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The Louisiana Senate last week failed to pass three bills designed to close gender-based pay disparities and lift families out of poverty. The defeated measures included a bill increasing the minimum wage by $1.25 an hour. New Orleans Democratic Sens. J.P. Morrell and Troy Carter sponsored a package ...
The New Orleans Public Library will temporarily close its main branch on Loyola Avenue from Sunday, April 15 to Sunday, April 29 to renovate its first floor. The ground level, which will be updated by Library Interiors, Inc., will have a new layout that will hold several exhibit displays, a community meeting ...

Are you going to New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell? If so, don't forget about the early-bird discount price on all general admission tickets as well as the new "Locals Thursday" pricing for Louisiana residents. The early-bird discount price is $65 (plus fees) through Friday, April 6, after ...
Public memorial services for Rusty Staub will take place April 10 in New Orleans, the family said Tuesday (April 3). Staub, a New Orleans native who played 23 seasons in the major leagues, died March 29 in West Palm Beach, Florida, after a months-long illness at age 73. A New Orleans visitation for Staub ...
Cochon Cotillion XXII — The pig-themed spoof on a traditional Carnival Ball at Mardi Gras World (1380 Port of New Orleans Place) will have an open bar, food from more than 40 restaurants and music from ELS and Mike Morris. The evening benefits Bridge House and Grace House. $100. 6–11 p.m. Visit ...
From the French Quarter's Pontalba Buildings to the Garden District's mansions, many of New Orleans' historic structures are well-loved, postcard-worthy spots that most people could identify on sight. But how much do you know about the architecture and buildings of the Central Business District, Mid-City, ...

Gene Bourg, another former Times-Picayune restaurant critic, called it "the closest thing in New Orleans to a modest little auberge in the French countryside." In 1983, Bailey made Indulgence a full-time restaurant and moved it to The Rink on Prytania Street. The restaurant, which was popular with its ...
Victor Richard III, who has led the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission since 2010, will step down as chief executive director ahead of Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell's inauguration next month. In an email circulated Tuesday morning (April 3), Richard thanked his more-than 240 staff members ...
On a square-foot basis, the least expensive residential unit in New Orleans costs $52/square foot in Hollygrove. The most expensive unit sits in the French Quarter, asking $1,308/square foot. NeighborhoodX does not consider short sales, foreclosures, and inhabitable listings in its analyses. “It is always ...
That might be hard to believe, I know, because nearly everywhere you look in New Orleans gift shops these days, you'll see evidence that we care an awful lot about makin' groceries and getting your po-boy dressed, but it's true. Katie Carmichael, who was born here but raised elsewhere before returning to ...
Feeling like celebrating Easter in a slightly more sinister way? The Easter bunny and his candy-filled basket is one way — chowing down on rabbit is certainly another. Here are 12 places around the city with rabbit on the menu — from deep-fried to braised —and many, many dishes in between.
There has been much talk about recent census data showing net out-migration from the city of New Orleans to other U.S. cities in 2017. Some are saying that this is evidence that the post-Katrina population boom is over. Others are pointing out that, including babies and foreign immigration, the population ...
The 40th annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k will take place on Saturday, March 31, at 8 a.m. Photo courtesy of JD Thomas/Crescent City Classic. This weekend, New Orleans will host the 40th annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k, which ranks among the longest-running ...
While the plan is still to one day provide passenger trains from New Orleans to Orlando, Ross said this shorter route has advantages for several areas of the Gulf Coast. The two-year, $20 million grant comes with the requirement of a 50 percent match. Ross said it would cost Mississippi $20 million and ...
Dressed up for the Historic French Quarter Easter Parade and mass at the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. The 2018 Easter weekend weather in New Orleans is expected to be perfect: blue skies and warm temps. ( Photo by Chris Granger, NOLA.com | The ...
The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people who have made New Orleans New Orleans, featuring original artwork commissioned by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune with Where Y'Art gallery.
Indian cuisine can be habit forming. Once exposed to the diverse dishes of the Indian table, heady with exotic spice and creamy with nut milks and clarified butter, a body simply needs more. Although New Orleans doesn't have a significant East Asian population, the number of Indian and Pakistani folks ...

