May 242012

Turn off your A/C and leave the fans in the corner: there’s a new way to beat the heat this summer. Bee Sweet Cupcakes is now offering homemade popsicles in a variety of flavors to tickle your taste buds. Featuring flavors such as strawberry lemonade, pina colada, grape pomegranate, and strawberry basil, these delicious popsicles are available for just $2 each, tax included! Also available are homemade lemon ice for $2, and Dippin’ Dots ice cream for $3 — so come in and cool down today!

Bee Sweet Cupcakes is located at 5706 Magazine Street, and is open Monday-Saturday from 11-6. Or call ahead to reserve your order at 504.891.8333.

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May 232012

The International School of Louisiana'a Camp Street campus.

In a shift of direction, the International School of Louisiana will most likely not apply for a fourth charter school in the New Orleans area next year, pausing its expansion plans to concentrate on finding more space at its Camp Street campus, growing its school in Algiers and opening the new campus it has already committed to in Jefferson Parish. Continue reading »

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May 232012

The special offered at an Uptown eatery, with creative spelling and use of quotations. (photo by Jean-Paul Villere for

Jean-Paul Villere

I have no problem with the language skills of the average New Orleanian.  If anything I fully embrace it, however I have to confess it often leaves me scratching my head if only because more often than not the word, syntax, and otherwise grammar choices made seem to be born out of sheer whim rather than deference to text.  Mostly I might chalk this up to New Orleanians’ frequent disregard for accuracy (and this might include driving habits, but another column for another day).  Generally, we all understand one another well enough, so what’s the difference, right?  For example, do quotation marks “really” have to be placed appropriately?  If it’s me, then “yes,” they do; but if it’s your favorite po-boy spot’s menu “board” detailing specials, “then” no, not so much. Continue reading »

May 232012

Jason Jaume, owner of the Hangar bar at 1511 S. Rendon St., was charged with 38 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor based on each person under age 18 found inside during a May 4 raid by state agents of a wrestling event marketed to families, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV. The bar’s management has said the minors were all supervised by their parents and that none were drinking alcohol.

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May 232012

Second District police officers play with two local children during an anti-crime march in June of 2011. ( file photo by Sabree Hill)

The NOPD Second District is planning its monthly anti-crime march on Freret Street tonight, and neighborhood groups are urging residents and business owners to come out and support the event. Continue reading »

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May 232012

The committee that organized a recent gun buyback at an Earhart Boulevard church needs to raise $13,000 to reimburse 173 gun owners who turned in weapons after the event ran out of money, according to a report by Monica Hernandez of our partners at WWL-TV. A total of 400 guns were surrendered, and committee member Rafael Goyeneche says that if even one violent crime was averted, the $23,000 event still cost less than a single emergency room visit.

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May 232012

“Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration has agreed to spend $2 million on street and sidewalk repairs, new traffic signal and other infrastructure upgrades. The administration will reimburse Costco for costs linked to meeting flood mitigation requirements,” writes Jennifer Larino of New Orleans City Business in a blog post about Hollygrove neighbors’ hopes that a requirement the Costco hire locally be included in the deal.

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May 232012

The International School of Louisiana governing board will meet at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, May 23) at 1400 Camp Street to discuss the results of its recent state testing, the reconfiguration of the Camp Street campus, and further expansion plans, officials said. Continue reading »

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May 222012

The well-received new French restaurant on Magazine Street had everything in place for an alcohol permit — the owners just need the City Council to return to work, according to reporting by Monica Herndandez and our partners at WWL-TV.

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May 222012

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Roving reporter TimG here… I want to let everyone know how City Hall’s recent street light press conference went, which included an unintentional demonstration of the challenges facing the administration’s new approach to street light repairs. Continue reading »

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