A host of Central City community organizations are partnering to host a forum for the candidates for the open District B seat on the City Council and the Criminal District Court at the Mahalia Jackson Early Childhood Center on Jackson Avenue starting at 6 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 16).
Neighborhood groups around Uptown New Orleans will fill their local parks and streets with music, food and the will to make a safer city as part of National Night Out Against Crime events tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 16).
Just a block over from my house is Mr. John’s Steakhouse. In my humble opinion, it offers the best steaks in the city. They use only the finest cuts seared in butter and cooked to perfection. And of course, like all of the finest steakhouses, they are not cheap. Mr. John’s is synonymous with special occasions.
This is not, however, the case for the Board of Trustees for the New Orleans Firefighters’ Pension and Relief Fund. Apparently, they believe in spending thousands of dollars at a time at Mr. John’s and other expensive restaurants in the city.
Building on the interest generated by its mysterious mummies early this year, the Tulane University Department of Anthropology is offering another lecture by an Egyptologist tonight (Monday, Oct. 15) — this time focusing on the use of ancient Egyptian tombs over the centuries.
Those of us who cook for a living are often asked by non-(professional) cooking friends what we’d do in a certain situation or with a certain set of ingredients or what we might substitute if a key ingredient in a recipe isn’t available.
Usually, I have no clue.
Starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, the Prince of Wales and Lady Wales social aid and pleasure clubs will make their annual second line up Magazine, through Central City and into the Garden District, with stops at a snowball stand and Commander’s Palace, according to a post by Big Red Cotton at Gambit.
Students’ work still hangs on the walls three years after it was turned in, and their art lays strewn about the floor of the old Free School. A few children’s books sit in crates, toys lay abandoned on the dirty floor, and pigeons flutter in and out of the dark fourth-floor attic. To the trained eye, however, the most insidious problem is the sudden dips in the hardwood floor.
The century-old Free School on Camp Street looks as though it was abandoned overnight, as it almost literally was in December of 2009 when critical structural problems were discovered there. Next month, the building is one of seven former school sites around the city scheduled to be auctioned off by the Orleans Parish School Board, raising the possibility that it might finally be redeveloped into something new, or even one day hold students once again.
Article by Marta Jewson for UptownMessenger.comGreg Sonnier, owner of the Uptowner, has suspended the Gabrielle small banquet dinners at his restaurant pending the resolution of a lawsuit.
As food truck vendors draw attention to their effort to loosen city restrictions on where and when they can park and cook, a festival held on O.C. Haley on Thursday evening drew crowds of supporters including City Councilwoman Stacy Head, according to a live report from the event by Tania Dall and our partners at WWL-TV:
The leaders of Audubon Charter School had their first official meeting exploring the possibility of creating a high school on Thursday afternoon, but they plan to begin the process slowly — starting with a survey of parents’ expectations for the project, while they think about how the endeavor changes their current offerings.
The Press Club of New Orleans is hosting a forum on the “State of Print Media” tonight (Thursday, Oct. 11) at De La Salle High School, featuring a panel that includes representatives from Nola.com, The Gambit, The Advocate and New Orleans CityBusiness. See below for live video via The Lens through the New Orleans Digital Media Alliance.
The 2012 Republican Party platform is a voluminous document that is filled with wisdom and purported wisdom. But, sadly, one of the few possible subjects of Republican wisdom that is omitted is the fate and future of American cities. Now, to be fair, the platform does excoriate the City of Washington D.C. as an example of every urban failing that can be attributed to the incompetence of Big Government – i.e., the Democrats.
But, the fact of the matter is that American cities, including Washington D.C., Uptown New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, are filled with Republicans. And, in many cases, as often occurs in Uptown New Orleans, these registered urban-living Republicans reside right next door to conservative Democrats who regularly and predictably vote Republican in Presidential and other elections.
The Prytania Theatre and the Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center and the Ashe Cultural Arts Center on O.C. Haley Boulevard are once again among the venues in the New Orleans Film Festival, which opens Thursday night and continues for the following week.
As food truck vendors seek reform to laws that restrict where they can set up and how long they can stay there, they will seek to bring some attention to their cause and to their offerings tonight at the Central City Food Truck Festival on O.C. Haley Boulevard.
By Dana Kaplan
As I knock on doors and attend community meetings and forums throughout the district, I get to listen to the concerns of voters – real people rather than polls – but real people who are truly concerned about the direction of their neighborhoods. And, the most common question is in some form or another, “What are you going to do about crime?”
Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been assisting in what New Orleans police describe as a steadily progressing investigation into last week’s shooting and carjacking of a Camp Street resident, authorities say.
With less than a month before the first round of voting in the District B City Council election, Eric Strachan has led the fundraising race but Dana Kaplan has the most cash left, as the impact of a marijuana charge against LaToya Cantrell’s husband on the race remains unclear.
Yet another rhetorical pop quiz from the Sewerage & Water Board this past Monday left Orleans Parish residents (read: me and likely you) wondering if our one and only water supply was safe for consumption. And the solitary answer everyone can agree on equals “Maybe.” Forget that it’s the 21st century, forget that Roman aquaducts remain a marvel to humanity and civilization on the whole, and forget too that over the next five years an Orleans Parish water bill will grow incrementally like a film of algae from a broken fire hydrant to the nearest street drain. But remember this: your vote still matters. And why this will always be important remains a let-me-speak-to-your-supervisor line of thought. The S & W B does not answer to much, or do they? So who’s in charge?
Estelle Carron moved to New Orleans earlier this year and was a French teacher at Trinity Episcopal School, but still owned the home in Memphis where she was found dead after a fire this weekend, allegedly strangled to death by her son, according to an article published Tuesday evening on the website of the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
“We continue to pray for her and for her family, friends, students, and colleagues,” wrote Trinity headmaster Dr. Michael Kuhn in an email to Uptown Messenger. “In the short time here at Trinity, she became a much beloved and respected teacher and colleague. Estelle will be greatly missed by the Trinity community.”
The murder of a prominent Freret Street bakery owner 25 years ago is still regarded as the seminal moment in the commercial corridor’s long period of neglect. Now, even amid the street’s current renaissance, some residents still feel that they are living just on the edge of the next violent crime.
Several Freret residents and business owners have recently begun discussing the possibility of hiring private security patrols similar to those in other neighborhoods around the city, and Tuesday night, began what they see as a long conversation with their neighbors about whether to move forward.