Plans to renovate the former Our Lady of Good Counsel school on Louisiana Avenue into a 22-unit apartment building received a initial approval from city officials on Tuesday, bolstered by support from neighbors in the Garden District Association.
Paul Simon recently let the cat out of the bag. He will appear at this year’s JazzFest, but otherwise, historically performers stay hush hush regarding their participation until festival organizer’s reveal the line up en masse. And that usually happens right about now. As such, the wild hair of getting back on that prognostication horse has tempted me yet again.
And through divination, conjurings, and tea leaf readings—but mostly looking at existing, published tour schedules—I submit the following 10 predictions. Consider Mr. Simon lagniappe that you may or may not have already known.
Did you just make a resolution to eat healthier and support youth leadership in 2016? Well, Grow Dat Youth Farm’s got you covered!
Rachael Levine, a Junior at Lusher Charter High School, has been selected for the 2016 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Rachael, a cellist, will perform during Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary season in February with the Honors Symphony Orchestra. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.
New Orleans police are hoping the public can help identify the suspect in a robbery attempt at the Burger King on South Carrollton Avenue last week, authorities said.
The Prytania Theatre will present a special screening of Jim Henson’s 1986 fantasy classic “Labyrinth” on Sunday night in tribute to the film’s otherworldly star David Bowie, whose death of cancer at age 69 was announced on Monday.
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A kitchen fire in a second-floor apartment spread to a neighboring apartment and three Magazine Street businesses below Monday night, but everyone escaped the three-alarm blaze without injury, New Orleans firefighters said.
The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) will host its 9th annual Fit For a King Conference in honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this Thursday, Jan. 15. This year’s conference theme is “Bringing Justice Home: Fair Housing in an Era of Displacement and Growing Inequality”, and acclaimed civil rights activist Angela Davis will be the keynote speaker.
The state education board’s recent recommendation to extend the charter for Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans by an additional seven years will play a crucial role as the young school seeks financing to renovate the former Priestley school in Carrollton for its upper grades, officials said Monday night.
St. George’s Episcopal School will host Open Houses for students from age 1 year to 8th grade on January 14th and 21st from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at 923 Napoleon Avenue, the school has been a leader in New Orleans education since 1969. With the ongoing expansion of the Early Childhood Center and the continued success of Lower and Middle School students, St. George’s is committed to continuing its legacy of excellent education.
A 49-year-old man was shot Friday on the corner of First Street and Claiborne Avenue, according to New Orleans police.
Police said he was approached by a man armed with a black handgun shortly before 2 p.m.
He was taken to a local hospital after the man shot him.
City Planning officials are set to discuss the proposal of an apartment building located at the former Our Lady of Good Counsel School at a City Planning Commission meeting Tuesday afternoon.
A 42-year-old man was cut Uptown on Sunday afternoon after attempting to buy drugs from another man, according to New Orleans police.
Three rapes were reported in or near Central City in Uptown over the weekend, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
We’ve long come to expect bizarrely poor public transit in New Orleans. Nothing runs on time, streetcars are useless following a modest fender-bender, and virtually half of bus service still hasn’t been restored after Katrina.
Meanwhile, tourist lines soak up the lion’s share of capital dollars while residents who live paycheck-to-paycheck wonder whether they’ll actually be able to get to work the next day. In short, transit is a basket case.
In the midst of all of this inefficient blundering, one would at least expect that RTA could get one thing right – using technology.
Could you or someone you know benefit from a training program designed to develop and enhance leadership skills? Are you affiliated with an organization that needs qualified leaders on its Board of Directors?
The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) is once again bringing its award-winning Get On Board training program to energetic individuals who want to improve Metropolitan New Orleans.
With a costumes ranging from the satirical to the fantastic to just plain hairy, the Mystic Krewe of Loup Garou made its inaugural march through the Irish Channel on Saturday afternoon, delighting onlookers and raising money to improve the neighborhood.
On a sleepy stretch of Millaudon St. in the Black Pearl, barely out of the shadow of Loyola’s Law School, rests an unassuming sky blue two-story home with a handsome vegetable patch of a front yard, also known as the Sunshine School. A daycare during the week, once a year this coming Saturday morning from 10 to noon, the garden will host the school’s Farmer’s Market and sell homegrown veggies, baked goods, and small plants that Lynne Hempe and her students have propagated. All of the proceeds will be donated to charity. As a father of one of Ms. Lynne’s preschoolers, a story about this now annual boutique event and her squad are frankly too good to pass.
As bleary-eyed returnee parents seeking childcare for our two oldest in the still drying out terrain of the Crescent City, my wife and I first met Ms. Lynne at CDP (Child Development Program on Claiborne Ave) 10 years ago and have had the privilege of having all four of our children spend their preschool experience with her. Reflecting on this recently, and being reminded of the 2016 market, I wanted to share a little insight to her world and the contributions she makes to our community. So we did a little Q & A: