New Orleans Scrambles to Repair Drainage System After Severe Flooding

By KATY RECKDAHL August 11, 2017 NEW ORLEANS — With rain threatening, work crews scrambled on Friday to repair New Orleans’s pumping and drainage network in the hopes of preventing a repeat of last weekend, when flooding inundated many...

Bloomberg’s Next Anti-Washington Move: $200 Million Program for Mayors

Michael R. Bloomberg will announce an initiative to give funds to large cities as an extension of his advocacy for largely liberal policies.

New Orleans Mayor’s Message on Race

By PETER APPLEBOME May 24, 2017 For nearly two years, New Orleans has been deeply divided over Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s proposal to take down four monuments to Confederate leaders and to a Reconstruction-era insurrection organized by aggrieved whites....

From Lofty Perch, New Orleans Monument to Confederacy Comes Down

A statue of Robert E. Lee, ensconced on a 80-foot perch for 133 years, was removed Friday. It was the last of four Confederate monuments taken down in New Orleans.

New Orleans Removes Beauregard Statue, and Subdued Crowds Look On

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON May 17, 2017 NEW ORLEANS — A little after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, a crane was hauled to the entrance of City Park, signaling that the final retreat of the Confederate general Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard had begun. It took some...