Businesses Should Prepare to Apply for State Main Street Recovery Program

Mayor LaToya Cantrell is urging eligible businesses in New Orleans to prepare for the state of Louisiana-administered Main Street Recovery Program application period, which will begin no later than July 28. And grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  The Louisiana Legislature has designated $300 million from the...

City of New Orleans Wants to Suspend Plans for Phase III of OPSO Jail Facility Indefinitely

The city of New Orleans is seeking to suspend the programming, design and construction of a new Phase III of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office (OPSO) jail facility, with city officials announcing today that it has requested a modification of prior court orders in order halt jail expansion plans indefinitely....

New Orleans Health Department Investigates Apparent Clusters of COVID-19 Cases

The New Orleans Health Department and the Louisiana Department of Health announced today that the agencies are investigating apparent clusters of cases of COVID-19 in Orleans Parish. The two separate clusters are related to a New Orleans high school graduation party and a large, non-physically distant gathering at a bar...

House Leaders Demand Details on PPP Small-Business Loan Program

As June 30 application deadline nears, newer and shorter forgiveness form announced By Charlene CrowellNNPA Newswire Contributor As the remaining days dwindle for small businesses to apply for loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), both banks and federal officials are being challenged by several House leaders to explain...