On the instructions of a federal judge, the New Orleans City Council quietly retreated on Tuesday from its prohibition against overnight preaching on Bourbon Street.
Nothing in New Orleans is ever simple. For example, consider Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s plan to move our obsolete City Hall over to vacant Charity Hospital.
Civil District Court Judge Michael Bagneris says that’s a fine idea for city government but it doesn’t work for the Civil Courts who have their own plans and money to refit the former state office building site in Duncan Plaza. “We won’t be moving to Charity Hospital,” says Judge Bagneris. Evidently many other CDC judges agree.
Although Uptown residents were told Wednesday that their water was safe to drink, some Carrollton residents may not have the chance as water pressure drops during repairs to the transmission line that broke Tuesday.
Residents around the 7800 block of Cohn were without power for much of Wednesday during the repairs, and that could happen again today as work continues, reports Bill Capo of our partners at WWL-TV.
“Sometimes when I’m in the studio streaming ‘OZ, I hear the live wire music line-up for the evening, and I want to hop on my bike and take a ride into the Quarter and see what’s goin’ on,” says Andy Dahl. ”I really miss New Orleans, but I’m really enjoying what I’m doing here too so – - -,” he adds. Woven into the fabric of most metropolitan areas are the working class – and often starving – artists. New Orleans possesses its fair share, and in the course of the last year or so, one such soul transplanted to Baltimore. On a recent road trip up east I briefly caught up with Andy and peered into what he’s been up to since having left (hopefully temporarily) the Crescent City.
The failures of the New Orleans city water system — first by a major water-line break that flooded an east Carrollton neighborhood Tuesday, and subsequently by the prohibition against using any water while it is tested for contamination — continue to affect Uptown residents a day after the incident.
The second boil-water notice of the year is causing businesses around Uptown to use bottled water to stay open, a routine they are getting used to, reports Monica Hernandez of our partners at WWL-TV. The water sample analysis will take until around 3:30 p.m. today (Wednesday), so the boil-water order will remain in place until at least that time, Hernandez reports.
The robbery of The Mushroom record store on Broadway Street in the university area was captured on surveillance video, and New Orleans police are hoping the public can help them identify the suspect, authorities said.
A 14-year-old Carrollton girl who had been missing since Monday afternoon was located Tuesday shortly after media reports began airing about her disappearance, New Orleans authorities said.
Residents of a broad swath of Uptown New Orleans from the neighborhoods around St. Charles Avenue down to the Missisippi River should boil tap water before using it for drinking, cooking or bathing until further notice, authorities said.
Costco will open its Carrollton warehouse store in a ceremony set for Sept. 21, about two weeks later than anticipated because of ongoing street work around the site, according to a report at Mid-City Messenger.
[Update: Stockmeyer has been found safe.]
A 14-year-old student at the Louise S. McGehee School was last seen by her family Monday afternoon headed for a walk in Audubon Park, and New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help to locate her.
A broken water main is flooding several Carrollton neighborhood streets this morning, causing low water pressure around Uptown as a result.
The southbound side of Broadway Street is scheduled to close Tuesday as construction crews lay asphalt in the ongoing repaving project, and the northbound lanes are expected to close later in the week, officials said.
The outlook wasn’t brilliant for Loyola U this year,
Freshmen enrollment was down 30 percent, with layoffs now to fear.
And then when Liberto quit in shame, and Kaskel took his place,
A sickly silence fell upon each ‘n every alumni face.
All of Uptown began to rise their voices in despair, as the rest
Clung to that hope which springs futilely in the human breast;
They thought, if only Casey could recruit for the freshman class –
We’d put up endowment money, now, and shove it up Tulane’s smarmy [expletive deleted].
The sad truth for Loyola is that there is no “mighty Casey” waiting in the wings. Freshman enrollment has plummeted by nearly a third with only a short time left until the Fall semester begins. It appears that the main culprit for the massive shortfall was an adjustment to Loyola’s financial aid offers. Apparently, Loyola’s high tuition left little margin for error with respect to financial aid. Prospective students today are savvy; their market responds quickly.
As the Broadmoor Improvement Association pursues its goal of installing 100 anti-crime cameras around the neighborhood, it is launching an online fundraiser in hopes of defraying the cost of the cameras.