New York Times Executive Editor and New Orleans native Dean Banquet appeared at Loyola University

Baquet talks EWE, Marcello at Loyola
  The world almost never got to hear former Gov. Edwin Edwards' most famous quip: "Only way I lose is if I'm caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy." So said the man who first reported it — Dean Baquet, the Treme native who began his newspaper career at the New Orleans States-Item and The Times-Picayune and worked his way up to the editorship of The New York Times in 2014.

Louisiana legislators pre-file bill to strengthen sexual assault and sex education in Orleans Parish public schools

Local leges pre-file sex ed bills
  Domestic violence survivors and their advocates celebrated last year's Louisiana legislative session, which passed a comprehensive package of bills addressing assault, protective orders, punitive damages and firearm possession in domestic violence cases. State Rep. Helena Moreno and state Sen. J.P. Morrell, both Democrats from New Orleans, led the charge in their respective chambers.

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  "I batted 1,000 as a whip. I'm glad I'm not one now."

New Orleans Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey introduces a slightly changed noise ordinance to City Council

New measure to address contested curfew for street musicians
  As Gambit first reported March 15, the New Orleans City Council will once again tackle the noise ordinance, after two years of planning and public meetings failed to get the votes last year for new laws regulating noise in the French Quarter. This time, District C Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey — who replaced Kristin Gisleson Palmer as the council member representing the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny — has introduced an ordinance that largely picks up where the council had left off, with some tweaks.

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All the news that doesn't fit
  • Not too long ago, it was pretty much agreed that crime may be high and summers may be hot, but New Orleans was a pretty cheap place to live for renters. No more.

New Orleans’ Uptown, Carrollton and Broadmoor communities could be included in historic district oversight

Uptown, Carrollton, Broadmoor possibilities
  New construction across much of Uptown, Carrollton and Broadmoor could be regulated as closely as it is in the Irish Channel or Garden District, based on the results of a study authorized by unanimous vote of the New Orleans City Council on March 12.   The Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) already regulates construction and renovation in certain areas of the city — most closely in the Irish Channel and the Lower Garden District, but also to a lesser degree in the Garden District, City Council President Stacy Head said.

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