Drive in New Orleans much? Despite being such a walkable city, invariably and at some point one will get behind the wheel, and when that happens, it can be downright epic. From street condition to poor signage to watching vehicles seemingly competitively expel trash (airborne spent push-up ice cream tubes, errant and recently chewed chicken bones, I can go on), the experience transcends far beyond any driver’s ed course. But my question specifically therein and today is: Do you dosey doe?
Limited space is available for the inaugural kindergarten class in Mandarin Chinese. The application deadline is January 13, 2012 and is available online at isl-edu.org.
A 21-year-old man was killed and a 31-year-old man was shot in the hand Tuesday afternoon in a shooting at the intersection of Tchoupitoulas Street and Jackson Avenue, police said.
Neighbors concerned about the future of two large Uptown properties near Audubon Park — an apartment complex on Tchoupitoulas and a mental health facility on Calhoun — received hopeful signs Tuesday night that the city is inclined to prevent major changes to either of them.
Police have released a sketch of the man who allegedly raped two women in the university area early Monday morning, and are seeking the public’s help identifying him.
The two women were walking near Palmer and South Robertson streets about 3 a.m. Monday when they were approached by a man “implying he had a weapon,” according to a NOPD news release. The man grabbed one of the women and threatened to harm her if the other did not do as he said, then forced both of them into an alley in the 6000 block of South Robertson where he sexually assaulted them, police said.
The suspect is described as a black man in his late teens or early 20s, roughly 5-foot-5 and 175 pounds, with an athletic build, dark complexion, a buzz haircut and a goatee, wearing a white T-shirt and denim jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Vernon Haynes of the NOPD Special Victims Unit at 504-658-5523, or, to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward, call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.
After all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s time to reward yourself for all that hard work. The ReTreat Salon invites you to come in and refresh yourself, with a range of affordable services including hair, facials, waxing, massages, mani/pedis, and makeup. With Mardi Gras just around the corner, let the expert stylists at the ReTreat take expert care of you. You’ll feel relaxed and reinvigorated, and have a great time too.
Locally owned and operated since 2003, the ReTreat is open Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday and Thursdays 10-8, Friday 10-6, and Saturday 9-5. The ReTreat New Orleans is located at 801 S. Carrollton (at Maple). For more information or to book an appointment, call 504-866-7724 or visit their website at http://www.theretreatneworleans.net/.
One of my favorite books is “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom. The main character, Eddie, shares his post-death experience with the first five people he meets in Heaven. Several of those people Eddie had passed in life, unaware how his presence affected their lives on Earth.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans will seek permission to add a second and third grade to its new campus next year, and also plans to drop a French proficiency requirement for incoming first-grade students, officials decided Monday.
Police Chief Serpas has concocted a curious strategy for dealing with New Orleans’ intractable crime problem, particularly our sky-high homicide rate. It all comes down to managing expectations.
Technology has revolutionized the way we read and write. Never before has more information been more readily available at such speed, whether from the producing end — publishing, posting, blogging, or tweeting — or the consuming end. Undoubtedly, more access yields many benefits to our society: greater transparency and accountability in government, more routes to literacy, and sure, more options for entertainment. Caught up in this whirlwind transformation, however, are the civic institutions which are responsible for the basic care and stewardship of our reading experience: libraries.
Believe it or not, there’s a great way to support your local library amid all this change: buy more books.
The man whose alleged attempt to steal copper wiring from an Entergy substation knocked out power to 3,800 customers in the Carrollton area was injured in the process and arrested afterward, authorities said.
In November, after months of negotiations with Orleans Parish School Board, developer Jim MacPhaille finally completed his purchase of the century-old LaSalle school on Perrier Street.
Later that month, MacPhaille met again with neighbors to the property, who have been enthusiastic about his latest plans to redevelop the building into a handful of spacious condos.
Then, sometime over the holidays, a crew of professional thieves showed up and stole what MacPhaille estimates as $100,000 worth of copper out of the building.
Audubon Charter School is planning an open house Saturday at its new temporary campus at the old Jean Gordon site in Gentilly, so that parents of current students can get a look at their children’s classrooms before they return to school Monday.