Last week, another salvo in the seemingly never-ending battle between New Orleans and the U.S. Constitution was lobbed by Mayor Landrieu. This time Landrieu has proposed an ordinance with its sights on Jackson Square, the iconic public space at the heart of the city.
Now technically the target isn’t actually the square, but the surrounding streets and sidewalks (i.e., public rights of way) that the city has come to dub the “Jackson Square Pedestrian Mall.” Through Councilwoman Palmer, whose district includes the French Quarter, Landrieu has proposed an ordinance for the mall that would: 1) mandate “clear lanes;” and, 2) provide “closing times” between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. to persons “stopping, standing, or loitering.”
Both parts of the proposed ordinance are problematic, but the latter is blatantly unconstitutional.
Two weeks after they were separated by a carjacker near Claiborne Avenue in the Carrollton area, an 11-year-old Chihuahua named Skeeter and his owner were reunited Sunday, reports Monica Hernandez of our partners at WWL-TV. Skeeter ran up to a family walking their own dog near the site of the original crime, and they are slated to receive the $4,000 reward, Hernandez reports:
A “Welcome Back Skeeter” party is planned by the victim and the Humane Society for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bridge Lounge, 1201 Magazine Street.
A 30-year-old man was shot to death in the parking lot of a hotel on Airline Drive on Sunday evening, police said.
James Carville and Mary Matalin will co-host “Beyond the Ballot: A Government in Transition,” the Bipartisan Policy Center’s symposium of national political leaders, journalists and other experts Thursday (Nov. 15) at Tulane University.
“The VFW and American Legion took off after World War II and built up a big infrastructure they just can’t maintain now,” said Hevron, noting the smaller size of their corner store post was a blessing in disguise.
General curator Rick Dietz started at Audubon Zoo as an 18-year-old volunteer, and 20 years later is leaving for a job in Ohio, according to a report by Angela Hill and our partners at WWL-TV.
Kentrell “Black” Hickerson — said to belong to the 3-N-G street gang — had been charged as the triggerman in the June 2008 murder of Alvin Wilson, but an Orleans Parish jury acquitted him this week after the witness who originally identified Hickerson recanted his testimony, according to a report by John Simerman of the Times-Picayune.
The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio will perform Monday (Nov. 12) at Tulane University as part of the New Orleans Friends of Music series.
A 35-year-old man riding a bicycle on an Uptown street Friday afternoon was struck by a car, then robbed at gunpoint by one of its occupants, according to initial police reports.
Lusher Charter School leaders are meeting with engineers and consultants in preparation to major repairs at both of its school buildings, while continuing to look for more space for students at the satellite campus.
Last week I put out a few ideas about commercial kitchen items that can seriously upgrade a kitchen at home, without spending a billion dollars or being stuck with something you’ll use only once or twice. I’ve been giving a lot of thought to this through the week and taking note of things at the shop, but I’m sure there are some things I’ve missed. When I find them, I’ll be sure to pass those along as well.
The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans board of directors will consider a personnel matter regarding the school’s general director during Monday’s board meeting, according to the agenda.
Growing up here in the New Orleans area, you’d think I’m accustomed to mild winters. Fall down here is just a quaint notion, one that comes from a brain soaked with humidity in desperate need of some crisp cool air. I’m not one to obsess over the weather, but I get antsy in anticipation of consistently nippy days. Unfortunately, we all know drinking pumpkin spice lattes while wearing shorts is inevitable, but with a little careful planning you can make sure you are dressed for Mother Nature’s most erratic behavior by planning ahead on a daily basis.
The Central City Renaissance Alliance will hold a patron party this evening (Friday, Nov. 9) for its home tour Saturday showcasing new homes and renovations in the neighborhood.
The board of the developing South Broad Community Health clinic will partner with Green Coast Enterprises and Tulane University to host a health fair Saturday (Nov. 10) at Keller Library in Broadmoor.