Several of KIPP’s Uptown schools — including KIPP Believe! College Prep on South Carrollton and its two schools in Central City — and Lafayette Academy are among the 13 Recovery School District schools eligible to return to the Orleans Parish School Board, based on the recently-announced School Performance Scores, officials said.
With everything from dog treats to beauty products available at deep discounts on flash-sale sites such as Fab, One Kings Lane, and Gilt, it’s no wonder small local businesses have a difficult time staying afloat in this era of Internet-savvy consumers. While the rallying cry of “Shop local!” feels like a good way to support the local economy, more often than not even the staunchest of locavores will succumb to a good deal.
The Jazz Half Marathon, an annual fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital cancer program, will line St. Charles Avenue with local bands to entertain the thousands of runners expected Saturday morning, officials say.
A week after two children were found dead in the bathtub of a Gert Town apartment and their mother, Chelsea Thornton, allegedly confessed to killing them, 3-year-old Kendall and 4-year-old Kelsey were mourned by family, friends and neighbors Thursday evening, according to a report by Tania Dall of our partners at WWL-TV:
The Hullabaloo, Tulane University’s student-run newspaper, is suing the state Division of Administration for turnstile records from Green Wave football games after the Superdome’s private management company, SMG, turned down a similar request, according to a report by Jessica Appelbaum of The Hullabaloo. “The attendance records are … relevant because a faction of neighborhood residents criticize Tulane’s plans to build a stadium of that size,” Appelbaum reports. “They question the accuracy of the attendance numbers Tulane is reporting.”
A hearing in the case is set for Monday afternoon.
When 40-year-old Jody Butler saw police arrive at Seventh and Danneel in July 2010, he took off on a bicycle, and when police caught him they found cocaine and marijuana on him, according a report by John Simerman of The Times Picayune. But a three judge panel ruled that insufficient cause for searching Butler, saying, “Frankly, it would be more remarkable if a person did not flee upon the sudden appearance of three marked police cars in a high-crime neighborhood,” Simerman reports.
Our partners at WWL-TV examined this issue in a separate Central City case earlier this week.
A proposal to separate the International School of Louisiana’s Eastbank and Westbank buildings into two campuses for lower- and upper-school students is still just one idea among many for next year, the school board promised a cafeteria full of concerned parents, and set a two-week deadline for themselves to endorse or reject it.
For the third time in 36 hours on an Uptown street, a woman at her vehicle was approached by a man armed with a gun who took her belongings — this time, around 8 p.m. on Clara Street between State and Nashville.
Actor Wendell Pierce plans the next location of his fresh-food convenience store concept, Sterling Express, for Tchoupitoulas near the old Market Street power plant in the Lower Garden District, but the proposed gas station he wants to put it in received a split decision from a city panel Tuesday on its request for two bays for large trucks.
A woman was robbed at gunpoint by a man who then demanded she let him into her Bordeaux Street home to steal additional items, police said.
Performance among Uptown public schools in the most recent school year was in many ways similar to that in the year before, according to state scores released Monday. A cluster of high-performing schools continued gains that in many ways lead the city, while a somewhat larger group of low-performing schools split between those making progress toward the middle, those that are slowly improving but still dismally low, and a handful with results that can only be described as disappointing.
A woman’s SUV was stolen from her at gunpoint Monday afternoon on Willow Street in Central Carrollton, but police located the vehicle shortly afterward stashed behind a home on General Ogden Street.
A man took a luxury car at gunpoint just off South Claiborne Avenue on Saturday afternoon, police said.
Some explanation is required. My day-to-day persona is that of Owen Courreges, Attorney at Law. However, on Thursday evenings I have been breaking out my 1923 Brunswick suitcase phonograph at the Bayou Bar in the Hotel Pontchartrain. There, I play 78 rpm records as my alter ego – D.J. Luddite (because D.J. Luddite eschews modern technology).
It’s kind of like Garth Brooks and his rock alter ego Chris Gaines, only far less lame and pretentious. Well, at least less pretentious.
However, for the past few weeks I’ve been absent. Music has been silenced at Bayou Bar. This is regrettable, because Bayou Bar has a storied history in the music community. Reportedly Cole Porter played here somewhat inconsistently on weekends for about twelve years. Frank Sinatra and Frankie Lane used Bayou Bar as their watering hole, and are even rumored to have performed on occasion.
Audubon Charter School has been approved to start construction on its Broadway campus expansion after nearly a year of uncertainty surrounding a lawsuit filed by neighbors, school officials said Saturday morning.
“We’re happy, happy people,” said Alisa Dupre, the school operation and facilities manager. “We’re ready to be occupants of the building again.”
The Men and Ladies of Class will start their 2012 second line Sunday at 1 p.m. at The Yacht Club, 540 South Broad Street, make a long loop through Central City, and end up back where it started four hours later, according to Big Red Cotton’s post at Gambit.