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.
Meagan McKinnon, senior class president at Walter L. Cohen High School, left campus Wednesday afternoon with no idea of the upheaval the coming week would bring to her campus.
Thursday morning, the student body was abuzz with rumors that the school was about to be merged with John McDonogh High School. At an assembly that afternoon, they found out that no merger was planned, but that the New York-based Future Is Now charter group that took over McDonogh this year would be given control of Cohen within a week, and that most of the Cohen administrators and teachers would be replaced.
Stunned, McKinnon and her classmates marched out of the building. They haven’t returned to class since then, instead alternating between protests and class time on the lawn as they demand the decisions be justified or reversed.
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The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans governing board will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, Oct. 8) at the school’s Patton Street campus.
It’s nighttime. You awake to a noise outside. Is it a prowler? You aren’t sure. You grab a small pistol from your nightstand and shove it in your pocket as you proceed out to your driveway to investigate the disturbance. If it’s nothing, you reason, you don’t want to be walking around in plain view with a gun in your hand.
Congratulations. You just committing the crime of carrying a weapon illegally, and you did it without ever leaving your own property.
Two men accused of robbing a South Carrollton Avenue gas station were located and arrested, with the stolen cash and property and the gun they used, within an hour of the holdup Saturday night, police said.