Moton Elementary School on Abundance Street seen through the fence that surrounds its yard. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared the school and area around it a Superfund Site in 1994.

OPSB must pay $12M to students who attended school atop hazardous waste site

By Marta Jewson The Lens A civil district court judge has ordered the Orleans Parish School Board to pay about $12 million to 1,433 former

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New Orleans City Council to consider limited rollback on Airbnb licenses

By Charles Maldonado The Lens The New Orleans City Council advanced a proposal Thursday to limit the number of apartments that can be offered in

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The Penalty for the wrongfully accused
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer In a perfect world, Damon Thibodeaux would receive an apology for the 15 years he spent on death row, mostly in solitary confinement, in Louisiana’s notorious Angola ...
N.O. residents receive an update on monument removal
Less than three months before he leaves office, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is laying out a path forward for four prominent public spaces where Confederate-era monuments once stood. In ...
Brusly, La. teacher arrested after allegedly attacking a child
A West Baton Rouge Parish elementary school teacher is facing charges of battery and cruelty to juveniles, stemming from an incident in her classroom last month.
Homicides in N.O. up 18 percent in 2018
As police continued to search late last month for the suspect in a high-profile shooting on Mardi Gras day, the department acknowledged that there has been an uptick in homicides ...
First draft of the City of New Orleans disparity study is released
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer  The City of New Orleans unveiled a draft report of its Disparity Study at a press conference last Wednesday at the New Orleans Jazz Market. The findings ...
Dillard’s much heralded Nursing Program is back
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer Emerging from a period of intensive self-assessment and review, Dillard University School of Nursing announced recently that it was restarting its pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing programs, reinvigorating a ...
No recusal of local judges in Cantrell credit card probe, retired judge rules
A court ruling will allow local judges to take on the investigation of Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell’s city credit card use, according to Nola.com/The Times-Picayune. Freddie Pitcher Jr., a retired East Baton ...
Rod West tapped to lead Sugar Bowl Committee
Rod West, Utility Group President for the Entergy Corporation and a former national champion football player for Notre Dame, has been selected as the Sugar Bowl Committee’s President for the ...

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