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Viewpoint: Does undue influence exist in city government? Let’s count the ways

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist The new report by Independent Police Monitor Stella Crizment should have been a real eye-opener for many New Orleanians. It shines a bright light on a number of actions that appear designed to intimidate and malign an outspoken culture bearer, Belden “Noonie Man” Batiste, who is currently chairing the effort Read More…

crime public safety

Shooting suspect captured in Mid-City after dramatic police presence, school shutdowns

New Orleans police officers along with the FBI, State Police and U.S. Marshals  descended on Mid-City on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 5) to capture a man accused in a shooting in New Orleans East hours earlier. The suspect was captured in the 3200 block of Iberville Street, Mike Perlstein reported at about 4:20 p.m. on Twitter. Read More…

crime

Police blotter: Carjacking in Tulane-Gravier, armed robbery in Fairgrounds Triangle

A carjacking and an armed robbery were reported recently in the Mid-City area, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Early on Monday, a man was carjacked in the Tulane-Gravier neighborhood. The 27-year-old victim was in the 2600 block of Gravier Street when three men surrounded his vehicle. They ordered him out of the car Read More…

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Business Profile: Rich’s Wash Dat, helping NOLA shine one car at a time

From humble roots to blossoming success, Rich’s Wash Dat has served the New Orleans area for years, offering high-quality services with a topnotch staff. Family owned and operated, every Rich’s Wash Dat location is committed to hiring people of all ages, colors, creeds; offering free washes to police and first responders; and operating in an Read More…

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Viewpoint: Crime and Cantrell will hurt the city’s bottom line

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Like many New Orleanians, I’ve been inundated with national and international news reports about New Orleans’ crime and Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s missteps. This week’s piece in the New York Post is only one of many recent examples. With New Orleans’ designation as “Murder Capital of the U.S.” and the lack Read More…

sports and recreation

Ultramarathon runners will traverse Mid-City on Saturday

Bayou St. John, Lafitte Greenway and Mid-City will be the backdrop for the cross-town New Orleans Ultramarathon on Saturday (Oct. 1). Running for Dreams, a nonprofit founded by New Orleanian and two-time cancer survivor Phil de Gruy, is sponsoring the New Orleans Ultramarathon. The urban race will lead participants through New Orleans’ beautiful neighborhoods, parks, Read More…

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Knowledge for Change Celebration supports Nola Abortion Fund at Carrollton Station on Friday (sponsored)

Register to vote, learn what will be on the midterm elections and support the New Orleans Abortion Fund with raffle donations sponsored by local businesses such as Stein’s, Wild Lotus, St. James Cheese, Picnic Whiskey & Provisions and more! This Friday, Sept. 30, acclaimed artist Mikayla Braun and educator Jaclyn Tregle partner with Carrollton Station Read More…

flood protection and drainage

Here’s what happened in last week’s Bayou St. John flooding

Photos of the Bayou St. John flood last week have been released by District D Councilman Eugene Green. Residents up and down Bayou St. John on Wednesday (Sept. 21) woke up to an unexpected flood. Without a drop of rain falling overnight, water had overtopped the banks and was invading some yards. Many residents, especially those Read More…

crime

Suspects sought in attempted burglary of Mid-City warehouse

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking help in identifying and locating two suspects wanted in connection with an attempted burglary of a Mid-City warehouse building. The offense occurred Sept. 18 in the 500 block of North Cortez. According to investigators, two men walked into a storage facility and attempted to force entry into multiple Read More…