Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans plan to seek a change to state law that would allow them to guarantee admission for children of teachers they recruit from France, officials said Monday night.
Four armed robberies were reported in Uptown neighborhoods near the river within a three-hour time span Saturday evening, according to New Orleans police reports.
Victoria Coy, the executive director of the Louisiana Violence Reduction Coalition, went on a bit of a tear this past week over Louisiana’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” (SYG) law. In an opinion piece written for The Lens, Coy made claims that, if true, would indeed be quite disturbing:
- “Stand Your Ground was tacked on to Louisiana’s Justifiable Homicide rules in 2006, upending centuries of common-sense definitions of self-defense.”
- “Under the revamped rules, you no longer have the duty to retreat from a threat before using lethal force. You need only ‘perceive’ a threat in order to justify meeting force with force — even if you could easily escape that threat.”
- “ Stand Your Ground has codified prejudice. . . . If black men are the scary ones, then why should they be afraid? It’s this exact logic that is not only encouraged, but required under the disastrous Stand Your Ground law.”
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Citing a lack of cooperation with Jefferson Parish school leaders, the International School of Louisiana will close its Metairie campus next year, the school board announced Friday evening.
The more than 400 students at the Jefferson Parish campus will have first preference for admission at the International School’s other campuses — at the former Bethune building in Hollygrove, on Camp Street in the Lower Garden District, and in Algiers, officials said.
For more details on the decision, read the full report from Mid-City Messenger.
The Phunny Phorty Phellows, a New Orleans carnival krewe that dates back to the 1870s, brings in the Carnival season with their St. Charles avenue street car parade. Riders and attendees alike braved the cold and the rain to welcome in the 2017 Carnival season.
Rachael Levine, a senior at Lusher Charter High School, has been selected to play in the High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall for the second year in a row. Rachel will be performing on cello with the Strings Orchestra at the famous concert venue on February 5 this year.
A late-night computer sale near Magazine Street erupted into an exchange of gunfire Thursday after one group of armed men tried to rob the other, New Orleans police said.
In early December, weeks before New Year’s fireworks could be considered a culprit, a pair of massive nighttime explosion sounds rattled homes and startled residents across the Carrollton area.
The noise was loud enough that it sent New Orleans police officers searching for gunshot victims, but they turned up nothing — and a survey of other public agencies since then likewise leaves the source of the sounds a mystery.
Former Congressman Bob Livingston, now a Washington D.C.-based lobbyist, told talk show host Larry King on Tuesday night that President-Elect Donald Trump is making a good start on his pledge to “drain the swamp” in Washington. “President-elect Trump has hired some outstanding people and is headed in the right direction,” said Livingston.
The group of local investors who bought the former Times-Picayune building last year are requesting mixed-use zoning from the New Orleans City Council — suggesting yet another major redevelopment in the works along the Pontchartrain Expressway.
St. Thomas Community Health Center (CHC) recently announced the addition of their St. Thomas Heart & Vascular Center, where a full-range of cardiovascular services will be available five days a week. The new center, located at 1936 Magazine Street, will offer specialized diagnostic and interventional care including echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, stress testing, and ambulatory ECG monitoring.
Gracious Bakery will expand to the former location of The Grocery on St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District this year, the business announced.