“I don’t want to further subsidize these businesses through an increase in property taxes,” said Soniat Street resident George Chaney.
Coming of age in a party town like New Orleans, there have been countless nights where I have been hanging out with buddies and drinking has been involved. Whether we drove to the party or club together, we always made sure everyone made it home safely. We never left a friend alone at the end of the night – sober or otherwise.
Our friend code wouldn’t allow it. The rules required calls or text messages letting the group know you were in. The phone call or text didn’t have to be lengthy; a simple “home” sufficed; and if that call didn’t come in a timely matter, we didn’t hesitate to reach out – again and again — until we heard back. We took care of one another using the age-old buddy system. And never, ever, under any circumstance did we allow anyone to leave – sober or otherwise – with a stranger.
So, to me, the most troubling aspect of the Terrilynn Monnette disappearance narrative is the report that her acquaintances left — left her alone to sleep in her car in a dark parking lot in the wee hours of the morning behind a bar.
The Freret Neighbors United will hold an extended meeting tonight (Tuesday, March 12) to discuss a proposed new security district in the neighborhood, and the Milan Focus Group will meet Wednesday to hear from city and police officials.
Be there as Tracey’s Irish Channel Bar celebrates its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration all weekend long from Thursday, March 14th to Sunday, March 17th, 2013. The Irish Channel Annual Block Party begins at 11:00am on Thursday. Tracey’s will serve up its world famous roast beef poor boys along with cabbage and corned beef and green beer!
A car fleeing a shootout sped onto South Claiborne Avenue and crashed into a utility pole early Monday evening, leaving two of its occupants with gunshot wounds and two others with injuries from the crash, authorities said.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans could have a majority of new board members in a month and a new school leaders a month after that based on a timeline of changes accepted by its current leaders Monday night.
As progress moves forward on stabilizing both the Willow Street elementary campus and the Fortier campus for upper grades on Freret Street, Lusher Charter School officials are also deliberating on what, if any, changes will be made for the 100 students who remain at the satellite campus at the Jewish Community Center on St. Charles Avenue.
A shooting that was originally reported to be on Magazine Street on Friday afternoon actually turns out to have been self-inflicted, inside an apartment in the area of the River Garden development, authorities said.
State Senator J.P. Morrell is not letting this go – nor should he.
A month ago, a video was released showing the detention of two young black males, Sidney Newman, 17, and Ferdinand Hunt, 18, by eight plainclothes state troopers. The video, taken on February 10, 2013 just after a parade, shows the two teens leaning against a wall in the 700 block of Conti Street. Suddenly they are surrounded by State Troopers.
One of the youths took a few steps away and was jumped, grabbed by his shirt and flung around to the ground. The other is pushed up against a wall. It was a very fast and violent confrontation between the teens and the troopers.
A series of proposals to change the governing structure of Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans will be heard by the full board at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, March 11).
Neighbors of the water-treatment facility in Carrollton say an oily liquid is raining down from the plant, and the Sewerage and Water Board says they are performing environmental tests on the plant’s backup generator, according to a report by Paul Murphy of our partners at WWL-TV.
When it all got started, the idea of New Orleans entering into voluntary consent decrees with our good friends in the federal government seemed brilliant. After all, the management of the New Orleans Police Department and the Criminal Sheriff’s Office (Parish Prison) had been a shambles for years. Surely, a cooperative arrangement with the feds in both instances would lead to more professional and effective administration of both the cops and the prison.
For the 26th year, The New Orleans School of GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio offers a summer workshop for young adults. This hands-on glassblowing, metal sculpture, scientific glass torch-working, stained glass, copper enameling, paper engineering, printmaking and book-binding. Students gain artistic, technical knowledge and oral competency in all studios offered.
We’ve been doing a little grocery shopping over the past week or so, getting product samples from some suppliers and putting them through the various tests in the kitchen and comparing prices and quality like anyone would at home. Except it’s on a larger scale.
I’m in a unique position these days, working at a major regional grocery operation while also setting up a commercial kitchen. Really, except for the tonnage of things being ordered, it’s no different than what any of us do when it’s time to make groceries. You have in mind the amount you want to spend and you try to squeeze the most you can out of it, while keeping in mind various limitations of available equipment and how long everything has to last until you can make another trip.
Two Warehouse District neighborhood associations along with other surrounding residents are speaking out against the proposed 16-story Tracage condo development at the edge of the Warehouse District. The Board of Zoning Adjustments will hear Tracage’s application for several waivers on Monday, March 11 at 10 a.m. in the City Council Chambers.
With Uptown New Orleans residents worried about robberies, shootings and other attacks that have taken place between the victims’ front doors and their cars, they frequently ask police officials how to make the front of their homes safer.
District commanders and crime-prevention officers usually suggest that one important step residents can take is to make their home a less appealing target for opportunistic criminals — by cutting back any shrubbery that offers a hiding place, for example, and particularly by increasing the amount of lighting.
In a city that can take years to repair its broken streetlights, an Entergy representative at a recent community meeting where that suggestion was made spoke offered his own solution: For a monthly fee, Entergy will install and maintain what it calls a security light to illuminate any dark areas in front of a customer’s home.
“It’s basically like we’re hitting the reset button and starting from zero,” said Raphael Gang, chief of staff of the Office of Portfolio at the Louisiana Department of Education.