I’m about to offer up some tough love, for this city and the fez-wearing simian we’ve been toting around unawares:
Citizen engagement in New Orleans has reached an impasse. There, I said it.
A man was beaten unconscious with a baseball bat during an early-morning robbery attempt in the Irish Channel, police said.
Campus police are awaiting test results on “three anonymous reports of drugged drinks at local bars within three weeks of each other in late October,” according to The Tulane Hullabaloo student newspaper.
The discovery this week that a homeless man had died inside a tent at the OccupyNOLA encampment across from New Orleans City Hall made an often-ignored but regularly-occurring tragedy into headline news for a day, exposing if only briefly a persistent problem in the city, one of the group’s members told an Uptown audience Saturday.
The program for An Evening of Difficult Music #35 includes “experimental meditations in sound from Jonathan Dean (transmuteo) and Forrest Prism (off balance atlas).” The concert is free and begins at 8 p.m. at McKeown’s Books, 4737 Tchoupitoulas.
Be careful what you wish for! This past August, at a conference to mark the 6-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Mitch Landrieu noted that there were plenty of foods available in other states that were unavailable in New Orleans. Recalling a recent trip to Iowa, he made his point clear: “You can’t get pork chop on a stick at, say, Dat Dog,” he suggested to the audience.
Dat Dog would simply like to say: some dreams do come true.
Remember when winning the science fair was a big deal? Remember when being a state spelling bee champ garnered your name in the newspaper? I grew up pre-Internet, back when MTV still stood for Music Television and it was where I’d sneak watching the latest videos from Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins when I was really supposed to be doing homework.
NOLA VFW, the city’s only VFW post, is hosting a Veterans Day commemoration at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday, Nov. 11) at our post, 531 Lyons Street (corner of Annunciation).
This VFW post was founded by WWII vets and has been around for decades. However, our membership now mainly consists of OIF/OEF veterans.
If you served in Iraq or Afghanistan, please stop by the post tonight.
Better communication with neighbors, problems with a corner store and long-term changes to area schools were all points of focus Thursday night for members of the Carrollton-Riverbend Neighborhood Association at their November monthly meeting.
The Camellia Grill on South Carrollton Avenue has been broken into twice within a month by thieves burrowing through a wall, and investigators believe that employees of the landmark restaurant may be involved.