IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING: Paul Pastorek Will Bring a New Disaster to Puerto Rico

Apparently, the Department of Education in Puerto Rico did not get the memo. You know, the one that makes it clear that the so-called education reform that took place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the one led by Paul Pastorek, failed. They obviously don’t know or understand the harm...

MAYOR CANTRELL CALLS HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY PROPOSAL FOR NEW TAX “INADEQUATE”

Shortly after local hospitality industry leaders held a press conference today (Thursday, Dec. 6) to tout a proposal to seek legislative approval of a new .55 percent hospitality tax that would go to the city of New Orleans to address infrastructure needs, Mayor LaToya Cantrell released a statement, calling the...

City’s Real-time Crime Center Marks First Year

Earlier this week, Mayor LaToya Cantrell and other city marked the first anniversary of the City's Real-Time Crime Center (RTCC) by touting the success and growth of the crime-fighting initiative. "We have seen the center, in real time, prevent crimes from happening. We've seen -- in real time -- how it's...

New Orleans & Company Job Fest at Delgado Community College

New Orleans & Company is hosting its November Job Fest from noon until 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Delgado Community College’s Student Life Center, 916 Navarre. Designed to be a one-stop shop for job seekers, New Orleans & Company’s Job Fest allows participants to meet with a variety of employers...

Hundreds Expected to Gather for Saturday’s Put Housing First March

The Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA), alongside hundreds of local community partners, residents and housing advocates will join together for the Put Housing First March at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 in Congo Square to raise awareness and increase community involvement in fighting the city's affordable housing crisis. The March will begin...

Pontchartrain Park Playground Rededicated in Honor of Beloved Coach

The New Orleans City Council was joined by former Mayor Marc Morial alongside family and friends of the late McBurnett James Knox, Jr., as the Council approved a resolution to rededicate the Pontchartrain Park Playground as the "Pontchartrain Park McBurnett Knox Playground." McBurnett James Knox, Jr., also known as "Coach...

Dillard University to Hold 12th Annual Housing, Health and Community Resources Fair

The 12th Annual Housing, Health and Community Resources Fair will take place from 10 am until 3 p.m.  Saturday, Oct. 20,  in the Professionals Schools Building on Dillard University's campus. The event is free to attend and will feature more than 70 exhibitors representing health care service, construction, finance, insurance,...