The former Times-Picayune building on Howard Avenue is under consideration for redevelopment as a “major amusement facility,” and its new owners received the first step of approval Tuesday from New Orleans city officials toward the rezoning that would allow such a project.
When supporters are asked why they think LaToya Cantrell might make a good mayor, they always talk about her commitment to the community, hard work after Katrina and willingness to take on issues others shy away from. In short, she is known as a fighter.
[Note: This is the first in a series of columns analyzing the potential candidates in the upcoming New Orleans mayoral race.]
The discovery of a grenade prompted a bomb-squad investigation Wednesday morning on Magazine Street, but New Orleans police determined that the device did not pose a threat, authorities said.
The LEAD Community Training Program is a workshop series by The Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) designed to empower its participants in the areas of Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, and Development, for which the program is named. The seven-week program plans to teach participants skills in community organizing, advocacy, public policy, and land use and development.
The registration deadline for the 2017 LEAD program is Friday, Feb. 10.
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A suspect in several break-ins at homes and businesses in the Carrollton area last week was caught on surveillance camera, and New Orleans police are hoping the public can help identify and locate him.
A panel of experts from Tulane Law School on Wednesday afternoon will discuss the executive order by President Trump that attempted to halt travel to the United States from seven Muslim countries before it was blocked by a federal judge.
The academic leader of the New Orleans College Prep charter network resigned unexpectedly last week as the organization struggles to improve test scores at its first campus enough to prevent the state from revoking its charter.
This is the year of the homemade King Cake.
Locals are trying their hand at baking the glittery tradition at home for Mardi Gras. Many of our best chefs are also sharing homemade King Cakes and their recipes with a lucky few. These are not restaurant recipes; this is what is served on their own tables. Recipes can be original, complicated, easy, or from known cookbooks. The doughs may be dissimilar, but the toppings are always a dusting of sparkling purple, green, and gold.
A man riding around with four acquaintances looking for drugs overnight was carjacked by his companions, New Orleans police said Monday morning.
New Orleans were given a glimpse of the future this past week, or at least one possible version of it. Alas, it appears that the future is a slow-moving red box.
The corporate operator of New Orleans public transit, Transdev, held an event with Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Monday to preview its self-driving vehicle, the EZ10 “Easy Rider” Autonomous Shuttle. The red, box-shaped EZ10, which is capable of holding 12 passengers, plodded along at roughly 8 miles per hour in front of the Morial Convention Center.
The upper floor of a Jefferson Avenue home caught fire Saturday, and firefighters’ effort to contain the blaze was complicated by a broken hydrant, authorities said.
A 58-year-old man was hit and killed by a vehicle whose driver didn’t stop afterward Saturday night on Earhart Boulevard, New Orleans police said.