The governing board of Audubon Charter School will hold its April monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday in the cafeteria of the Broadway campus, and will discuss ongoing renovation efforts there and at the Carrollton campus, according to the meeting agenda.
The runoff election for an at-large seat on the New Orleans City Council seems a perfect opportunity to bring up the subject of bi-racial coalitions in the city’s politics. Solid bi-racial coalitions are the foundation of crossover vote victories. In this Saturday’s election, crossover votes will be one of the major factors that will determine the election’s outcome.
Once again, after watching the crime-scene tape go up around a murder scene on Annunciation Street near Peniston and General Taylor, the long-suffering residents of the neighborhood made their weary way to a meeting with police officials, asking why this latest man was killed, and why it keeps happening over and over again.
A murdered man’s car crashed into a city bus on Jackson Avenue and a school bus was hit by gunfire as it carried children home through the Irish Channel in separate incidents Thursday afternoon that both illustrated the proximity of many New Orleanians to deadly violence.
The two shootings were believed to be unrelated, but both left witnesses horrified by the violence intruding on their daily routines.
A man arrested in a recent break-in on Bordeaux Street has also been charged with a burglary last year on Soniat Street, police said.
New Orleanians ages 5 to 25 who are interested in volunteering in their city are invited to the Global Youth Service Day on Saturday morning, which will feature a neighborhood cleanup, a service fair and action groups on social justice issues.
By Alden Woodhull
Reporting blighted properties in New Orleans neighborhoods will soon become much easier with the help of an iPhone, based on a new app created by a local nonprofit.
Have you been thinking your space needs some organizing, but you’re not sure if hiring someone to help is really worth it? See what Katherine H., a client of NOLA Clutterbusters, had to say about her experience with Tami Hills:
I cannot quite explain, nor can I exaggerate the extent to which Tami has helped me. She has changed my house, my organization, my space and and my mindset. She took a space that was beyond cluttered, which I had been hopelessly and cluelessly looking at for four years, and turned it into a home — right before Mardi Gras. On Muses Thursday, two blocks from the parade route. Seriously — she was amazing.
Featuring New Orleans debuts, interviews with directors and “films you won’t see anywhere else,” the New Orleans Film Society’s week-long “filmOrama” celebration of independent and foreign films begins Friday at the Prytania Theatre.
Residents are seeking a moratorium on new bars on Tchoupitoulas between Louisiana and Jefferson Avenues, and City Councilwoman Stacy Head has begun gathering neighborhood input on the idea, according to reporting by Tania Dall of our partners at WWL-TV.
Being in real estate, bugs go with the territory. Newbies to NOLA, I often find, are repulsed by cockroaches, miffed by mosquitoes, and terrified of termites — though they don’t know it til they experience their first swarm [insert evil laugh here on par with "Tell 'em Large Marge sentcha": Mu-hu-whah-ha-ha!]. Seriously folks, they’re bugs, not nanobots. They were here before us, they’ll be here after us.
In the meantime, find yourself a good bug guy. Or here, use mine: meet Ira Hays.
A man walking on Hollygrove Street was struck in the shoulder Friday evening by gunfire that broke out close to a nearby block party, police said.
At a press event Monday afternoon dozens of local leaders came together to spread the word: “Stacy Head Works for Us!”
Leading the way was State Representative and former candidate for Council at-Large Austin Badon, who sent a powerful message to his supporters. “I ask, urge and implore all of those who supported me in the General election on March 24 to join me and vote Stacy Head Council at-Large,” said Badon. “It’s the right choice, and the right thing to do.”
I have only known how to write for a little more than five years.
Before then, writing was one the task that caused me the greatest anguish. My writing skills were so deplorable that most Christmas vacations I would have to write and rewrite each thank-you note several times before it could be sealed, stamped and sent. As the years progressed, I became quite the little speaker and could give hours and hours of verbiage to hundreds without even a quiver, but writing would still leave me writhing in fear and panic. As my schooling finally came to an end with a Master’s degree in Social Work, I don’t think I ever wrote one paper or thought — until the great storm.
A proposal to place a swath of downtown New Orleans under a new appointed board with the power to levy taxes drew the attention of the Coliseum Square Association on Monday night, based on the possibility that the “hospitality zone” could easily be expanded into Uptown.