About two weeks ago, Regis "Rougarou" Prograis, a New Orleans native, took the title of the WBC Light Welterweight Champion. The Rougarou stopped by the News with a Twist studio this week to talk about the big win. He's the first world boxing champ from New Orleans since Willie Pastrano in the 1950s ...
A local housing rights group released a report Wednesday saying that regulations put in place for short-term rentals in New Orleans a year ago have done nothing to slow the gentrification of traditional neighborhoods or the displacement of residents. The Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative's ...
The National World War II Museum began work Wednesday on the Bollinger Canopy of Peace, a $14 million, 825-ton structure that is scheduled to join the New Orleans skyline later this year. The 482-feet long, 135-feet wide structure has steel latticework supporting its Teflon-coated fiberglass panels.
The Data Center report, released Thursday (March 29) links the jail's current poor conditions - conditions that prompted a federal consent decree aimed at bringing the facility into compliance with the U.S. Constitution -- "to the jail's historical role in New Orleans to explore the extent to which detention in the ...
The University of New Orleans in August will be offering a new professional degree to students who want to specialize in finance, according to UNO officials Tuesday (March 27). Students will have to complete a 30-credit hour program in order to earn UNO's master of science degree in finance, according to ...
"Short Term Rentals, Long Term Impacts: The Corrosion of Housing Access & Affordability in New Orleans" follows extensive media reporting and debate over the impact of STRs in New Orleans, which spiked in the wake of a package of city laws that provide a legal framework to allow them to operate ...
The White House counts 99 such institutions, including Dillard, Southern and Xavier in New Orleans. Officials at those three universities did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday (March 28); Forbids spending money without congressional approval to move employees from the ...
Silver Airways, a Florida-based airline, has announced an expansion that includes nonstop service to Missouri's Branson Airport from Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, Houston's Intercontinental Airport and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The flights begin Aug. 30 at an introductory ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Police Department is marking the graduation of its latest group of officers trained to recognize and deal with people who have mental health disorders. The group graduating Thursday is the ninth class to receive what is known as Crisis Intervention Team training.
Airbnb and other platforms for short-term rental listings are exacerbating the housing crisis in New Orleans, says a new report from the Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative (JPNSI). The analysis in the report falls in line with similar findings in other cities — a substantial chunk of short-term ...
The Louisiana House of Representatives voted 78-12 Thursday (March 29) to extend the state's contract with Caesars Entertainment Corp. to run Harrah's New Orleans for another 30 years and to allow more restaurants and entertainment options at the casino complex, including a new luxury hotel.
The Louisiana Pharmacy Board postponed awarding a permit for a medical marijuana pharmacy to operate in the metro New Orleans area during its meeting Tuesday (March 27) in Baton Rouge. Instead, the board took all of the applications, including two that are seeking to open dispensaries in Metairie, ...
Two weeks ago, The Verge reported the existence of a six-year predictive policing collaboration between the New Orleans Police Department and Palantir Technologies, a data mining giant co-founded by Peter Thiel. The nature of the partnership, which used Palantir's network-analysis software to identify ...
After learning of a homeless man in a wheelchair who'd been cited around 60 times for aggressive panhandling, failing to appear in court and other misdemeanors, New Orleans Councilwoman Stacy Head argued at a hearing last year that the man — and others like him —should be locked up and forced ...
After appearing at the bottom of a lot of lists, recently, here's one for the Crescent City to feel proud about: New Orleans is ranked 4th in the nation for friendliest small businesses. The online marketplace Groupon.com based their rankings on customer service ratings and customer popularity.
That's no thanks to New Orleans, which he will once more try to survive when he arrives for a decidedly unique Monday-night performance (March 19) at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. "The first five times I came to New Orleans, I almost died each time," Murray said, calling recently to ...
Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected Friday (March 16) in New Orleans, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service. There's a marginal risk that some of the thunderstorms west of New Orleans may be strong to severe. Rain is expected to stick around for St. Patrick's Day ...
