Alliance Française is inviting the community to an apéro francophone at New Orleans Jazz Market this Thursday, Oct. 22. The event is open and free to the public and an opportunity to practice French and learn about options for learning to speak French.
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Camp Street near Jefferson Avenue will close this week through the end of the year as part of the ongoing installation of a drainage canal there, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
Investigators have obtained a surveillance photo of two people they want to speak to about an armed robbery last week on Melpomene Street in the Lower Garden District, and are hoping the public can help identify them, New Orleans police said.
The New Orleans Public Library will hold a Community Input Session in Uptown this Wednesday, Oct. 21. The sessions are to help plan for the future and prioritize library services.
The plan to move the police station out of a century-old building on Magazine Street and onto a vacant lot with a new swimming center just off Earhart Boulevard in Gert Town was approved by the New Orleans City Council last week.
A few weeks ago the animated TV show “South Park” premiered a new episode regarding an issue so close to our hearts here in New Orleans: gentrification.
The plot of the episode revolved around attempts by the fictitious Colorado town for which the series is named to attract a new Whole Foods Market. This, the city reasoned, would prove the backwoods hamlet to be progressive and forward-thinking.
In the security video that shocked New Orleans, infrared distortion turns the skin of patrons at Patois a bluish-gray color, creating a visual sense of unreality that matches the confusion felt by those diners moments later when three men wearing masks and hoodies burst in, robbing the entire restaurant at gunpoint on Aug. 21. That citywide shock was only amplified in late September, when robberies took place in similar fashion at Cafe Atchafalaya in the Irish Channel and then the Monkey Hill bar, only a few blocks from Patois and Audubon Park.
The Mayor called a news conference to announce an arrest in an unrelated spree of robberies and tout the city’s crimefighting efforts, then another new conference a day later after Monkey Hill, joined by U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite and pledging federal investigation and prosecution of the cases. Local news outlets “flooded the zone” with reaction and analysis pieces, while The New York Times and Washington Post brought national attention to the robbery spree. By the end of the month, the New Orleans City Council held its own hearing on “high-profile” robberies, pitching questions and suggestions to NOPD officials about how to battle the city’s feeling that control was being lost.
The entire discussion, however, provides ample opportunity for an airing of misconceptions about the city, its long battle with violent crime and its police force. While nearly every side of the discussion — frightened residents, embattled city leaders, besieged police officers, and skeptical critics — have made valid and useful points about the issue, the facts frequently get lost in the rhetoric.
The Uptown/Carrollton Historic District Study Committee will hold a meeting on Monday, October 19, at 6p.m. There, a discussion will be held regarding the proposed Uptown/Carrollton local historic district.
On Friday, Tulane University played no. 24 University of Houston, an American Athletic Conference rival, in a primetime matchup. The nationally-ranked Cougars torched the Green Wave, beating them 42-7. Tulane gave up 461 yards of total offense. Despite forcing two turnovers, Tulane’s defense had no answer for Houston’s offense. Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr. finished the game with 222 yards passing and one touchdown and 77 yards rushing with three touchdowns. Tulane fell to 2-4 overall, with a conference record of 1-2. Houston improved to 6-0. Tulane faces another conference rival, Navy, next week in Annapolis.
Questions about whether the owner of a bed-and-breakfast planned for the Irish Channel just off Magazine Street would actually live there led to a split vote before the City Planning Commission this week, leaving the decision in the hands of the City Council.
After investigators released a photo of the suspect in this weekend’s robbery inside the Tulane student center, New Orleans police announced that tips from the public led to his arrest Thursday afternoon.
The Encore Shop is a women’s resale clothing shop that supports the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The Encore Shop is having a fundraiser this Tuesday, Oct. 20, and the event will include a designer boutique, live music, food and drink.
An armed robber accosted a woman unloading her car on Milan Street Tuesday night, but she and a neighbor were able to startle the gunman into leaving, New Orleans police said.