As I walked home from work Sunday afternoon I noted a rather nice bike seemingly left as garbage near a dumpster across the street from my house. Curious, I went over to investigate. There was a kickstand disengaged and left in its cradle, and the tires had ample air, yet this newer looking ride seemed to be discarded, left as refuse. I scoped around to find no one about, so took it upon myself to claim the bike, and as I did so I figured this was a bike thief’s bounty left behind for whatever reason. The next day I placed a found ad in the bikes section of Craigslistand then tweeted it too. The results shocked me, and this is why the bike thieves are winning:
PhotoNOLA, the seventh annual citywide festival of photography, kicks off Thursday (Nov. 29) with opening weekend events through Sunday. More than 40 exhibitions will run throughout December, including openings Saturday in several Uptown galleries.
To the casual observer, it might be surprising how often a 69-year-old banker from Shreveport who served as the Republican governor of Louisiana agreed Tuesday night with a Tulane professor of African-American studies who hosts a weekend show on the left-leaning cable news network MSNBC.
But for those familiar with the easy rapport between former Gov. Buddy Roemer and Melissa Harris-Perry and the respect each has for the other’s independence of thought, wide agreements between the two were to be expected. Instead, it was the sharp, heartfelt disagreement between the two that came as a shock — and it came on an issue both are heavily personally involved in, education in Louisiana.
Leaders of the International School of Louisiana will discuss their current options for finding more space for students at their Camp Street campus at Wednesday evening’s meeting of the school board.
Starting Wednesday (Nov. 28), another stretch of Claiborne Avenue in the Carrollton area will be reduced to two lanes until at least March of next year as a new underground drainage canal is built under the neutral ground, officials announced today.
The Sewerage and Water Board told reporter Tania Dall of our partners at WWL that the employee was acting on “misinformation” when he attempted to remove the water meter cover and replace it with an unadorned one, and promised to look into the matter further:
Tulane University will host a free family concert of “Peter and the Wolf” next week.
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Loyola University will premiere “El Nogalar,” a contemporary adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” set in Mexico, Wednesday (Nov. 28) with five performances running through Dec. 2.
The state Department of Health and Hospitals, which has been trying to close the John J. Hainkel Jr. Home and Rehabilitation Center on Henry Clay Avenue, said it will appeal the decision to federal court, according to a report by WDSU.
The slaying of 5-year-old Briana Allen at a May 29 birthday party on Simon Bolivar Avenue may have been related to the activities of a gang known as the “One-Tenners … made up of three neighborhood groups from the same area: the St. Mary Mafia, the St. Thomas Young’ns and Skull Squad Mafia,” reports John Simerman of The Times-Picayune, following a hearing on perjury charges against a teen accused of conspiring with gang members to conceal their role in Allen’s death.
Part of the reason Brittany Brees chose the house she and Saints quarterback Drew Brees moved into and renovated in 2006 was because she “loved being by St. Charles and having the streetcar go up and down,” she tells CBS in a feature on their home.
The Chevron station at Carrollton and Willow was robbed at gunpoint on Thanksgiving evening during a holiday weekend that also saw another robbery in Gert Town, a shooting in west Carrollton and stabbings in Gert Town and the Lower Garden District, according to police reports.