Holiday Events at Ashe Round Out 2018 and 20th Anniversary

As the year comes to and end, the Ashe Cultural Arts Center is also wrapping up a year-long celebration in honor of its 20th anniversary.

The Diaspora Boutique’s Holiday Pop-up Marketplace will take place from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Ashé 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

All are invited to sip and shop for great merchandise at reduced prices. A Black Film Festival is also slated for 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21 and 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Ashe.


City Details Holiday Waste and Recycling Collection Schedule

The city of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will operate an altered waste and recycling collection schedule during the holiday season:

There will be no curbside trash collection on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 (Christmas Day) or Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 (New Year’s Day). Curbside trash collection will resume on the next regularly scheduled collection day.

For areas with Tuesday recycling collection, Metro Disposal and Richard’s Disposal will conduct special collection days.

• Metro Disposal will collect on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

• Richard’s Disposal will collect on Saturday, Dec. 29.

• Empire Services will collect as usual. Empire Services will collect on Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Residents can visit for their respective sanitation service provider and schedule.

18 OPSO Deputies Receive Peace Officer Standards and Training Certification

Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman presided over the graduation of 18 Orleans Parish sheriff’s deputies from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy.

The ceremony was held Dec. 14 at the Southern University at new Orleans Conference Center.

An additional five deputies from the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office, who completed their training at the OPSO Training Academy,  also received their POST certification during the ceremony.

Criminal Justice Commissioner Tenisha Stevens was the guest speaker.

Completing the six-week POST Academy means deputies are eligible to receive $6,000 in supplemental pay funded by the state of Louisiana.

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