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May 29th

Greek Fest

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 11a.m.-11p.m.

Opa! Get your gyro, ouzo, & dance on!

 

Birdfoot Festival

Lafargue Pianos, 6p.m.

Chamber music fest ends with youth show

 

Treme & 7th Ward Fest

Under the Bridge

Gospel, Kermit, Second-Line, lots of Andrews

 

The Asylum Chorus

Siberia, 6p.m.

Local all-star vocalists

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10 p.m.

Krown on the B3 with Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington, weekly

 

Pat Casey

Spotted Cat, 10p.m.

Boundary pushing fusion jazz

Women Wanted for Wally World Wrongs


Wally World has undergone a local drop in popularity since the halcyon days of Mr. Ghetto’s 2011 hit. Now, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are searching for two women accused of putting money in their pockets instead of groceries in their basket.


SWAT Roll at Gentilly Wally World


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) SWAT team paid an early morning visit to the Gentilly Wal Mart (4301 Chef Menteur Highway). The tac unit was not at Wally World to make groceries, but rather they were dispatched to deal with a gunman


Suspect's $1,800 Shop(lifting) Spree at Wally World


One man took a trip to Wally World, loaded up his basket with 1800 dollars worth of electronics, and then bypassed the register. The New Orleans Police Department are now on the search for thief.


Crime Bits: Wally World Holdup, Low Speed Chase, & Shooting Suspects


A basket-basket-basket wasn't enough for one man at Wally World. On Bullard, detectives are busy investigating an armed robbery at the Walmart. NOPD have identified a pair of suspects in a Curran Boulevard shooting. In a third incident, three felons are back behind bars after a low speed car chase.


Westbank Crime Update


NOPD's busy weekend was not confined to the East Bank. Across the river, the police investigated two robberies and made one arrest. Plus, a mysterious car demanded weed from strangers and responded poorly to rejection. Read on after the jump for details.


Two Women Missing


Christmas is a day for most families to gather with their loved ones, but today, two New Orleans families are searching for missing members. The NOPD is seeking in help in locating two missing women: Erica Simone and Latrice Morgan.


City Breaks Ground on Gentilly Walmart


It doesn’t look like much now, but this shell of a strip mall will soon be filled with everything from furniture to $3 wine. The city broke ground on Gentilly’s new Walmart today, coming to the blighted Gentilly Woods Shopping Center at 4301 Chef Menteur Highway. 


Nationwide Walmart Protests Pop Up in LA


Former Walmart associates, supporters, labor groups, and other community members came together Tuesday afternoon on the steps of the Louisiana State Capital Building to air their grievances. The coalition is demanding that the world’s largest retailer reinstate sixty workers it fired in July. 


Wally World to Add Retail, 300 Jobs in New Orleans East


The groundbreaking ceremony of a new Walmart in eastern New Orleans on Monday began with a prayer. The construction marks a milestone in the community’s rebuilding: The superstore has been absent from the area since Hurricane Katrina and the Federal Flood, which closed a location at 6901 Bundy Road.


Black Friday Walmart Protest Seeks to Expose Real Wally World


by M.D. Dupuy

It didn’t seem much like Black Friday at Wal Mart on Tchoupitoulas this afternoon. Customers had their choice of parking spaces, lines were one and two deep, and no one was scrambling for the last discounted TV or kitchen appliance. “Black Friday,” actually began Thanksgiving night at 8pm, and not everyone was happy about the extended bargains. Beginning at 11am, approximately 40 people stood in solidarity with Walmart employees, demanding fairer practices and scheduling.


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