The New Orleans City Council gave enthusiastic approval to a plan to remodel the former Blockbuster Video building at the edge of the Garden District into a CVS pharmacy, but several members said the city should be looking for a way to restrict the growing density of chain stores on Magazine Street.
The Neighborhood Development Foundation, which seeks to increase home ownership among moderate-income families in New Orleans, is hosting its 20th anniversary “House Party” fundraiser this weekend.
The Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans will open its facilities this weekend and give the public the opportunity to try out French classes, register for the Spring session and meet current teachers and students.
The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) is proud to host its 3rd Annual Lemonade Day University. This unique experience empowers children to take ownership of their lives and grow into the business leaders, social advocates, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow.
Lemonade Day University is a free workshop to help children ages 8 to 12 years old prepare for Lemonade Day Louisiana. Through interactive activities, students will learn how to make healthy lemonade, organize a business plan and budget, and develop marketing strategies to run a successful lemonade stand.
There’s a battle brewing in the Oct. 24 election for Secretary of State that will pit the Republican incumbent, former State Senator and De La Salle High School graduate Tom Schedler, against LSU law professor Chris Tyson, an African-American Democrat.
The Preservation Resource Center is hosting a shotgun house tour through the Irish Channel and Garden District neighborhoods this weekend.
After our report with Gambit this weekend on the role of the shrinking New Orleans police task forces in preventing violent crime by seizing guns, Eve Troeh of WWNO public radio invited Uptown Messenger reporter Robert Morris into the studio to discuss the issue.
Loyola University will host a free screening today of The Francis Effect, a documentary about Pope Francis, followed by a panel discussion with Catholic scholars.
Prytania Street has been closed for the next six weeks between Milan and Marengo streets for the installation of new water and sewer lines, New Orleans officials announced.
If you give a New Orleanian a festival, they will probably want some music to go with it. Without too much trouble, blues or brass ensembles will appear on a nearby stage and perform. And the New Orleanian will shake a leg, strut, and possibly queue a second line. This will surely take place outdoors, so, the New Orleanian will require loose fitting colorful clothing, hopefully some sunscreen, and ample regional fare found in fresh, seasonal food and craft beverages. But most importantly they will require dollar bills. Copious quantities of cold, hard cash. After all, even the free-est of festivals aren’t really free, are they?
De La Salle High School is collaborating with St. Paul’s School and Archbishop Rummel High School to host the second annual “Team Up Against Violence” peace rally at Notre Dame Seminary.
New Orleans police are investigating a shooting Wednesday morning that wounded a man in the leg on Felicity Street in Central City, authorities said.
The Freedom Fighters, a community organization leading the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Mo., will host a panel this week at Tulane University about fair wages and racial justice with New Orleans fast food workers as part of the Show Me 15 campaign.
A 41-year-old man was arrested Monday after allegedly threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend and stealing her cell phone, authorities said.
Children can learn about St. Joseph’s Day altars, as well as decorating and eating cannoli, on Saturday when the Southern Food and Beverage Museum offers its free monthly admission to Louisiana families.
The Ashe Cultural Arts Center will host the fourth annual Redd Linen Night this weekend to celebrate the legacy of its co-founder, visual artist Douglas Redd.
The former Le Roux banquet hall on Louisiana Avenue that was damaged by fire last year has been approved for demolition, and the owner is considering replacing it with a new condo development.