No explanation was given by the contractor, and the schedule for resuming the repair project is unclear because “the surety company that posted the bond on behalf of Smith Railway has until next month to propose a way to do the work or else offer the RTA a cash settlement,” reports Frank Donze of The Times-Picayune.
The NOPD will be conducting a DWI checkpoint in Uptown New Orleans from 9 p.m. Saturday night until 5 a.m., according to a news release. A driver’s license and proof of insurance may be requested.
Father’s Day is coming up next month, June 19th, and it’s never too early to start getting gift ideas. With a brand-new range of menswear in stock, Essence Fashions has the perfect gift for the father in your family, no matter his age, size, build, or taste, and prices to beat anywhere else in town. See below for details of the new shirts, watches, and accessories that are sure to show your Dad how much you love him.
This weekend brings an unusual entry to the festival calendar: a celebration of vegetables at the NOLA Veggie Fest on O.C. Haley Boulevard. The festival will feature live music, belly dancing, film screenings, cooking demonstrations, discussions and even a body builder — all promoting and exploring the vegetarian and vegan lifestyles.
The weekend also brings the final run of “Reflections,” the popular play by former City Councilman Oliver Thomas at Anthony Bean Community Theatre on Carrollton. The show runs Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon.
Other events of note are a brunch to raise money to feed the hungry, Lusher Charter School’s high school graduation, a parenting workshop, a prostate cancer seminar, and the usual assortment of literary events. For more details and links to these and other events, see our calendar listings below.
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Water-line repairs will cause low water pressure along South Carrollton from Spruce to Palm, and on one block of Apricot from Carrollton to Dublin, for about six hours beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, according to the Sewerage and Water Board.
The wave of muggings through Uptown New Orleans continued Wednesday evening when three more robberies were reported within an hour’s time, bringing the total number of holdups at gunpoint to more than a dozen in less than two weeks.
French Quarter Fest, Crawfest, and Jazzfest, move out of the way. KittenFest is here at Zeus’ Place, and it’s about to send all those other Fests slinking off with their tails between their legs. Zeus’ Place, “Your Pet’s Home Away From Home,” has just received new litters of kittens and they can be yours today. Click below for more details about KittenFest 2011.
The rash of armed robberies across Uptown New Orleans has continued into another week, no longer believed to be the work of a single gunman targeting lone victims on the street, now involving multiple apparently-unrelated incidents of groups of robbers attacking a restaurant manager, barging into an unlocked home and forcing a man to give up his car in front of his home.
For the most part, the robberies do not appear to be related, said Lt. Mike Montalbano of the NOPD Second District investigative unit. Most were conducted in such different circumstances – using different methods in varying locations – that they appear to be conducted by unrelated groups of people, he said.
The City Council is scheduled to come to a final decision Thursday on a request to sell alcohol at a corner store on Freret Street and a zoning change to allow a film studio in the Lower Garden District.
Meanwhile, the Film-O-Rama festival at Prytania Theatre has its final two days of showings.
For more information and links on these and other events around Uptown New Orleans, see our full calendar listings below.
Tonight in New Orleans, two American iconic alternative bands will each play an album from their catalogue, back to back, and in its entirety. Camper Van Beethoven’s Key Lime Pie and Cracker’s Kerosene Hat shall shake the walls of Tipitina’s and provide an experience maybe no one might expect. It being 2011, not 1989 or 1993 respectively, it’s fair to ask “Why?” Recently I swapped emails with Cracker’s guitarist Johnny Hickman, and here’s what he had to say:
After months of steadily decreasing crime in NOPD’s Uptown-based Second District, police saw a surge of property crime in April that erased any ground they had gained in the early months of the year, officials said Tuesday night.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New Orleans is hosting a free parenting workshop this coming Saturday, May 21st. “A Dialogue For Parents: Leading Our Children and Shaping Their Desires” will take place from 9.30-11.30am at Redeemer Presbyterian Church at 6200 St Charles Avenue, with light refreshments and childcare provided. The workshop will feature guest speaker Martin Ban, Senior Pastor of Christ Church Santa Fe in New Mexico, and a father of five.
For more information, visit RedeemerNola.com or attend one of the weekly Sunday morning worship services. Worship begins at 10am, led by Rev. Dr. Ray Cannata and Rev. Shane Gibson. Redeemer Presbyterian Church: “Celebrating Christ, Serving New Orleans.”