The request by Izzo’s Illegal Burrito to sell beer and margaritas at their Magazine Street location split the City Planning Commission on Tuesday — even with tight restrictions on the operations there — so the New Orleans City Council will have to decide whether a restaurant considered “fast food” should be compatible with alcohol sales.
The project to improve the sidewalks around Coliseum Square and the International School of Louisiana — halted by the unexpected discovery of 1880s-era drainage canals underneath them — will now fall under a federally-mandated review by the state office of historic preservation, officials confirmed.
Motorists on Louisiana Avenue will be detoured around St. Charles Avenue all day today (Tuesday, June 23) for repairs to a sewer line underneath the intersection, according to an emergency traffic advisory from the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
One man was shot in the leg Monday near Jackson Avenue in Central City, and another man was shot in the arm a few hours later about six blocks away on Danneel Street, New Orleans police said.
Izzo’s Illegal Burrito — the Baton Route-based franchise that moved into the former Popeye’s building on Magazine Street — now wants to sell beer and margaritas as it does elsewhere in the state, and the City Planning Commission will have to decide between a favorable recommendation from its staff against the wishes of a number of nearby neighbors.
New Orleans police are searching for a man caught on security camera entering a closed business on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District and removing the cash from its register, authorities said.
Harold Baquet — whose career as a photographer took him from visual storytelling on the streets of New Orleans to City Hall, and as the official photographer of Loyola University for the last quarter century — died Thursday of cancer at age 56, and the university will celebrate his life and mourn his passing at services on Wednesday.
An armed carjacker held his victim inside his own vehicle until he managed to escape Friday morning, New Orleans police said.
The 25-year-old man fatally shot on Thursday inside a Walmsley Street home while police say his girlfriend was playing with a gun has been identified, though the coroner said he is continuing to review evidence in the case.
A block of Prytania Street in the Lower Garden District will be closed over the weekend for utility work, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
Tulane University police will conduct an active-shooter training exercise inside the Reily Student Center on the evening of June 26 that will also involve a test of the campus’s outdoor-warning sirens, officials said.
Obviously hungry for new leaders at the state level, New Orleans voters had three opportunities yesterday to hear from various candidates for state-wide office, now that campaign season is ramping up after the conclusion of the 2015 legislative session.
State Rep. John Bel Edwards, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, and PSC Commissioner Scott Angelle were generally congenial and complimentary of each other as they addressed a group of 1,000 predominately Westbank voters at the Alario Center very early yesterday morning.