We like politicians who have a plan for New Orleans’s future. State Representative and House Speaker Pro Temp Walt Leger III definitely fits the bill. Though expected to easily win re-election for a third term at the Louisiana Legislature, Leger delivered thought-provoking remarks at his well-attended Audubon Tea Room fundraiser earlier this week that quickly set the tone for his political future, perhaps as a candidate for mayor in 2017.
A 19-year-old who allegedly fired on a group of four people Wednesday morning in Central City — wounding three victims, and missing a 3-year-old child — is now wanted on charges of attempted first-degree murder, New Orleans police said.
Want to get your product onto retail shelves? Already on shelves but ready to take it to the next level?
Good Work Network and StayLocal are hosting a workshop for New Orleans’ makers, artists, and product designers.
This day-long workshop on Wednesday, September 9th will teach makers how to build their empire in the competitive world of retail sales. The morning features world-renowned wholesale expert Lela Baker of Lucky Break Consulting discussing order forms, pricing, wholesale policies, and much more. Afternoon sessions include a networking lunch catered by Cafe Reconcile, Branding with Expert Geoff Coats of Line 58 Branding & Web Design, and a panel discussion with successful local makers and buyers.
New Orleans police have released a photo of the man who allegedly robbed the Circle K convenience store on Magazine Street on Monday, while a separate robbery victim was beaten in Hollygrove on Tuesday night, authorities said.
Welcome Table New Orleans is a citywide initiative that focuses on race, reconciliation, and community. The initiative will hold an information session at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church this Wednesday, September 2, in preparation for the next round of city circles. Those who attend the session can learn more about the initative, meet current Welcome Table New Orleans participants, and find out how to sign up for a city circle.
While armed robberies are spiking this year in the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District, officials says detectives are continuing to solve them at rates that exceed the national average — announcing on Tuesday the arrest of a third teen in a group now blamed for a total of 11 armed-robbery incidents in the month of August.
“America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.” ― Tennessee Williams
In my neighborhood a fast food chain restaurant, Izzo’s Illegal Burrito, rented a space without a liquor license. Within four months, they requested a permit to sell alcohol. A frequent reaction has been: “What’s the problem? I like a margarita or a beer with my Mexican food.”
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The Circle K convenience store on Magazine Street was robbed at gunpoint Monday night, New Orleans police said.
Around Thanksgiving of 2014, police made the gruesome discovery of a woman’s body stuffed into a Central City trash can. While the neighborhood mourned the outgoing woman’s death, observers also noted the presence of a cryptic image on the wall near the Danneel Street alley where her body was stashed, a Cupid-like angel watching a figure walk away from arrows that missed.
Not too long afterward, officials at the Lycee Francais charter school were in the process of completing their purchase of the former Priestley campus in Carrollton, more than three miles away, when they noticed a politically charged mural on the old gym. “May the Police Force Be With You,” the stencil read, with an image of Darth Vader force-choking a man being held by police officers.
Like those who saw the image at the murder scene, the Lycee Francais officials wondered among themselves: Was it a Banksy?
The answer, it turns out, is no, not at all.
The Entergy New Orleans project to replace transmission lines that bring electricity from a new plant on the West Bank into the Uptown area of New Orleans will move on to General Pershing Street this week, according to Entergy officials.
Last week I was running to grab a take-out order from a nearby tavern, and the only parking nearby was metered. This meant confronting one of the city’s new solar-powered parking meters. After hiking more than a half block to reach the nearest meter (it was not positioned ideally), I fumbled in my pocket for money to feed the proverbial beast.
“Fortunately, I have change,” I thought to myself. “A couple of quarters should do the trick.”
First, I pressed the keypad to activate the meter. It took a few seconds for the thing to power up, because apparently these meters boot from floppy discs. Then the screen told me to swipe a card or insert bills. For some reason, there was no option for inserting coins.
Everyone loves the classic New Orleans Sno-Ball. But do you know the true history behind them?
A woman was robbed at gunpoint of her vehicle while she was trying to unload it Saturday evening on Laurel Street, New Orleans police said.
Over the last week, the 10th anniversary of New Orleans has a tale of two narratives: the city’s official story of recovery and a newly heralded “resilience,” contrasted with media accounts describing the growing disparities from neighborhood to neighborhood.
In an attempt to bridge both those perspectives, former President Bill Clinton used his keynote address during Saturday’s commemorative ceremonies to call for a “new unity” in New Orleans, saying the city should both celebrate the progress made since the floods and rededicate itself to overcoming the deeply-rooted challenges that remain.
Rising Tide X, the tenth annual new-media conference on New Orleans, took place at Xavier University this morning. See below for live coverage.
A power line was knocked down, and several vehicles and a house were heavily damaged after a crash late Friday night on Tchoupitoulas Street, and more than 1,700 Uptown addresses were left without power afterward.
On Friday evening, the Saints took to practice at Tulane’s Yulman Stadium instead of their Metairie practice facility. This was the last practice before they take on the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon in the Superdome. The Saints regular season begins September 13 at Arizona.