Jun 132016
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

“These modern verandahs . . . afford a perfect shelter from the sun and weather, to passers by the front of the houses to which they are attached. In sultry climates, the necessity of shade from the sun, to health, and comfort, has universally introduced the custom of balconies or verandahs; which in this respect, are equally beneficial to the inmates of the houses, and to wayfarers.”

Durant v. Riddell, 12 La. Ann. 746, 747 (La. 1857)

“It is a matter of public and judicial history that galleries, or ‘verandas,’ as they are also called, have been sanctioned by usage in New Orleans almost from time immemorial.”

Lambert v. American Box Co., 144 La. 604, 611 (La. 1919).

An iconic feature of New Orleans architecture, particularly in the French Quarter and present on most historic commercial strips, is the wrap-around, double-balcony – also called a “gallery” or “veranda” – that extends over the sidewalk. They serve not only as an attractive architectural element and to provide outdoor space for the owners of homes and commercial buildings, but they also shield passers-by on the sidewalk from the elements, thereby providing a public good. Continue reading »

Jun 102016
 
Fresh Herbs and Produce from Two Acre Farms (Kristine Froeba)

Fresh Herbs and Produce from Two Acre Farms. Last week’s haul. Pre-picked is also available. (Kristine Froeba)

When perusing menus and speaking to chefs, “locally sourced,” “farm-to-table,” and “seasonal greens” are the phrases most oft repeated. The current widespread movement of farm-to-table is replacing the larger food suppliers with a more personal experience. Chefs know the farmers. There is a running dialogue of what will be ripe in two weeks. The food is fresher. The flavors are more intense. Menus are dependent on the seasons and the day’s harvest. Continue reading »

Jun 102016
 
(via audubonnatureinstitute.org/zoovie)

(via audubonnatureinstitute.org/zoovie)

Audubon Zoo will host Dinner and a ZOOvie, a weekly series featuring a family-friendly movie and food trucks inside the Zoo.

The featured movie for Friday, June 10 (tonight) is “Inside Out”, while Ironsides, Burgers Ya Heard, and La Concinita will be the food trucks. Continue reading »

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Jun 092016
 

A man with mobility issues was killed by an overnight fire in a home in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City, New Orleans firefighters said Thursday morning. Continue reading »

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Jun 092016
 
Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

The race to replace retiring 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Max Tobias is already heating up with three lower court judges – Criminal Court Judge Laurie White and Civil District Court Judges Tiffany Chase and Regina Bartholomew Woods – tossing their hats in the ring. Attorney Kevin Guillory who previously ran for a Criminal Court judgeship is also campaigning. Continue reading »

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Jun 092016
 

Pinkbee

Pinkberry is swirling up its latest innovation — Pinkbee’s. This low-fat milk ice cream combines the creaminess and quality of traditional ice cream with a health-conscious approach.

To top it all off, customers can indulge in the Pinkbee’s Honeycomb Drizzle, featuring the low-fat milk ice cream, drizzled with honey and topped with real honeycomb, a delicious new luxe topping. Continue reading »

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Jun 082016
 
A police officer emerges from the side of a house on LaSalle Street after a man was shot there Thursday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A police officer emerges from the side of a house on LaSalle Street after a man was shot there Thursday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

David Mathis (via NOPD)

David Mathis (via NOPD)

The man injured in a shooting Wednesday morning on LaSalle Street will be charged with burglary, but no charges are being considered against the homeowner who shot him, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jun 082016
 

Ryan Davis (via NOPD)

Ryan Davis (via NOPD)

A 15-year-old has been identified in connection with six armed-robbery incidents — including two in the Uptown area — around the city in a five-day period last week involving a silver car, New Orleans police said, and he was arrested after he surrendered overnight. Continue reading »

Jun 082016
 
A crime-scene technician climbs the porch of a house in the 4300 block of LaSalle after a shooting there Thursday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A crime-scene technician climbs the porch of a house in the 4300 block of LaSalle after a shooting there Thursday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A man was injured in a shooting Wednesday morning on LaSalle Street just off Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans police said, and neighbors say a homeowner shot him while he was trying to break into the house. Continue reading »

Jun 082016
 

By Julie Schwam Harris

I feel compelled to set the record straight. Owen Courreges recently published a piece opposing a meaningful Equal Pay for Women bill and opposing State Rep. Helena Moreno’s actions to promote women’s equality in elected representation, economic opportunity and freedom from fear of violence.

It is critical to recognize the link between the two events that inspired Moreno to action with the “It’s No Joke” campaign. Rep. Havard’s sexist “joke” about a bill trying to prevent young strippers from being mired in potentially dangerous situations on May 18 and the defeat of a good compromise Equal Pay bill on May 19 are linked because they are two sides of the same coin – sexism and unintended discrimination against women – that are hurting women, families and the economy in Louisiana. Continue reading »

Jun 072016
 
Cohen College Prep students march through New Orleans. (image via nolacollegeprep.org)

Cohen College Prep students march through New Orleans. (image via nolacollegeprep.org)

With an increasingly competitive landscape for high school students, Cohen College Prep has an offer that school leaders hope will convince students to give them another look: Any freshmen who enrolls next year will receive a $500 scholarship upon graduation. Continue reading »

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Jun 072016
 
Two officers confer  on Dante Street near Forshey after arresting a juvenile suspect that one of them had seen with a gun on Thursday, June 1. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two officers confer on Dante Street near Forshey after arresting a juvenile suspect that one of them had seen with a gun on Thursday, June 1. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

After an armed robbery spree last week began in the Carrollton area and moved through Mid-City and downtown before ending in a crash in Gentilly, New Orleans police detectives say their investigation has widened to dozens of armed robbery cases in and around the city. Continue reading »

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Jun 072016
 
Elizabeth Fried, fiancee of Thomas Rolfes, speaks to reporters at a news conference hosted by CrimeStoppers on the one-month anniversary of Rolfes' death. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Elizabeth Fried, fiancee of Thomas Rolfes, speaks to reporters at a news conference hosted by CrimeStoppers on the one-month anniversary of Rolfes’ death. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A poster announces the $30,000 reward for information relating to the May 7 shooting death of Thomas Rolfes. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A poster announces the $30,000 reward for information relating to the May 7 shooting death of Thomas Rolfes. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The reward for information in the fatal shooting May 7 of a Tulane graduate has been raised to $30,000 as his family members plead with the city of New Orleans to deliver the answers to the questions that keep them up at night a month after his death. Continue reading »

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Jun 072016
 

AGFMdad

This year, Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19, and the very best selection of gifts for Dad and Granddad are at Aidan Gill For Men. We have an array of men’s cologne, shaving kits, ties, bow ties, watches, cuff links, and much more available at both of our shop locations and online. Avoid the last-minute rush, and shop local.
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Jun 072016
 
(via Urban Conservancy)

(via Green Light New Orleans)

Green Light New Orleans and the Urban Conservancy, two local nonprofit organizations, received a total of $250,000 in grant money from the Allianz Katrina Fund to promote sustainable living in Orleans and Jefferson Parish by implementing programs which address energy consumption, water mitigation and fresh food access.

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