Oct 272012
 

Craig Giesecke

I walked out of the house late Thursday morning and the air in our Irish Channel neighborhood was fully pregnant with various food aromas.

It’s one of the awful prices we pay for living here. And, yes, I’m being facetious.

We live less than 100 yards from Parasol’s and 150 yards from Tracey’s.  There’s a Quizno’s and Coquette around the corner on Magazine. I got in the car and went to the French Quarter and parked across from the French Market before most places open at 11 a.m. All the smells from the places in the Market, from El Gato Negro, Coop’s, Margaritaville and the other spots hit me as I opened the car door. Continue reading »

Oct 272012
 

Dunleith Designs, Antiques and Gifts is holding a one day only Tent Sale with all inventory under the tents and in the 3000 square foot showrooms on sale 20-30% off.

Dunleith Designs, Antiques and Gifts offers fine authentic antique furniture, decorative arts, and gifts at a genuine value. Every piece is personally selected by the owner, Mr. Ken Rogers.

The 3000 square foot showroom located at 1537 Metairie Road is filled with outstanding 18th, 19th and 20th century English, French and American antiques as well as gifts for all occasions, art, lighting, and furniture.

You’re sure to find the perfect pieces to anchor your room, and the perfect presents for everyone on your list. Sale hours are 9am–5pm, Rain or shine!

Dunleith Designs, Antiques and Gifts
www.dunleithdesigns.com
(504) 272-0879

Oct 262012
 

“To this day I still have dreams about it. I still think about Curtis to this day,” says a man who held Curtis Matthews as he died outside the Jazz Daiquri lounge on South Claiborne last year, allegedly gunned down in retaliation for his brother’s testimony against accused Uptown crime kingpin Telly Hankton, according to a report by Monica Hernandez and our partners at WWL-TV.

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Oct 262012
 

By Eric Strachan

Crime is the number one issue facing New Orleans right now. This recent wave of shootings illustrates what we all know– this has to stop. It is with this in mind that I am honored that District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, Jr, has endorsed me for City Council District B.

“I believe that Eric understands the issues facing the residents of this district better than any candidate in the field.  He understands better than any candidate how to reform our criminal justice system to increase public safety,” said Leon Cannizzaro. “While he understands and supports initiatives that will allow our city to get smarter on crime, he also understands that we need to get tough on violent criminals.” Continue reading »

Oct 262012
 

Several of KIPP’s Uptown schools — including KIPP Believe! College Prep on South Carrollton and its two schools in Central City — and Lafayette Academy are among the 13 Recovery School District schools eligible to return to the Orleans Parish School Board, based on the recently-announced School Performance Scores, officials said. Continue reading »

Oct 262012
 

Christy Lorio (photo by Leslie Almeida)

With everything from dog treats to beauty products available at deep discounts on flash-sale sites such as Fab, One Kings Lane, and Gilt, it’s no wonder small local businesses have a difficult time staying afloat in this era of Internet-savvy consumers. While the rallying cry of “Shop local!” feels like a good way to support the local economy, more often than not even the staunchest of locavores will succumb to a good deal. Continue reading »

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Oct 262012
 

Eric Strachan

Standing at the same intersection where a local attorney was gravely wounded after being shot during a carjacking in his driveway, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro Jr. endorsed Eric Strachan for City Council on Thursday as the best candidate for criminal-justice reform and denounced a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would make it more difficult for the legislature to pass gun-control laws. Continue reading »

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Oct 262012
 

Hulk smash little pumpkins! (submitted photo)

Kids of all ages are invited to show off their Halloween styles in a costume contest Saturday afternoon (Oct. 27) in the pumpkin patch at First Presbyterian Church, followed by “Casper the Friendly Ghost” cartoons upstairs in the fellowship hall. Continue reading »

Oct 262012
 

A week after two children were found dead in the bathtub of a Gert Town apartment and their mother, Chelsea Thornton, allegedly confessed to killing them, 3-year-old Kendall and 4-year-old Kelsey were mourned by family, friends and neighbors Thursday evening, according to a report by Tania Dall of our partners at WWL-TV:


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Oct 262012
 

Dunleith Designs, Antiques and Gifts is holding a one day only Tent Sale with all inventory under the tents and in the 3000 square foot showrooms on sale 20-30% off.

Dunleith Designs, Antiques and Gifts offers fine authentic antique furniture, decorative arts, and gifts at a genuine value. Every piece is personally selected by the owner, Mr. Ken Rogers. Continue reading »

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Oct 252012
 

The Hullabaloo, Tulane University’s student-run newspaper, is suing the state Division of Administration for turnstile records from Green Wave football games after the Superdome’s private management company, SMG, turned down a similar request, according to a report by Jessica Appelbaum of The Hullabaloo. “The attendance records are … relevant because a faction of neighborhood residents criticize Tulane’s plans to build a stadium of that size,” Appelbaum reports. “They question the accuracy of the attendance numbers Tulane is reporting.”

A hearing in the case is set for Monday afternoon.

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Oct 252012
 

When 40-year-old Jody Butler saw police arrive at Seventh and Danneel in July 2010, he took off on a bicycle, and when police caught him they found cocaine and marijuana on him, according a report by John Simerman of The Times Picayune. But a three judge panel ruled that insufficient cause for searching Butler, saying, “Frankly, it would be more remarkable if a person did not flee upon the sudden appearance of three marked police cars in a high-crime neighborhood,” Simerman reports.

Our partners at WWL-TV examined this issue in a separate Central City case earlier this week.