With construction of a major new drainage canal on Louisiana Avenue slated to last at least until 2018, neighbors are rallying with a new online association dedicated to monitoring and reporting safety problems up and down the corridor.
Ninety-three years ago this week in an historical event known as the “Catastrophe of Smyrna,” several hundred thousand Greek and Armenian refugees were driven from their historic homes. Smyrna, now Izmir, was an idyllic, multi-cultural gem city on the Turkish Aegean where Muslims and Christians had lived side by side for thousands of years. Mustafa Kemal’s loyalists deliberately set a massive fire in an effort to facilitate the Christians’ departure and create a Muslim stronghold which still exists today. Jewish and Muslim homes and businesses were left untouched.
Barely an hour after the conclusion of a meeting Tuesday night about armed robberies in the Uptown area, three teens were robbed by a man with a shotgun in a park on Napoleon Avenue — and investigators have already identified a suspect and seized a gun during a search of his home, New Orleans police said.
After an August that brought a number of armed robberies virtually unprecedented in recent years to the Uptown area, New Orleans police officials discussed a number of common-sense reforms they say will help prevent violent crime — but forcefully rejected recent calls for a return to a more aggressive “stop and frisk” style of policing.
The Sixth Annual Salon Jeanne d’Arc will feature two free workshops led by guest author and arts therapist Dr. Janet Lynn Roseman, along with Dr. Amanda Helm, an Assistant Professor of Sales and Marketing at Xavier University , and Lori Walsh-Van Wey, an editor and designer for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. A slideshow of Alex Labry’s photography book Personal Reflections of Joan of Arc and a networking reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
B&K Construction will be tying in a new water main as part of the SELA Orleans Jefferson Avenue drainage canal construction, causing low water pressure from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, the SWB report states. The areas affected include Jefferson Avenue (from Loyola Avenue to South Claiborne), Willow Street (from Jefferson to State Street) and Magnolia and South Robertson streets (both from Jefferson to Octavia), the release states.
The 6th Annual Black and Gold Kickoff Party event serves to raise money for the Bo Dollis, Sr. Memorial Fund and will feature the following performers and special guests: The Wild Magnolias, The 79rs Gang, The Creole Hunters, Mystikal, Kermit Ruffins, “Big Sam” Williams, Mia X, and The Pinettess Brass Band. The event, scheduled for this Saturday, September 19, will also feature a silent auction.
I think, by this point, I’ve managed to establish myself as a critic of the current mayoral administration. If Mayor Landrieu has an official fan club, I am not a member. I find his usual gaggle of sycophants and hangers-on downright nauseating.
That being said, one would think that I am clapping my hands with glee with the recent announcement that Judge Kern Reese held Landrieu in contempt and sentenced him to house arrest in the decades-old lawsuit regarding firefighters’ longevity raises. However, I am not.
A home on Palmer Street in the university area caught fire overnight, temporarily trapping a group Tulane students inside the burning house and leaving them without a home afterward, officials said.
Southern Rep Theatre’s “Stage Kiss” is a romantic comedy by playwright Sarah Ruhl about how love can happen on and off stage. “Stage Kiss” will be performed from Sept. 16 to Oct. 10 at Ashé Power House and will offer a variety of ticket prices and special events.
A developer who has quietly spearheaded the redevelopment of many of Freret Street’s most prominent commercial buildings and a French Quarter hotelier are teaming up to transform a vacant building next to Ochsner Baptist into a new 10-story hotel, they announced to neighbors this week.
New Orleans police are investigating an aggravated rape at a Canal Street hotel that was reported Wednesday on Calhoun Street, authorities said.
If the response at last week’s gubernatorial forum sponsored by GNO Inc. and its two sister organizations is any indication, Louisiana might not get anyone “better” than David Vitter as our next governor. The “Louisiana Can Do Better Than David Vitter” mantra from the new anti-Vitter PAC probably won’t resonate with enough voters to make a difference, since and other anti-Vitter groups haven’t uncovered any new sins or identify a candidate the majority of voters can better relate to.