This year’s “Edible Evening” fundraiser at Samuel J. Green Charter School to benefit the organic gardening programs at Firstline Schools will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday (March 22).
School officials are holding a planning meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday for the Paul L. Dunbar school building, which will be the future home of Benjamin Banneker school. The meeting will be at Cypress Manor Community Center, 3613 Cambronne St., and the public is encouraged to attend.
The NOPD Second District leadership will hold their monthly community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the traditional meeting place of Touro Infirmary, officials said.
The design of the new Booker T. Washington High School building will be on display at a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (Monday, March 19) at New Orleans College Prep, formerly the Sylvanie Williams school, at 3127 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
On this Saturday, March 24, all the citizens of New Orleans will have the opportunity to cast their vote for a woman who has been recognized as an proven leader on the City Council, with a strong, independent voice and a powerful reach: Councilmember Stacy Head.
Endorsed by Times-Picayune, Gambit, the Home Builders and the Orleans Parish Republican Party, Stacy Head stands up for what she believes in. She believes we need more police officers, better trained police officers, and a more responsive management team to lead them.
The Coliseum Square Association will resume discussion of live music at Mayas restaurant, as well as discuss the possibility of a dog park in Annunciation Square at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, March 19) at Bridge Lounge, 1201 Magazine Street.
The New Freret business and property owners’ association will hear plans for the Freret Street Festival, and update on the sidewalk repairs and a presentation from ProjectNOLA on security cameras at the association’s quarterly meeting tonight (Monday, March 19).
The at-large city council election to replace departing Councilman Arnie Fielkow is looming, so none of the candidates are too anxious to commit any embarrassing political gaffes. Councilwoman Stacy Head, for example, is smartly avoiding the issue of traffic cameras (although Head is generally a good egg, her support of these things is baffling).
Rep. Austin Badon, however, recently laid out a daring and potentially polarizing policy proposal: an earnings tax.
Mardi Gras Indians make their way down Simon Bolivar Ave. during the Super Sunday parade in Central City. The Mardi Gras Indians parade the Sunday closest to St. Joseph’s Day. (Photos by Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)
There’s no plainer way to say it: this is a great week for books. Libraries, festivals, and speakers, oh my — what more could a bibliophile ask for?
Two unique New Orleans traditions converge on Sunday, as the Mardi Gras Indians celebrate Super Sunday in Central City, and Catholics around the region begin honoring St. Joseph’s Day with altars in homes and places of worship.
Now that I’ve re-entered the workforce, I’m having to deal with a few issues most 58-year-old guys don’t have to deal with. Given how the economy has been the past few years, there are a lot more dealing with such issues now than, say, a decade or so ago. But we’re still in the minority.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Sal Perricone, recently under scrutiny for his online commenting about cases he was involved in, was previously investigated in a hit-and-run case on St. Charles Avenue, according to an report by Michael Perlstein and our partners at WWL-TV. Perricone rear-ended a car at St. Charles and Louisiana, spoke briefly to the other driver, then drove away from the scene with minor damage to the cars and no injury to either driver — but was not cited for hit-and-run because the investigating officer attributed Perricone’s actions to a medical issue, Perlstein reports.
Like many high school seniors, Jesuit High School student Matthew Dupre is concerned about how the rising costs of university tuition may limit his college choices. So, on Friday afternoon, Dupre asked a former U.S. Speaker of the House running for President for some advice.
Judging by a handful of my previous articles, I’m obsessed with two things: customer service and grocery stores. Which is funny, given my pawning off of makin’ groceries on my husband. In our household we divide chores evenly, and while I’m relegated to loading the dishwasher and being the primary dog walker, he’s the one keeping our pantry stocked and the litter box clean. A funny thing happened last week, however; somehow we both hit up two different grocers, and we both had exceptionally foul experiences.
The free showing of “How to Train Your Dragon” that was canceled last week due to rain concerns has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight (Friday, March 16) at Annunciation Park at 800 Race Street.
The Rosa F. Keller library and community center will hold its ribbon cutting Friday afternoon and grand opening Saturday.