New Orleans Entrepreneur Week is March 19-23, bringing a mix of business pitch competitions, panel talks and networking events to the city. One of the highlights this year will be the Coulter IDEAPitch, which will be open to the public for the first time ever. Interested in checking it out? The pitch will be ...
When Cari Roy looks into your future, she'll usually want to hold your hands. There are no tarot cards, no crystal ball and no palm reading in this New Orleans psychic's office. And it is an office. Roy rents out space on the 10th floor of a tall CBD building instead of, as she puts it, "a beaded shop reeking of ...
In celebration of the city's Tricentennial, NolaVie and New Orleans Historical bring you the series Who Did it Better: New Orleans Then and Now. In it, we look at aspects of the city's history and their parallels in the present. Today we go to the city's literary history, in a segment we'll call Wags and Words.
It doesn't get any more “classic New Orleans” than that, but we were headed down in the late morning and I thought a classic New Orleans brunch would be a better fit. I settled on brunch at Brennan's. It would be a nice walk through the Quarter from the apartment, and they could dine in one of the great ...
Founded by France, relinquished to Spain and acquired by the United States through the Louisiana Purchase, New Orleans has centuries of history behind its rich culinary identity. But today the city and its dining scene are enjoying a dynamic revitalization. Chefs are building on the Creole traditions that ...
Like San Antonio, New Orleans too, though founded by the French, was governed by Spain at one time and from that came some of its architectural character. San Antonio was originally part of Mexican Texas. The Alamo would become the site of the last great defeat on the way to American statehood. What happened there ...
Father Bill Terry adds eight more names of victims to the New Orleans murder board outside St. Anna's Episcopal Church on Esplanade Avenue on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The city has for years partnered with Palantir Technologies, a Silicon Valley tech company whose early clients were the CIA and ...
New Orleans could soon begin cracking down on property owners illegally benefiting from homestead tax exemptions for which they don't qualify. The Landrieu administration has chosen a firm that specializes in rooting out cases of fraud to go through the city's tax rolls, though the final contract has not ...
The Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will host another rendition of the ever-popular Wiener Dog Races presented by Double M Feed, Garden & Pet Supply on Saturday, March 3. Forty-eight dachshunds are expected to compete this year, which includes the 2017 Spring Sprint champion from Texas, Yada ...
New Orleans is a city of stories. Now, a National Geographic Channel special airing Monday April 23 at 6 pm EST showcases some of the best when local storytellers reveal the secrets of what unfolds behind its courtyard walls and ornate facades. Keep reading to discover more of their recommendations of ...
Motorists should be prepared to show the proper documentation, including proof insurance and driver's license, and experience minimal delays at the checkpoint, scheduled for 9 p.m. Thursday (March 1, 2018) to 5 a.m. Friday.( File photo ). Comment. 0 shares. By Laura McKnight. NOLA.com | The Times- ...
Mardi Gras 2018 recently wrapped and if you've never been to New Orleans to celebrate, I'm sure you've heard about how wild things can get. From multiple days of watching strangers drink until they blackout to witnessing women — and some men — flash themselves for a string of beads, the tales that line the pavements ...
Our eternal trudge toward app-based dystopia continues with the arrival of Instacart, a grocery delivery service, in New Orleans and its suburbs March 8. Instacart — good for ... People in the New Orleans area will be able to summon groceries from local retailers including Rouses Market, Costco and Petco.
The city of New Orleans and Palantir Technologies are accused of using the city to secretly test Palantir's predictive policing technology since 2012. Even the City Council allegedly was in the dark about the program that was used to predict who was most likely to commit a crime or be a victim of it.
To support that advice, I chose to be the Health and Wellness Ambassador for Blue Bikes, New Orleans' first bike share program sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. The goal of Blue Bikes is to give our community a healthy, convenient, environmentally friendly and low-cost way to travel ...
A motorist is accused of various drug-related charges after officers saw a shotgun and narcotics "in plain view" inside his vehicle, which had been reported stolen, according to New Orleans police. Quang Nguyen, 39, was detained about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 27), during a traffic stop at Alcee Fortier ...


 

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