Promoting healthy living for children, the First Lady read and exercised with children and parents at the Royal Castle Child Development Center on Eagle Street, according to a report by Tania Dall and our partners at WWL-TV:
Where they disagree is whether the traffic plan must be finalized before the renovations can proceed, as the school seeks neighborhood support for some setback changes before the city’s Board of Zoning Adjustments this month.
Two neighboring Uptown congregations — Temple Sinai and the St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church — will join together for a weekly dinner and study series this month.
The Second District’s weekly leadership meetings will be held at Children’s Hospital, 200 Henry Clay Avenue, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for the foreseeable future. This week’s meeting will be in the second-floor meeting room.
The meetings are open to the public.
Whether to support the opening of a Magazine Street restaurant that improperly added an upstairs space will be decided tonight (Tuesday, Nov. 1) by the Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association as the deadline nears for a City Council decision on the issue.
A business in the 4900 block of Magazine Street was robbed early Sunday morning, police said.
Here in New Orleans, we’re no strangers to the idea of police officers breaking the law. This city has seen members of its constabulary sent to death row at Angola Penitentiary for the most reprehensible crimes.
Given this background, it is hardly surprising that New Orleanians are un-phased, if not downright blasè, about minor acts of police misconduct. Alas, being the Big Easy’s resident Grumpy Gus, I’m definitely the exception to this rule. This past Saturday evening, I noticed an NOPD cruiser parked in front of the fire hydrant across from my house. I believe the officer lives somewhere nearby, as this is hardly the first time I’ve seen that cruiser blocking the hydrant.
What has happened to New Orleans politics? There was a time when it wasn’t out of the ordinary to have turnouts in excess of 70 percent in New Orleans for mayoral runoffs, gubernatorial runoffs and presidential elections. How then can we explain a 23 percent turnout for the October 22 primary that included a governor’s race, a lieutenant governor’s race, a secretary of state race, legislative and judicial races?
In the fashion world, designers constantly gain inspiration from various cultures and time periods, generally going unnoticed until someone steps out of line and heads towards the irreverent. Have your ever worn a kimono, kente cloth, or a pair of moccasins? If so, you borrowed an aesthetic and cultural reference from another ethnicity, intentionally or not. So what’s so inappropriate about a little cultural borrowing if we all do it from time to time? Similar to buying a New Orleans voodoo doll made in China, the differences between appreciation vs. appropriation are often blurry for those unfamiliar with the culture.
Calhoun Street resident Fenn French, who just concluded an unsuccessful campaign to unseat state Rep. Neil Abramson, has filed a lawsuit saying that Loyola University’s planned expansion of Monroe Hall violates a 50-year-old agreement to prevent the building’s windows from looking into his home, according to an article by reporter Sam Winstrom of The Maroon student newspaper.
Read the full story by Tulane’s Benton Oliver at New Wave. Click below to see more photos.
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A man who led police in a chase across town in a stolen SUV on Thursday afternoon crashed into a tree on Bordeaux Street, ditched a pistol on Laurel Street and was found hiding in the block, police said.