Recently en route to a morning meeting, I got pulled over by the NOPD, with good reason: my license plate had long expired. And I knew it, and I knew what was next. My inspection sticker? Expired. Insurance? Legit, but no proof therein. The only saving grace was that my license to drive happens to be aces with nothing attached, plus I operated the vehicle in a stellar manner. Okay, the officer didn’t use the word ‘stellar’, that’s my own embellishment. But trust me, I’m a good driver, just maybe not always a 100-percent legal one.
For the third time in 36 hours on an Uptown street, a woman at her vehicle was approached by a man armed with a gun who took her belongings — this time, around 8 p.m. on Clara Street between State and Nashville.
Actor Wendell Pierce plans the next location of his fresh-food convenience store concept, Sterling Express, for Tchoupitoulas near the old Market Street power plant in the Lower Garden District, but the proposed gas station he wants to put it in received a split decision from a city panel Tuesday on its request for two bays for large trucks.
Is your child or teenager experiencing emotions they find difficult to manage? Has his or her behavior escalated out of control? If you are struggling with how best to help your child, while also managing your own frustration, Fleurish Play Therapy can help. Licensed clinical social worker Wendy Romero, MSW, LCSW is one of the few local therapists who devotes her practice solely to children and families, focusing on children ages 3-17 and their caregivers.
A woman was robbed at gunpoint by a man who then demanded she let him into her Bordeaux Street home to steal additional items, police said.
Performance among Uptown public schools in the most recent school year was in many ways similar to that in the year before, according to state scores released Monday. A cluster of high-performing schools continued gains that in many ways lead the city, while a somewhat larger group of low-performing schools split between those making progress toward the middle, those that are slowly improving but still dismally low, and a handful with results that can only be described as disappointing.
Article by Marta Jewson, for UptownMessenger.comThe owner of a building at the corner of Leonidas and Willow is proposing to change its zoning from residential to neighborhood business for a contractor-training office and community space, raising some questions among surrounding neighbors.
A woman’s SUV was stolen from her at gunpoint Monday afternoon on Willow Street in Central Carrollton, but police located the vehicle shortly afterward stashed behind a home on General Ogden Street.
A man took a luxury car at gunpoint just off South Claiborne Avenue on Saturday afternoon, police said.
Some explanation is required. My day-to-day persona is that of Owen Courreges, Attorney at Law. However, on Thursday evenings I have been breaking out my 1923 Brunswick suitcase phonograph at the Bayou Bar in the Hotel Pontchartrain. There, I play 78 rpm records as my alter ego – D.J. Luddite (because D.J. Luddite eschews modern technology).
It’s kind of like Garth Brooks and his rock alter ego Chris Gaines, only far less lame and pretentious. Well, at least less pretentious.
However, for the past few weeks I’ve been absent. Music has been silenced at Bayou Bar. This is regrettable, because Bayou Bar has a storied history in the music community. Reportedly Cole Porter played here somewhat inconsistently on weekends for about twelve years. Frank Sinatra and Frankie Lane used Bayou Bar as their watering hole, and are even rumored to have performed on occasion.
Audubon Charter School has been approved to start construction on its Broadway campus expansion after nearly a year of uncertainty surrounding a lawsuit filed by neighbors, school officials said Saturday morning.
“We’re happy, happy people,” said Alisa Dupre, the school operation and facilities manager. “We’re ready to be occupants of the building again.”
I was at work the other day and a friend came in to get a few items. We were talking in front of the chef case, where all the gorgeous stuffed pork loin, herb-crusted salmon and other stuff is displayed. He commented on how great it all looked, but then asked me, “Don’t you get bored making the same stuff every day?”
Well, yes and no.
The Men and Ladies of Class will start their 2012 second line Sunday at 1 p.m. at The Yacht Club, 540 South Broad Street, make a long loop through Central City, and end up back where it started four hours later, according to Big Red Cotton’s post at Gambit.
Article by Marta Jewson, for UptownMessenger.comOne man with an alleged propensity for stealing alcohol from area drug stores and another believed to target video poker machines at local bars were both arrested in separate cases over the last week, authorities said.
The organization surrounding alleged crime lord Telly Hankton in Central City “murdered rival drug dealers, intimidated witnesses, attempted to obstruct the state criminal justice system by having associates provide false alibi testimony in state court, and murdered a witness’ family member in an effort to obstruct justice,” writes Brendan McCarthy of our partners at WWL-TV in a report on the family’s federal indictment Friday afternoon. Members of his family, including his mother, were detained in an early morning roundup in the 1900 block of Josephine, McCarthy reports.
Everyone at some point gets that dreaded little letter in the mail, with two words stamped on the front in unmistakable red letters: JURY SUMMONS. Having never been called to serve jury duty until this past month, a string of expletives left my mouth when I found that little love note from Orleans Parish in the mailbox. It couldn’t have come at a worse time: October is absolutely the busiest month of the year for me. There’s New Orleans Fashion Week to attend, Halloween costumes to sew, and given I work in a retail store that sells costumes, we are really damn busy. Like “curl into the fetal position under the bathroom sink after the shift” type of busy. But instead of trying to lie and weasel my way out of it, I chalked it up to my civic duty, sucked it up, and went.
Audubon Charter School’s governing board will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Carrollton campus, immediately preceding the school’s Fall Fête.
The deaths this week in Gert Town of two small children allegedly at the hands of their mother, 23-year-old Chelsea Thornton, continues to reflect on the treatment of the mentally ill in New Orleans, as family members described the woman as bipolar and schizophrenic but recently off her medication, according to a report by Scott Satchfield and our partners at WWL-TV.
The Uptown New Orleans festival calendar is crowded this weekend with compelling options that include the Children’s Book Festival at Latter Library, the Seventh Annual Broadmoor Festival and the annual Fall Fête at Audubon Charter School.