A developer’s plan to build two houses at a long-vacant site on Fontainebleau Drive drew opposition Monday morning from a number of neighbors in Broadmoor who said a single house would better fit the character of the historic residential thoroughfare.
There’s no getting around it: Central City is an impoverished neighborhood.
In 2013, Karen Gadbois and Craig Mulcahy summed up the situation in Central City nicely: “[Y]ou’re still within sight of the Superdome, but have no doubt about it: The tracks may be nonexistent, but you’re on the wrong side of them.”
With Central City’s depressed economic state, one would think that public officials and the nonprofit community would focus on promoting businesses that provide goods and services that serve a lower-income demographic. However, the opposite has been the case.
Loyola University’s Department of Music Education is hosting their ninth annual International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education (ISSME) together with the MayDay Group (MDG) Colloquium 27 research conference for the first time this Sunday, June 14, through Friday, June 19. Full registration for the collaborative event is $125 and $85 for students; banquet registration is $30.
A gas station on South Carrollton Avenue was robbed at gunpoint overnight, New Orleans police said Sunday morning.
The New Orleans Film Society will prsent a free screening of the classic musical “Grease” starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John tonight (Saturday, June 6) in Coliseum Square.
Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders are invited to attend Loyola University’s Writing Institute’s summer workshops for young writers, held from June 8 to June 26. The cost of the workshop is $400, and need-based scholarships are available.
Children’s Hospital won permission Thursday to tear down six buildings on the former New Orleans Adolescent Hospital campus along Henry Clay Avenue, but has agreed to participate beforehand in a federal process to determine whether their loss can be minimized or mitigated.
The Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance is hosting a community Housing Summit this Saturday, June 6, to launch the HousingNOLA planning process. The event will be an opportunity for community members to share and receive information on current housing realities. Family-friendly activities and free food will also be included.
Generally speaking, we like Police Chief Michael Harrison and the NOPD. We think Chief Harrison is at least trying to do a good job within the budget and directives set by Mayor Landrieu. But there are serious neglect-of-duty and abuse-of-power issues hovering over the NOPD including yesterday’s City Council dialogue on the mishandling of sex-crime and child-abuse cases.
It is unfortunate that Chief Harrison did not address this problem before being forced to do so by a scathing report from IG Ed Quatrevaux. Even though Deputy Chief Arlinda Westbrook complied some frightening statistics that found wide-ranging administrative policy violations, no officer has been disciplined in the seven months since Quatrevaux’s initial report because of the prevailing good-old-boys network inside the NOPD where they protect their own.
Acknowledging the unpredictable maze of utility work and road closures that Uptown New Orleans has become, Entergy officials say their major upcoming project to replace transmission lines along Leake Avenue, Magazine and Annunciation streets will only require the streets to be shut down for hours at a time — not the days, weeks or months associated with other projects — and power is not expected to be shut off to any individual homes.
Children’s Hospital faces two key hearings before city officials this week as it prepares to tear down a cluster of dilapidated structures at the edge of the former site of the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital in anticipation of building a new parking garage and clinic space there, and shared more details about the development plans with neighbors on Tuesday night.
The 610 Stompers’ “Sixth Annual Ball Crawl: Back to the Ball Crawl” charity fundraiser next weekend will allow participants to be a Stomper for a night and dance through Uptown streets with stops at The Kingpin, F &M’s, Fat Harry’s, Superior Seafood, and Le Bon Temps, featuring dance-offs, prizes, Back to The Future-themed costumes and 80s attire.
A nearly 80-year-old building on St. Charles Avenue that was once a gas station, bagel shop and more recently a fountain store is slated to be torn down and replaced with a new house, less than a year after neighbors successfully protested plans for a condo development there.
The block of Prytania Street between Milan and Marengo that closed in March for underground repairs will remain inaccessible to all vehicular traffic for another eight weeks while Entergy relocates gas lines there, New Orleans officials announced.
Plea bargaining is one of the hallmarks of an efficient criminal justice system. The prosecutor saves time and effort. The city collects a fine and court costs. The defendant receives a break on the offense charged. In theory, everybody is happy.
Alas, Mayor Landrieu is apparently not happy. His administration has decided to end the process in traffic court.