OPSB Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis sent a letter to central office staff this week who were not eliminated in the first round of staff changes last summer advising them that more cuts were on the way but that they could apply for jobs remaining, if they were qualified. Even the current principals were told that their re-employment was not certain. Staff members are bracing for these inevitable changes, which will likely occur during the summer months.
I’m writing this in the hopes of solving a mystery I have noticed in my neighborhood. After finishing another delicious dinner at Rum House on Magazine Street, I decided a little gelato would be the perfect way to end my evening. As I left Sucre with a cupful of delicious pistachio gelato, I noticed something on The Orphanage Building across the street. Being projected on the wall of the historic apartment building was a light display showing the phrase “#BeSentimental”.
Hillary Barq, a member of the family that invented Barq’s root beer, is planning to open a combination ice cream parlor, high-end wine and liquor store and café on Magazine Street, she announced at a Coliseum Square Association meeting Monday.
Some say Barq’s dream is delicious, but it could also be a pie in the sky, according to several neighbors. First, as she explained, she must convince the city to grant permission for her to sell off-premise packaged liquor.
“You’re an idiot.”
It wasn’t much of an argument. These were the words written to me by Taylor Huckaby, a social media spokesman for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the regional transit agency serving the San Francisco Bay area. Clearly, he didn’t like to be challenged.
This year’s Super Sunday event will take place this Sunday, March 20 with a festival at A.L. Davis Park and a parade route. New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians tribes and special guests with live music performances will be featured.
On Wednesday, March 23, LCIA is hosting an Industry Insights lunch for the transportation industry, “The BASICs of the CSA.” We will be joined by guest presenter Coastal Truck Driving School, who will discuss safety guidelines put in place by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
This workshop is for anyone with a commercial driver’s license (CDL), anyone employed in the transportation industry, and managers at companies that employ individuals with CDLs. Lunch will be served at this event.
Sunday morning during an early walk through the CBD and French Quarter, I encountered more than two dozen homeless men and women sleeping in the doorways of some of our city’s most fashionable establishments. While I paused to shoot a photograph on Royal Street, a State Police cruiser passed right by, unfazed. Whether people are sleeping (or eating or anything even more personal) in a vestibule, outside the Cabildo, or along the Moonwalk, it’s an unsightly, unsanitary situation that negatively impacts tourism and everyone’s quality of life.
Tamashii is the Japanese word for Spirit or Heart. At King Lam’s Tamashii Karate and Tai Chi Center, it’s our goal to improve your mind, body, and spirit by way of the martial arts so you can excel in all endeavors of life.
Registration is open for six-week Yoga courses for both adults and children. We also have Karate classes for adult and children, and Tai Chi for adults only.
The church pastor who owned an apartment building that dramatically collapsed on Amelia Street is seeking federal money to rebuild more affordable housing on the site, City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell told neighbors on Tuesday evening.
The resident, who lives in the 500 block of Valence, returned home around 3 a.m. Saturday, March 12, to find 29-year-old Kyle Anderson asleep on his sofa, according to a NOPD news release. When he woke Anderson up, a fight began and led outside the home, the report states.
“The victim ran back into his residence, armed himself with a shotgun and told the intruder to leave,” the report states. “Anderson then charged the victim and another physical altercation began. The victim was then able to subdue the suspect until Second District officers arrived and arrested Anderson without further incident.”
The case is classified as an aggravated burglary, and the investigation is ongoing, the report states. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Second District station at 658-6020 to speak to a detective, or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.
The superintendent of New Orleans public schools will make the final decision on a controversial reallocation of per-pupil tax money, the Orleans Parish School Board decided Tuesday, despite the threat of a costly lawsuit from the attorney representing Lusher Charter School.
The premiere performance of “Visions of Genius: Jung, Joyce and Lucia”, a play written by Jungian Analyst Del McNeely, will take place this Friday, March 18. Tickets for the performance are $20 each and will benefit the C. G. Jung Society of New Orleans.
The Jefferson Avenue intersection with Chestnut Street will close starting today (Tuesday, March 15), but the Camp Street intersection will reopen, officials said.