Will Cantrell, NOPD, City Attorney Cooperate in OIG’s Investigation of Vappie Mystery Tapes?

April 4, 2023

Transparency has never been a hallmark of Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration. Though the recall only failed because officials were unable to submit enough petitions timely, there is no doubt that many New Orleanians are unhappy with Cantrell’s leadership. Instead of trying to rebuild trust among the thousands of disgruntled voters who signed the petition, she […]

City Truancy Center Could Return

January 31, 2023

The New Orleans City Council is considering a collaboration with the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) to create a new city-wide truancy center. Hailed as an anti-crime measure, the truancy center would be available to the growing number of juveniles who have drifted away from an in-school education since the pandemic began.  

LGBT Community Center Seeks New Home After Vandalism

January 20, 2023

The LGBT Community Center of New Orleans is looking for a new home after the exterior of the Center’s administrative office and program space located at 2727 S. Broad Street was vandalized late last summer and the property management company is demanding payment for those and other repairs, according to Santos Rodriguez, the Center’s interim president. In an attempt to enter the site after hours, thieves smashed the building’s two large storm windows. Though the perpetrators were not able to break through the industrial-strength glass, repair costs for the windows and the HVAC system, which had also recently gone out, are estimated at $6,000. In addition the Center is several months in arrears on the building’s rent. Both the NOPD and the FBI were contacted after the vandalism. No arrests were made.

Cantrell’s Woes Continue: Judge Blocks Wisner Funds, Watchdog Group Investigates Apartment Use

September 30, 2022

The punches keep rolling in for beleaguered mayor LaToya Cantrell. A civil court judge has temporarily blocked the use of all Wisner funds without court approval. Following that news, the Metropolitan Crime Commission (MCC) released a report showing that Cantrell has been living in an Upper Pontalba apartment, and asked that the council investigate whether or not Cantrell has been paying rent.

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