A city panel rejected a request Monday to demolish a historic shotgun home on Oretha Castle Boulevard hailed as a crucial element of the streetscape of the rapidly redeveloping corridor.
Greater New Orleans’ citizens are arguably the most flexible people in the country. We take turns with our fellow drivers on narrow cobblestone streets, we know the secret route to get to our house during parade season, and boil water advisories keep us on our toes. These are just a few quirks that make us curious to outsiders and unite us as New Orleanians.
Another reason for us to band together is coming to a road near you! We will be facing drainage system improvements and road construction for the next five years. Funds from FEMA as well as our Department of Public Works have been designated and projects have been mapped through 2019, and we need to stay flexible (as we do) in the name of long-term infrastructure improvements!
Along with those experiencing personal inconveniences and dissatisfactions, our local businesses on these routes are taking a hard economic hit. New Orleans businesses need to feel our support and the impact of local dollars now at this critical time of business disruption because they are the backbone of our city’s culture, economy and character.
A new book examines the 200-year history of Poydras Home on Magazine Street, and the author will present it Tuesday evening at Octavia Books.
I’ve said time and time again: Those who most vocally claim to care about the poor and disenfranchised in our society actually tend to do the most damage to them. Many wealthy liberals want to have their cake and eat it too; to support laws and regulations that superficially appear to help those less fortunate, but conveniently push them away and make their lives worse.
The Tulane City Center will host a “Red Beans Roundtable” discussion on issues of affordable housing Monday, featuring developer Pres Kabacoff, Loyola University law professor Davida Finger, and advocates from the Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative, the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance and the Women’s Health and Justice Initiative.
By Ann Welsh
The Lusher Charter School community is special. Teachers, students, parents, and the administration work every day to promote “Learning the Lusher Way” and to exemplify Lusher’s number one rule: Be Kind. The level of engagement from the entire Lusher community is unsurpassed. Only with this consistent effort from all members of the Lusher community can our students achieve the success they’ve enjoyed as a result of their experiences at Lusher. Lusher students have discovered new approaches to environmental remediation after oil spills, have introduced the President of the United States at a celebration of National Poetry Month, and have performed at Carnegie Hall. A Lusher student has even had a planet named after her by NASA!
A Lusher Charter School board member resigned last week, underscoring the rising toll of mounting tensions within the school community even before the teachers vote on Tuesday whether to form a union.
The site of Belladoggie, the doggie day care and boarding company, will be converted into apartment buildings with one small retail space on the ground floor, according to records filed with the city.
The New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra and Voices of New Orleans are hosting their season finale concert this Sunday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church.The concert will include the Bruch Double Concerto in E minor op 88 featuring LPO members-Bruce Owen and Dr. Stephanie Thompson, music from the award winning video game soundtrack “Chrono Trigger”, and selections by Beethhoven, Mendehlssohn and Brahms. Admission is free, and donations are welcomed.
Local marketing agency RAPJAB will host Fly Fest 2016 this Saturday, May 14 at The Fly at Audubon Park. The potluck-style event will feature free crawfish and libations while supplies last, as well as a water balloon dodgeball tournament, cocktail competition, and field games.
Will Mayor Landrieu’s vocal support of a federal takeover at the Orleans Parish Prison be the final encouragement Judge Lance Africk needs to pull the trigger on receivership? Gusman filed his response to the Justice Department’s complaint yesterday which basically said he had not been given enough time or resources to significantly address the many issues at hand.
Under receivership, the federal government will appoint a seasoned correctional official to administer violence and mismanagement issues. Gusman would continue to serve as Sheriff but his hands would basically be tied.
Pinkberry New Orleans offers three catering options that bring an unforgettable experience to any business meeting, event, or party. Pinkberry has been a part of the New Orleans community for over six years now and catered all types of events including movie sets, class parties and even weddings! It is completely customizable, just mix and match our light, refreshing yogurts with fresh fruit and premium toppings.
Lafayette Academy graduated its first class of kindergarten students Tuesday from Dunbar Elementary, which reopened in Hollygrove last year 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.
A woman was shot Tuesday evening on Fontainebleau Drive in what investigators are now calling a robbery, New Orleans police said.
Neighbors who frequent Audubon Park expressed two top priorities on Tuesday night — a short-term goal of improving the bathrooms on The Fly, and a long-term goal of creating a community-driven master plan to guide the future of the popular recreation space.
Meanwhile, they also learned the latest plans for the reconstruction of Magazine Street through the area — currently scheduled to begin some time in 2017.
The U.S. Postal Service is now joining the investigation into the attempted armed robbery of a mail carrier on State Street Drive, New Orleans police said.
Meanwhile, NOPD detectives have determined that the gunman in a robbery just off South Carrollton had previously been involved in a hit-and-run nearby moments before, police said.