May 302012
 

A rendering of the proposed Tulane stadium. (via TulaneStadium.com)

The second round of debate over the Uptown football stadium proposed by Tulane University is slated to start soon, with the university meeting with the community over design issues next week, and the New Orleans City Planning Commission studying the interim zoning district the week after that. Continue reading »

May 302012
 

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.

May 302012
 

Jean-Paul Villere

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. Continue reading »

May 282012
 

Owen Courreges

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. Continue reading »

May 252012
 

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. Continue reading »

May 252012
 

An architect's rendering of the new civil rights memorial on South Claiborne.

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. Continue reading »

May 252012
 

A rendering of the proposed football stadium on Tulane's Uptown campus. (via TulaneStadium.com)

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? Continue reading »

May 252012
 

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May 242012
 

An image of Mariah Woods from a vigil held in January in her memory. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Edward Augustine (via NOPD)

A man whose attempt to flee police in a car full of heroin led to a crash in the Milan neighborhood that killed a Xavier Prep graduate last year now faces decades in prison following his conviction Wednesday on a manslaughter charge, officials said. Continue reading »

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May 242012
 

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.

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