Article by Marta Jewson, for UptownMessenger.comThe owner of a building at the corner of Leonidas and Willow is proposing to change its zoning from residential to neighborhood business for a contractor-training office and community space, raising some questions among surrounding neighbors.
A woman’s SUV was stolen from her at gunpoint Monday afternoon on Willow Street in Central Carrollton, but police located the vehicle shortly afterward stashed behind a home on General Ogden Street.
A man took a luxury car at gunpoint just off South Claiborne Avenue on Saturday afternoon, police said.
Some explanation is required. My day-to-day persona is that of Owen Courreges, Attorney at Law. However, on Thursday evenings I have been breaking out my 1923 Brunswick suitcase phonograph at the Bayou Bar in the Hotel Pontchartrain. There, I play 78 rpm records as my alter ego – D.J. Luddite (because D.J. Luddite eschews modern technology).
It’s kind of like Garth Brooks and his rock alter ego Chris Gaines, only far less lame and pretentious. Well, at least less pretentious.
However, for the past few weeks I’ve been absent. Music has been silenced at Bayou Bar. This is regrettable, because Bayou Bar has a storied history in the music community. Reportedly Cole Porter played here somewhat inconsistently on weekends for about twelve years. Frank Sinatra and Frankie Lane used Bayou Bar as their watering hole, and are even rumored to have performed on occasion.
Audubon Charter School has been approved to start construction on its Broadway campus expansion after nearly a year of uncertainty surrounding a lawsuit filed by neighbors, school officials said Saturday morning.
“We’re happy, happy people,” said Alisa Dupre, the school operation and facilities manager. “We’re ready to be occupants of the building again.”
I was at work the other day and a friend came in to get a few items. We were talking in front of the chef case, where all the gorgeous stuffed pork loin, herb-crusted salmon and other stuff is displayed. He commented on how great it all looked, but then asked me, “Don’t you get bored making the same stuff every day?”
Well, yes and no.
The Men and Ladies of Class will start their 2012 second line Sunday at 1 p.m. at The Yacht Club, 540 South Broad Street, make a long loop through Central City, and end up back where it started four hours later, according to Big Red Cotton’s post at Gambit.
Article by Marta Jewson, for UptownMessenger.comOne man with an alleged propensity for stealing alcohol from area drug stores and another believed to target video poker machines at local bars were both arrested in separate cases over the last week, authorities said.
The organization surrounding alleged crime lord Telly Hankton in Central City “murdered rival drug dealers, intimidated witnesses, attempted to obstruct the state criminal justice system by having associates provide false alibi testimony in state court, and murdered a witness’ family member in an effort to obstruct justice,” writes Brendan McCarthy of our partners at WWL-TV in a report on the family’s federal indictment Friday afternoon. Members of his family, including his mother, were detained in an early morning roundup in the 1900 block of Josephine, McCarthy reports.
Everyone at some point gets that dreaded little letter in the mail, with two words stamped on the front in unmistakable red letters: JURY SUMMONS. Having never been called to serve jury duty until this past month, a string of expletives left my mouth when I found that little love note from Orleans Parish in the mailbox. It couldn’t have come at a worse time: October is absolutely the busiest month of the year for me. There’s New Orleans Fashion Week to attend, Halloween costumes to sew, and given I work in a retail store that sells costumes, we are really damn busy. Like “curl into the fetal position under the bathroom sink after the shift” type of busy. But instead of trying to lie and weasel my way out of it, I chalked it up to my civic duty, sucked it up, and went.
Audubon Charter School’s governing board will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Carrollton campus, immediately preceding the school’s Fall Fête.
The deaths this week in Gert Town of two small children allegedly at the hands of their mother, 23-year-old Chelsea Thornton, continues to reflect on the treatment of the mentally ill in New Orleans, as family members described the woman as bipolar and schizophrenic but recently off her medication, according to a report by Scott Satchfield and our partners at WWL-TV.
The Uptown New Orleans festival calendar is crowded this weekend with compelling options that include the Children’s Book Festival at Latter Library, the Seventh Annual Broadmoor Festival and the annual Fall Fête at Audubon Charter School.
Boo at the Zoo, the annual Halloween celebration that runs this Friday and Saturday and next weekend, will feature a replica cruise ship built from more than one thousand pumpkins carved by a local sculptor, according to this sneak preview by our partners at WWL-TV:
By Dana Kaplan
New Orleans is a unique city in many ways, one of which is the way our city government and representation is structured. Cities much smaller than New Orleans have twice as many City Council members, which allows them to specialize on different issues. The relatively small number of New Orleans City Council members requires each member to have a broad-based knowledge on nearly every issue from education to infrastructure, blight and ethics to job creation.
That’s why I’ve released a comprehensive platform on my website www.danakaplannola.com. I want voters and residents of District B to know how I intend to address the multitude of challenges and issues facing our city.
Article by Marta Jewson, for UptownMessenger.com
Funky Butt Jazz Club owner Shanekah Peterson will reopen her storied establishment at a new location on Freret Street at the end of this year, part of the next wave of new business openings on the corridor that also includes another cocktail bar, an upscale sandwich counter and a coffee shop.
A 25-year-old woman didn’t get the job she wanted an Irish Channel dog spa last week, so she made off with a computer monitor instead, police said.
With less than three weeks before the Presidential event, the voters are beginning to make a more firm decision on their choice for president. At the moment President Obama may have a slight lead over Mitt Romney but they are so close within the margin of error that either could be victorious on Election Day.
And yet they are so different on the major issues that affect every one of us every day, like the economy, for example, and health care. All indicators show that the economy is starting to rebound – slowly- but still moving in the right direction thanks to cyclical patters of business and probably not because of anything special President Obama did. Yet who among us does not know a family whose breadwinner has been laid off causing great stress and fear?
A 37-year-old man was found dead Wednesday evening with an apparent stab wound to the shoulder inside a residence in the 1900 block of Josephine Street, police said.
Tulane sent members of the university community emails and text alerts about “reports of shots fired” and urging them to seek shelter Wednesday afternoon, but a few minutes later issued a statement that no shooting incident had taken place and that the messages were inadvertently sent during a test of a new system.