Happy Labor Day, New Orleans! I’m back in your inbox this morning with your new edition of the New Orleans Daily. Here are all the things you need to know about what’s happening locally.
First, today’s weather forecast:
Wet with a thunderstorm. High: 85 Low: 77.
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Here are the top three stories from today in New Orleans:
- Not only the Louis Armstrong Park Health tent pop-up addressing monkeypox and COVID issues throughout Southern Decadence this weekend, but the tent also offers fentanyl test strips, Narcan and syringe exchanges. The pop-up has vaccinated nearly 350 people since it was set up on Thursday. The last day of operations will take place today, as Southern Decadence draws to a close. (NOLA.com)
- NOPD replied reports of an argument that turned violent on Saturday which left a woman suffering from multiple stab wounds. The incident happened at 4:30 a.m. on St. Charles Avenue and the suspect left the scene shortly before the woman was taken to hospital by EMS. (WGNO New Orleans)
- A a small anti-gay and anti-abortion protest just outside the Tulane campus drew a larger counter-protest on Friday. Only two or three people stood on the Ferret Street sidewalk protesting as students passed between classes, which in turn led to a much larger crowd of students and community members fighting. (Tulane Hullabaloo)
Today in New Orleans:
- tea dance party at Couvant (1 p.m.)
- bear with me Open mic comedy at the twelve mile limit (7:30 p.m.)
- Labor Day at the Sidecar Patio and the Oyster Bar (1 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- Edward Loops’ ‘Katrina Babies’ documentary which premiered August 24 on HBO to critical acclaim. You can read more about the documentary and its response to this NYT opinion piece here. (nytimes.com)
- The precaution boil water advisory which was enacted for parts of New Orleans East on Sunday has been lifted. (WDSU New Orleans)
- The The New Orleans Downtown Development District announced its new enhanced safety and code enforcement initiatives, which includes a $1 million contract with a private security company. (Press Release Office)
Please follow and stay informed. I will see you soon!
— Shannon Deney
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