Start the Adventure in Reading, a volunteer program to teach reading skills to second-grade students through one-on-one tutoring, is holding a series of summer work sessions for prospective tutors this fall.
And, in an apparently unrelated case, police are still trying to sort out the sequence of events that led to a man being shot and an SUV being overturned in a violent crash at Loyola and Louisiana earlier this week.
The Rally’s fast-food pick-up window on South Claiborne Avenue was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, police said.
The authors of this column are among the many thousands of Americans for whom the 4th of July is a lot more than an occasion to eat grilled hot dogs and barbecued chicken while enjoying the company of friends and their kids.
Allan and Danae are both progeny of families that underwent great hardship and took enormous risks to come to America and have found the U.S. to be a “golden land,” a place of great opportunities and freedoms. And, in New Orleans, Allan and Danae have found a culture that has welcomed them and allowed them to share in the unique blessings of a great city.
A major section of Uptown from Carrollton to Napoleon Avenue could soon become exempt from sales taxes on sales of original art, and most property owners in the area could become eligible for state tax credits for nearly any kind of renovations they do to their homes under a program on track for approval this summer.
The official opening date for Fresh Market — the latest tenant of a renovated funeral home last used as a Borders bookstore — is July 25, according to Jennifer Larino of New Orleans City Business.
As a father of four I’ve had the distinct pleasure of hearing each of my girls develop their language skills as they grow. Two are pretty far in, one is just now speaking in grunts and giggles, and the other? Well, her words often mean something other than what she says. “Wish the fork” comes to mind. “Wish” at this age translates to “with.” So the other night at dinner, she’s describing some eating scenario, and she blurts out exactly that. Wish. The. Fork. To me, the three words together lit up like instant dynamite.
The director and cast of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” — the film shot in the marshes of Terrebonne Parish that won over judges at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals — will appear for a question-and-answer session following a screening of the movie Friday evening at the Prytania Theatre.
Because of the Fourth of July holiday, the NOPD Sixth District has moved its weekly meeting of ranking officers to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, and the NOPD Second District has canceled its meeting.
With the Mardi Gras schedule rearranged to accommodate a Super Bowl weekend in the middle, float-sharing logistics are forcing the Westbank’s Krewe of Choctaw to move to the traditional Uptown route, starting on Napoleon at Tchoupitoulas at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, according to a newsletter from krewe leaders.
The Magazine Street building that was Ignatius restaurant before owner Jerry Roppolo moved down to the former Rue de la Course has become the new home of Saucy’s BBQ, which is moving in from Metairie to “focus on their St. Louis-style dry rub ribs, brisket, pulled pork and sausages,” writes Ian McNulty of Gambit.
A report of an aggravated rape on Calhoun Street that appeared on the city’s crime maps Tuesday may have be the result of a data-entry error, police officials said.
A 27-year-old man was shot to death Monday night near a park that Hollygrove residents have been working hard to improve, police said.
The Uptown New Orleans burger scene has already improved greatly over the past year, but three more burger concepts are on the way: steamed organic burgers at Juicy D’s on Oak Street, the rapidly growing chain Smashburger in the 3300 block of Magazine, and the (literally) high-profile burger emporium Charcoal at Jackson and Magazine. The features of each are described in detail today by Brad Rhines and Mary-Devon Dupuy of NOLA Defender.
A Tulane student sleeping in her parked vehicle early Saturday was awakened by a man trying to break into the car, authorities said.
Growing up, I always prided myself of not altering my behavior on account of the weather. You say it’s raining? Ho-hum. I can run errands in the rain. Too cold? Balderdash! The cold can’t stop me. Too hot? Bah, I say! This is the Gulf South. We chew up hot weather and spit out productive endeavors.
It might sound silly, but I never liked the idea that something as random and uncontrollable as weather influenced my destiny, even in the most minor of ways.
In a similar vein, I’ve also tried to avoid changing my behavior on account of crime. I’ve never eschewed going out at night or driving rather than walking to nearby destination because of the possibility that some armed mugger will jump from the shadows. After all, I’ve always thought, that’s just the beginning of a road where lawless toughs start to control your life.
A series of “bait bike” stings on lower Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue led to the arrests of three men on Thursday — including one man with a robbery record who tried to fight the officers and another who was already wanted in connection with a burglary charge, police said.