A 46-year-old man was charged with attempted murder in a shooting on Danneel Street in Central City, and a man walking home with groceries on Hickory Street was robbed in west-Carrollton overnight, New Orleans police said Tuesday morning.
The armed attacks on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher market. The ISIS reign of terror. These incidents inspire fear, hatred, and mistrust of those whose religious beliefs differ from our own. In these troubling times ignorance and prejudice can infect our communities, preventing the cohesion and cooperation required for our neighborhoods to thrive.
Communities in Conversation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that aims to combat ignorance and religious animosity. We provide opportunities for individuals to meet and learn from members of our own community with different religious beliefs. Our goal is to form expanding circles of awareness, knowledge, sympathy and fellowship within our neighborhoods. These circles begin from small-scale conversations, held in a neutral space, that are grounded in a study guide that is written to provide basic factual information about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Transit for the poor? What a curious thought.
Although in theory a primary purpose of transit is to provide necessary transportation for those too poor to afford a reliable vehicle, the reality is that the poor are generally the ones who are shortchanged.
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be the setting for the 60th Anniversary of the New Orleans Home & Garden Show, the largest consumer home show in the southeastern United States, which returns on March 13-15 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The New Orleans Home & Garden Show is like no other, bringing an unparalleled variety of home-related services and products under one gigantic roof with everything needed for home remodeling, outdoor living, decorating and landscaping.
For the second time, we get the pleasure of giving away three pairs of free tickets to the show this weekend. This year, visitors will enjoy over 200 vendors displaying some the latest home and outdoor products.
Keith Sonnier, a postminimalist, performance, video and light artist, will speak about the development of his art at Loyola University this week as a part of the Mark Grote Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
New Orleans Opera Association’s Women’s Guild and Junior Committee will host an opera orientation and roundtable discussion Sunday.
Should a student who is suspended for disciplinary issues be able to appeal that decision the charter school board?
Novelist Lorrie Moore, author of “A Gate at the Stairs” and a finalist for the Story Prize, will give a public reading from her work this week as this year’s Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence at Tulane University.
An investigation into the shooting death of a man whose body was left on South Broad near New Orleans Police headquarters shut down the busy Broad Street overpass on Friday afternoon, according to a report at Mid-City Messenger.
Kin, a Vietnamese restaurant, will be opening on 4600 Washington Avenue in upcoming weeks; the Southern cuisine Boucherie has reopened on 1506 South Carrolton Avenue, while Danny’s No. 2 on Magazine has closed, and Baie Rouge has changed its name to Saveur Cuisine & Cocktails, according to recent reports.
A 13-year-old boy has been arrested following reports of sexual abuse of three other children over a two-year period at a home on Willow Street, New Orleans police said.
Opera star and 2001 Loyola graduate Bryan Hymel will return to campus Sunday afternoon to celebrate the release of his debut CD Héroïque with a free performance and discussion about his experience creating it.
The restaurant proposed for the Magnolia Mansion at Prytania and Jackson that had proven controversial with neighbors won City Council approval in a split vote Thursday afternoon.
Dillard University host a public forum Saturday morning on providing safe school environments for children, especially as the Recovery School District moves forward with plans to rebuild Booker T. Washington High School on the site of the former Silver City dump in Central City.
With the Lenten season now upon us, Friday-evening fried-fish dinners will resume at the Blessed Pauline Center this week, parish officials said.
More than 100 donors forked over $2500 each last night for cocktails with Mayor Mitch Landrieu. On everyone’s lips was the same question: Is Mitch running? Those asking included Winston, Sheila and Ronnie Burns (he introduced Mitch), lots of WTC bidders including Darryl and Louella Berger with partners Joe Jaeger and Roger Ogden; Paul Woodward; Pres Kabacoff, former Mayor Sidney Barthelemy and Edward Boettner; and Al Thompson and Arnold Baker with their spouses.
Lined with tall black tarps billowing over chain link fences, what was once Prytania Street between Octavia and Nashville now looks like a discarded set from an old episode of the X-Files. Gray mud seeps from under the fence, and strange sounds emanate from behind the tarps, but it is anyone’s guess what could actually be taking place back there.
An angry boyfriend shot at a woman’s home Wednesday afternoon just off the busy intersection of Washington and Broad Street, injuring no one but leading to the arrest of one person and a warrant for another, police said.
Two-story black tarps around the drainage-canal construction site on Prytania Street in Uptown New Orleans create dark tunnels that residents must walk through after parking blocks from their home, creating a scenario so unbearable that neighbors begged officials Tuesday night to drop the project altogether and simply leave.
While abandoning the Prytania Street leg of the SELA project is not an option, officials with the city and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers promised that the work is now speeding up, with relief for residents in store in the weeks and months ahead.