An 18-unit condominium is proposed for a vacant lot that was formerly a clinic on Carondelet Street near the Garden District, city documents show.
If there is any justice in this world, Mayor Scrooge McLandrieu will be visited this Christmas by three ghosts to help reform him of his callous ways. A recent event certainly evinces a “bah humbug” attitude on the part of our nefarious chief executive.
On Friday, the city began a regular sweep of the homeless encampment beneath the Pontchartrain Expressway. The city removes trash and debris weekly, rectifying code violations. On this occasion a homeless man, “John,” had placed a Christmas tree next to his tent and other belongings. City workers unceremoniously hurled it into a garbage truck as trash.
The Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center in Broadmoor will feature “Sugar Plum Celebration” this Saturday, Dec. 19, free children’s and teen’s books with holiday treats and activities.
Should the schools under the control of the Orleans Parish School Board be funded more like those in the Recovery School District, or more like those in other parishes across the rest of the state?
That’s the question Audubon Charter School officials hope the public will consider as a proposed redistribution of state education money could cut as much as $750,000 from its budget, as well as that of other Orleans Parish schools.
“What we want is for OPSB schools to have the same funding formula as every other district in the state,” said Alisa Dupre, operations manager at Audubon Charter School. “We should not be the exception to the rule.”
The corner of Freret and Napoleon will once again become a hub of holiday shopping and free music today with the annual Freretstivus sale. The gift market will take place from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature 96 vendors and 2 bands.
The Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel will host a concert this Sunday, December 13, to officially reopen the newly-restored church. The event is free and open to the public and will feature the 14th Archbishop of New Orleans, Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond.
Chef Alon Shaya has been taking the restaurant scene by storm, and not just the local scene. We’re actually talking about the country. His namesake restaurant Shaya was recently voted Best Restaurant in America by Esquire Magazine. Chef Shaya was already well known for bringing his cuisine to both Domenica, at the Roosevelt Hotel, and Pizza Domenica, but now he has become a national celebrity with the success of Shaya’s “Modern Israeli Cuisine”. Not bad for a restaurant that only opened in February.
The accolades are many, and they continue to grow. Chef Shaya racked up a James Beard award in May for Domenica, while Shaya was listed in August’s Bon Appetite Magazine’s Best 50 Restaurants in America. Middle Eastern-influenced Shaya was even singled out in the latest issue of Garden & Gun Magazine, a magazine that showcases the very best of the South.
Upcoming renovations to the International School of Louisiana’s Camp Street building will require the school to move its middle-school grades to the John Dibert school building on Orleans Avenue — starting in January, officials announced this week, prompting concerns from parents about transportation between the two sites.
On the fourth day of the ancient Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, President Barack Obama told an audience of 500 people that freedom can prevail over tyranny. Hope can triumph over despair. Light can prevail over darkness.
Today we are seeking the light in two divisive issues, Donald Trump’s controversial call to block the entry of all Muslim refugees to the United States, and the best solution on our very own monument controversy. Though very different, both issues are bringing out the best and worst in people and reminding us of dark times in our past.
By Lindsay Caton
The Sacred Heart Cardinals were able to shut out the Newman Greenies on Wednesday evening with a final score of 3-0.
The St. Alphonsus Catholic Church will host an Irish Christmas party presented by the Irish Network New Orleans (IN-NOLA) this Saturday, December 12. The event is free for IN-NOLA members and children, and members may bring guests for $10 per guest.
The sale of alcoholic beverages at a neighborhood café on Panola Street and outdoor seating for a fast-food fried chicken restaurant on St. Charles Avenue were both granted initial approval by city planning officials on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, police are on the lookout for an intruder who was discovered in a Broadmoor girl’s bedroom last week, they said.
The total liquidation of Peacock’s Estate Jewelry, plus part 2 of Twin Oaks,
will headline Crescent City’s Dec. 12-13 sale
The two-day, 1,000-lot auction event will be held at
Crescent City Auction Gallery’s showroom.
The complete liquidation of Peacock’s Estate Jewelers – the iconic fine jewelry store on Royal Street in the New Orleans French Quarter – plus Part 2 of items from Twin Oaks – the one-time home of author Robert Penn Warren in Prairieville, La. – will headline a massive two-day auction event slated for December 12th-13th by Crescent City Auction Gallery.
The sale will be held in Crescent City’s gallery, at 1330 St. Charles Avenue, starting at 10 a.m. both days. Lots 1-650 will be sold on Saturday, lots 651-1,000 on Sunday. Featured will be French and American period furniture, original artworks (some of them by noted regional artists), Newcomb College pottery, bronze pieces, antique clocks and more.
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will host a free Christmas concert this Saturday, Dec. 12, featuring performances by The Shades of Praise Gospel Choir, pianist Mark Coleman, and guitarist Todd Duke. The concert will be free and open to the public.