The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans governing board created a formal policy Monday night banning any parents or grandparents of current students from serving as board members, causing the abrupt departure of one of their own in a contentious end to a long-running conversation over the best model for the school’s leadership.
The Shopkeeper Stories series shares the vision and personality of New Orleans business owners. Locally owned businesses infuse New Orleans neighborhoods with their unique character, and are a big part of why we want to live, work, eat and shop here.
While drainage system improvements and road construction make “shopping local” a bit more challenging in the short term, the critical improvements mean our city will be safer and stronger for generations to come. We hope you are inspired and continue to shop small and shop local—even if it takes a little extra time!
We do, here at Alliance Française, and this summer we want to teach you too – and fast!
This summer, we are offering a 2-week Fast-Track Immersion French 101 class. Conquer the Beginner 101 level in just 4 days a week for 2 weeks!
Classes are offered on weekdays in July and August; daytime and evening classes are available. We supply the text materials for the class, and you save $115 over the regular price of a 101 course. Save even more if you join 10 days before the class start date. Tuition includes annual membership. Summer only! Do not miss out!
Mojo Coffee Roasters has partnered with the owners of Ignatius Eatery to create Ignatius Espresso Bar & Cafe at 3121 Magazine Street. The transition will bring cappuccinos, manual, cortados, and more made with local small-batch roasted Mojo Coffee.
I’ve only been to New York City once in my life, on a family vacation when I was in my early teens during the notorious reign of Mayor David Dinkins. We stayed in a hotel on Times Square rising high above the debauchery below.
After we arrived, I ventured off briefly on my own to see a smattering of strip clubs, peep shows, purveyors of adult materials and the like. There was virtually nothing I could legally enter. I finally caught sight of a video arcade, which seemed wholesome enough. It was wallpapered floor to ceiling in pornography.
ClawCrib, a safer system for boiling crawfish, is teaming up with Southern Hospitality Catering to host “Tchoup, Drop & Roll”, a fundraiser in support of fire safety. The event will take place on Saturday, June 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Tchoupitoulas Yard & Zanzabar Annex, located at Tchoupitoulas & Third Streets, and proceeds will benefit Friends of the New Orleans Fire Department.
The owners of a historic shotgun home on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard have withdrawn their controversial request to tear down the structure, the New Orleans City Council said on Thursday.
Every Tuesday, Uptowners clamor for Homemade Tamales, Artisan Cheeses, Fresh Diary, and Spices. They’re not at Whole Foods or St. James Cheese Company.
Instead, they crowd a tented open-air area of the old Uptown Square where Free Range Eggs, Watermelon Frescas, and Organic Honey are among other homemade, freshly harvested, and artisan produced items. You can start with an Iced Coffee and an Authentic Breakfast Burrito before filling carrier bags with fresh picked blueberries, okra, and butter beans. And there is usually live music playing.
Since the federal Department of Justice enacted a sweeping blueprint for reforming the troubled New Orleans Police Department nearly four years ago, dozens of new policies have been implemented, new officers are being trained on them, and the rights of all residents now have better protection as a result, department officials said Thursday night.
Now that Sheriff Marlin Gusman has acknowledged that he must cede day-to-day jail operations to a government-approved independent compliance director, how will the millions in reforms be paid for? The new expenses include the compliance director’s salary and benefits, other costs for new staff he or she will bring in as well as the new dollars needed to reach the federal government’s consent decree goals. It will be pricey for sure because the task is so large.
New Orleans band Cha Wa held a memorial show for Steve Malinowski, the band’s pianist who recently passed away. The tribute took place at the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street on Wednesday, June 22.
Malinowski controlled stages with ambidextrous skill and an infectious grin. The New York native died on Friday, June 17, less than a week before his 26th birthday.
The 3rd Annual NOLA Caribbean Festival, a celebration of Caribbean culture, will take place this Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Roux Carre, located at 2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
The festival will feature vendors offering Caribbean-themed food, drinks, arts and crafts, along with 11 hours of top local and international music artists.
The NOPD needs the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an armed robbery and aggravated assault on Constance Street.
On Friday, June 17, Sixth District officers responded to an armed robbery with a firearm in the 2700 block of Constance. The victim reported that an unknown black male grabbed her from behind while she was unloading groceries from her car. He placed the barrel of a gun to her neck and demanded her car key fob. The victim began screaming and pushed the gun aside, at which time the suspect grabbed the key fob, pushed the victim to the ground and attempted to flee in her car.
Members of the Coliseum Square Association floated the idea of adding a private patrol in the Lower Garden District on Monday night – a suggestion that was met with both strong support and staunch opposition from residents.
A large former medical center at 2500 Louisiana Avenue is slated to be torn down and rebuilt with a new clinic, city officials said, and, in a separate request, the Veterans of Foreign Wars are planning to tear down and rebuild their meeting hall on Lyons Street.
New Orleans College Prep (NOCP), the school network that includes Walter L. Cohen and Lawrence D. Crocker Schools, was recently awarded a $1 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
With the assistance of the grant, NOCP plans to continue to grow the performance of its schools over the next three years.
NOCP plans to devote grant money to expand the number of students served, strengthen both the cultural competency and overall performance of teachers and staff, bolster socioemotional learning and supports for students, and enhance parent engagement initiatives.