State Representative Helena Moreno has turned out to be a savvy lobbyist for issues important to women and families and easily able to cross the political aisles to get the votes she needs. That’s the sentiment of the Legislative Agenda for Women (LAW), a coalition of organizations including the League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women, the Independent Women’s Organization, the National Council of Jewish Women, and the National Organization for Women, who hosted a reception in her honor, courtesy of attorney Pamela Gibbs.
In March, two women were caught in the crossfire of a gun battle on South Saratoga Street that left them both dead. Earlier this month, gunfire broke out again, and the victim staggered through the same Foucher Street intersection before collapsing and dying a block away.
Neighbors have long complained about the violence and lawlessness that grips the corner of Foucher and Saratoga, where five other people have also been wounded over the past year. After the most recent slaying, neighbors are banding together to look for solutions to end it by asking for more police presence, installing more anti-crime cameras, targeting blighted properties and trying to meet the health needs of people in the neighborhood.
The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire and Bricolage Academy are hosting a launch party tonight for the science, engineering and arts event that’s been dubbed “the greatest show-and-tell on Earth.”
Held at NOLA Brewing’s Taproom from 6 to 8 p.m., the education fundraiser and launch event will benefit Bricolage Academy, a tuition-free, open-enrollment public school in Uptown New Orleans.
Join Tipitina’s this Saturday, September 27, for the 3rd annual Rhythm & Blues 5K Run benefiting Tipitina’s Foundation.
The first 500 registrants get goody bags and T-shirts, and the first 500 finishers receive finisher medals. An outside festival on the neutral ground outside of Tipitina’s Uptown will follow the run. Enjoy food, drinks, and live entertainment, all sponsored by East Jefferson General Hospital, Fest Cola, and New Belgium Brewing. Costumes are encouraged and prizes for “Best Individual Musical Costume” and “Best Musical Group Ensemble” will be announced at the post-race party.
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This Saturday from 6pm to 9pm, Habitat ReStore and Coq Rouge Gallery present ReStore Art! This unique art auction features donated artwork created by local artists using salvaged items from the New Orleans Area Habitat ReStore. Each piece is one-of-a-kind. Admission is free, and there will be food provided by Elizabeth’s, McClure’s BBQ, Five Happiness & more!
The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Theatre Arts and Dance kicks off the season this week with Samuel Beckett’s tragic comedy “Endgame.” The production debuts this Friday and Saturday (Sept. 26-27) at 7:30 p.m in the Lower Depths Theatre on 6363 St. Charles Avenue.
For years, as celebrated New York City restaurateurs Sean Josephs and Mani Dawes made visits to see Dawes’ mother in New Orleans, the idea of opening a restaurant in Dawes’ hometown was never far from their minds.
“There were a lot of runs around Audubon Park where we fantasized about leaving New York and moving here,” Josephs said. “I didn’t understand that if you marry someone from New Orleans, they’ll always bring you back.”
Sure enough, Josephs and Dawes are now planning a restaurant just a stone’s throw from her mother’s house and Audubon Park, anchoring a redevelopment already underway at the corner of Magazine Street and Nashville Avenue.
All nine of New Orleans’ craft breweries will be coming together at The Irish House for Louisiana Craft Brewers Week this Wednesday (Sept. 24) to offer guests tastes of their new beers.
All the streetlights on St. Charles Avenue from Carrollton to the Lower Garden District will be repaired and replaced with new LED lights over the next two weeks, city officials said Monday morning as the work began.
Cedric Grant and Mayor Landrieu want everyone to know that they plan to repair New Orleans’ chronically ill-maintained street infrastructure. They also want you to know that they have no creative plans for funding it.
Grant is New Orleans’ new grand poobah of public infrastructure. He is simultaneously the executive director of the Sewerage and Water Board and the head of the Department of Public Works. He gets to serve two masters – Mayor Landrieu and the quasi-independent S&WB.
A man was fatally shot Sunday evening just outside a chicken restaurant on South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans police said.
A Lusher High School senior has been chosen out of 13,000 students across the country as a 2014 National Student Poet by First Lady Michelle Obama, and joined her at the White House this week for a poetry reading.
At some point in all of our academic experiences poetry enters the fold. For some it’s a blessing, others a curse, but for me it became a curiosity. And then as a pup of an undergrad at Loyola some 20 years ago, I met and had the privilege of being taught by Ralph Adamo, whose classes offered a quiet exploration into language, form and intent.
Until that point in my life I’d always considered poetry melodramatic and esoteric, if not silly. The calm focus Ralph navigated the material made the journey one of intrigue and wonder. I began to really enjoy and even write (gasp!) poetry. Once he even held a class at Carrollton Station, which to any undergrad is a bonus.
Over the last two decades we’ve kept in touch intermittently, and then one recent almost-drizzly evening as I stood in my driveway, end-of-day beverage in hand, likely disciplining one of my brood, Ralph happened to pass by walking his dog. In a very New Orleans moment, someone I hadn’t seen in so long just — appears. And we picked right up where we’d left off, and of course to prolong that magic the Crescent City can conjure, turns out he (now an English professor at Xavier) and his family had recently moved into the neighborhood just around the corner. So our dialogue kept unraveling and here we are:
As Audubon Charter School prepares to return to its original Broadway Street campus, the Orleans Parish School Board has reached a settlement agreement with neighbors — despite Audubon officials’ concerns about the terms.
Loyola Medieval Studies and the Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc are co-sponsoring the 5th Annual Salon de Jeanne d’Arc, a full day conference of free lectures and theater performances about Joan of Arc and the medieval times she lived in. The conference will feature Nancy Goldstone, author of “The Maid and The Queen,” and performances by Porkchop Productions and Loyola Theater.