All NOPD district stations — including the Second District at 4317 Magazine Street and the Sixth District at 1930 Martin Luther King Boulevard — will be handing out Halloween candy to children who stop by tonight, thanks to a donation from Walgreens, authorities said.
Issues of transparency in the legislative process, criminal justice, the courtroom and in private contracts will be discussed this week in a two-day forum at the Loyola University College of Law.
The Faubourg Delassize neighborhood group in Central City is holding its fourth annual Great Pumpkin Parade and Halloween Party with games, food and trick-or-treating at 5:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 31) in the parking lot of Christ Church Cathedral at 2912 Carondelet.
The Faubourg Livaudais neighborhood in Central City has created a map of homes that will be passing out candy for Halloween, starting at 5 p.m., and is also announcing a Halloween party on Fourth Street.
The two candidates for the Uptown-based District 6 seat on the Orleans Parish School Board, incumbent Woody Koppel and challenger Jason Coleman, discussed how to bring Recovery School District charters back to the OPSB, the strengths and weaknesses of charter-school autonomy and whether collective bargaining should return to the schools in a recent video interview by Jessica Williams of The Lens.
After 12 years at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Henry Clay, Redeemer Presbyterian Church is moving nine blocks up the road to share space with St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church in a sanctuary that is twice as large as their previous home.
The Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association will hold its annual fall block party Sunday afternoon, with plenty of food and activities for adults and children alike.
The final steel beam was placed on the framework of the three-story addition to Poydras Home on Magazine Street on Thursday, signed by residents and supporters looking forward to its completion next summer.
With the latest campaign finance reports filed in the District B City Council race, the pattern established earlier in the contest may be holding: Eric Strachan continues to hold a lead in fundraising, but Dana Kaplan appears to have nearly as much or more cash on hand in the final week before the Nov. 6 election.
LaToya Cantrell’s campaign continues to trail both Strachan and Kaplan in total money raised and spent, although her fundraising did outpace Kaplan’s during one part of the reporting period, the reports show.
Finally, Marlon “Buck” Horton filed a report stating that he did not raise or spend any money during the latest period.
Heart-shaped waffles, open-faced sandwiches, the Scandinavian Jazz All-stars and Christmas crafts will all be a part of the annual Scandinavian Festival at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church at 1772 Prytania Street this weekend.
The Coliseum Square Association will host its annual Halloween Party for neighborhood children on Wednesday evening following trick-or-treating around the park.
An armed gunman forced his way into a Gert Town home to rob the resident, a group of four people were robbed at gunpoint on Magazine Street, and two women with an infant were carjacked by a man wielding a rifle in the Hollygrove area in separate incidents Sunday — though police did make arrests in one of the cases, according to initial reports.
There’s an old “Bloom County” cartoon I recall reading once. They’re holding a political convention, and Milo Bloom, ever the political realist, is at the podium speaking about the sundry scandals and distractions that will govern the upcoming election. Watch a few minutes of cable news commentary and you get the same effect.
All of a sudden Opus (who, incidentally, is a penguin), shouts out, “ISSUES!” Milo says, “What’s that?” Opus then responds: “I THINK AN ELECTION SHOULD BE ABOUT ISSUES!”
In the final panel, Opus is seen tied upside-down to tree, his mouth taped shut, below a large sign emblazoned with the word “BLASPHEMER.”
Please bear in mind that positions taken during a campaign are not set in stone and that working as a single member of a legislative body requires negotiation, trade-offs, and prioritization. Sometimes politicians fail to take specific positions during campaigns to avoid alienating voters or being called hypocrites later. When that is the case the electorate itself is mostly to blame.
I would like to thank all the candidates who responded. Their candor was refreshing, and I hope that these questions and their answers will assist District B voters in making their selection.
“To this day I still have dreams about it. I still think about Curtis to this day,” says a man who held Curtis Matthews as he died outside the Jazz Daiquri lounge on South Claiborne last year, allegedly gunned down in retaliation for his brother’s testimony against accused Uptown crime kingpin Telly Hankton, according to a report by Monica Hernandez and our partners at WWL-TV.
The block of Baronne Street just up from the old Martin Wine Cellar site is now the home of Cleaver & Co., a full-service gourmet butcher shop opened by Tulane MBAs and a veteran of Adolfo Garcia restaurants, reports Judy Walker of the Times-Picayune.