The Knowledge Garden at 1700 Josephine Street had its license revoked by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services for “chronic failure to provide officials with criminal background checks on its employees,” according to a report by Jessica Williams of The Lens, but federal auditors have said that the nonprofit that owns it, Operation REACH, “can’t account for nearly $900,000 in grant funds,” Williams reported.
Vizard’s restaurant on Magazine Street has relaunched itself as a casual eatery called “Hevin,” while Upperline restaurant hopes to reopen Thursday after Hurricane Isaac tore off part of its roof.
Three of the four candidates for the District B race for City Council have confirmed that they will attend tonight’s Freret Neighbors United meeting to answer residents’ questions, the group said.
“It’s been two weeks of school,” said board chair Jean Montes about running the new campus. “We’re very new at the process, but we’re happy with it.”
The one-story single-family home at the corner of Hollygrove Street and Earhart Boulevard caught fire shortly before 4 a.m., and was brought under control by 43 firefighters less than an hour later, according to our partners at WWL-TV. One firefighter injured his back but remained on duty.
City officials remain unsatisfied with the quality of the work done to the sidewalks at corners along the Freret corridor, but they have yet to decide what exactly they will fix or how long the repairs will take.
The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans governing board will introduce its new members to the public tonight at a meeting at the school’s new campus at 5951 Patton Street.
A 19-year-old man was killed Sunday night in a shooting in Hollygrove near the Jefferson Parish line, police said.
Broken windows and water leaks contributed to uncertainty last week as to when Lusher High School students could return after Hurricane Isaac, and even now that the immediate damage has been repaired, the experience reinforces the need for major upcoming renovations to the old Fortier building, school officials said Saturday morning.
“When we get a hard rain, water comes in,” said Lusher CEO Kathy Riedlinger at a Saturday morning meeting of the school’s governing board.
Marlon “Buck” Horton will hold a $30-per-plate fundraiser for his District B City Council campaign Saturday evening at a Lower Garden District restaurant, he announced.
The governing board of Lusher Charter School will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fortier campus for an update on funding, facilities and enrollment.
Gretchen Zalkind, coordinator of the NOLA Timebank, will describe the news system of banking service hours to the community Saturday morning at this month’s Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast.
The McDonald’s drive-through line on South Claiborne Avenue was struck by an armed robber Thursday morning for a second time in as many days, police said.
Adrian’s Bakery began bringing fresh bread to O.C. Haley Boulevard in August, and the Smashburger chain will open its first New Orleans location on Magazine Street in about two weeks. Vizard’s, however, has apparently closed its Magazine Street restaurant following Hurricane Isaac.
The house in the 1700 block of Jackson Avenue, vacant since May, caught fire around 12:46 a.m. Thursday and was extinguished an hour and a half later, according to a report by WDSU.
A doctor was robbed at gunpoint while waiting in the drive-through lane of the South Claiborne Avenue McDonald’s on her way to work Wednesday morning, police said.
A 31-year-old man was shot to death late Wednesday afternoon on Audubon Street in Gert Town, drawing hundreds of mourners and spectators to the crime scene and disturbing a neighborhood that has otherwise seen very little violence in recent months.