Students from ReNew Cultural Arts Academy in the Irish Channel will recreate the 1963 “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” — but informed by current events — in a march on Constance Street on Friday afternoon, school officials said.
Residents along Zimpel Street in the east Carrollton and university areas are expected to experience low water pressure and possible traffic delays on Saturday, according to the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.
Loyola University’s College of Law will host a discussion framing low-wage jobs and prison labor as a reintroduction of slavery in a conference called “Work in the South: Dixie Cotton, American Steel and a Hurricane Named Katrina – A Reinvention of Bondage” this Friday and Saturday.
As Gov. Jindal continues to make drastic cuts to the state’s budget, especially in education and public safety, income from the sale and cultivation of marijuana — even medical marijuana — could begin to fill the state’s budget gap.
Already three states and the District of Columbia have legalized the sale and consumption of marijuana, although the D.C.’s Council passed emergency legislation just yesterday to tighten up the law voters recently approved. Twenty-three states along with the District of Columbia have also legalized medical marijuana. The voters of Louisiana overwhelmingly supported the legalization of medical marijuana in a 2014 LSU poll. With tight regulation, it may also be possible that Governor Jindal could support medical marijuana, according to news reports.
The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) invites you to the 3rd Annual Touch a Truck, presented by Regions Bank. This unique, one-day experience gives families an up-close look at their favorite “big trucks” and the opportunity to meet the people that protect, serve, and build Metropolitan New Orleans.
Last Friday’s fatal shooting on South Broad Street that closed the overpass and wounded a man in front of the Orleans Parish courthouse was preceded by the sentencing of the suspect’s nephew to life in prison in a separate murder case, according to our report at Mid-City Messenger.
The New Orleans chapter of Bread for the World will be holding its 34th annual Walk for the Hungry on Saturday morning (March 7). The 4-mile walk starts at Holy Name of Jesus School, and a T-shirt is included in the entry fee.
An infestation of bats has forced KIPP Believe Primary to move out of the former Benjamin Banneker Elementary campus in the Riverbend for about a month, according to a report by Marta Jewson at The Lens.
The two blocks of Magazine Street around Third where city workers recently repaired a sewer line will close again Thursday and Friday so that the street can be repaired, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans announced.
The tireless subject of back taxes and property auctions in the New Orleans metro area has once again garnered much buzz in the last week. True, it is an exciting topic for the Crescent City citizenry at large as we wade through the thankfully diminishing blight, too often witnessing the demise of structure too far gone not to be demolished. That’s the downside for sure. The upside? Seemingly countless blocks are given new looks from fresh eyes. That said, understanding the what and the how of these processes should demand the lion’s share of your attention if you fancy yourself the real-estate investor type, because well, this ain’t eBay.
A 20-year-old man has been arrested on a charge of filing a false police report after investigators determined he made up a story about being robbed at gunpoint following a car crash in Broadmoor, New Orleans police said.
More than 1,100 lots of original artwork, period furniture, jewelry, antique clocks, and more will be sold
A 1918 collage by the French artist Henri Laurens (1885-1954), a 19th century French bronze figural mantel clock by Vincenti & Cie., a pair of 19th century Venetian parcel gilt polychrome and lacquer carved wood blackamoors, and an early 19th century Chinese Export black lacquer and ivory painted fan will all be sold at auction in New Orleans this weekend.
Rickey Mathews, president of and publisher of NOLA Media Group, parent company of The Times-Picayune and NOLA.com, will speak Thursday at the Loyola University School of Mass Communication’s lecture “Digital Innovations and the Future of Journalism.”
City officials have given initial approval to a proposal to turn the shuttered Blockbuster Video and adjoining restaurants into a CVS pharmacy at the corner of the Garden District on Magazine street.
Nine bartenders from around the city will compete to make the best cocktail using a trio of gourmet ingredients from Louisiana Sisters in a free event with live music Wednesday evening at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, and the audience will get to help choose the winner.
A 46-year-old man was charged with attempted murder in a shooting on Danneel Street in Central City, and a man walking home with groceries on Hickory Street was robbed in west-Carrollton overnight, New Orleans police said Tuesday morning.
The armed attacks on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher market. The ISIS reign of terror. These incidents inspire fear, hatred, and mistrust of those whose religious beliefs differ from our own. In these troubling times ignorance and prejudice can infect our communities, preventing the cohesion and cooperation required for our neighborhoods to thrive.
Communities in Conversation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that aims to combat ignorance and religious animosity. We provide opportunities for individuals to meet and learn from members of our own community with different religious beliefs. Our goal is to form expanding circles of awareness, knowledge, sympathy and fellowship within our neighborhoods. These circles begin from small-scale conversations, held in a neutral space, that are grounded in a study guide that is written to provide basic factual information about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Transit for the poor? What a curious thought.
Although in theory a primary purpose of transit is to provide necessary transportation for those too poor to afford a reliable vehicle, the reality is that the poor are generally the ones who are shortchanged.