It’s been a long hot summer. “How hot has it been?” you ask. So hot that those wearing a complete bikini (no shorts or skirts – bikini bottoms with accompanying bikini top) or, for the fellas, a “banana hammock,” get in FREE to this Friday night’s boxing extravaganza when Friday Night Fights at long last returns to Freret Street AKA “The Sexy Summer Show!” Brought to you by Mike Tata and the gang at Friday Night Fights, which was once upon a time on Freret but now on O.C. Haley and Euterpe in Central City. Confused yet? Don’t be. Read on.
Early in May, a 15-year-old boy walked into Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar on Tchoupitoulas, asked if they sold cigarettes and purchased a pack from the machine.
That boy was assisting agents with the state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, however, and the purchase landed Dos Jefes in front of the city Alcohol Beverage Control board on Tuesday morning, along with several New Orleans other bars in the first wave of a three-year, federally-funded enforcement effort.
Pamela Arceneaux of the Historic New Orleans Collection will take the Nix Library’s Louisiana Bicentennial Series into the red light district on Friday evening with a lecture on the “History of Prostitution in New Orleans.”
A man walking on Willow Street near Louisiana Avenue was robbed at gunpoint Monday evening, police said.
Three more Uptown bars — Cooter Brown’s, Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge and Dos Jefes — and corner stores on Oak Street and in Central City have all been added to the docket before the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control board following sweeps by state agents, and will get their first public hearing at a meeting Tuesday.
Over its 40-year history, the Coliseum Square Association has played a major role in the revitalization of the Lower Garden District, so its voice should be respected when it comes to development proposals that might affect it, City Council candidate Eric Strachan group told the group Monday night — in comments that drew a range of responses from other council hopefuls, from strong agreement to a dose of skepticism.
An officer with the Uptown-based NOPD Second District has been suspended following his arrest in Harahan on several charges, including driving while intoxicated, driving the wrong way on a one-way street and disobeying the arresting officer, authorities said.
In the first official week of the race for the District B seat on the City Council, Eric Strachan will be meeting tonight with a neighborhood association his parents helped found, LaToya Cantrell and Dana Kaplan are beginning to knock on doors in Uptown neighborhoods, and late entrants Buck Horton and Donald Vallee are both getting their campaigns organized.
This past Wednesday, the New Orleans Police Department announced that it would be holding a sobriety checkpoint in — wait for it — “the Orleans Parish area.”
This was a change. Normally the NOPD at least provides a general area that narrows down the location of the checkpoint in advance. A checkpoint will be held in “Uptown” or “Algiers” the NOPD will say, and then if you don’t want to be interrogated by police you at least have the option of trying to avoid that area.
Two masked men attemped to rob a pizza-delivery driver at gunpoint on Cohn Street in the central Carrollton neighborhood Saturday night, authorities said.
We’re on the downhill slope toward full-blown football season and all that entails. Be you a fan of our Saints, Tigers, the Green Wave, the Colonels, Ragin’ Cajuns or any of the wide assortment of the region’s high school teams, it means tailgating, having a few drinks with fellow fans and generally enjoying.
Of course, it’ll be halfway through October before the weather moderates. This means the first month or so of the season is like bringing a football to a July 4th picnic, and the food choices usually reflect that. I love gumbo as much as the next guy, but it’s a lot more enjoyable when it’s 60 degrees out instead of 90.
Raymond White, 20, was gunned down in the 1600 block of South Saratoga shortly before 1 p.m. and died at the hospital at 4:33 p.m., according to a report by Leslie Williams of The Times Picayune.
Kira Orange Jones, whose seat on the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education represents much of Uptown New Orleans, should be considered a “branch manager” of Teach For America in her position as executive director of the New Orleans office, and thus not in conflict of interest in serving on a board that approves contracts for her employer, the Louisiana Board of Ethics ruled on Friday, according to a report by Jessica Williams of The Lens.
What had long been considered a three-way race for the open District B seat on the City Council attracted two more candidatesin a busy last day of filing Friday — including bounce artist Marlon “10th Ward Buck” Horton — while one of Uptown’s two school board members drew an opponent, and several more candidates emerged to run for the two Congressional seats that represent New Orleans.
I knew I didn’t want kids as early on as middle school, and high school squelched any maternal instincts I might have possessed. Going to an all-girls Catholic school in the 90s, we were succumbed to scare tactics such as watching videos of abortions on a projector screen in the school’s gym to prevent us from experimenting sexually. And since having sex before marriage is a sin, pregnant students were permanently kicked out, their only option being attending an alternative school until they gave birth. Since I was barraged with so many negative connotations about sex and pregnancy at such a young age, I associated pregnancy with delinquent behavior and never had much desire to go through what was described to me as an awful experience.