The Uptown high school’s tradition of roasting the Saints opponents on massive student-made banners usually ensures a grin for Claiborne Avenue drivers during football season, but apparently a thief had other plans for this week’s gag at Chicago’s expense, according to nola.com. Theories in an unusually worthwhile comment section range from disgruntled university students from the area to overzealous Saints fans planning to appropriate the image inside the Superdome.
A woman may have been attempting what police call “suicide by cop” this week, authorities said, after she threatened one officer with a knife and demanded to be shot on a Central City street, then made a desperate grab for the gun in another officer’s holster at the hospital, authorities said.
A number of Uptown’s neighborhood leaders, former elected officials and residents form a majority of the candidates seeking a six-month appointment to the New Orleans City Council, until an election is held to replace resigning Councilman-at-Large Arnie Fielkow.
Katrina Badger of the mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement asks Uptown residents to “take a lead on reducing violent crime” by attending Saturday’s “Saving Our Sons” summit Saturday morning at the UNO Lakefront Arena:
The Mayor has called us all to take action together to reduce violent crime in our city. It is critical for Uptown residents to come out in strong numbers united with the rest of the city.
A barbecue blowout featuring a competition between 40 teams at the recently reborn Palmer Park on Saturday will benefit a volunteer group seeking to build an army of mentors in the New Orleans area.
The “Q’n for Kids BBQ Fundraiser” in support of Each One Save One will begin at 11 a.m. Sampling the barbecue will run until 2 p.m., with awards announced at 5 p.m.
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“During this past weekend’s showing of THE ROOM, some jackass threw a metal spoon at our screen and punctured a hole in it,” wrote Robert Brunet on the venerable Uptown single-screen’s Facebook page. “Our screen is a special silver screen designed for our Digital Projector to give an optimum image. If anyone has knowledge of who did this, I will give them a lifetime pass to the theatre.”
The governing board of Audubon Charter School will discuss its strategic planning for 2012 in addition to the usual administrative reports at its September monthly meeting Saturday morning, set for 10 a.m. in the cafeteria of the Carrollton campus.
“It’s kind of the elephant in the room on Tulane’s campus — the story surrounding Bruce Reilly,” reports Scott Satchfield of our partners at WWL-TV. “Reilly confessed to murder in 1993 in Rhode Island and served 12 years of a 20-year sentence. Now, he’s a first year law student at Tulane.”
The ever-restless organizers of Friday Night Fights have yet another twist for this month’s installment. If the boxing and music is not spectacle enough, tonight’s show will also feature a hot dog eating contest at 7:30 p.m. and a male-and-female beauty contest at 8:45 p.m., with cash prizes to raise the stakes at both.
Watch the above video to meet the adorable “adoptable” animals of Zeus’ Place in the new video by owner Michelle Ingram.
I’m not ashamed to admit it: I’m a full-fledged lover of True Blood. I resisted watching the show initially since Twilight fans are so, well, annoying in their fanaticism, for lack of a more eloquent term, but my sister insisted that I try True Blood solely based on its Louisiana setting. I’ve been hooked ever since the first episode, and now I’m anxiously awaiting Season Five. (Which, by the way, how could they end Season Four like that and expect us to wait nine months for the next one?)
The idea of society providing a quality, comprehensive education for all children is inspiring and attainable, but the old model for delivering that education — a monolithic government entity led by politicians with a captive audience of students forced into grossly unequal schools — has got to go, one of the nation’s pioneers in public school reform told a Tulane audience on Thursday.
“We need to get rid of the government monopoly,” said Dr. Mike Feinberg, co-founder of the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Foundation.
Dr. Mike Feinberg, the Houston-based co-founder of the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Foundation that now has several campuses across New Orleans, will speak tonight at Tulane University.
A man’s home is his castle, the saying goes, but there are some times when a family needs a few extra guards along the walls. Whether you’re going away on business or vacation, and need someone to watch your property, or are just concerned by news you hear from nearby neighborhoods, Admiral Security Services offers a range of security programs custom-tailored for you and your family. Admiral Security Services provides more than just protection: it provides total peace of mind.
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Perched in an unassuming French Market building just steps from the Mississippi River each Tuesday evening the radio personalities known as Jivin’ Gene and his right hand man Neil spin The ’50s Rhythm & Blues Show from WWOZ studios, doing so with a flare and reverence for an era of music long forgotten in many corners. And when one listens to one of their sets, invariably one wonders “Where are they getting these cuts from?” At times the show is packed with local nostalgia but certainly songs that maybe never even came close to the top 40. And that’s a good thing.
The weekly internal Comstat meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at noon at the NOPD Second District station at Magazine and Napoleon.
The Preservation Resource Center’s Great Neighborhood Sellabration will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. This annual homebuyer fair promotes homeownership in historic New Orleans neighborhoods by providing prospective homebuyers with the tools they need to find, purchase, and renovate a historic home.
This year’s Great Neighborhood Sellabration will feature exhibitions about historic New Orleans neighborhoods, along with workshops on how to buy, finance, and renovate a historic home. Also featuring hundreds of properties for sale throughout New Orleans!
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A request by the proposed Johnny V’s restaurant to be allowed to open in spite of unauthorized expansions divided the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, sending it to the City Council for a decision with no formal recommendation either way.
Investigators have released new images of a pair of men who held up the Rite Aid pharmacy on South Carrollton Avenue during Tropical Storm Lee and of a man now believed to be responsible for at least four robberies at knifepoint around the Carrollton neighborhoods.
A team of officials from the French Embassy is planning an earlier-than-anticipated visit to the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans to begin the process that will allow the new French-immersion charter school to confer a French diploma, officials said Monday.