As police continue their investigation into a rash of late-night robberies at Carrollton-area convenience stores, authorities are urging businesses to take precautions for themselves and their employees.
Award-winning documentary film maker, author, actor, Grammy winner, Pulitzer prize winner, opera star, Neurointerventional surgeon, United States Representative, director, producer, 5-star chef, record producer, dean, CEO, composer, educator, artist, entrepreneur, chemist, attorney, innovator, leader, success. Just a few of the words that have described Ben Franklin graduates.
It’s called the “BigBelly,” and it’s being pitched to cities across the country as a miracle of American innovation. It’s a solar-powered trash compactor designed to replace ordinary city trash receptacles. There is practically no green-tech buzzword that doesn’t apply to these things.
I first began seeing the BigBellies in New Orleans last year along the Canal Streetcar line. The website Clean Technica reported in December 2012 that the city hoped to have “at least 150 solar-powered trash compactors installed,” before the Super Bowl and that, contracts and bidding permitted, “[t]his number could be expanded to 242.”
Presently, the city is planning on expanding the BigBelly receptacles to the French Quarter and Downtown Development District. The bid date is set for October 30th at 11 a.m. It’s happening, and it’s happening soon.
What hasn’t happened, at least as far as I can see, is proper due diligence.
The Louise S. McGehee School has acquired a historic home on St. Charles Avenue to become Mathilde Hall for its early-childhood program, honoring educator Mathilde Bernard Villere with a gift of the building from her family.
After a perplexing series of holdups at the Magnolia Discount store on Airline Highway, armed robbers turned their attention to a Magnolia Discount on South Carrollton overnight, New Orleans police said Monday morning.
The Junior League of New Orleans’ Bloomin’ Deals is throwing a street party with food, music, drinks, entertainment and shopping. Catch some signature throws including shoes and purses at great prices, or just enjoy a fun shopping experience at one of the city’s favorite thrift shops!
The Axiom Artist Collective, a new art gallery on Freret Street showcasing the work of young native New Orleanians, will hold its first opening tonight (Sunday, Oct. 5) presenting the work of Courtney “Ceaux” Buckley.
“We just want to bring newness to the art scene,” said Buckley.
A rash of weekend robberies around the Uptown area included the holdup of a gas station on South Claiborne Avenue, the carjacking of a woman on St. Thomas Street, and the robbery of two men at gunpoint on Carondelet Street in Central City, New Orleans police say.
People flocked to shops and galleries the whole length of Magazine on Saturday night for the annual Art for Art’s Sake event.
More than 100 galleries, restaurants and shops along Magazine Street will celebrate “Art for Art’s Sake” tonight (Saturday, Oct. 4) with specials “heralding the opening of the city’s art season,” organizers say.
A 75-year-old Irish Channel resident was robbed at gunpoint by two men who broke into his home Friday evening, police and the victim said.
A 24-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy man were both shot to death inside a car late Friday night in Central City, New Orleans police said.
The Prytania Theatre will honor the career of legendary actress Lauren Bacall with a six-film series of her best-known works, starting Sunday morning a screening of “The Big Sleep.”
Earlier this year on a cool and sunny Thursday evening I accidentally saw, moreso listened to, Lyle Lovett. Maybe you did, too? It was smack dab in the middle of the JazzFest whirlwind of tornadic possibilities, and it being ‘local’s day,’ the crowd was thinner than one might expect, ergo more inviting. The sweet and hard honeysuckle ramble that is wholly Lyle’s cadence drew me to lazily lay reposed at the back of the field. And as I drifted between waking and dreaming at dusk, pleased as punch, I composed a pseudo commitment to myself that for the remainder of the year and beyond I would challenge myself to go forth and rock, as often as possible. And so my journey began.
The Ignatian Quartet — four Loyola saxophonists — will perform a free concert of classical, jazz and avante-garde compositions this afternoon (Friday, Oct. 3) at Audubon Park as part of the fall concert series.
Margie Perez will get the October Freret Market started at noon on Saturday, followed by Marc Stone at 2 p.m. in free performances at the corner of Freret and Napoleon.
Let’s start with some full disclosure — Danae will be among the dozens of table captains at Senator Mary Landrieu’s women’s fundraising brunch later in October. It will be a star-studded affair with well more than a thousand women present — many of whom have been devoted to Mary for decades. In fact, Danae can remember walking in Broadmoor with a much younger Mary Landrieu during her first race for the Louisiana Legislature.
Fast forward a few decades to this week, when you might have heard one of the state’s leading elected officials say that he is concerned about the unwanted scrutiny and negative attention Louisiana will receive during a very divisive Senate run-off campaign. The nation’s eyes will be watching us as PACs spend millions to damage opposing candidates.
Even with Mary’s traditional luck in pulling narrow election day victories out of the proverbial rabbit’s hat, we think it will be hell-hard for her to forge a clear victory on Tuesday, Nov. 4. We savored this week’s poll that showed Mary pulling ahead of Bill Cassidy. But we also looked at the strength of Rob Maness’ numbers. With two well-financed Republicans and associated Republican PAC dollars tearing away at her, it’s hard for us to see how Mary can avoid a runoff. It also doesn’t help Mary that Cassidy is avoiding all those televised debates.
A 26-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint while she was riding her bike in the Carrollton area just before midnight Thursday, New Orleans police said.