The New Orleans City Council will hold its first meeting Thursday as the “Carrollton Palmetto Economic Development District,” the governing body established to oversee the tax credits the city will give to Costco for its new store on South Carrollton.
After a series of community meetings hosted by Tulane about their plans for a new football stadium, a nearby neighborhood is hosting its own meeting Thursday evening that will pair a university official with one of the most outspoken opponents of the project.
With construction on the new Crocker building delayed until Labor Day, students at the new ENCORE Academy charter school will spend their first two weeks in a classroom building at Touro Synagogue, school officials said. Meanwhile, the school is adding a third grade to its initial roster of grade levels it will open this year, and continues to accept applications, school leaders said.
A panel of national advocates for quality journalism will convene at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Aug. 8) on the campus of Loyola University seeking input from community members on what the news should look like and how it should be delivered in New Orleans after the newspaper ceases daily publication, sponsored in part by The Lens. The discussion will be held in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall at 1700 Calhoun St., and will be broadcast live on Uptown Messenger and other members of the New Orleans Digital New Alliance.
A city-owned car parked near NORD headquarters in the Lower Garden District was heavily damaged in a hit-and-run crash over the weekend, city officials told our partners at WWL-TV.
After sailing through the City Planning Commission in June, a project to move Reginelli’s across Magazine Street into the former WOW Wingery location on State Street got a similarly warm reception from the Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association on Tuesday evening.
The Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association will hear updates on the project to move Reginelli’s Pizzeria across Magazine Street and on the proposed Uptown-University Cultural District that would create tax credits for historic renovations at a meeting at 6:45 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 7) at St. Paul’s church, 616 Eleonore Street).
The staff of a popular St. Charles Avenue restaurant was robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning, and three people were injured in two separate shootings in Gert Town and Hollygrove over the weekend, according to police reports.
With a busy August anticipated as Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans moves into its new campus at State and Patton streets and prepares for the first day of classes, the school’s board has moved its monthly meeting to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 8).
Why does Mayor Landrieu hate live music? And why did Stacy Head give him the “alley oop” do shut down virtually any bar he wants?
I’m not a conspiracy theorist by any means, but when two events feed into each other so perfectly that a connection is nearly impossible to ignore, you have to acknowledge your suspicions even if you’d prefer not to speculate and stick with verified facts. There is something rotten at City Hall, and I just want to know why.
The Cliff Hines Trio will lead the Sunday Youth Music Workshop at 1 p.m. today at Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Avenue. The workshop is free and open to children of all ages and their parents.
“I love the legislature,” Moreno said in a telephone interview, describing a daily enthusiasm to go to work on state issues affecting the city. “I don’t think that’s something I’m ready to give up at this point.”
New Orleans College Prep, the charter school that manages Walter L. Cohen High School, may have to dip into its reserves to cover a $300,000 gap between expenses and revenues in its $11.2 million budget for the coming year, if fundraisers and donations cannot fill the shortfall, according to a report by Yomi Akinyemi for The Lens. The budget hole comes from the expiration of previous startup grants and College Prep’s increasing portion of the costs of the Cohen building.
No, I’m not going to write about the Chick-Fil-A thing just because this is a food column.
That said, I‘ve been having a fair amount of contact over the past week or so with various high-volume food and hotel chains. This is because I’ve had to include them in the very wide net I’ve had to cast in this job hunt. Ideal? No. But a dollar is a dollar these days and one can’t be too picky.
This isn’t to say I’m looking down my nose at the big chains. Actually, some of them do a remarkable job at introducing many people to variations of cuisine they might not ordinarily try. Olive Garden continually shifts its specials and, gotta admit, their endless salad/soup/breadstick offering is nearly impossible to beat when watching the budget and/or if you’re in search of something light (or feels that way).
A 57-year-old woman was found dead inside an apartment that caught fire around 5 a.m. in the 8100 block of Apricot, just a few blocks from the busy intersection of Carrollton and Claiborne, according to our partners at WWL-TV. Police and fire investigators are awaiting an autopsy on the woman, said Officer Frank Robertson, an NOPD spokesman.
A new crop of college freshmen will infiltrate our city soon, calling New Orleans home. Whether it’s one semester or the next four years, the 2012 crew will be looking for jobs, be it for extra spending money or to work their way through school.
As a decision maker in the hiring process, I’m often befuddled by some of the things I see on job applications. Granted, I’m not talking about hiring to fill an upper management position. This is entry-level retail we’re talking about, but I deeply question if people really want a job given their tendency not to present their best selves.
Five years ago, City Councilwoman Jackie Clarkson gave Eric Strachan his first job in City Hall. At a Thursday night election launch party, she gave him his first major endorsement as he seeks a seat alongside join her on the council.
In a separate case, investigators have also arrested a burglar who has been wanted for months for a number of home break-ins along the Napoleon Avenue corridor, police said.