Public housing and public works will be the topic of a discussion led by labor activist Jay Arena on Saturday morning at the monthly Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast at First Unitarian Universalist Church.
The Holy Name of Jesus School will host its 30th annual Gator Fest this weekend, bringing live music, food, rides and kids’ activities to Calhoun Street.
A man with a gun tried to grab a woman walking in the Lower Garden District in the early-morning hours Monday morning in what New Orleans police say may have been an attempted robbery or kidnapping.
Lusher Charter School’s rendition of “Hello, Dolly” from this weekend’s production of the musical won the school a $10,000 first-place prize to enhance the school music program in Popeye’s “Love that Music” contest, the school has announced.
Two women who allegedly picked up a man in the French Quarter, drove him to Central City and then robbed him were caught on video using his debit card, and investigators are seeking the public’s help identifying them, New Orleans police said.
If you missed the premiere weekend of Loyola University’s production of Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice,” you have a few remaining chances to catch it through Saturday.
Sufi Second Line, a band that “performs traditional New Orleans folk and gospel music in Urdu, the national language of Pakistan,” will offer a free concert tonight (Thursday, Nov. 7) at the Bea Field Alumni House at Tulane University, according to the New Wave university news service.
A free Kindergarten Readiness Forum featuring a panel of educators and administrators from local public and private schools will be held at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Nov. 7) at the Jewish Community Center on St. Charles Avenue.
Mayor Landrieu could be encouraging his CAO Andy Kopplin to enter the At-Large Council race against Stacy Head in order to preserve his legacy when the Mayor runs for Governor, according to the hottest rumor circulating among politicos lately — and the theory may make some sense.
A woman was kidnapped Wednesday night from her Milan-neighborhood home by her ex-boyfriend, who beat her before releasing her, police said.
The South Broad Community Health clinic — the new healthcare facility opening next year at Washington and Broad — will host a “sneak peek” of their renovated building during a fundraiser Thursday evening.
A plan under official consideration would “move trains from the tony Jefferson Parish neighborhood of Old Metairie to existing tracks in the economically challenged Hollygrove neighborhood of New Orleans,” according to a recent report by Paul Murphy of our partners at WWL-TV.
Three buildings at the corner of Magazine and Nashville are slated for an upcoming redevelopment and reconfiguration that will likely mean a reshuffling of the shops there, business owners and neighbors said this week.
Back in the summer, the Butler Callahan Holdings development company bought the property at the end of the 5700 block of Magazine where Rare Cuts, Vom Fass and Parcels and Post are currently located. Their plan, according to a letter sent to neighbors, is to renovate the three buildings, aligning the front of the corner building with the other two and joining the three structures into one contiguous space.
I am a cat person, but we remain feline less for the moment. My oldest developed an allergy recently, and I chose my offspring over my rat decapitator we had had since a wee kitten rescued post-K, all mangy and feral. Not a tough call, but have you ever been brought a headless rodent with its noggin neatly next to its lifeless body? It’s impressive. And repulsive. And in short, quite a skill. Her name was Rita (yes, named after the storm – she did have a sister named Katrina who died a few years ago), and like most cats, self sufficient and less than encourageable; such are these creatures. And therefore and in my experience quite unlike the other preferred domesticated pet: your household dog.
In order to treat unsafe levels of lead and other toxic heavy metals, three feet of soil must be removed and replaced in areas of the Booker T. Washington High School site at 1201 South Roman Street that will not be covered by asphalt or buildings, according to state recommendations reported on by Mark Schleifstein of The Times-Picayune. Monique Harden, an attorney for the Walter L. Cohen Alumni Association, is asking the state to treat the entire site as a hazardous-waste site, Schleifstein reports.
A 61-year-old man was killed Monday evening when he was hit by a car while he was trying to walk across South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans police said.
In separate robberies over the weekend, one man was robbed by rifle-wielding assailants in the Hollygrove area, and another man was robbed by a bicyclist in the Milan neighborhood.