The seventh annual Rising Tide conference at Xavier University on Saturday will feature panel discussions on the future of media in New Orleans, the commodification of the city’s culture, its ongoing experiment in public education, the role of neighborhood associations, parenting, the environment and entrepreneurship. Authors Lawrence Powell and Lolis Eric Elie will give keynote addresses.
The governing board of Audubon Charter School will hear updates on the school’s facilities, admissions process and other topics at a meeting 10 a.m. Saturday at the Carrollon campus, officials said.
The ballfields and gazebos at Audubon’s riverfront recreation area and even the trees that hang over the Mississippi River will all remain undisturbed and accessible during the year-long project to raise the Carrollton levee, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assured residents Thursday night, and although the “unofficial” dog park nearby will be closed off during construction, it may emerge as an official dog park after the project.
Tulane University officials will discuss the status of an agreement with the city for permissible uses of their planned on-campus stadium, as well as updates on construction designs and drainage plans, at a public meeting on Monday.
A plan to create District Councils intended to give neighborhoods a voice in city decisions will be debated tonight.
Millions of Americans are surely shaking their heads this week, wondering why someone on Mitt Romney’s staff hasn’t explained to him that when you’re a Presidential candidate, nothing is “off the record” or “personal and confidential.”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will describe the project to raise the river levee along the Fly area behind Audubon Park at a meeting this evening (Thursday, Sept. 20) at 6 p.m. at the park’s ballfields.
School officials are holding their fourth community meeting at 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Sept. 20) about the design of the new Paul K. Dunbar school in Hollygrove, the future home of current Benjamin Banneker students.
A 25-year-old man was killed and two teenagers were wounded Wednesday evening in a shooting near a corner store at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Magnolia Street, authorities said.
The difference in how District 6 Orleans Parish School Board member Woody Koppel and challenger Jason Coleman describe the state of the school system is almost like asking whether the glass is half full or half empty.
In the middle of Sunday afternoon, a man got out of a silver car about a block away from one of Uptown’s busiest intersections, fired at least two shots and drove off — leaving neighbors both concerned and baffled and police with a possible felony firearms case to investigate.
Barely a month into the school year at New Orleans Science and Math High School, Dr. Richard Best announced his resignation as school director last week following a nearly two-hour closed-door session with the school board, reports Erin Krall of The Lens’ charter school reporting corps. Board members did not explain his resignation at the meeting, but voted to maintain the leadership of academic director Claire Jecklin and student-development director Chana Benenson, Krall reported.
Best, a former professor of education in Chicago, arrived at the school in February of this year to begin preparing for the 2012-13 year.
After the front yard of a new home on Burdette Street was “paved 100 percent,” city inspectors are refusing to issue a Certificate of Occupancy until the work is remedied, reports Karen Gadbois of The Lens.
“Have fun seeing Three Doors Down!” echoed outside the Tin Roof Brewery in Baton Rouge one warm Friday eve this past summer as a group left their cohorts behind. And I laughed and said quietly to myself, “Who could have fun seeing Three Doors Down!?” In fairness I was headed to the very same venue where Three Doors Down was about to play, only not to see them, but the headlining act, ZZ Top. And to be fair again, I know full well ZZ Top is not everyone’s cup of tea. Many that know me wonder about my affinity for the “little ol’ band from Texas.” And so surely there are those that will laugh in my direction should a similar expression of anticipated cheer be thrown out there: “Have fun seeing ZZ Top!” Laugh on, I say, these guys are an American treasure. Three Doors Down? Not so much. But hey, if they keep at for over 40 years with the same members without ever having broken up and still tour and record, then call me. In the mean time I’ll stick with the three mostly bearded musicians that just released their latest album last week. Even Oreo took note of this.
Former Mayor Ray Nagin’s “failed efforts to revitalize the hulking former Entergy power plant in the Lower Garden District could turn out to be key to backing up the allegation that Nagin at least tried to help his benefactors,” those who allegedly gave him cash, truckloads of granite, and even a job, reports David Hammer of our partners at WWL-TV.
In a rapid series of detailed questions, the four candidates running for the open District B seat on the New Orleans City Council were tested Tuesday night on how well they know their way around city government, from filling potholes to writing the budget.
Tulane University architecture professor John Klingman lives in a century-old Garden District home without air conditioning by choice, controlling the flow of air through the house with shutters, screened windows and constantly fans. After Hurricane Isaac’s power outages prompted widespread reflection on the role of air conditioning in the city, Klingman’s decision and others like him recently drew the interest of Times-Picayune reporter John Pope in an article about the lifestyle.