There’s a battle brewing in the Oct. 24 election for Secretary of State that will pit the Republican incumbent, former State Senator and De La Salle High School graduate Tom Schedler, against LSU law professor Chris Tyson, an African-American Democrat.
The Preservation Resource Center is hosting a shotgun house tour through the Irish Channel and Garden District neighborhoods this weekend.
After our report with Gambit this weekend on the role of the shrinking New Orleans police task forces in preventing violent crime by seizing guns, Eve Troeh of WWNO public radio invited Uptown Messenger reporter Robert Morris into the studio to discuss the issue.
Loyola University will host a free screening today of The Francis Effect, a documentary about Pope Francis, followed by a panel discussion with Catholic scholars.
Prytania Street has been closed for the next six weeks between Milan and Marengo streets for the installation of new water and sewer lines, New Orleans officials announced.
If you give a New Orleanian a festival, they will probably want some music to go with it. Without too much trouble, blues or brass ensembles will appear on a nearby stage and perform. And the New Orleanian will shake a leg, strut, and possibly queue a second line. This will surely take place outdoors, so, the New Orleanian will require loose fitting colorful clothing, hopefully some sunscreen, and ample regional fare found in fresh, seasonal food and craft beverages. But most importantly they will require dollar bills. Copious quantities of cold, hard cash. After all, even the free-est of festivals aren’t really free, are they?
De La Salle High School is collaborating with St. Paul’s School and Archbishop Rummel High School to host the second annual “Team Up Against Violence” peace rally at Notre Dame Seminary.
New Orleans police are investigating a shooting Wednesday morning that wounded a man in the leg on Felicity Street in Central City, authorities said.
The Freedom Fighters, a community organization leading the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Mo., will host a panel this week at Tulane University about fair wages and racial justice with New Orleans fast food workers as part of the Show Me 15 campaign.
A 41-year-old man was arrested Monday after allegedly threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend and stealing her cell phone, authorities said.
Children can learn about St. Joseph’s Day altars, as well as decorating and eating cannoli, on Saturday when the Southern Food and Beverage Museum offers its free monthly admission to Louisiana families.
The Ashe Cultural Arts Center will host the fourth annual Redd Linen Night this weekend to celebrate the legacy of its co-founder, visual artist Douglas Redd.
The former Le Roux banquet hall on Louisiana Avenue that was damaged by fire last year has been approved for demolition, and the owner is considering replacing it with a new condo development.
A two-family home on Fontainebleau Drive was heavily damaged by fire Saturday morning — forcing one resident to jump from a second-story window to safety — and an 18-unit apartment building was scorched in a separate blaze early Monday morning, New Orleans fire officials said.
The city of New Orleans has never been very good at doing things, although it has consistently shown a remarkable ability to publicize those few things it actually does.
It’s like a child who draws crude stick figures and insists on displaying them prominently on the fridge. Were they older, the self-promotion would seem ridiculous, but because of lowered expectations afforded to children onlookers are expected to feign awe and admiration.
These thoughts came to mind when I heard about the city’s new website, RoadWork (http://roadwork.nola.gov), a joint project between the Department of Public Works and the Sewerage & Water Board designed “to inform citizens about past, current, and future road work projects that affect their daily lives.”
Two people were injured Sunday night in a shooting on Third Street in Central City, New Orleans police said.
During every parade of Carnival season, thousands throng the sidewalks and neutral grounds of St. Charles Avenue, lured by the promise of thrown beads, the blaring bands or the spectacle of the floats. Within that chaotic revelry, however, also lurks the threat of deadly violence in the form of concealed handguns.
The elite New Orleans Police Department officers specifically tasked with finding those guns do not see much of the floats. Instead, they are hyper attentive to parade-goers’ hands, looking for anxious fingers unconsciously seeking reassurance from heavy metal held in a waistband. Or, the officers evaluate gazes – looking for the one young man walking just a little faster than his friends, his eyes straight forward, more intent than the others on reaching his destination because of the dangerous cargo he has in tow.
Loyola University will host Tulane University anthropology professor Christopher Rodning for a lecture called “Fort San Juan: (1568) and Found (2013).”
Loyola University will be holding an invitational band festival today, with Colonel John Bourgeois joining the Loyola University Wind Ensemble at 3 p.m. for a free, public concert.