Audio Tapes of Jeffrey Vappie Investigation by Public Integrity Bureau Now Available on Big Easy Magazine

March 16, 2023

Though officials pledged that the audio tapes from the investigation of NOPD officer Jeffrey Vappie were secure, a city employee in the Law Department mistakenly handed a flash drive containing 11 interviews of Vappie and other officers to an unidentified member of HANO’s board of directors earlier on Monday, March 13. Though the investigation is […]


Judge Robin M. Giarrusso Announces Retirement From Civil District Court Bench

January 31, 2023

The Honorable Robin M. Giarrusso - the Judge of Orleans Parish Civil District Court Division G - announced her intention to retire, effective May 1, 2023, following the completion of her landmark 35th year on the bench. Judge Giarrusso first took office on April 29, 1988 and served as Civil District Court’s Chief Judge from 1998-2000. She will retire as the second most senior state court judge in Louisiana.


More Equipment, Labor & Temporary Transfer Station Will Immediately Address Trash Issues; Citizens Should Expect Relief Starting Friday

September 21, 2021

Representatives of the city’s two major trash collection contractors – Richards Disposal and Metro Services – said Tuesday that citizens can expect accelerated pick-up of household garbage to begin within the next few days. According to testimony at Tuesday’s City Council Public Works Committee meeting, creative solutions and new sources of labor and equipment are […]


Anti-Phase III Motion Passes, but New Resolution Raises Doubts

July 28, 2021

The New Orleans City Council’s Criminal Justice Committee convened July 27th to discuss the motion, M-21-276, which was deferred during their July 17th general meeting. At that previous meeting, the council unanimously voted for R-21-274, which signaled that the Council would “strongly support a retrofit of the current jail, specifically the Option 3 retrofit plans […]


NOLA Councilman Joe Giarrusso Discusses Accomplishments, Top Priorities and Inspiration That Led Him To Lead a Life of Service

June 2, 2021

Councilmember Joe Giarrusso has been delivering much needed services to the citizens of Council District A for more than three years. A third generation elected official, Giarrusso grew up in a home where public service was a family tradition. His outspoken leadership on the S&WB has been valuable to all.  District A includes portions of […]


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