Three adjacent neighborhoods — the Coliseum Square Association, the Irish Channel and River Gardens — are considering a request for a liquor license at the Finger Lick’n Wings restaurant on Jackson Avenue.
It would be “irresponsible” to speculate on a motive in Saturday night’s killing of the brother of a key witness in the recently concluded murder trial of Telly Hankton, said District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, who added that his office does not protect the family members of witnesses, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV. Meanwhile, NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas sought to refocus public attention on the guilty verdict in the trial itself.
Phillips Bar will become the third Maple Street watering hole this year to be brought before the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control board, according to the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting.
Issues regarding Finger Lick’n Wings on Jackson Street, the Precinct bar on Annunciation and the Eiffel Society are all set for discussion by the Coliseum Square Association at tonight’s meeting (Monday, Oct. 17).
The old Gem Theater in Central City is on the city’s demolition agenda today (Monday, Oct. 17), as are a former fast-food restaurant on South Carrollton, a camelback and a double in the Freret neighborhood, and assortment of other homes in Broadmoor, Central City and Hollygrove.
Last week, I was waiting in line at the local corner grocery and both lanes were open. One lane was taken up by a woman and the other by a man, who appeared to be husband and wife. I didn’t understand why they were checking out separately until the woman whipped out her Louisiana Purchase Card.
The lights went out in Rob Krzenski’s living room just before 9 p.m. When he saw an electrical socket glowing, he knew something was very wrong.
“I yelled at my wife to get the kids out, I banged on the door so the tenants would get out, and I grabbed the garden hose,” Krzenski said.
The 61-year-old man gunned down near Jazz Daiquiri on South Claiborne was a co-owner of the shop, and his brother was a key witness in the recent murder trial of Telly Hankton, our reporting partners at WWL-TV confirmed Sunday.
The victim in Sunday’s shooting is Curtis Matthews, the coroner’s office said. His brother, John Matthews, provided testimony against Hankton in a 2008 killing near the daiquiri shop, and survived being shot 17 times himself in 2010.
Now that the Nix branch library has reopened, its neighbors in the Carrollton area plan to help spruce it up a bit.
A man was gunned down shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Louisiana Avenue and South Claiborne, near a popular daiquiri shop that figured prominently in the recent murder trial of Telly Hankton, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV.
Work has begun at the Audubon Charter School’s temporary site in Gentilly after the soil passed its lead testing, and the school has set a date for a community meeting about traffic concerns around its Broadway campus.
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Uptown New Orleans abounds with festival offerings this weekend, including New Orleans Film Festival screenings at the Prytania Theatre, a children’s book festival and Friday night symphony at Latter Library, the Gert Town festival, and a number of more specific celebrations.
A proposed change in the zoning of the DePaul medical campus owned by Children’s Hospital could greatly expand the possibilities for commercial development in the middle of an Audubon Park neighborhood, drawing the attention and concern of neighbors and their City Councilwoman.
Halloween is a half a month away — are you prepared? I’m on the lookout for costumes year ‘round, and this past year was no exception. Even though I won’t wear all of it this season, I bought two outrageous hats, one hoop skirt, and a handful of miscellaneous pieces and those were just my 2011 purchases.
For the entire month of October, Hollygrove Market & Farm is celebrating three years of providing fresh, local produce to the city of New Orleans. We appreciate our customers who have been with us for the long haul and want to thank our first time guests for stopping by. To show our appreciation we have fun give-a-ways, family activities and of course, a lot of great FOOD!!
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With an apparent consensus in support of the latest plan to distribute what’s left of $2 billion in FEMA money to rebuild and repair New Orleans schools, attention is now quickly shifting to the programs will receive the school buildings once the money has been spent.
The new plan scales back the size of some schools to be built, finds new revenue sources and cuts cost elsewhere to spread the money to every school in the city, either through new construction; full renovation or exterior refurbishment to bring every campus to a standard of “warm, safe and dry.”
“Not every school is a new building, not every school is a gut-renovation, but every school is made whole for education,” said Recovery School District superintendent John White.
A 21-year-old walking in the early morning hours Tuesday along Lowerline was robbed at gunpoint, police said.
A string of six shootings in the Broadmoor, Carrollton and Hollygrove neighborhoods over the weekend injured a total of eight people — including a woman eight months pregnant with twins — and led to two arrests, but all stem from a series of separate personal feuds, police said Wednesday.
The agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Carrollton-Riverbend Neighborhood Association includes an update on the state’s plans for James Weldon Johnson Elementary School and the old Priestly campus, as well as a discussion of the Neighborhood Engagement Task Force.