A new Vietnamese restaurant called Mint plans to open next month on Freret Street, bringing yet another cuisine to the corridor’s eclectic mix of eateries.
It’s election season in New Orleans and we couldn’t be more excited!
Danatus King, a lawyer and nine-year president of the New Orleans chapter of the NAACP, announced his candidacy for Mayor last Sunday to members of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. It was a perfect place to start, in the heart of the black community which still hasn’t fully recovered from Hurricane Katrina.
The anti-crime nonprofit Project NOLA received a $10,000 grant Wednesday from the Westway Group to expand its network of private surveillance cameras by 40 locations in the west-Carrollton neighborhood, New Orleans officials said.
On a sleepy stretch at Loyola and Third in the heart of Central City amid a myriad of churches (some with an active congregation, some not so much), there sits a veritable historic housing preservationist’s dream, a 19th Century relic in what would otherwise appear to might have been a corner grocery or barroom. But not so fast, judges of book by covers! Look closer at the empirical data and ask some of the older area locals, and this hiding-in-plain-sight wood frame structure was by all accounts (or those willing to provide accounts) once upon a time a place unequivocally identified as the neighborhood brothel, dba The Dream Boat Inn.
The Irish Network New Orleans (IN-NOLA) is proud to announce that it will be hosting New Orleans’ second Irish Film Festival from Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20 at the Prytania Theatre.
After a Magazine Street restaurant was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday evening, a manhunt for the suspect put neighboring establishments on lockdown with no one allowed to enter or leave, New Orleans police said.
Over the last year, I’ve met dozens of incredible people both personally and professionally, and I’ve followed up most of these encounters with some sort of thank you — digital, but more often tangible.
I’ve sent greeting cards and handwritten notes, which are no easy task being that my penmanship has never been even mediocre and the physical act of writing sometimes pains me. Not only have I sent notes to the new folks who have entered my life, but I’ve also mailed a variety of correspondence to my old friends and colleagues as well to remind them how amazing I believe they are.
Any planned development larger than 40,000 square feet or with a substantial presence on a major thoroughfare will be specifically evaluated on whether its design meets city standards under the new Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, which New Orleans officials hope to ratify as law by February — after years of planning and public meetings.
Residents will gather in neighborhoods around Uptown New Orleans on Tuesday evening for the annual “National Night Out Against Crime” with food, music, raffles, an outdoor movie screening — and an instruction in how to dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
Update, Oct. 25: Subsequent to writing this piece, I was notified by the mayor’s office the woman in the WWL story upon which this piece was based had rented the car she was ticketed for, and that she was thus still responsible for the ticket. While that information does change the story, it still presents some issues about the camera system, which are addressed in a postscript below.
Those traffic cameras certainly are insidious. It was once assumed that you could avoid getting a red-light camera ticket, at the very least, by simply not owning a car. That commonsense presumption has now been proven false.
Seven men who were allegedly part of a gang operating in Hollygrove have been charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine and using firearms in drug crimes, according to a recent federal indictment.
A woman who sold her car in March received a red-light ticket in June from the camera at Carrollton and Palmetto, but the ticket showed another vehicle that was not hers at all, according to a report by Jaclyn Kelly of our partners at WWL-TV. And in order to appeal the ticket, the woman must pay a $50 administrative fee, Kelly reports.
Update, Oct. 23: After city officials determined that the car in the photo was a rental, the woman acknowledged to WWL that she had rented it during that time.
“The Orleans Parish School Board has been forced to bring Ellis Construction back to finish the new gym at [Eleanor McMain High School] on South Claiborne Avenue — after staff kicked Ellis off the job for inadequate disadvantaged business participation,” writes Danielle Dreilinger of The Times-Picayune in a review of recent Orleans Parish school facilities issues. Ellis is charging $10.2 million to return — 7 percent higher than the original $9.5 million contract — and will have less participation from disadvantaged businesses, saying that the available subcontractors have changed, Dreilinger reports.