The 18-year-old gunned down on Eagle Street in west Carrollton on Monday night was Joseph Massenburg of Matteson, Ill., who had moved to New Orleans three weeks earlier as an AmeriCorps member working with the energy-efficiency nonprofit Green Light New Orleans, according to a report by Helen Freund of The Times-Picayune. The 1500 block of Eagle, where Matteson was fatally shot, is about three blocks behind Oak Street.
The Krewe of Alla — which this year paraded 24 floats through Gretna but takes its name from an abbreviation of Algiers, La. — needs 200 paid riders by June 1 or it will seek to move to the Uptown route, according to a report by our partners at WWL-TV. The all-male krewe was founded in 1932 and “traditionally presents the largest parade on the West Bank,” according to Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide.
Egyptologist Dr. Nigel Strudwick will discuss his work at “Pharaoh’s Chancellor: The Tomb of Senneferi at Thebes” at Tulane Friday (April 5).
The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans nominating committee will interview proposed nominees for the school’s board of directors today (Tuesday), Wednesday and Thursday, the school announced.
An 18-year-old man was shot to death Monday night near the corner of Eagle and Birch in west Carrollton, authorities said.
Dear armchair activist,
The root of the word activism is “act.”
If you are not doing something in a tangible, meaningful way, to impact social, political, economic or cultural change, then you are not an activist. Advocate, perhaps. Activist, you are not.
If the extent of your “activism” is regurgitating factoids, trolling online discussion forums, retweeting commentary by intellectuals on Twitter or reposting, sharing and liking stories on Facebook, then you are not an activist. Agitator, maybe. Activist, you are not.
The Pigeontown Steppers held their annual Easter second line Sunday through numerous Carrollton neighborhoods.
New Orleanians could see clearer laws about the placement of ladders, more control over the locations of portable toilets, and more efforts to clear public spaces during and between Mardi Gras parades next year, based on a number of ideas Uptown residents discussed with their City Councilwoman on Saturday afternoon.
A 24-year-old man was fatally Friday evening on LaSalle Street in Central City, authorities said.
One of the main issues faced by any budding restaurant operation can be the most challenging, controversial and oft-criticized or loved aspect of the entire business. It is the pride or bane of the place, often within the same day, and it is the post on which the entire hat of the business rests.
It is, of course, The Menu.
The Alliance Française of New Orleans spring session of French-language classes begins April 8.
Police have released surveillance-camera photos of the alleged gunman in a fatal shooting at Washington and Broad in hopes that the public can help identify him.
UNO’s tortuous ties to LSU in Baton Rouge have been severed. A new University of New Orleans President is in place. He is Dr. Peter Fos, a 1972 graduate of UNO. The university at the lakefront is now part of the University of Louisiana system which will likely be a more agreeable relationship than the old one with Baton Rouge where the Tiger bosses tended to see UNO as a threat rather than as a promising protégé.
Police officers responding to criminal activity in the River Gardens area with increased patrols found a man wanted on charges related to a shooting in Texas, authorities said.