pledging a $30,000 reward and federal investigators and charges as part of a “laser focus” on bringing the gunmen to justice, they said Tuesday morning.
Tipitina’s Foundation announces their Sunday youth music workshops for October. The workshops will take place this Sunday, Oct. 4, and next Sunday, Oct. 11. These youth music workshops are free and open to parents and students of all ages, but recommended for middle school and high school students.
Two men in their 50s were injured Monday night in a shooting on Milan Street, New Orleans police said.
Three masked men barged into the Monkey Hill bar and robbed the register and five patrons at gunpoint Monday night, police and witnesses said.
Another city panel approved the move of the NOPD Second District station from its antiquated building on to a new location next to a major swimming facility in Gert Town, giving the public the first look at designs for the new complex.
There was a time that I got a mild chuckle out of reading the old bumper sticker – New Orleans: Third World and Proud of It. The idea, of course, is that New Orleans is a poor city with inefficient, corrupt government, hence more akin to a developing nation than a prominent American city. Self-deprecating humor and all that.
However, it’s started to hit a bit too close to home lately. Last week we endured yet another “boil water” advisory for the east bank of Orleans Parish in the wake of a brief, 20-minute failure of the plant’s power generation capacity. It was the tenth such advisory in just five years.
A teenager on a bicycle with a gun was arrested on Milan Street on Friday night as investigators patrolled the area investigating a recent spree of five robberies nearby, New Orleans police said.