As the Kansas Jayhawks and Kentucky Wildcats prepare for tonight’s NCAA Championship, New Orleans officials are already celebrating. The city is making the most of the national spotlight, and the money it brings.
Feel like the city’s got a boot on your neck? How about on your tire?
There’s a reason why. In the past year, New Orleans parking officials have become much more aggressive in the use of devices that immobilize cars with outstanding parking tickets.
“[W]e used to boot vehicles if they had more than three violations,” said city Department of Public Works parking administrator Zepporiah Edmonds, in testimony Wednesday afternoon before the City Council’s Budget-Audit Board of Review.
A drawn-out battle over the right to gate a public street reached a milestone Tuesday when a Civil Court judge ruled in favor of keeping Newcomb Boulevard open.
Residents of Newcomb Boulevard, a ritzy Uptown neighborhood parallel to even ritzier Audubon Place, in 2006 got the go-ahead from the city’s Department of Public Works to block the Freret Street end of the block that runs to St. Charles Avenue.
City officials Tuesday could take the first moves to expand the city’s number of taxicabs by as many as 120 Tuesday as they discuss a series of ordinances meant to improve the frequently criticized fleet.
New Orleans Police have placed a Tremé woman under arrest this evening for the second-degree murder of her estranged boyfriend.
Police say 31-year-old Monica Pollard fatally stabbed her boyfriend at around 1:50 p.m. this afternoon, during an argument inside her house in the 2200 block of Orleans Avenue. The victim made his way outside, collapsed, and was taken to a local hospital where he died.
Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told Hispanic supporters in Louisiana that his immigration reform plan would focus on securing borders. Gingrich also agreed with rival Mitt Romney on repealing President Obama’s health care system.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney campaigning in Louisiana one day ahead of its primary is promising to repeal President Obama’s health care program. Romney says he’ll put states in charge of their own health care plan.