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The International School of Louisiana is now in the process of applying for up to four new campuses — each under slightly different circumstances — and could receive final decisions on each of them by as soon as December, officials said Wednesday night.
Neighborhoods representing thousands of voters along Jefferson Avenue and in the Lower Garden District will be shifted to different Orleans Parish School Board districts after the lines are redrawn to reflect new Census figures, and a handful of neighborhoods in Broadmoor, Hollygrove and Central City areas may also be affected under various plans.
The 91-year-old Lorraine Apartments on St. Charles Avenue have a new lease on life and can move forward with renovations after the city council corrected a zoning problem last week that could have kept the historic building shuttered indefinitely.
My ears rang for 3 days the first time I saw Soundgarden and, despite the pain and hearing loss, the experience (to use the vernacular) was sweet. They opened for Guns N’ Roses in Houston on the second leg of Guns’ Use Your Illusion Tour; the venue where it was held, The Summit, is strangely enough now a church. The second night of a two-night stand but also a Friday night, three of my closest friends and I drove over from Beaumont to see the show. That Friday morning the select few in our class that had actually had the opportunity to see this double bill the evening before (read: Thursday) recounted their experience. And we listened in awe to their stories, furthering our already eager anticipation. We couldn’t wait to see Guns N’ Roses; not one of us had ever really heard of Soundgarden. The evening before Axl had said this. And Slash had done that. There were other visual spectacles on par with an evening on Bourbon during Mardi Gras. Nonetheless my 17-year-old self had no idea I was about to become a Soundgarden fan. That and my more-or-less girlfriend around that time, Leigh Anne, was into them. After all, most romances generally produce some level of musical compatibility, do they not?
The developers of a proposed reception hall in the 2000 block of Felicity Street will seek commercial zoning for the property at Tuesday’s meeting of the City Planning Commission.
The street in the 2300 block of Calhoun seems to be cracking more and more, and calls to the Sewerage and Water Board since August have not yet shown results, neighbors tell Bill Capo of WWL-TV.
The final plans for upgrades to Freret Street’s curbs and sidewalks were met Monday night with disenchantment and deep-seated frustration that merchants and residents did not have more of a say in the planning of a project that will disrupt traffic for months on a street struggling to come back to life.
No one spoke in opposition to the $500,000 project itself, but a number of people in the audience who have been seeking a meeting with city officials for months were dismayed that the message of the meeting was that the time for discussion is over.
“There’s a lot of valuable information that would have come from the neighborhood if you had been in communication with us,” said neighborhood resident Jane Dimitry.
A persistent pocket of violence along Annunciation Street flared again this weekend, when a man fleeing a shootout in the 3700 block was struck in the foot by gunfire, police said.
Three young people in a dark-colored pickup truck cruised through the Carrollton neighborhood Sunday morning and committed two armed robberies, police said.
It’s downright un-American. When it comes to being unpatriotic, it’s on par with burning the American flag, kicking the President’s dog and muttering disparaging remarks about Abraham Lincoln’s mother.
I’m speaking, of course, of eating chicken wings without a brewski. Drinkin’ and eatin’ wings is a quintessential part of the American experience.
The details of an upcoming project to upgrade signage, sidewalks, curbs, streetlights and trees along Freret Street will be described by city officials Monday during a 6 p.m. meeting at the Neighborhood Housing Services building at 4528 Freret St.
The governing board of the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans charter school has called a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday to discuss vendor arrangements for food services and marketing for the school, officials announced Sunday.
The only Uptown New Orleans-based lawmaker to draw a challenger in Saturday’s election easily defeated his opponent by a 3-1 margin on Thursday evening, but races for the state school board and civil district court are headed to runoffs next month, according to complete but unofficial results.
UPDATE: The second line has been canceled, according to Red Cotton on Twitter.
The Original Four Social Aid and Pleasure Club’s second line parade will start at Louis Armstrong Park at 1 p.m. Sunday and travel all the way through Central City to an end in Milan, according to Red Cotton’s post on the Gambit’s Blog of New Orleans.
City officials returned on Friday to Jazz Daiquiri — where 61-year-old Curtis Matthews was gunned down in what may have been retaliation for his brother’s testimony to help convict Telly Hankton of a 2008 murder — to declare a “small victory in an epic battle” and a “line in the sand” against violence with the surrender of Walter Porter that morning, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV. J.C. Lawrence, Porter’s attorney, counters that their is no connection between Porter and Hankton, and that his client turned himself in at the jail to comply with the arrest warrant.
Chun Nin Chan was attempting to cross Magazine Street at Milan around 7 a.m. Monday when he was hit by a car that didn’t stop, and he died that evening, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV. The vehicle is described as a four-door, white Nissan, and anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.
After nearly a year of discussions and negotiations with neighbors and the city, Whole Foods Arabella Station will now be able to stay open an hour later on Sundays and display plants for sale on its front patio, with the official approval Thursday of only the least controversial of its requested changes to its operating agreement with the city.