Mayor Mitch Landrieu and District B City Councilwoman Diana Bajoie will host a meeting at the Jewish Community Center on St. Charles Avenue this evening to discuss the 2013 city budget.
Shared Housing of New Orleans — a program to help elderly and/or disabled adults remain in their homes by matching them with people looking for a place to live — is seeking new referrals for homeowners or ‘homeseekers.’ These ‘homeseekers’ provide light housekeeping and companionship in exchange for room and board. Shared Housing carefully screens applicants, facilitates appropriate matches, then formalizes each match in a contract.
Thankfully, mercifully, live music has returned to Circle Bar. As I noted in last week’s column, the Circle Bar was among the most noteworthy establishments caught up in Mayor Landrieu’s senseless crackdown on live music venues, typically bars that have been operating for several years or more with live music and no complaints.
Apparently, Circle Bar had allowed its permit to lapse in 2004, and was rebuffed when it initially reapplied. After some wrangling with the city and a very brief blackout, Circle Bar has received its permit and live music has resumed.
While our inadvertent Era Of Austerity extends longer than expected, we’ve been scouring our local grocery emporiums for the best deals possible on stuff we can extend as long as possible. We’re finding a fair amount of success and, with three chefs in the house, it always manages to turn out pretty well.
With memory after memory Friday morning, laughter broke through the tears of nearly 100 mourning members of the Loyola University community as they remembered a carefree student, fiercely devoted to his loved ones, whose life was cut unexpectedly short last month in a fatal crash on St. Charles Avenue.
“Look around. Look at your friends,” said Andy Scott at a memorial service for 23-year-old Matthew Chuey. “How many did Chuey introduce you to? Everyone loved him. He made friends everywhere that he went.”
Seated on milk crates on the Adams Street sidewalk, Maple Street Patisserie owner Ziggy Cichowski and Babylon Cafe owner Alexander Sakla cheered on the arrival of large yellow Sewerage and Water Board trucks around noon Friday, even as water along the stretch was being shut off in preparation of repairs to leaks gushing in the street.
“Faster, faster!” Cichowski cried out as the trucks rolled up, to laughter from a number of onlookers.
There’s an old joke that eventually, people start to resemble their dogs. I got a greyhound about two years ago, and while I’m still waiting to be tall and skinny like her, I’ve grown content to share personality traits with my retired athlete instead: We both like long walks, yogurt, and hogging space in the bed.
Article by Craig Giesecke, for UptownMessenger.com
The Irish Channel Neighborhood Association wants a lot more information before deciding whether to recommend establishment of private security patrols throughout the neighborhood.
A new Japanese bistro is looking forward to opening later this month on Maple Street after winning City Council’s enthusiastic approval Thursday for its transformation of a previously problematic college bar.
Kakkoii Japanese Bistreaux, in the building at the corner of Hillary Street that was formerly the Doors bar, will offer a traditional Japanese menu of sushi, sashimi and hot dishes, said Toan Tran, one of its owners. The name is a Japanese term for something “awesome” or “cool,” he said.
Well after the rain cleared on Thursday afternoon, a group of gushing leaks erupted from a series of cracks in the pavement on Adams Street, sending streams of water pouring over the pavement just a few feet away from a busy commercial stretch of Maple Street.
The yellow-stucco mansion at the corner of Valence Street and St. Charles Avenue is the subject of a demolition request by Baton Rouge-based Crescent Road LLC, scheduled to be heard at 2 p.m. Aug. 20 by the Neighborhood Conservation District Committee, according to Karen Gadbois on her “Squandered Heritage” blog at The Lens.
Sno Dog, the year-round snowball and frozen custard stand in the former Dat Dog location that last year brought lines of waiting patrons to the Freret Street sidewalk, opens today (Thursday, Aug. 9), reports NOLA Defender.
Some shipping companies make no mistakes. Just so you know. With such a bold statement that is in fact true (just ask), you would think the-shipper-that-could might add that to their huffy and overly confident, chin up repertoire. Alas, they do not. As consumers we are told they really adore systemization, that their quickness may be akin to a well-oiled operation and most directly how best can we serve you (which if this were a real question, then I might never shut up). I say let’s start with making a quick end to the empty apologies for poor service and paying for my next shipment. That’s how best you can serve me.
A woman was injured Wednesday evening in a shooting in Gert Town, police said.
As it celebrates its first year in business, Uptown PR is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Magazine Street storefront this afternoon.
Based on the requests of several residents, the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association will begin a discussion tonight (Thursday, Aug. 9) about the process of setting a private security patrol in the area.
Dramatic and final markdowns have been taken on all inventory including chandeliers, sconces, lamps, rugs, consoles, tables, chairs, mirrors, original art and more.
Today is Allan’s birthday and he has spent much of it reminiscing about the revolutionary changes in the world of gathering and disseminating news since he began his career as a cub reporter at the old States-Item in 1963.
In those days, the Times-Picayune building was an old wooden firetrap on North Street, facing toward Lafayette Square and away from Poydras Street, which hadn’t yet become an important avenue. Adjacent to the newspaper offices on St. Charles Avenue was Gallier Hall, which housed a city government that was soon to move to new quarters on Loyola Avenue. The most popular restaurant in the neighborhood was Marble Hall, located on Lafayette Street adjacent to Gallier Hall.
With a dramatically larger student body expected when school begins Aug. 20, Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans is putting the finishing touches on its new campus, particular with regard to its food service.
Meanwhile, as the school board seeks to create a stable governing structure over the coming year, its members appointed three long-time advisers to the school to join them on the board for a year.