On Tuesday morning, the third day of searching, the family of Jamal Christian passed through the abandoned 160-year-old United Methodist church on Jackson Avenue, into a vacant lot and across South Robertson Street into the yard of Mahalia Jackson Elementary School. When Christian’s father spotted his 18-year-old son’s body lying underneath the bushes, he threw his cell phone to the ground in despair and groaned, “Oh, Jamal.”
One man was killed and another injured Monday evening in a shooting that stemmed from an argument inside a west Carrollton home, and two other people showed up at the hospital from bullet wounds apparently sustained in another shooting near South Carrollton and Washington avenues, police said.
Even their short time on the campaign trail has apparently been good to the four relative political newcomers running for the District B seat, as their individual messages came through in distinct focus during a wide-ranging question-and-answer session before the Bouligny Improvement Association on Monday evening.
The four candidates for City Council District B will participate in a forum at 6 p.m. tonight (Monday, Sept. 24) hosted by the Bouligny Improvement Association and the Louisiana Landmarks Society at St. George’s church, 4600 St. Charles Avenue.
Two men were shot in separate incidents in Central City and the Lower Garden District over the weekend, and two women were cut in a dispute over card game in the Irish Channel, police said.
Hurricane Isaac broke a hole through the ceiling of Audubon Charter School’s Carrollton campus main building, flooding the library, and also heavily damaged the roofs of several portable classrooms. Now, school officials hope to have the library repairs finished this coming week and that the roof repairs can be done without costing any more classroom time.
The Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association will hold its 128th annual second line Sunday, starting at 1 p.m. at the club’s hall on South Liberty and looping around Louisiana Avenue, South Claiborne and Martin Luther King Boulevard, touted by Gambit’s Big Red Cotton as “the biggest, most exciting second line of the season.” See her post at Gambit for turn-by-turn details.
As Bricolage Academy works its way through the application process this fall to launch a new charter school next year, its founders are hosting a nationally known education journalist to discuss the education research described in her book “The Good School: How Smart Parents Get Their Children the Education They Deserve.”
Prep-school students, business people, “uptowner” types, fitness instructors and female motorcyclists dressed in the styles of the early 1990s are among the parts needed for a new Spike Lee joint that will have a casting call from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday afternoon at Ashe Cultural Center, 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., according to a post at the NOLA Black Professionals blog.
The seventh annual Rising Tide conference at Xavier University on Saturday will feature panel discussions on the future of media in New Orleans, the commodification of the city’s culture, its ongoing experiment in public education, the role of neighborhood associations, parenting, the environment and entrepreneurship. Authors Lawrence Powell and Lolis Eric Elie will give keynote addresses.
The governing board of Audubon Charter School will hear updates on the school’s facilities, admissions process and other topics at a meeting 10 a.m. Saturday at the Carrollon campus, officials said.
The ballfields and gazebos at Audubon’s riverfront recreation area and even the trees that hang over the Mississippi River will all remain undisturbed and accessible during the year-long project to raise the Carrollton levee, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assured residents Thursday night, and although the “unofficial” dog park nearby will be closed off during construction, it may emerge as an official dog park after the project.
Tulane University officials will discuss the status of an agreement with the city for permissible uses of their planned on-campus stadium, as well as updates on construction designs and drainage plans, at a public meeting on Monday.
A plan to create District Councils intended to give neighborhoods a voice in city decisions will be debated tonight.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will describe the project to raise the river levee along the Fly area behind Audubon Park at a meeting this evening (Thursday, Sept. 20) at 6 p.m. at the park’s ballfields.
School officials are holding their fourth community meeting at 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Sept. 20) about the design of the new Paul K. Dunbar school in Hollygrove, the future home of current Benjamin Banneker students.
A 25-year-old man was killed and two teenagers were wounded Wednesday evening in a shooting near a corner store at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Magnolia Street, authorities said.
The difference in how District 6 Orleans Parish School Board member Woody Koppel and challenger Jason Coleman describe the state of the school system is almost like asking whether the glass is half full or half empty.