Mar 042013

The fire station in the 1200 block of Arabella Street. (image via Google maps)

The Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association will have a public-safety focus at its March board meeting on Tuesday, hearing from the assistant fire superintendent about changes planned for the Arabella fire station and from the local NOPD commander about crime issues. Continue reading »

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Mar 042013

Owen Courreges

Beretta USA is now the belle of the ball.  New Orleans needs to be an eager suitor.

It all started in January when Maryland Governor Mike O’Malley proposed the “Firearm Safety Act of 2013.” This bill, which has now passed the Maryland state senate on a 28-19 vote, is grotesquely unconstitutional dreck that will severely restrict the Second Amendment rights of Maryland citizens. Continue reading »

Mar 042013

Susan Barton, founder of Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, will discuss early warning signs of the prevalent learning disability tonight (Monday, March 4) in a free seminar hosted by Tulane University and St. George’s Episcopal School. Continue reading »

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Mar 042013

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Mar 022013

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Students from the Julliard School in New York City will host an evening of music, dance and drama performances Sunday evening (March 3) at Trinity Episcopal Church to benefit the “Shalom Zone” children’s arts program in Central City.

The Music For Peace fundraiser will begin at 5 p.m. Children are free but a donation is suggested for adults. Continue reading »

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Mar 022013

“We are happy that this suspect has been taken off the streets and arrested and we’re hoping that the other people involved will also be arrested,” Grace Kaynor told our partners at WWL-TV following the arrest of 20-year-old Byron Johnson in the carjacking and shooting of her husband, attorney Sandy Kaynor, five months ago at Camp Street and Delachaise. Sandy Kaynor remains hospitalized, but Grace Kaynor said she showed her husband Johnson’s photo and he seemed “very distubed,” Tania Dall reports:

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Mar 022013

The Freret Market will bring its eclectic assortment of food stands and local art and clothing vendors to the corner of Napoleon Avenue from noon to 5 p.m. today (Saturday, March 2), along with free performances by Mardi Gras Indian blues band Chawa, Miss Claudia Baumgarten’s Singalong Americana and New Orleans rock band Coot.

Mar 012013

Craig Giesecke

Though much work remains to be done, we’re finally getting to that happiest of all points in restaurant operations – the arrival of the new toys.

Grand openings, or even soft openings, come with pressure. But before that, there is the day (or days) when new stuff you’ve ordered actually arrives. Kitchen equipment, gadgets, machines, tables, chairs, product samples, etc. New inventory either never show up or all arrives at once. When it finally does, there is a Christmas-type atmosphere made better because there is no that-day deadline. Even if it’s stuff you’ve used a million times before and will soon tire of cleaning, washing or using, for a brief few days it is new, untried, and fresh. Continue reading »

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Feb 282013

Jim Alty, vice president for facilities management and campus development. at Tulane University, shows the floor plan for an upper level of the Zimple House dormitory. (Robert Morris,

A rendering of the Zimple House dormitory (via

The new Zimple House dorm and Yulman Stadium are both expected to be complete in time for the fall semester of 2014, Tulane University officials said Thursday night in a review of ongoing construction plans. Continue reading »

Feb 282013

Jimmy Anselmo and Vance DeGeneres, bassist for The Cold. (submitted photo)

(submitted photo)

by Rex Rose

For many months, Jimmy Anselmo has been trying to get the New Orleans City Council to allow him to open Jimmy’s Music Club again at the historic location on Dublin and Willow Streets, across from the streetcar barn, but his application has been buried. The more I look at the issue, the more it seems like a simple lack of communication might be the main impediment.  I feel confident there would be few objections to Jimmy reopening his club if all concerned were provided with just a little background history on Jimmy and his club, which I will deliver from a personal perspective. Continue reading »