ENCORE Academy is considering giving admissions preference to students from a large swath of Uptown — from the Garden District and Central City though Broadmoor and into Carrollton and Hollygrove — but the plan is on hold amid a sudden uncertainty about its location after next year.
Sandy Kaynor is slowly becoming more responsive as his family receives financial help raising $50,000 for hyperbaric oxygen therapy that his insurance won’t cover, according to our partners at WWL-TV.
A woman was robbed of her purse at gunpoint early Tuesday morning near St. Charles Avenue and Sixth Street, authorities said.
I had the chance this week to go over to the upstart Atelier Vie operation in the Art Egg building under the Broad Street bridge, a jaunt that served as yet another reminder of the cadre of creative and forward-looking folks that seems to be growing rapidly around here these days.
After a smash-and-grab auto burglary at an Uptown home was caught on security video last week, police are reminding New Orleans residents not only keep their cars locked, but their valuables out of sight.
Skip N’ Whistle announces its “End of the World” Sale that takes place this week through Friday, December 21, at their shop located at 8123 Oak Street. I mean, what else would prepare you for the end of the world?
Skip N’ Whistle offers buy one, get one 50 percent off t-shirts and sweatshirts (of equal or lesser value), a clearance rack of items starting at $5 and add an iron-on to any clearance item for only $5. Also, spend $100 or more and get a Free Custom Gildan Shirt. Remember to stop in by Friday, December 21 or before the world ends, whichever comes first.
An 18-year-old man was shot to death Monday afternoon on Delachaise street in the Milan neighborhood, marking the third lethal shooting in the Uptown area in less than 24 hours.
NOPD Sixth District Commander Robert Bardy found himself in a bit of a controversy this past week after an e-mail message was released in which he seemed to be urging an informal arrest quota. WWL-TV Eyewitness News obtained the message, which was sent in response to another e-mail by a member of the second platoon requesting that select officers be provided with mountain bike training as an incentive for exceptional police work.
Personally, my reaction to this would have been: “You consider mountain bike training to be a reward? In this climate? I mean, it’s December and I’m comfortable in short sleeves. Honestly, me – I’d ask for a bonus or time off, but whatever floats your boat, man.”
Gary Sinise of “CSI New York,” Mariska Hargitay of “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” and Trombone Shorty will join Harry Connick Jr. for the 20th anniversary ride of the Krewe of Orpheus on Lundi Gras, premiering a new song dedicated to the signature “Smokey Mary” float, according to a report by our partners at WWL-TV.
An employee of the Dat Dog on Freret Street was shot Monday morning by a masked man attempting to rob the popular restaurant before it opened, police said.
A cab driver was shot to death on Claiborne Avenue near Hollygrove in an apparent robbery Sunday evening, and a man and a woman were both killed in a shooting on St. Andrew Street that also injured another person, police said.
To escape a burning home just off Freret Street on Saturday evening, a 13-year-old boy jumped from a high second-story window into the arms of of a neighbor below Saturday evening, and other neighbors rescued the boy’s mother through the window shortly afterward with a ladder, witnesses and officials said.
“I was pulling up and she was halfway down the ladder,” said NOFD District Chief Albert Faciane. “I’ve gotta give credit — that was a good neighborhood save.”
Carrollton residents remain unclear on whether the thousands of families who live between Broadway, South Claiborne and the river could ultimately be left without a single open-admission school, after Recovery School District officials did not show up to a meeting Saturday about the future of James Weldon Johnson Elementary School.
Audubon Charter School leaders will meet this week with Orleans Parish School Board officials to discuss the possibility of moving Audubon’s upper grade students from the Carrollton courthouse location into the McDonogh No. 7 building on Milan Street in the Touro neighborhood, they said Saturday.
As we in New Orleans grieve the tragedy unfolding today in Connecticut, please let us also bear in mind the joy that our own school children bring us — and our duty as a community to protect them.
“What makes Sandy so beloved?” Grace Kaynor begins. “His kindness, gentleness, generosity of spirit, sense of humor and love for life.”