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Former New Orleans mayor indicted

Former New Orleans mayor indicted

BURKE BISCHOFF

September 4, 2013


Filed under City, News

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is set to face trial on Oct. 7 for multiple criminal counts of bribery. Nagin, who served as New Orleans mayor from 2002 to 2010, will go to trial for indictment charges against him regarding corruption and bribery while in office. According to Dane Ciolino, a Loy...

Brief: Congress vote on potential strikes in Syria

Associated Press

September 4, 2013


Filed under Faith, Politics, Religion

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's request for speedy congressional backing of a military strike in Syria advanced Wednesday, Sept. 4, while he left open the possibility he would order retaliation for a deadly chemical weapons attack even if Congress withheld its approval. The Senate panel's vo...

Unarmed teen shot in the Marigny

Unarmed teen shot in the Marigny

NIA PORTER

August 22, 2013


Filed under City, News

While 14-year-old Marshall Coulter remains hospitalized in critical condition, many New Orleans residents can't help but compare this incident to last year's fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Merritt Landry, 33-year-old Faubourg Marigny resident, discovered and shot Coulter in his fenced-in front yard around 2 a....

Brief: Princeton Review and College of Distinction recognize Loyola

The Maroon

August 21, 2013


Filed under National, News

The College of Distinction and the Princeton Review awarded Loyola with distinctions this summer. College of Distinction acknowledged Loyola University New Orleans for the improvement of students through programs such as the Career Development Center and the Center for International Education. The Pr...

Brief: “Gay conversion therapy” disbanded by Governor

Associate Press

August 21, 2013


Filed under Faith, Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed a law barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight. Christie said the health risks of trying to change a child's sexual orientation, as identified by the American Psychological Association, trump concerns over ...

Brief: Jazz Fast Taxi Fares Have Set Price

The Maroon

May 1, 2013


Filed under City, News

The City of New Orleans alerts residents of 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival taxi fare regulations. This Jazz Festival weekend, taxicab rates to and from the Fairgrounds will have a set price of $5 per passenger, according to the city of New Orleans Taxicab and For Hire Bureau.  The bureau i...

Brief: Midnight Basketball Continues

The Maroon

May 1, 2013


Filed under City, News

Nola For Life continues its midnight basketball season at Kipp Central City Academy this weekend. The program, which is in its third season, was developed by New Orleans mayor, Mitch Landrieu, in an attempt to provide young men in crime hot spots with safe recreational activities. The Nola For Life program ...

Brief: Treme Center Reopens

The Maroon

May 1, 2013


Filed under City, News

After more than a year of renovations, the Treme Center reopened its doors this Wednesday with help from the city of New Orleans and FEMA. "When construction began on the Treme Center in Jan. '12, we promised that we would build it back better than before and today we are delivering on that promise,...

Singing in the rain with Dave

Singing in the rain with Dave

Chevel Johnson

May 1, 2013


Filed under City, Music, News

New Orleans (AP) - A steady, sometimes heavy rain, pelted fans at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but the music flowed on. Umbrellas, rain boots, and plastic ponchos were out in abundance Sunday as fans stood among the puddles and water-soaked grass awaiting clearer skies. As Khris Royal & ...

Women’s advocate departs

Raquel Derganz-Baker

May 1, 2013


Filed under City, News

It's always hard to say goodbye to a beloved member of the Loyola family. Karen Reichard, director of the Women's Recourse Center, is ending her Loyola career. Starting on May 17, Reichard will leave to begin work at Tulane University as a director of student leadership programs. Reichard has been the di...

A Streetcar Named “In Process”

A Streetcar Named “In Process”

The Maroon

May 1, 2013


Filed under City, News

Severe weather delays the construction on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. The $7 million project is part of the Regional Transit Authority's effort to provide better transportation on the city's busiest line. In this April 30 photo, a streetcar runs down one of the St. Charles Avenue rails. Th...

Hospital deports foreign patients

Hospital deports foreign patients

Assocciate Press and Assocciate Press

April 25, 2013


Filed under National, News

 In this photo taken Thursday March 7, Jacinto Rodriguez Cruz, 49, leaves his home in a wheelchair with the help of his wife, Belen Hernandez in the city of Veracruz, Mexico. Cruz and another friend suffered serious injuries during a car accident May 2008 in northwestern Iowa. After his employ...

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