The intersection of Prytania and Arabella streets will be closed until the end of March as part of construction on the new underground drainage system along Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans officials said.
The owner of Carrollton Station, Michael Miller, was arrested on a charge on attempted-arson Monday after the owners of The Willow (the new name of the former Jimmy’s Music Club) recorded surveillance video of Miller placing a lit earwax-candle in their building’s door, reports Monica Hernandez of WWL-TV. Miller describes the incident as a joke, while The Willow’s owner, Jimmy Anselmo, is also in the middle of a disagreement with neighbors over the operations of his club, Hernandez reports.
Looking for something unique for your home? On January 24-26, New Orleans Auction Galleries will hold its semi-annual Cakebread Decorative Arts & Design auction, a series with an eclectic and extensive selection of over 1,600 lots of antique to contemporary furniture, accessories, jewelry, clocks, silver and fine and decorative arts.
Though the work is hard and much still remains, New Orleans is moving ever closer in tangible ways to becoming more like the community that Dr. Martin Luther King envisioned for America, city officials said Monday morning.
“Each generation for a moment grips the arc of history and bends it one way or another, but it does not bend on its own,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the steps of City Hall. “Here in New Orleans, there is no doubt we are moving forward together.”
If I ever become a judge, I think I’ll issue an injunction requiring a party not to speak about politics or religion and mandating that he quarter American soldiers in his house. I’ll also tack on a provision stating that he not go near any polling station (so that he can’t vote in elections) and another requiring him to issue statements that incriminate himself. If he violates it, I’ll send him to jail.
Apparently judges can do that. Their power over the parties before them trumps the Constitution itself.
Oysters in abundance, clear weather and live music drew more than 1,300 people to the first Freret Oyster Jam on Sunday, organizers said.
How does $500 and a $100 gift certificate to Dat Dog sound? Good enough to cook up a clever jingle? Here’s your golden opportunity: Dat Dog is eager to announce their 2014 Jingle Contest!
City Councilwoman Susan Guidry stands by her record as she seeks a second term, but challenger Jason Coleman thinks New Orleans should be doing better. David Capasso would focus on raising workers’ wages, Stephen Gordon wants city government to run more like a small business, and Drew Ward thinks that New Orleans is being rebuilt in the wrong way.
These were the pitches the five candidates for the District A seat on the City Council made to the Alliance for Good Government this week, as they also debated issues such as how to fix the streets in Lakeview, a proposed railroad through Hollygrove and Mid-City, the behavior of corner stores and, of course, crime.
Investigators have identified three teenage suspects believed to be responsible for a violent carjacking on Camp Street, New Orleans Police said.
Police also arrested two people immediately after an armed robbery on Clio Street earlier this week, and are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects in two more cases.
Turner was arrested on an attempted-murder charge in February following a shooting in the 2800 block of Audubon Street.
Two sitting members of the New Orleans City Council and all of their challengers said the city needs a new police chief on Wednesday night in a response to a question asked by the Alliance for Good Government.
An Alumni mixer called “See – Reflect – Inspire” will be held Friday at The Drexel Center of St. Katharine Drexel Prep (formerly Xavier Prep) according to a press release.
How many of you watched the season premiere of Duck Dynasty last night and watched it for the first time because of Phil Robertson’s outlandish but right-in-character remarks? How many of you think that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had no idea that his staff were orchestrating a traffic calamity as pay-back for a lack of endorsement? Christie is lucky that the problem occurred now – so early in the presidential campaign – and probably recoverable, though time will tell for sure.
An organization dedicated to reducing poverty in New Orleans will help low-income Uptown residents help pay their utility bill, according to a press release issued by Total Community Action, Inc.
A new petition protesting a plan to reroute freight trains through Hollygrove has gained 1,000 signatures, according to a report in Mid-City Messenger. “We Won’t Be Railroaded,” the coalition of Hollygrove and Mid-City residents behind the petition, hopes to have 10,000 signatures by mid-Spring, according to the story.
Are you looking for something to do this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend? Does it involve Louisiana seafood, live music, football, and outdoor fun? On Sunday, January 19, The Freret Market, Publiq House, Woody’s Tacos and Family Fish Productions will host their first annual Freret Street Oyster Jam! Beginning at 11 a.m. at Publiq House.
Sheriff Marlin Gusman and his predecessor, Charles Foti, blame each other for conditions at the Orleans Parish Jail. School board president Ira Thomas blames them both, and gardener Quentin Brown blames them all.
That question — whether the incumbents are responsible for shortcomings in New Orleans’ public institutions, or took poor situations and tried to improve them — resonated through the Alliance For Good Government forums in citywide races Tuesday night.