With optimism that Sojourner Truth Academy will be able to remain at their current Freret Street campus for another year, students returned to class last week and school officials turned their attention on their most serious challenge for the year: reversing an increasingly perilous erosion in test scores.
As the Riverbend community continues its fight to move the Johnson School to the former Priestley campus, neighborhood leaders have released a petition in hopes of showing school officials wide support for the project.
A narcotics raid last week on a home at 8833 Hickory Street turned up marijuana and a sawed-off .22-caliber rifle, police said.
The NOPD Second District’s monthly NONPACC meeting with community members will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the second-floor meeting rooms at Touro Infirmary — postponed by a week because of a scheduling conflict, officials said.
The word “Fresco” means many things in Italian: “fresh” to describe food and drinks, and “outside” when you’re choosing where to dine. At Fresco Cafe on Maple Street, you can experience the best of both worlds, with a fresh, light Mediterranean-inspired menu in a relaxed, casual setting – including that outdoor patio. With a wide variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads, pastas, and pizzas, and ordering made easy with both delivery and online orders, Fresco Cafe is the perfect choice for lunch, dinner, or anything in between.
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Amid concerns that a bed-and-breakfast proposed for a historic Constance Street mansion would have too great an impact on its neighbors, the Coliseum Square Association decided Monday night to back off its previous support for the project and remain neutral on the issue while surveying members to get a broader opinion.
[Update, 5:57 p.m. Monday: Surveillance photos of the suspect have been released NOPD and attached to this article.]
A Magazine Street resident was attacked Sunday morning by a man who slipped inside her apartment while she stepped out for the morning newspaper, police said.
Tonight’s meeting of the Coliseum Square Association will include a reconsideration of the bed and breakfast proposal at 1431 Constance and updates on the Terpsichore finger park and outdoor film screenings, according to the agenda. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. (Monday, Aug. 15) at the Bridge Lounge, 1201 Magazine.
I call it “bureaucratic indifference.” It’s when a rule is applied rigidly for the sake of rigid application, normally because some government employee or official is too lazy or obtuse to exercise intelligent and appropriate discretion.
This is the mindset that drove the New Orleans City Planning Commission to refuse to rezone the Lorraine Apartments as multi-family residential.
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A trail of stolen Depression-era dollar bills that are unusual in appearance but not especially valuable led police this week to surveillance images of two men they want to question about a violent home-invasion robbery earlier this week.
Gina B. Womack, executive director and co-founder of Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children, will give the keynote presentation, “School to Prison Pipeline: Current Issues in Juvenile Justice Reform,” on Saturday morning at the August Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5212 South Claiborne Avenue.
Paintings, ceramics, found-object sculpture and a video installation will all be featured in the latest show at Du Mois Gallery on Freret Street, “Empire of the Senseless,” opening Saturday.
Repairs to a fire hydrant and valves on a water main will cause low water pressure from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the area along Camp and Magazine streets around Jefferson Avenue, according to the Sewerage and Water Board.
With state and local elections two months away, the Irish Channel got an early start on political season Thursday night with a well-attended social event for candidates at a popular neighborhood bar.
At least eight candidates made appearances at Tracey’s on Magazine Street, all of whom other than state Rep. Walt Leger were running for various judicial seats: Regina Bartholomew, Herbert Cade, Nakisha Ervin-Knott, Ellen Hazeur, Clare Jupiter, Kris Kiefer and Franz Zibilich. The social had a decidedly low-key atmosphere, without formal speeches or introductions. Instead, the candidates and their supporters casually passed from group to group of the 30 or so association members and dozens more patrons in the bar.
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Oh, August, why do you have to be so damn hot? Even though I haven’t been a student in quite some time, August always feels like the unofficial summer wind-down as kids go back to school and thoughts shift to fall wardrobes. However we all know that we’ve got at least two, possibly three more months of pool time. This is also the time of year that I get fed up with all of my warm weather clothes since I’ve been wearing the same things since April. It proves more and more difficult not to leave the house just wearing flip flops and cut off shorts but for vanity’s sake I resist.
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The elevation of the NOPD Second District’s former commander to deputy chief was made a permanent promotion Wednesday, police officials said, but a new leader for the Uptown-based district has yet to be selected.