Loyola University musicians will present a series of five classical performances — four of which are free — over the next two weeks, starting tonight (Tuesday, March 20).
Chefs at four prominent Uptown restaurants — Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery, John Harris of Lilette, Tory McPhail of Commander’s Palace and, in a separate category, Gautreau’s chef Sue Zemanick — have been nominated as finalists for James Beard awards, in addition to several other chefs around the city, according to a report by Dominic Massa and our partners at WWL-TV.
The city’s plans for rebuilding the sidewalks along Freret Street were the subject of growing skepticism for years amid the project’s many delays getting started. Since the project finally started in January, construction has enveloped two corners at a single intersection for more than two months, and the Freret merchants’ frustrations have grown into outright fury as their annual festival approaches.
In 2007, I wrote an article entitled “The anatomy of a simple crime” on completion of a five-year journey through the judicial system after falling victim to an aggravated burglary. The perpetrator, a three-time felon, had assaulted my husband in an attempt to get into our home. However, what lay ahead was almost as grueling as the crime itself.
It’s tax season, so be sure to get your taxes sent off at your locally-owned independent post office. Parcels and Post New Orleans offers fast and secure methods of returning your income tax forms. With a range of options suited to your needs and to your budget, your forms will be as safe as if you’d handed them in yourself. Don’t be late — April is 15 just weeks away!
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This year’s “Edible Evening” fundraiser at Samuel J. Green Charter School to benefit the organic gardening programs at Firstline Schools will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday (March 22).
School officials are holding a planning meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday for the Paul L. Dunbar school building, which will be the future home of Benjamin Banneker school. The meeting will be at Cypress Manor Community Center, 3613 Cambronne St., and the public is encouraged to attend.
The NOPD Second District leadership will hold their monthly community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the traditional meeting place of Touro Infirmary, officials said.
The design of the new Booker T. Washington High School building will be on display at a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (Monday, March 19) at New Orleans College Prep, formerly the Sylvanie Williams school, at 3127 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
On this Saturday, March 24, all the citizens of New Orleans will have the opportunity to cast their vote for a woman who has been recognized as an proven leader on the City Council, with a strong, independent voice and a powerful reach: Councilmember Stacy Head.
Endorsed by Times-Picayune, Gambit, the Home Builders and the Orleans Parish Republican Party, Stacy Head stands up for what she believes in. She believes we need more police officers, better trained police officers, and a more responsive management team to lead them.
The Coliseum Square Association will resume discussion of live music at Mayas restaurant, as well as discuss the possibility of a dog park in Annunciation Square at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, March 19) at Bridge Lounge, 1201 Magazine Street.
The New Freret business and property owners’ association will hear plans for the Freret Street Festival, and update on the sidewalk repairs and a presentation from ProjectNOLA on security cameras at the association’s quarterly meeting tonight (Monday, March 19).
The at-large city council election to replace departing Councilman Arnie Fielkow is looming, so none of the candidates are too anxious to commit any embarrassing political gaffes. Councilwoman Stacy Head, for example, is smartly avoiding the issue of traffic cameras (although Head is generally a good egg, her support of these things is baffling).
Rep. Austin Badon, however, recently laid out a daring and potentially polarizing policy proposal: an earnings tax.
Mardi Gras Indians make their way down Simon Bolivar Ave. during the Super Sunday parade in Central City. The Mardi Gras Indians parade the Sunday closest to St. Joseph’s Day. (Photos by Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)
There’s no plainer way to say it: this is a great week for books. Libraries, festivals, and speakers, oh my — what more could a bibliophile ask for?
Two unique New Orleans traditions converge on Sunday, as the Mardi Gras Indians celebrate Super Sunday in Central City, and Catholics around the region begin honoring St. Joseph’s Day with altars in homes and places of worship.
Now that I’ve re-entered the workforce, I’m having to deal with a few issues most 58-year-old guys don’t have to deal with. Given how the economy has been the past few years, there are a lot more dealing with such issues now than, say, a decade or so ago. But we’re still in the minority.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Sal Perricone, recently under scrutiny for his online commenting about cases he was involved in, was previously investigated in a hit-and-run case on St. Charles Avenue, according to an report by Michael Perlstein and our partners at WWL-TV. Perricone rear-ended a car at St. Charles and Louisiana, spoke briefly to the other driver, then drove away from the scene with minor damage to the cars and no injury to either driver — but was not cited for hit-and-run because the investigating officer attributed Perricone’s actions to a medical issue, Perlstein reports.