An architect’s plan to tear down an Octavia Street house he uses as a rental property and replace it with a home for himself that he described as more in keeping with the neighborhood drew mixed reviews Monday from the city’s demolition panel, who sent it with a split vote to the New Orleans City Council for a final decision.
A block of Prytania Street will be restricted to a single lane of traffic for two weeks for underground repairs and repaving, officials with the city of New Orleans said, just two blocks down from another section slated to be closed for at least six more weeks.
One of the chief headaches one gets from monitoring the news cycle relates to the fact that it isn’t self-correcting. A tiny seed of disinformation grows to become a sturdy tree of conventional wisdom.
This is what happened with the so-called “Stand Your Ground” (SYG) laws following the shooting of Treyvon Martin in Florida by George Zimmerman. Most recently, it was criticized in a recent column by Jarvis DeBerry after being invoked by Algiers Pastor W.L.T. Littleton, who is accused of shooting a fleeing copper thief in the back of the head.
The collection of nine former New Orleans Adolescent Hospital buildings acquired by Children’s Hospital will receive landmark protection, but the rest of the 17-acre site will not, a city panel ruled Thursday — effectively allowing the demolition of six dilapidated NOAH buildings in the near future and defining the path ahead for the expansion of Children’s Hospital.
A total of 74 plaintiffs have now joined the lawsuit alleging that their homes have been damaged by construction of new drainage canals under major thoroughfares through Uptown New Orleans, but their attorney says the costs of repairing these houses is already built into the project and won’t increase the costs for the Sewerage & Water Board.
A screening of Disney’s smash hit “Frozen” and an evening at the Cool Zoo attraction will open Audubon Zoo’s “Dinner and a Zoovie” series on Friday.
The road gets repaved, and then it’s dug up again to fix a broken pipe underneath. The streetcar tracks get replaced, then torn out again for a new drainage canal. Power lines are being replaced over a road about to be repaved, instead of buried underneath it.
“There seems to be no comprehensive oversight,” said a man in the audience at New Orleans City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell’s town hall on Uptown road construction. “There seems to be no brain center in the apparatus,” he said.
Is he right? Will the roads in New Orleans ever work?
A developer’s plan to build two houses at a long-vacant site on Fontainebleau Drive drew opposition Monday morning from a number of neighbors in Broadmoor who said a single house would better fit the character of the historic residential thoroughfare.
There’s no getting around it: Central City is an impoverished neighborhood.
In 2013, Karen Gadbois and Craig Mulcahy summed up the situation in Central City nicely: “[Y]ou’re still within sight of the Superdome, but have no doubt about it: The tracks may be nonexistent, but you’re on the wrong side of them.”
With Central City’s depressed economic state, one would think that public officials and the nonprofit community would focus on promoting businesses that provide goods and services that serve a lower-income demographic. However, the opposite has been the case.
Loyola University’s Department of Music Education is hosting their ninth annual International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education (ISSME) together with the MayDay Group (MDG) Colloquium 27 research conference for the first time this Sunday, June 14, through Friday, June 19. Full registration for the collaborative event is $125 and $85 for students; banquet registration is $30.
A gas station on South Carrollton Avenue was robbed at gunpoint overnight, New Orleans police said Sunday morning.
The New Orleans Film Society will prsent a free screening of the classic musical “Grease” starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John tonight (Saturday, June 6) in Coliseum Square.
Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders are invited to attend Loyola University’s Writing Institute’s summer workshops for young writers, held from June 8 to June 26. The cost of the workshop is $400, and need-based scholarships are available.