Nov 222011

Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging is the only locally-owned camera store in the city of New Orleans, and for 45 years has built a strong local reputation based on both quality of products and quality of personal service. Moldaner’s still provides everything that made its name great, offering a range of retail products such as digital cameras and accessories, film, inkjet printing materials, including darkroom materials (paper, developer, and other chemicals) that are unavailable anywhere else in the city. Moldaner’s also offers scanning, fine art printing, and imaging services at affordable prices

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Nov 222011

Clarence Givens of New Orleans Private Patrol smiles as he works in front of Newman School. (Sabree Hill,

Whether driving to work, dropping the kids at school or eating at a favorite lunch spot, we all have faces we encounter on a regular basis in our daily journey. A few of my regulars have become part of the fabric of my life — even though I may have never met or had a conversation with them, their faces, warm smiles or simple presences are always consistent and expected in my daily trek. I wonder about the stories behind these faces, who these people are, what their lives are all about, how they became part of my world and perhaps yours as well.

One of those faces belongs to Clarence Givens. Anyone who travels Jefferson Avenue past Newman School in the mornings has had the opportunity to see Clarence Givens. An officer with New Orleans Private Patrol, Clarence has been detailed to Newman School for the past 8 years. What is remarkable about Clarence is his amazingly wide, bright smile, a gift to those who pass him each and every morning. Whether the day is sweltering heat, rain or freezing, that smile is always a given. Continue reading »

Nov 222011

The entrance to Milestone SABIS Academy at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Next year, Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle Orleans will move into the building. (

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church’s recent selection of Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans as the new tenant of its school building drew sharp criticism Monday evening from the board of Milestone SABIS Academy, the school that has been in the building for several years. Continue reading »

Nov 212011

Finger Lick'n Wings owner Marlon Horton, also known in his rap career as 10th Ward Buck, invites customers to his restaurant on Jackson Avenue in this image from a commercial on his website,

Concerns about what neighbors described as repeated disruptive block parties at a Jackson Avenue chicken wings restaurant led the Coliseum Square Association to withhold its support for a liquor license at the establishment Monday night. Continue reading »

Nov 212011

The driver told police he was shot in the head at Annunciation and Toledano. (via

Deemed “the luckiest man in the world” by investigators, a driver in the Irish Channel survived being shot in the back of the head and even managed to drive himself to a nearby hospital for treatment, authorities said. Continue reading »

Nov 212011

Although the Sewerage and Water Board quickly repaired a leak that was flooding the 2300 block of Calhoun Street with gushing water, they left a hole filled with loose rocks in its place and did not address the more serious problems with the cracked and sinking roadway, Bill Capo of our partners at WWL-TV finds in this followup:

Nov 212011

The Coliseum Square Association will be discussing a proposed alcohol license for Finger Lick’n Wings at 739 Jackson Avenue, as well as hearing the zoning committee’s report on proposed land-use changes all around the neighborhood at tonight’s meeting, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridge Lounge, 1201 Magazine Street.

Nov 212011

The school building at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, currently occupied by Milestone/SABIS Academy, will be home to Lycee Francais next year. (Sabree Hill,

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans has leased the St. Francis of Assisi school building at State and Patton in Uptown New Orleans as its new location, according to an announcement made early Monday. Continue reading »

Nov 192011

Leaders of two French-immersion public charter schools in Uptown New Orleans, Audubon Charter School and Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans, both made efforts this week to dispute allegations that their admissions procedures favor students from wealthy families. Continue reading »

Nov 182011

An international student from Gambia in Tulane’s School of Continuing Studies was detained by the Department of Homeland Security in October on fugitive charges from Massachusetts and a visa that expired 23 years ago, according to an article by Rae Abbott in The Hullabaloo student newspaper.

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