Federal officials and citizens alike have been calling on the New Orleans Police Department to hire more officers and rethink its approach to handling 911 calls for service. In response, city officials have lifted some restrictions on residency and former drug use to join NOPD. Right now the department has about 1,150 officers, and hopes to add at least a hundred more by year's end.
NOPD is also actively recruiting potential candidates with events like a recent job fair at Langston Hughes Academy.
The Neighborhoods Partnership Network (NPN) works to make all of New Orleans’ neighborhoods great places to live. NPN facilitates neighborhood collaboration, increase access to government and information, and strengthen the voices of individuals and communities across New Orleans.
On the Neighborhood Partnerships Network’s homepage, you’re one click away from finding out the meeting times and locations of dozens of different neighborhood organizations all over New Orleans.
As part of our local World Cup coverage, we'll be sharing periodic audio postcards from events around the city. Postcard #1 comes by way of the local Holland consulate, who we joined Friday to watch their beloved Oranje.
Summertime is here and that means that more people are out and about in public places like parks. Whether you’re an animal person or not, it’s important to know basic safety tips for interacting with dogs.
Teach children to keep a safe distance from unfamiliar dogs. Never leave a child alone with a dog and be sure to keep an eye on children playing outside in the neighborhood.
The Water Challenge seeks to spur innovation in creative water management solutions for the Greater New Orleans region by awarding $50,000 annually through a competitive process. Sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Water Challenge is part of The Idea Village’s New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.
“This is the southern extent of the Biloxi Marshes,” points Tyler Ortego. “We’re right next to the southern extension of MRGO, less than a mile away. If you see higher vegetation that’s it. The other side of this lake you get out into Breton Sound.”
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.