Security cameras caught a school bus smacking into an SUV parked outside of Tracey’s bar in the Irish Channel, but it remains a mystery who was operating it, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV.
Seeking to shed its image as a boutique language school and become a driving force in New Orleans education reform, the board of the International School of Louisiana voted unanimously Wednesday to apply to take over one of the city’s most troubled schools next fall.
“It’s a challenge that I think it’s time we step up to,” said ISL board president Andrew Yon.
The ISL board met Wednesday night for the first time in its new campus in Algiers, which had its first day of school on Monday. The board has long seen the Westbank expansion as only a first step, however, to a more ambitious goal of educating a broad swath of the city’s children in a network of high-performing schools.
After negotiations over a prostitution deal went awry, a woman called in a false report of a carjacking in the Milan neighborhood in an effort to retrieve a purse that was never stolen, police said Wednesday.
“Let’s go arrest some poor people.” That was the comment a friend made the other night while we were walking down Freret. We noticed a rather nice bicycle not so chained up and wondered if this might be one of NOPD’s ‘bait bikes.’ When he said it, he used a funny, rural voice, and I laughed. But it isn’t funny. Stolen bikes suck. People who steal them suck. I was laughing at the notion that one might actually be arrested by an officer while genuinely trying to provide for one’s self or one’s family. A little like Jean Valjean but a lot less harsh and lot less French. So far in the bike bait round up – or at least what NOPD has infomed us of – career criminals have been apprehended. Those with 5 priors here, 2 there. It’s a little alarming and a lot interesting. Supposedly but consistently these bikes are used in other, different crimes.
The weekly internal Comstat meeting of the NOPD Second District leadership will be held at noon at the substation at Magazine and Napoleon, police said. The meeting is open to the public.
The governing board of the International School of Louisiana will meet tonight at the new Westbank campus, which officially opened last week.
The board will meet at 6 p.m. at the Holy Name of Mary site, 502 Olivier Street, to continue discussion of its expansion plans for the coming year and its own committee structure, according to the agenda.
Investigators have identified a suspect in last week’s home-invasion robbery attempt on Magazine Street, and are seeking the public’s help in locating him, police said Tuesday.
Thaddeus “Fuggie” Braud, 40, is wanted on a charge of aggravated burglary, said Lt. Mike Montalbano, interim commander of the NOPD Second District. Braud is known to frequent not only Laurence Square park, but also areas of Magazine and Valence and Lyons and Annunciation, Montalbano said.
After hearing from a procession of worried neighbors, the City Planning Commission voted to reject all but the least controversial of Whole Foods’ requested operational changes, possibly reducing months of efforts by the Magazine Street grocery into an extra hour of business on Sunday and the ability to put plants in front of the store.
A major addition to the nearby Poydras Home retirement community was approved in accordance with the architects’ and neighbors wishes, but a decision was deferred on the expansion of the Monkey Hill bar into Johnny V’s restaurant amid concerns about parking and the nature of the expansion itself.
A Milan resident sitting on the porch was robbed at gunpoint by a passer-by last week, police said.
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A 22-year-old man was found lying on a bicycle in the road near Baronne and Toledano streets about 10 p.m. Monday, fatally wounded by multiple gunshots, police said. No other information was released immediately.
In a surprising move near a busy commercial corridor, city planning staffers are suggesting that a three-story addition to the Poydras Home retirement community be accompanied by fewer off-street parking spaces than the project originally envisioned, in an apparent effort to maximize the site’s green space.
Residents of City Council District A — which runs covers most of the Carrollton, University and Audubon neighborhoods from Jefferson Avenue to the Jefferson Parish line in Uptown New Orleans, plus much of Mid-City and Lakeview — are invited to a town hall meeting Wednesday to discuss priorities for next year’s city budget with Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City Councilwoman Susan Guidry.
Department heads and deputy mayors will also be present. A “resource center” with one-on-one conversation will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the community meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur de Lis Drive.
Three projects planned near Magazine Street’s upper end — the Poydras Home expansion, the Whole Foods operations changes, and the creation of a new restaurant next to Monkey Hill bar — will be heard by the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, according to the meeting’s agenda.
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LaCrosse Metal Design has launched his website, www.Lacrossemetaldesign.com, featuring several new collections that brings the history of New Orleans to his art. Based in the Irish Channel, LaCrosse Metal Designs can be purchased online or by appointment by emailing Tim@Lacrossemetaldesign.com or 504-939-2577.
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The rejection of a controversial Carrollton coffeeshop, the approval of alcohol sales at a new Walgreens on Claiborne, and other land-use matters on Oak Street, in Milan and in the Garden District were given final decisions this week by the New Orleans City Council.
After publicly pleading for emergency structural repairs last month following years, Audubon and Lusher charter schools now appear to be among a handful of schools slated for work to prevent further deterioration at their campuses.
The Orleans Parish School Board decided this week to fund “stabilization” at seven school sites, including Audubon’s Carrollton campus, Audubon assistant principal Dawn Collins told the charter school’s governing board at a Saturday morning meeting to applause and cheers from the board and the small audience.
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Audubon Charter School is planning a midwinter move to a temporary campus on the site of the former Jean Gordon Elementary School in Gentilly to accommodate renovations to its Broadway campus, its governing board has decided.