Even those New Orleanians who have been around politics for many years and believe that nothing can surprise them (like us) were surprised by this week’s rash of political upheaval in what is usually a dull summer season.
And what a week this has been! What possessed Jon Johnson to use government funds to underwrite his campaign? His wife, who unfortunately died of cancer, was a physician. Surely they could have scraped together the funds needed. We feel sorry for Jon’s young daughter who has lost her mother and now will be separated temporarily from her father.
A 26-year-old man was found guilty of second-degree murder Wednesday evening in a 2011 shooting that claimed the life of a 19-year-old known as a peacemaker and shut down a Freret Street trouble spot.
The new owner of a Maple Street college bar that last year struck a bargain with the city to stay open amid allegations of underage drinking and other violations is now being praised for his efforts to make peace with his neighbors.
An Advertiser Bulletin published Tuesday included an incorrect phone number for Shared Housing of New Orleans. The correct phone number is 896-2575.
Meet the latest adoptables at Zeus’ Place on Freret Street!
Monday morning I woke up with a crusty old ’90s grunge rock song rattling around in my head, which I suppose isn’t too big of a surprise. It was “Overblown” by Mudhoney. And unless you were or are a student of grunge, which I kind of was, or spun the soundtrack to the movie Singles more than a handful of times (guilty) you might never have heard this jangly noise bomb. It drives a careening beat and rhythm accompanied by these opening lyrics:
Everybody loves us
Everybody loves our town
That’s why I’m thinking lately
The time for leaving is now
Hey, hey, hey, hey (x4)
It’s so overblown
Officials with the Recovery School District will discuss new admissions procedures, discipline policies and other issues with parents in a meeting next week to be held at Walter L. Cohen High School.
A new Ethiopian restaurant has opened on Magazine Street, and a popular Bywater cafe aims to open its Maple Street location next month.
The crash was reported around 2:30 a.m. on Broadway near Zimpel, and Mayor Landrieu arrived on scene, according to a report by our partners at WWL-TV. Landrieu later said that he stood apart from the crash investigation and that proper protocol will be followed:
Shared Housing of New Orleans — a program to help elderly and/or disabled adults remain in their homes by matching them with people looking for a place to live — is seeking new referrals for homeowners or ‘homeseekers.’ These ‘homeseekers’ provide light housekeeping and companionship in exchange for room and board. Shared Housing carefully screens applicants, facilitates appropriate matches, then formalizes each match in a contract.
A man suffered two gunshot wounds to the knee and one to the finger Monday evening in the crossfire of a shooting at the busy intersection of Magazine Street and Louisiana Avenue, authorities said.
The Carrollton Area Network of neighborhood associations will host a community meeting tonight to discuss the ongoing SELA drainage project and other improvements to the sewerage system, power plant and purification plant.
The Carrollton Hollygrove Senior Center, built in 1949 as a hospital but converted to a senior in 1980, was demolished early Monday morning to make way for a new facility that will open in two years, reports Bill Capo of our partners at WWL-TV.
You know, if I ever have kids, I think I’ll send them to Company Burger for school. It’s probably cheaper than paying for a traditional private school, and I hear the cafeteria is awesome.
What? You say that Company Burger isn’t a school? It’s a burger joint?
Oh my. Somebody might want to alert Mayor Landrieu before he starts subsidizing it as a charter school.