Sep 182012

Streets marked in red had their “first pass” completed by Monday, and the purple-shaded zones indicate Monday’s deployment. (via city of New Orleans)

A map of debris collection since Hurricane Isaac released by the city Monday shows strong progress in Uptown’s university area, Broadmoor, parts of Central City, and on either side of Magazine Street between Jefferson and Napoleon. In other many neighborhoods from the Lower Garden District to Audubon Park, however, the map indicates that debris contractors have yet to make their “first pass.” Continue reading »

Sep 182012

Police are looking for the driver of this truck for assistance in solving a sex crime in the 1000 block of Broadway in July. (via NOPD)

Police are looking for a motorist who may be able to help identify a man who got into a woman’s apartment in the 1000 block of Broadway, stood near her bed and performed a lewd act earlier this summer, authorities said. Continue reading »

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Sep 182012

Members of the Faubourg Delachaise Neighborhood Association will hear from the four candidates for the District B seat on the City Council at their quarterly meeting tonight, as well as discuss the new accelerated high school at the Bauduit campus and new businesses in the neighborhood. Continue reading »

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Sep 182012

Candidates for three judicial seats and two open City Council seats will appear tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 18) on the Loyola University campus in forums sponsored by the Alliance for Good Government, followed by school board candidates tomorrow night. Continue reading »

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Sep 172012

Maintenance of the park around the “Birth of a Muse” statue on Terpsichore Street will be among the discussion topics Monday night at the Coliseum Square Association.

The Coliseum Square Association will meet to discuss upcoming events such as the Night Out Against Crime and ongoing projects such as maintenance the neighborhood’s statues and fountain of at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, Sept. 17) at the Bridge Lounge, 1201 Magazine Street. Continue reading »

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Sep 172012

Owen Courreges

I think the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWB) needs to adopt a new motto to shift attention away from its staggering waste, corruption and general incompetence.   That motto should be: “Hey, at least we don’t still have a horseshoer on staff!”

It recently became news that Detroit Water and Sewerage Department actually still employs a horseshoer, although it has no horses.  Apparently this man does nothing but collect a paycheck, and a decent one at that — $29,245 in salary and about $27,000 in benefits.  Apparently union rules keep the man on staff, and the union isn’t budging. Continue reading »

Sep 172012

A fire that broke out shortly after 4 a.m. Monday at a home at 9035 Pritchard Place heavily damaged the vacant house where it started and also caused some damage to the two houses on either side of it, displacing one family but harming no one, according to a report by our partners at WWL-TV.

Last week, another vacant home was damaged in a fire about a block away.

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Sep 172012

New Orleans GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio

**Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin**
**Famous American Visiting Glass Artist**
**Gallery Exhibition**
**Continuing Fall Classes: Glass, Metal, Print**

New Orleans GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio has a busy fall season this year!  In addition to upcoming classes in glassblowing, torchworking, metal sculpture, copper enameling, printmaking and book arts, the studio is inviting visitors to make glass pumpkins for Art for Art’s Sake, followed by a visit from America’s most prominent glassblower! Continue reading »

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Sep 142012

A rendering of a two-block portion of the improvements to General Pershing Street. (via the City of New Orleans)

New, wider sidewalks with handicapped ramps at the corners and a resurfaced road with better crosswalk markings are all headed to a four-block stretch of General Pershing Street through Broadmoor in a $250,000 project that broke ground this week, city officials said. Continue reading »

Sep 142012

New Orleans Police detectives are investigating two reported rapes in the Uptown area, one from earlier this year on Zimpel Street in the university area, and another from early Friday morning just off South Claiborne in Central City. Continue reading »

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