Area ministers blast city administration for ‘lack of racial sensitivity, inclusion’

By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer As Pastor Tom Watson continued to speak in front of the historic Algiers Courthouse Tuesday morning, his voice gradually rose

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Mayor’s budget restores staffing citywide, anticipates council will roll taxes forward

By Charles Maldonado The Lens Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s 2016 budget proposal unveiled Thursday includes more than 200 additional full-time city jobs, the most significant proposed

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Debit card service for unemployment benefits ends in La.
Louisiana residents who currently receive unemployment benefits by debit card have until Tuesday, Oct. 27, to change to direct-deposit banking or their benefits will be delivered as a paper check ...
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina resulting in the breaking of levees that inundated the city with flood waters, Rosenwald Center reopens its doors last week. At left, a resident of the Marrero Commons Commons tries out its new basketball court.
Rosenwald Center reopens its doors to community
By Ivory Bibbins Contributing Writer It took 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, but the B.W. Cooper community, now called the Marrero Commons, has a public center. The new Rosenwald Recreation Center located ...
N.O.’s ‘Blueprint for Safety’ celebrates first year
By Tatyana Aubert Contributing Writer The fight to end domestic violence in New Orleans continues. Just last year, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the launch of the Blueprint for Safety project, a ...
Judge orders reopening of Orleans Parish Prison’s transport docks
A month after Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman shut down the Orleans Parish Prison transport facility used to move inmates to Orleans Parish Criminal Court, raising concerns about security and ...
Mayor, police chief seek federal funds to hire more policemen
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Supt. Michael Harrison recently attended a U.S. Department of Justice summit on violent crime in Washington, DC along with nearly two dozen other ...
N.O. Inspector General and Police Monitor go their separate ways
On Wednesday, October 14, Councilmembers Jared Brossett and LaToya Cantrell met with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the Independent Police Monitor (IPM). Inspector General Ed Quatreveaux and ...
Harrah’s seeks assistance as it adjusts to city’s smoking ban
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer According to City Hall, a smoking ban imposed on bars and casinos in late April has gone well enough. But operators of Harrah’s New Orleans casino on ...
Real problems with REAL ID
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist You may not know it, but by the time you read this your driver’s license may be out of compliance with federal mandates. That’s because ...

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