With champagne, confetti and an array of audacious costumes, the Phunny Phorty Phellows made their annual St. Charles Avenue streetcar ride Sunday evening to herald the start of the 2013 Carnival season.
A 25-year-old man was shot to death early Sunday morning on Audubon Court in Gert Town, authorities said.
A new Creole restaurant has opened on Magazine Street; a Louisiana seafood restaurant is slated to open just down the street this spring; a bakery and coffee shop has opened on Prytania Street; and Cafe Reconcile on O.C. Haley Boulevard plans to reopen after renovations this month.
Two second-line parades will roll through Central City this weekend, the Women of Class today (Saturday, Jan. 5) and the Perfect Gentlemen on Sunday, according to Gambit’s Big Red Cotton.
A water main broke in the center of Adams Street near Maple on Friday afternoon, sending water gushing skyward until repair crews could arrive, according to this video from our partners at WWL-TV:
In August, a leaking pipe created a crevasse under Adams near Maple that required the road to be shut down for repairs.
A stained-glass studio on Magazine Street caught fire Thursday afternoon while its owner was renovating the front of it, but firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze quickly enough to prevent any serious structural damage.
The Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans has released its winter schedule of French classes, featuring 11-week sessions at every proficiency level, an array of specialized classes such as reading the news in French or French in Louisiana, and for the first time several shorter trial sessions.
A 42-year-old man succumbed to injuries early Monday morning from a shooting several hours earlier in the 2900 block of Louisiana Avenue, according to a report from our partners at WWL-TV.
The Lady and Men Rollers will hold their 17th annual second line at noon on Sunday, leaving from Le Roux at Louisiana and Carondelet, heading down to Magazine Street, then parading up through Touro neighborhood into Central City and finishing back at Le Roux, according to the route sheet published by Red Cotton at Gambit.
Now, if all goes according to plan, they won’t have to find out. Construction is on pace to have the bar reopened just a day or two before the first parade rolls, the contractor said this week.
Police are seeking the public’s help identifying five different men caught on security cameras in connection with separate shoplifting cases at three frequent targets for thieves in the NOPD Sixth District, the Citi Trends on South Claiborne Avenue, the Rite Aid on St. Charles Avenue and the Circle K on Howard Avenue.
Frederick “Freddie” George, 18, will be charged with armed robbery, police said. For details, see the NOPD news release:
Today NOPD detectives issued a warrant for 18-year-old Frederick “Freddie” George who carjacked a man on Saturday December 22, 2012 at about 6:12pm at the intersection of Freret Street and Law Road in the University Area.
The victim stated he arrived at the location to pick up an acquaintance at the location to which he only knew as “Freddie”. George enters the victim’s vehicle a produced a handgun and demanded cash. The victim fearing for his safety jumped out of the vehicle leaving George in it. George then fled in the victim’s vehicle abandoning it at the intersection of South Robertson and Calhoun Street where it was later recovered. Detectives were able to positively identify George through a photographic lineup and victim participation.
George had no prior arrest record.
Once apprehended Frederick “Freddie” George will be charged with Armed Robbery.
“Friends, neighbors and employees of Parasol’s have organized a benefit to give back to a family that has given us so much, especially their friendship,” reads an announcement about the event on Facebook. “Come honor and celebrate a great man with a huge heart, John Hogan, and wear a Hawaiian shirt to help us send him off in style.”
KIPP Schools in New Orleans plan to increase their class sizes, reduce expenses, attract more students and boost private fundraising to shore up their budget as a variety of major one-time education grants expire, creating a sort of “fiscal cliff” for the charter school network, according to a report by Kelsey Foster of The Lens.