Three major new Uptown developments that together represent more than 350 residential units all received City Council approval Thursday, despite neighbors’ objections to one of the projects and the developers’ desire for more density at another.
The theme of this year’s St. Catherine’s Day Hat Parade is “The Hat Pack”. There will be prizes for the best hats, and live music by Bart Ramsey on French accordion with members of the swing band Zazou City. The parade is free and open to the public.
Yesterday’s announcements about the rise of armed robberies and that Councilmembers Jason Williams and Susan Guidry want to prioritize funding for 911 operators both illustrate the importance of better funding agencies involved in criminal justice.
“We are one mistake away from disaster and tragedy,” said Williams, who serves as Council President. “And it is unacceptable.”
The 2nd District’s 7th Annual Blues Festival will be held at Palmer Park this year, due to construction at Magazine and Napoleon. The event this Saturday, Nov. 21, is free and open to the public.
Fresh cut, Frasier fir Christmas trees (2 to 12 feet), wreaths and fresh garland arrive this week at First UU Church, located at 5212 Claiborne Ave. (at Jefferson). Get yours from our annual tree fundraiser, starting the Friday after Thanksgiving – doors open at 9am!
The two intruders in a Broadway Street home-invasion robbery who bound several college students as they ransacked the house were clearly looking for drugs — but may have been at the wrong house by mistake, New Orleans police said Wednesday.
Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping!
Avenue Marketplace is a full day of shopping, festivities, food and music. Shop from an eclectic mix of handmade art, jewelry and glass, to home décor, furnishings, women and children’s apparel, and much more on the historic St. Charles Avenue.
Lusher Charter School will host open house sessions this Thursday, Nov. 19, and Friday, Nov. 20, at the Lusher Fortier Campus and the Middle School Campus, respectively. Applications for Lusher Charter School’s next school year are due by Jan. 8.
In light of the upcoming COP21 UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, Alliance Française and the World Trade Center of New Orleans will host an energy efficiency workshop and climate change documentary. This free event takes place this Wednesday, Nov. 18, and will include wine and cheese.
On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Jewish Community Center (JCC) will host Dr. Jee-Yeoun Ko’s Coats for Kids Concert, an annual benefit concert featuring jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more. Though the event is free and open to the public, attendees are encouraged to donate new or gently used winter coats.
Over at Eater New Orleans, Gwendolyn Knapp sums up the ill-fated “Jack & Jake’s” grocery project quite aptly – as a money pit.
The project began in 2011, when Alembic Community Development bought the former Myrtle Banks Elementary School on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. The school, built in 1910, had closed in 2002 and was gutted by fire in 2008. The Orleans Parish School Board had already determined that it wasn’t cost-effective to preserve the building, but Alembic was determined to save the façade.
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Alliance Française offers French classes for every skill level. Whether you’re new to the language or need better practice, we’re happy to have you.
Learn about our speed-dating style Speak Easy on Dec. 8, our phonetics workshop Dec. 12, and our mini session classes, which explore topics such as News in France with TV5 Monde.
The Axiom Artist Collective will host “Delivering Culture”, an art show featuring the Jazz Stork Series by artist Bryan Brown, this Saturday, Nov. 14. The series represents the birth of the culture and traditions of New Orleans. The event is free and open to the public.
The former Walter L. Cohen High School — which only a few years ago was a bottom-barrel F-rated school labeled one of the most dangerous in America — is on the precipice of scoring a B rating, officials with New Orleans College Prep charter organization said Thursday, a crucial step towards alumni goal of restoring it to the glory of decades past.
But Sylvanie Williams elementary, the same organization’s first charter school, saw its scores slip again last year as state charter-renewal deadlines loom ever closer.