I think the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWB) needs to adopt a new motto to shift attention away from its staggering waste, corruption and general incompetence. That motto should be: “Hey, at least we don’t still have a horseshoer on staff!”
It recently became news that Detroit Water and Sewerage Department actually still employs a horseshoer, although it has no horses. Apparently this man does nothing but collect a paycheck, and a decent one at that — $29,245 in salary and about $27,000 in benefits. Apparently union rules keep the man on staff, and the union isn’t budging.
A fire that broke out shortly after 4 a.m. Monday at a home at 9035 Pritchard Place heavily damaged the vacant house where it started and also caused some damage to the two houses on either side of it, displacing one family but harming no one, according to a report by our partners at WWL-TV.
New Orleans GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio**Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin** **Famous American Visiting Glass Artist** **Gallery Exhibition** **Continuing Fall Classes: Glass, Metal, Print**
New Orleans GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio has a busy fall season this year! In addition to upcoming classes in glassblowing, torchworking, metal sculpture, copper enameling, printmaking and book arts, the studio is inviting visitors to make glass pumpkins for Art for Art’s Sake, followed by a visit from America’s most prominent glassblower!
New, wider sidewalks with handicapped ramps at the corners and a resurfaced road with better crosswalk markings are all headed to a four-block stretch of General Pershing Street through Broadmoor in a $250,000 project that broke ground this week, city officials said.
Roux Public House and Diva Dawg join Juan’s Flying Burrito among the restaurant offerings in the 1900 block of Magazine Street, while Kakkoii Japanese Bistreaux has opened its doors on Maple Street.
New Orleans Police detectives are investigating two reported rapes in the Uptown area, one from earlier this year on Zimpel Street in the university area, and another from early Friday morning just off South Claiborne in Central City.
While there’s no mistake that New Orleans is known for its rich culture, many people tend to only think of prime locations such as the French Quarter or Magazine Street.
“We’re not moving as aggressively, as we had hoped that we would have finished the entire first pass and most of the second pass by now,” New Orleans Deputy Mayor of Operations Michelle Thomas told reporter Tania Dall and our partners at WWL-TV in a report about Uptown residents’ frustrations at the slow pace of removal of Hurricane Isaac debris. “But we are confident that we’re going to get it done in the next couple of days.”
The Great Neighborhood Sellabration is an annual homebuyer fair that promotes homeownership in historic New Orleans neighborhoods by providing prospective homebuyers with the tools they need to find, purchase, and renovate a historic home. Unlike other homebuyer fairs, the Great Neighborhood Sellabration focuses on the historic neighborhoods that make New Orleans unique.
District B City Council candidate Dana Kaplan will hold a meet-and-greet and fundraiser at Tracey’s (at Third and Magazine) on Friday afternoon, her campaign announced.
Mia Borders, The Stooges Brass Band, Red Baraat and Honey Island Swamp Band will take the stage at Tipitina’s Uptown on Friday evening, raising money and food donations for victims of Hurricane Isaac flooding across southeast Louisiana.
Starting at 7 p.m., admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item until 9 p.m. Afterward, admission will be reduced with a donation. The concert will be broadcast live from 8 to 10 p.m. on My 54, and a phone bank will also be taking donations, organizers said:
A document governing Tulane University’s use of its new on-campus stadium — including what types of events will be held there and other issues such as parking, lighting and noise — “will likely be finalized by mid to late September,” according to an article by Jessica Appelbaum posted Thursday on the Tulane Hullabaloo student newspaper website.
A major underground drainage project will reduce traffic to two lanes for the next two years on a three-quarter mile stretch of South Claiborne Avenue through the Carrollton area, authorities said this week.
Starting with a gala screening of “probably the most popular Irish film in history” Friday night, and continuing Saturday and Sunday with acclaimed dramas and even an Oscar-nominated animated feature, the Prytania Theatre will host the inaugural New Orleans Irish Film Festival all weekend.
Several Uptown neighborhood groups, including the Irish Channel and Upper Hurstville associations, are holding meetings tonight (Thursday, Sept. 13) to plan their coming year, their leaders announced this week.
The tragedy of the American ambassador to Libya having been murdered and three other Americans having also been killed there is sad indeed.
Of course, the politics of the murders is that eight weeks before the Presidential election, both sides are spinning the tragedy either for the benefit of President Barack Obama or his opponent, Mitt Romney as fast as they can.
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We understand how stressful it can be to leave your furry friends when you work long hours or go out of town.