How does $500 and a $100 gift certificate to Dat Dog sound? Good enough to cook up a clever jingle? Here’s your golden opportunity: Dat Dog is eager to announce their 2014 Jingle Contest!
City Councilwoman Susan Guidry stands by her record as she seeks a second term, but challenger Jason Coleman thinks New Orleans should be doing better. David Capasso would focus on raising workers’ wages, Stephen Gordon wants city government to run more like a small business, and Drew Ward thinks that New Orleans is being rebuilt in the wrong way.
These were the pitches the five candidates for the District A seat on the City Council made to the Alliance for Good Government this week, as they also debated issues such as how to fix the streets in Lakeview, a proposed railroad through Hollygrove and Mid-City, the behavior of corner stores and, of course, crime.
Investigators have identified three teenage suspects believed to be responsible for a violent carjacking on Camp Street, New Orleans Police said.
Police also arrested two people immediately after an armed robbery on Clio Street earlier this week, and are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects in two more cases.
Turner was arrested on an attempted-murder charge in February following a shooting in the 2800 block of Audubon Street.
Two sitting members of the New Orleans City Council and all of their challengers said the city needs a new police chief on Wednesday night in a response to a question asked by the Alliance for Good Government.
An Alumni mixer called “See – Reflect – Inspire” will be held Friday at The Drexel Center of St. Katharine Drexel Prep (formerly Xavier Prep) according to a press release.
How many of you watched the season premiere of Duck Dynasty last night and watched it for the first time because of Phil Robertson’s outlandish but right-in-character remarks? How many of you think that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had no idea that his staff were orchestrating a traffic calamity as pay-back for a lack of endorsement? Christie is lucky that the problem occurred now – so early in the presidential campaign – and probably recoverable, though time will tell for sure.
An organization dedicated to reducing poverty in New Orleans will help low-income Uptown residents help pay their utility bill, according to a press release issued by Total Community Action, Inc.
A new petition protesting a plan to reroute freight trains through Hollygrove has gained 1,000 signatures, according to a report in Mid-City Messenger. “We Won’t Be Railroaded,” the coalition of Hollygrove and Mid-City residents behind the petition, hopes to have 10,000 signatures by mid-Spring, according to the story.
Are you looking for something to do this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend? Does it involve Louisiana seafood, live music, football, and outdoor fun? On Sunday, January 19, The Freret Market, Publiq House, Woody’s Tacos and Family Fish Productions will host their first annual Freret Street Oyster Jam! Beginning at 11 a.m. at Publiq House.
Sheriff Marlin Gusman and his predecessor, Charles Foti, blame each other for conditions at the Orleans Parish Jail. School board president Ira Thomas blames them both, and gardener Quentin Brown blames them all.
That question — whether the incumbents are responsible for shortcomings in New Orleans’ public institutions, or took poor situations and tried to improve them — resonated through the Alliance For Good Government forums in citywide races Tuesday night.
Despite my darnedest divining, turns out maybe my best JazzFest prognosticating days are behind me. As I tweeted Monday night my top 10 artist guesses in anticipation of Tuesday’s announcement proper, I came up very short with a paltry 2 correct out of 10. And even as I read over the girth of talent slated for the annual racetrack shindig, it read more like a gobbledygook of sure things than what my version of the event might look like. Or as one friend commented yesterday: “Robin Thicke but no Dave Jordan?! Time to rename JazzFest.”
Trinity Episcopal School is a faith-centered, prekindergarten – grade 8, and coeducational independent school located in the Garden District of New Orleans. Trinity will be hosting an Open House for prospective families this Friday, January 17th at 8:45am. Families are also encouraged to call if they are interested in setting up a private tour.
Trinity’s Headmaster, The Reverend Dr. Michael Kuhn writes about the uniqueness of our program:
I took my son to hear Amiri Baraka speak at Dillard University back in 2010. I was excited. He was 7.
Before the event, I tried to pump him up about going to see Amiri. I told my son that he was a great writer who spoke his mind no matter what other people thought.
A New Orleans City Council committee is recommending a ban on roping off areas of the neutral ground during parades be added to a list of changes to the city’s Mardi Gras laws, they said Tuesday morning.