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NOLA parking meters doubled in revenue from last year

NOLA parking meters doubled in revenue from last year

Nick Ducote and Starlight Williams
April 24, 2017
Filed under City, Loyola News Service, Showcase, Worldview

Since extending parking meter times and increasing meter rates in the French Quarter in January 2016, the city has nearly doubled its parking meter revenue. In the city’s quarterly economic review, the city’s economist reported a $4.2 million increase from October 2015 to August 2016. Michael...

Flood protection officials update coastal projects

Flood protection officials update coastal projects

Jamal Melancon
April 21, 2017
Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

The city of New Orleans is ready to take on this hurricane season without issues, officials said at the 2017 State of Flood Protection Summit. The current coastal master plan calls for 76 restoration projects, 12 structural risk reduction projects and 32 non-structural risk reduction projects, according...

New Orleans fights with immigration enforcement policy

New Orleans fights with immigration enforcement policy

Alliciyia George
April 10, 2017
Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

New Orleans joined with 36 other cities and counties to fight against Trump’s executive order to withhold federal funding to places that do not comply with his administration’s immigration enforcement policies,New Orleans immigration policy came about as a result of a Federal consent decree. T...

Students, faculty write to their senators at community action event

Students, faculty write to their senators at community action event

Alliciyia George
April 7, 2017
Filed under Politics, Worldview

The Loyola University Community Action Program gave students and faculty an outlet to write their senators about the issues they found most important. Organizers said the event was successful and that they hope to have an annual event to equip students with the resources and opportunities neces...

Chief Judge honors late federal Judge Robert A. Ainsworth Jr.

Chief Judge honors late federal Judge Robert A. Ainsworth Jr.

Caleb Beck
April 6, 2017
Filed under Politics, Worldview

Loyola's College of Law invited Carl Stewart, chief judge of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as the distinguished speaker for their annual lecture series that commemorates the life and accomplishments of the late Robert A. Ainsworth Jr.Stewart led the discussion of Ainsworth’s life, speaking ...

Uptown sees increase in vehicle break-ins

Uptown sees increase in vehicle break-ins

John Casey
March 31, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Showcase, Worldview

Since Mardi Gras’ conclusion, crime in the university area has leveled out, according to the NOPD.The New Orleans Police Department Second District held its monthly crime report meeting at Touro Hospital last Tuesday evening. District officials said crime is up eight percent this year, due to a ...

Study abroad programs make travel more affordable, experts say

Study abroad programs make travel more affordable, experts say

Haley Pegg
March 31, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Worldview

Francesca Bua, english junior, considers one of the most important parts of her education to be the ones outside the classroom. “With all the resources we have now, it’s almost like it’s not even a privilege to travel," Bua said. "It should be an obligation." Since beginning her freshman...

Confederate monuments to come down in May

Confederate monuments to come down in May

Lester Duhe
March 30, 2017
Filed under City, Loyola News Service, Multimedia, Showcase, Worldview

In just two months, the city of New Orleans plans to remove four Civil War-era Confederate monuments. This comes after U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the city to taking the confederate monuments down. Even after the recent appeals...

Construction begins on Marigny Robert Fresh Market

Construction begins on Marigny Robert Fresh Market

Christian Beshel
March 29, 2017
Filed under Loyola News Service, Worldview

Residents in Marigny can expect a closer route to buy fresh groceries because Robert Fresh Market will be moving in this neighborhood in December.   City officials say this project will increase access to fresh foods in underserved neighborhoods. ​According to United States Department of Agricultu...

‘Iron Jungle’ keeps NFL players in shape during off-season

‘Iron Jungle’ keeps NFL players in shape during off-season

Caroline Gonzalez
March 29, 2017
Filed under City, Loyola News Service, Multimedia, Sports

It can be easy for an athlete to get out of shape when they’re not in season, but local business owner Derrick Joseph of Deejoe Fitness, knows being out of condition isn't a possibility for the professional athletes that come to his gym. Anthony Johnson, defensive lineman, is among the many athletes...

Harahan residents respond to airport expansion construction

Harahan residents respond to airport expansion construction

Jamal Melancon
March 26, 2017
Filed under City, Loyola News Service, Showcase, Worldview

Harahan residents living along River Road aren’t getting much sleep these days with all the noise going on behind the levee. That noise is the result of work being done late into the night as part of the airport expansion project at Louis Armstrong International Airport. Large trucks are filling...

Elect Her workshop trains women in politics

Elect Her workshop trains women in politics

Alliciyia George
March 26, 2017
Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

The Elect Her program worked to leave college women with lasting political leadership skills, after a training session was held Saturday. The workshop tied up the Feminist Festival, an 11-day celebration with programs ranging from artistic performances to lectures. In the United States, 19.5 percent...

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