If you’ve got a need for more greenery around the home, but not much yard to put it in, the Faubourg Delassize Community Garden is offering a workshop this weekend about how to put plants into pots.
After another successful year that included the Freretstivus holiday market, a record-setting Freret Street Festival, and an experimental indoor set last month, Freret Market will sign off for the summer after one last hurrah on Saturday.
The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will meet at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, May 30) at Walter L. Cohen High School, 3520 Dryades Street. Among the agenda items are a request to add an an eighth grade to Lafayette Academy, and move the preschool, kindergarten and central offices to a new site in Mid-City.
The board will also receive a report on school construction projects around the city, including Audubon Charter’s Broadway campus renovation, the construction of Lawrence Crocker campus in the Milan neighborhood, the gym construction at McMain High School, the design of the Booker T. Washington High School, and the installation of solar panels at the International School of Louisiana’s Camp Street campus.
A 5-year-old girl and a 33-year-old woman were killed Tuesday evening on Simon Bolivar Avenue when a group of men opened fire at a birthday party for a 10-year-old boy, who was among three people who were also hit by the gunfire but survived, police said.
A 21-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly robbing two taxis in quick succession early Thursday morning around the Irish Channel, police said.
Audubon Charter School will discuss its plans for the Carrollton campus renovations at a meeting of the school’s governing board on Saturday, and its plans for the renovation and expansion of the Broadway campus at a neighborhood meeting Thursday, officials said.
A new memorial honoring nine slain civil rights activists, palm-lined walkways and better lighting are all among improvements to a mile-long stretch of South Claiborne Avenue included in a $2 million upgrade slated to start in June, officials announced.
A suspect in a series of theft cases escaped from the NOPD Second District station on Magazine Street but was recaptured afterward, police said.
Police have obtained an photograph of a woman believed to have committed two of early Thursday morning’s three brazen taxi cab robberies around the Irish Channel, and are seeking the public’s help in identifying her.
The increase in foot traffic along Freret has dramatically reduced crime, neighbors said during the Second District’s monthly anti-crime walk Wednesday evening, but they worry that blighted buildings such as the Barreca family’s former steak house continue to attract criminals, according to a report by Monica Hernandez and our partners at WWL-TV.
“Everybody on this street knows everybody,” High Hat owner Chip Apperson tells Eater.com in an interview with his partners about the Freret restaurant’s first year. The varied offerings on Freret let everyone benefit from the exposure other establishments bring, he says, and the owners and staff all eat at each other’s restaurants.
Three guns were reported stolen from unlocked vehicles around Uptown New Orleans in recent weeks — the same number that police were able to confiscate in criminal cases — and two of the gun thefts were from the same block of State Street.
A woman ambushed and robbed three cab drivers in different locations around the Irish Channel early Thursday morning, police said, in a series of attacks that in some ways repeats a pattern shown in two other cases earlier this month.