City Park

September 29, 2017 - 3:09 pm
NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City Councilmembers and officials from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) to celebrate the completion of the $19.5 million Wisner Bridge Reconstruction Project. Wisner Bridge is now open to vehicular traffic. “Through...
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Chris Miller
May 16, 2017 - 11:51 am
Richard Marksbury, the plaintiff in the lawsuit that claims City Park owns the statue of Confederate Army General P.G.T. Beauregard, is appealing to the state 4th Circuit Court of Appeal today for a temporary restraining order to prevent the city of New Orleans from removing it. The New Orleans...
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Chris Miller
May 10, 2017 - 10:57 am
New Orleans Civil District Court Judge Kern Reese today denied a request for an injunction that would prevent the city of New Orleans from removing the statue of Confederate Army General P.G.T. Beauregard. Earlier this week, supporters of preserving the monuments claimed that newly uncovered...
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Chris Miller
May 10, 2017 - 6:09 am
Another crack at trying to get the courts to intervene in the city of New Orleans' plans to remove a statue of a Confederate Army general comes up today in New Orleans Civil District Court. A hearing in the suit to prevent the removal of the P.G.T. Beauregard statue will be heard in Judge Kern...
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May 08, 2017 - 9:59 pm
(AP) -- Supporters of Confederate-era monuments slated for removal in New Orleans launched a new court fight Monday to save one of them. A statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard on horseback is at the main entrance to New Orleans City Park. Monument supporters say their research shows the...
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The Monumental Task Committee today presented what it calls new evidence to prevent the city from tearing down on of the three Confederate statues slated from removal. The group's Richard Marksbury says he has proof that the monument to Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard is on private land, not...
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Don Ames
April 21, 2017 - 6:45 am
More than a decade after it was originally proposed, a new championship golf course opens today at New Orleans City Park. The new $26 million Bayou Oaks South Course gives the park a 36-hole complex that replaces courses destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. It's actually been a work in progress for 14...
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