elections opinion

Viewpoint: Inclement weather and apathy inhibit early voting

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Although state Sens. Troy Carter and Karen Carter Peterson have continued to campaign almost around the clock, days of heavy rainfall coupled with a general lack of interest has led to exceedingly low early voting numbers in the Second Congressional District race to replace Cedric Richmond, now a high-ranking aide Read More…

crime public safety

Police book juvenile, 13, in string of crimes that include the attempted murder of 73-year-old during carjacking

The NOPD arrested a 13-year-old boy on Sunday (April 11) in a string of car thefts, carjackings and other crimes, most of them in Mid-City. New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson announced Thursday that the force’s Violent Crime Abatement Investigation Team arrested the juvenile as a suspect in a crime committed April 6 in the Read More…

opinion politics

Viewpoint: Helena Moreno on pandemic response, Entergy, S&WB, policing and more

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist City Council President Helena Moreno said Wednesday (April 14) that she is proud of New Orleanians’ response to the smart decisions of the city’s public health leaders during the pandemic. “I think we showed that we can adapt and follow the science and, by doing so, we can manage an Read More…

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Sponsored: Clerk Chelsey Richard Napoleon – Sworn in as a Member of the Board of Directors

  As we continue our efforts to outreach and inform the community as to who we are as your Clerk of Civil District Court’s office, we proudly announce that your Clerk, the Honorable Chelsey Richard Napoleon, has been sworn in as a member of the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Clerks of Court Association Read More…

recognition schools

Warren Easton is most-requested high school in latest OneApp round

Warren Easton Charter High School on Canal Street in Mid-City was the most requested high school for incoming ninth-graders applying to New Orleans Public Schools through the first round of OneApp for 2021-22 school year. Warren Easton was named as a top choice on 2,009 applications, NOLA Public Schools reported in its list of Top Read More…

food and drink land use

Chick-fil-A making plans for a drive-thru at Tulane and Carrollton

When developer Sidney Torres IV bought the six-acre former Pelicans Stadium site in December, he mentioned a drive-thru chicken restaurant as part of his plans for Tulane and South Carrollton avenues.. It looked like he was referring to the NOLA Chick drive-thru that started serving up fried chicken sandwiches from the former Burger King soon Read More…

city government public safety transportation

Roadwork update: Bayou St. John, Fairgrounds, Mid-City, Hagan-Lafitte, City Park, Navarre

The Mayor’s Office announced in its monthly roadwork update that an unprecedented amount of infrastructure work — altogether more than $550 million in roadway and other projects — is currently underway in New Orleans. Mayor LaToya Cantrell also said more projects are in the works. She noted that $350 million in bonds approved for a Read More…

crime elections opinion

Viewpoint: It’s hard for law-abiding citizens to get justice these days

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist It probably was a case of mistaken identity that could have turned deadly for Jhamal Shelby Jr., a soft-spoken St. Augustine High School star athlete and honor student.   One recent afternoon after practice, Shelby drove to his father’s home in New Orleans East. Before he could park his car, a Read More…