I’m a part of a very unpopular, secret club where the members only speak amongst themselves in code and whispers. Stepping out as a whipping boy, I speak on behalf of the people that are too chicken to admit it: I’m not a football fan.
The 5-day forecast for Tropical Storm Isaac now includes south Louisiana among the system’s possible eventual destinations next week, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The request by Jack Ryan to demolish a mansion on a lot he wants to buy at the corner of St. Charles and Valence for a new home drew the support of immediate neighbors, but not the St. Charles Avenue Association, and the Neighborhood Conservation District Committee was unable to successfully vote to either defer the project or allow the demolition, reports Karen Gadbois of The Lens.
From an economic development standpoint, among the most important buildings owned by the City of New Orleans is a campus nestled in the center of Kenner.
The campus, is, of course, the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. It is the gateway through which most of the region’s eight million plus visitors annually arrive and it will be phenomenally busy during Super Bowl week in 2013.
A 17-year-old was shot to death shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Harmony Oaks community on Magnolia Street near Washington Avenue, and three hours later a 21-year-old was shot several times in the chest in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City, police said.
It’s been a long hot summer. “How hot has it been?” you ask. So hot that those wearing a complete bikini (no shorts or skirts – bikini bottoms with accompanying bikini top) or, for the fellas, a “banana hammock,” get in FREE to this Friday night’s boxing extravaganza when Friday Night Fights at long last returns to Freret Street AKA “The Sexy Summer Show!” Brought to you by Mike Tata and the gang at Friday Night Fights, which was once upon a time on Freret but now on O.C. Haley and Euterpe in Central City. Confused yet? Don’t be. Read on.
Early in May, a 15-year-old boy walked into Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar on Tchoupitoulas, asked if they sold cigarettes and purchased a pack from the machine.
That boy was assisting agents with the state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, however, and the purchase landed Dos Jefes in front of the city Alcohol Beverage Control board on Tuesday morning, along with several New Orleans other bars in the first wave of a three-year, federally-funded enforcement effort.
Pamela Arceneaux of the Historic New Orleans Collection will take the Nix Library’s Louisiana Bicentennial Series into the red light district on Friday evening with a lecture on the “History of Prostitution in New Orleans.”
A man walking on Willow Street near Louisiana Avenue was robbed at gunpoint Monday evening, police said.
Three more Uptown bars — Cooter Brown’s, Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge and Dos Jefes — and corner stores on Oak Street and in Central City have all been added to the docket before the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control board following sweeps by state agents, and will get their first public hearing at a meeting Tuesday.
Over its 40-year history, the Coliseum Square Association has played a major role in the revitalization of the Lower Garden District, so its voice should be respected when it comes to development proposals that might affect it, City Council candidate Eric Strachan group told the group Monday night — in comments that drew a range of responses from other council hopefuls, from strong agreement to a dose of skepticism.
An officer with the Uptown-based NOPD Second District has been suspended following his arrest in Harahan on several charges, including driving while intoxicated, driving the wrong way on a one-way street and disobeying the arresting officer, authorities said.
In the first official week of the race for the District B seat on the City Council, Eric Strachan will be meeting tonight with a neighborhood association his parents helped found, LaToya Cantrell and Dana Kaplan are beginning to knock on doors in Uptown neighborhoods, and late entrants Buck Horton and Donald Vallee are both getting their campaigns organized.
This past Wednesday, the New Orleans Police Department announced that it would be holding a sobriety checkpoint in — wait for it — “the Orleans Parish area.”
This was a change. Normally the NOPD at least provides a general area that narrows down the location of the checkpoint in advance. A checkpoint will be held in “Uptown” or “Algiers” the NOPD will say, and then if you don’t want to be interrogated by police you at least have the option of trying to avoid that area.