1. FREE FLU SHOTS FOR HOSPITALITY WORKERSMusicians, bartenders and other hospitality workers can receive free flu shots at the second annual Shots 4 Shots clinic, presented by Tales of the Cocktail and the New Orleans Musician's Clinic & Assistance Foundation (NOMAF).
1. JINDAL TO TRUMP'S CABINET?A Wall Street Journal report last week about President-elect Donald Trump's transition team and potential cabinet included one very familiar name: Gov.
1. ZEPHYRS GET NEW NAME NEXT WEEKNext week, the New Orleans Zephyrs will be gone for good.
1. Voting rights complaintsElection Day, Nov. 8, is almost here (thank goodness) and U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced last week he had appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney Irene Gonzalez as district election officer for the Eastern District of Louisiana, which covers Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany and nine other parishes.
1. LONDON CALLINGRegional officials joined executives from British Airways last week in announcing nonstop flights from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to London's Heathrow Airport — the first nonstop flight from New Orleans to Europe since 1982, according to Michael Hecht, president of Greater New Orleans Inc. The airline will fly a Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner with 214 seats and wil offer four flights a week (each way) beginning March 27, 2017.
1. THE HOLE GRITTY CITYGhost tours, history tours, architecture tours, cocktail tours — and now a tour of some of New Orleans’ most notable sinkholes.
1. Short-term rental vote deferred (again)Following years of debate and several studies, the New Orleans City Council was set to vote on a framework for regulating short-term rentals advertised through platforms like Airbnb.
1. A HOUSE VOTEOn Oct. 6, the New Orleans City Council will determine whether — and how — short-term rentals (STRs) can legally operate in the city.
1. A streetcar named RampartAfter more than a year and a half of construction, frustration and traffic tie-ups on North Rampart Street, the long-awaited Rampart streetcar will begin service Sunday, Oct. 2.
1. Circle Bar Building Sold
Oil and gas executive and philanthropist Phyllis M. Taylor has purchased the building at 1032 St. Charles Ave. — which houses the longtime dive bar and music venue Circle Bar — for $1.6 million.
1. NRA VS. CITY COUNCILGun owners who live in New Orleans must report lost or stolen firearms to police within 48 hours, according to an ordinance the City Council passed Sept. 8.