S&WB issues boil water advisory for Uptown

From the Sewerage & Water Board

The Sewerage & Water Board, in consultation with the Louisiana Department of Health, issued a precautionary boil water advisory Thursday (Sept. 28) for a limited area of Uptown New Orleans, which includes:

South Claiborne Avenue from Calhoun Street to Robert Street
Robert from South Claiborne to the river
Mississippi River from Robert to Exposition Boulevard
Exposition Boulevard from the river to St. Charles Avenue

A map of the area currently under a precautionary boil water advisory is here. Water pressure in this area fell below 20 pounds per square inch (psi) due to the failure of a 30-inch water main valve. Sewerage & Water Board crews are onsite and repairs are underway.

Viewpoint: Candidates rally their supporters as early voting begins

With early voting set to start on Saturday (Sept. 30), it’s now-or-never time in this season’s campaign cycle. Many mainstream candidates in the race for governor campaigned in metro New Orleans on Tuesday (Sept. 26). Five candidates — Sharon Hewitt, Hunter Lundy, John Schroder, Stephen Waguespack and Shawn Wilson — participated in a morning forum sponsored by AARP in conjunction with The Advocate.

Join the Clerk for Archives Month 2023 and Attend Free CLE Seminars (sponsored)

Join us as we will soon celebrate National Archives Month 2023, hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court! Highlighting Free CLE Seminars for more rich history of New Orleans. Tours will be offered throughout the month of October! Reach out via email or phone for more information:  civilclerkresearchctr@orleanscdc.com or 504-407-0106

About the Clerk of Civil District Court’s Office for the Parish of Orleans:

The Clerk’s Office consists of two divisions – Land Records and Civil. Our Civil Division is where civil cases — such as personal injury, accidents, successions and foreclosures — are filed.

Coworking is back at Propeller! (sponsored)

Coworking is BACK at Propeller! As we start the new school year, we’d like to welcome you to start a new work quarter at our newly renovated coworking facility at 4035 Washington Avenue! Our extensive renovations to our kitchen, meeting rooms, meeting room tech, event space, private offices, bathrooms, and other amenities have made this an optimal work environment for you and the pursuit of your entrepreneurial goals. At Propeller, community is key. Our diverse members consist of like-minded entrepreneurs, non-profit executives, philanthropists, and social justice activists coming together and making a major contribution to our region through one of the fastest-growing entrepreneurial communities in the city.

Three arrested after 14 illegal guns were found in Fontainebleau home


On Monday (Sept. 11), NOPD Second and Sixth District officers arrested three males after finding a large cache of guns and drugs in a Fontainebleau home. Two of the suspects are teenagers. Rayshad Nolan, 20,  Zyaire Cornelius, 19, and a 16-year-old were taken into custody  and 14 illegal firearms were confiscated, along with illegal narcotics. The arrests are a result of a surveillance operation by the two Uptown police districts.

Man killed on Central City street

A man was shot to death Wednesday night (Sept. 13) in Central City, the New Orleans Police Department reported. At 10:12 p.m., NOPD Sixth District officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 1800 block of Washington Avenue. They found an unresponsive male subject with multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency Medical Services medics declared him dead the scene.

City takes down live oaks in front of Sophie B. Wright, WWL reports

Half a dozen oak trees in front of Sophie B. Wright Charter School along Napoleon Avenue were cut down Saturday (Sept. 9) after years of decline linked to damage from 2014 construction work and a termite infestation, WWL-TV reported. The trees’ removal came after trees across the city, including a live oak on South Carrollton Avenue, came down in last week’s rainstorms and after a large limb fell on a Sophie B. Wright school bus, WWL’s Rachel Handley reported. The city’s Parks & Parkways Department told Handley the trees on Napoleon will be replaced.

Viewpoint: Leading gubernatorial candidates make their pitches to voters

The three top contenders in the race for governor of Louisiana — Republican Jeff Landry, Democrat Shawn Wilson and Independent Hunter Lundy — recently visited the metro areas to spark enthusiasm for what is likely to be a lackluster, low-turnout election. This trio of candidates — along with State Treasurer John Schroeder, business lobbyist Steve Waguespack and state Sen. Sharon Hewitt — have been invited to participate in a statewide televised debate tonight (Sept. 9). With Attorney General Landry refusing to appear, the event will be informative but lack a clear comparison on important issues. 

Landry has no real need to face off against other candidates. All the polls, including one taken recently by Ron Faucheux, have him way out in front.