Algiers en Algiers Electricity Bills Set To Increase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Algiers electricity bills are set to soar.</span></p><p>A New Orleans City council committee has approved a resolution to hike the rates by 31 percent over the next four years.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The council’s utility advisers reached an agreement in principle with officials of Entergy Louisiana.</span></p><p>The New Orleans Advocate is reporting the deal also directs the company to transfer Algiers service to Entergy New Orleans.</p><p>Entergy Louisiana serves about 22,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Algiers.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:44:56 +0000 Associated Press 63301 at Years Of Political Inaction Preceded Latest Cutbacks In Algiers Ferry Service <p></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:17:46 +0000 Della Hasselle 39454 at As Mississippi River Ferry Service Slowly Disappears, Many Are Searching For Answers <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This story was reported by Della </span>Hasselle<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of The Lens, and produced by </span>Janaya<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Williams.</span></strong></p><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Algiers Ferry</a> was hit with a reduction in hours last week. Ferry riders and small business owners say they’re already feeling the effects, and with major funding lost and no clear plan in place for the ferry’s future operations, West Bank commuters are looking for answers.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Della Hasselle & Janaya Williams 39371 at Man Shot Dead in Algiers <p>A 34-year-old man was shot to death in Algiers earlier this afternoon, the New Orleans Police Department said in a press release issued by Officer Gary Flot this evening.</p><p>Police say the man was shot at the corner of Belleville and Opelousas&nbsp;Streets while driving a black Toyota Avalon at approximately 3:50 p.m. After being shot, he drove to the corner of Belleville and Slidell Streets and collapsed.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 03:32:43 +0000 Jason Saul 28229 at Man Fleeing From Police Commits Suicide <p>A 20-year-old man on the run from New Orleans police officers shot and killed himself this morning in the 3000-block of Sandra Drive in Algiers, the police department said today in a press release.</p><p>Police say the man fled from Fourth District officers after they spotted him on Sandra Drive with a gun. The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his family, fired several shots at the police when they began pursuing him. Officers requested backup and set up a perimeter, and did not return fire.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:08:05 +0000 Jason Saul 27019 at Holy Cross Offering Doctorate in Counseling <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">For the first time in its 96-year history, Our Lady of Holy Cross College will offer a doctoral degree.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The program in counseling will start next fall at the college's campus in Algiers.</p> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 22:58:56 +0000 The Associated Press 25171 at Be Nice or Leave <p>&ldquo;Be Nice or Leave!&rdquo; is a local adage that can be found almost everywhere in New Orleans on signature signs that are popularized by folk artist Dr. Bob. Plain and direct, the saying captures a chronic problem that locals have found a suitable solution to.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 21:50:08 +0000 Andre Perry 15256 at