If you’ve got a need for more greenery around the home, but not much yard to put it in, the Faubourg Delassize Community Garden is offering a workshop this weekend about how to put plants into pots.
After another successful year that included the Freretstivus holiday market, a record-setting Freret Street Festival, and an experimental indoor set last month, Freret Market will sign off for the summer after one last hurrah on Saturday.
The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will meet at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, May 30) at Walter L. Cohen High School, 3520 Dryades Street. Among the agenda items are a request to add an an eighth grade to Lafayette Academy, and move the preschool, kindergarten and central offices to a new site in Mid-City.
The board will also receive a report on school construction projects around the city, including Audubon Charter’s Broadway campus renovation, the construction of Lawrence Crocker campus in the Milan neighborhood, the gym construction at McMain High School, the design of the Booker T. Washington High School, and the installation of solar panels at the International School of Louisiana’s Camp Street campus.
Last week’s announcement that the The Times-Picayune would be cutting back production to just a few days a week ruffled many a feather, but it shouldn’t have been a surprise. New Orleanians remain adverse to changes in tradition, well, actually adverse to change period, whether it’s the T-P or what have you. But c’mon people, we all knew this was inevitable, didn’t we? The digital revolution continues to change how we live, and paper is a slowly dying medium. I mean, how many iPads or tablets did I see recording video at JazzFest this year? Too many. And I don’t recall seeing one T-P.
A 5-year-old girl and a 33-year-old woman were killed Tuesday evening on Simon Bolivar Avenue when a group of men opened fire at a birthday party for a 10-year-old boy, who was among three people who were also hit by the gunfire but survived, police said.
Economic rights are largely considered passe these days. The concept of a natural right to contract (or trade) is not typically invoked with any genuine authority. The end of the “Lochner Era” in American jurisprudence, which lasted from the turn of the last century to the 1930′s, has seen unchecked expansion of government intrusion into Americans’ personal economic dealings.
A 21-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly robbing two taxis in quick succession early Thursday morning around the Irish Channel, police said.
I have an old black T-shirt, which says, “Trust me. I’m a reporter.” I love this old shirt, which I picked up years ago at a convention of the Radio-TV News Directors Association. Its ludicrousness never fails to make people smile.
Audubon Charter School will discuss its plans for the Carrollton campus renovations at a meeting of the school’s governing board on Saturday, and its plans for the renovation and expansion of the Broadway campus at a neighborhood meeting Thursday, officials said.
A new memorial honoring nine slain civil rights activists, palm-lined walkways and better lighting are all among improvements to a mile-long stretch of South Claiborne Avenue included in a $2 million upgrade slated to start in June, officials announced.
A suspect in a series of theft cases escaped from the NOPD Second District station on Magazine Street but was recaptured afterward, police said.
By Nick Kindel
Perhaps it is inevitable that there will be tensions – and even friction – when a major institution is located in a residential area. But is it really necessary for this to rise to the level of acrimony and divisiveness that currently characterizes the Tulane University stadium proposal?
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Police have obtained an photograph of a woman believed to have committed two of early Thursday morning’s three brazen taxi cab robberies around the Irish Channel, and are seeking the public’s help in identifying her.
The increase in foot traffic along Freret has dramatically reduced crime, neighbors said during the Second District’s monthly anti-crime walk Wednesday evening, but they worry that blighted buildings such as the Barreca family’s former steak house continue to attract criminals, according to a report by Monica Hernandez and our partners at WWL-TV.