“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics,” according to the century-old adage. Demonstrating the premise that numbers and data can still be manipulated to suit any argument, New Orleans was named one of two “most livable” cities in the country last week — based on, of all things, our crime rates.
The rectory at St. Henry’s church that neighbors once feared would be demolished for a parking lot will receive a new lease on life as classrooms for Ecole Bilingue, according to a plan school leaders shared with the neighborhood Monday evening.
Three restaurants. Three meals. One Dishcrawl.
Dishcrawl, a national organization creating culinary adventures, is a walking food tour that takes food lovers to three different restaurants to sample dishes from each, all in one night. The next New Orleans event, “Sweet on Maple Street” on July 9, will feature three Riverbend restaurants serving signature dishes from appetizers to deserts.
Nobody will ever accuse Mayor Mitch Landrieu of being creative. Time and time again he has traveled down the same well-worn path of shifting blame to justify pursuing unpopular fiscal policies.
Most recently, Landrieu did the ol’ bait and switch by proposing cigarette and hotel tax increases that he knew he lacked the clout to get through the legislature. Next, he turned around and pushed through authorization to double of the police and fire property tax millages, subject to approval of that proposal on the city and state ballots in the fall.
Despite torrential rain on Sunday afternoon, the Uptown Swingers rolled for their 10th Anniversary parade — in and out of the rain, and triumphantly all the way through.
Starting this Monday (June 23) until Aug. 30, the Alliance Française is offering French language courses in two-, five- and 10-week sessions to Francophones of all levels.
A man was wounded in a shooting Saturday morning on St. Andrew Street in Central City, New Orleans police said.
Audubon Charter School will likely have to pay for repairs to leaking roofs on the modular buildings at their Gentilly campus, because the return to their Broadway campus has been delayed for at least a year.
The long-shuttered Priestley school building in west-Carrollton could finally come back to life after decades of unuse, after the governing board of the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans charter school enthusiastically voted Thursday evening to ask the Orleans Parish School Board for the opportunity to buy it.
“We’re really excited. We would like to move on it. It’s a nice building on a big plot of land,” said board member Mary Jacobs Jones, chair of the school’s facilities committee. “Even partially boarded up, you can get a feel for what a great building it was.”
A veteran of prominent local kitchens is proposing a new restaurant based on a distillery producing vodka and other spirits from Louisiana cane sugar to be located on the current site of the Halpern’s furniture store on St. Charles Avenue, he told neighbors earlier this week.
Solar-powered ovens, generators, phone charging stations and other appliances will be on display Saturday (June 21) at Whole Foods Market Arabella Station during the store’s third annual celebration of National Solar Day.
New Orleans police are looking for a silver or gray Lexus SUV that investigators believe may have been involved in April’s fatal shooting of a woman at Washington and Dryades in Central City, authorities said.
City officials will join with members of the Milan Focus Group on Saturday at the site of a March shooting that left two women dead to voice the need for a safer neighborhood, organizers said.
As readers are well aware, the Tea Party is a growing anti-big government movement that seeks to change American politics by often promising to get government out of the lives of citizens – as if that is even remotely possible. Most people of our generation began their voting lives as Democrats. We understand that when people get a little older, more successful and sometimes more conservative, they might transition from being moderate Democrats to Republicans.
That’s fine. But right-leaning Tea Party Republicans are as out-of-step with middle America as the left-leaning fringes of the Democratic party. And they certainly won’t help the Republican party attract the ever-growing number of Hispanic, Asian and African-American voters they must have to win another presidential election. As the voting majority nationally because more non-white each year, both parties are scrambling to embrace those voters.
Gracious Bakery + Café will be participating in The Bread Bakers Guild of America’s 4th Annual Guild-Wide Bakery Open House on Saturday, June 21st. The event takes place from 8 AM to 11 AM and is free and open to the public. This informal gathering is aimed at non-professionals curious about the bread-making process. Chef/owner Megan Forman will take guests on short tours through the bakery kitchen where they will get to see baguettes being rolled and Viennoisserie (including croissants and Danishes) being shaped. Complimentary French Truck coffee will be served, as well as various homemade breads.
After a woman told investigators last week that a SUV driver beckoned her to cross Magazine Street and then ran her down as she was doing so, New Orleans police say newly-obtained video shows the vehicle passing her without incident and her falling on the sidewalk of her own accord.