A New Orleans police officer fired at a man who pulled a gun out during a traffic stop and threatened him with it Wednesday night, leading to a large search for the suspect just off South Carrollton in Gert Town, police said.
New Orleans police have released surveillance video imagery of a white SUV they believe may have been used in four recent armed robberies from Uptown to the French Quarter.
If you have a pulse and you live in New Orleans, you are probably well aware that in the last little while cocktail couture has experienced a celebrated return. “And why?” you may wonder to yourself. I’m glad you asked. I myself am a curious type of fellow so I enquired with some one in the know. Going straight to the source, I recently exchanged pleasantries with of the local players in the business.
This is what transpired:
JP: So who are you? Where do you work? What’s your title? And how long have you been doing this?
ND: My name is Nick Detrich, and I’ve been a barman at Cure for a year and a half now.
Developers of a new Walgreens proposed for the old American Legion Hall on Magazine Street presented three renovation designs concepts to a crowd of Uptown residents Tuesday evening, saying that they are moving away from the more modern storefront design that initially bothered some neighbors.
Now that Walgreens has decided to move forward with plans to renovate the old American Legion Hall on Magazine Street into a new store, the developers are holding a town-hall meeting to discuss the design at 6 p.m. tonight inside the building, 5518 Magazine Street.
Like parents, educators and community members at so many schools around the city, supporters of James Weldon Johnson Elementary in Carrollton are increasingly frustrated with the latest plans for their campus.
The public school system is embarking on a $2 billion three-phase to improve school facilities across New Orleans, and over the next month will be finalizing plans on how to distribute the money across the city. On Saturday, the latest version of these plans were presented at a public meeting at Xavier University, and among the new information was that renovations are no longer planned at the long-vacant Priestley High School site.
The July meeting of the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans originally scheduled for tonight has been canceled, school officials said.
“We held our last meeting only two weeks ago, and there simply isn’t enough new business to conduct to warrant holding another meeting so soon,” interim board president Tom Klingler explained in an email.
The board’s June meeting was primarily focused on reports from staff members about their efforts to prepare for the Aug. 15 first day of school.
The board’s meetings are held on the second Monday of the month, and the next is set for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the school campus, 5401 S. Claiborne (the First Presbyterian Church).
Similar to New Orleans Music, St. Jude Community Center embodies a passion for the people, from the people, touching the lives and hearts of thousands every year. The center serves breakfast and lunch on weekdays; houses homeless working women; provides adult basic education; works with Second Harvest Food Bank to distibute food; houses volunteers staying in the city to help re-build post-Katrina; collaborates with Responsibility House in serving addicts, and so much more. This Saturday, July 16, 2011 Sounds of New Orleans presents a benefit concert for the St. Jude Community Center featuring Irma Thomas, Gina Brown, Michael Baptiste, Jo “Cool” Davis, Judy Spellman, Chris Billiot and Random Access, The Passion Band, Naydja Cole, Ceasar Elloie, Sharon Martin, Clark Knighten, Brass-A_Holics Brass Band, The Mystics, Miles Berry Quartet (Students from NOCCA). The Master of Ceremonies is News Anchor Karen Swenson.
A Wal-Mart in the French Quarter. There, I said it.
Don’t fret, dear readers. To my knowledge, Wal-Mart has no designs on the French Quarter, and perhaps never will. In fact, it stands to reason that Wal-Mart is content with its hard-fought Tchoupitoulas location in the Lower Garden District. Honestly, why would Wal-Mart pick such a fight?
For at least a decade, Harris Martinez has watched from his home every night as the rats scurry out from under the dense foilage shrouding the crumbling cottage across Arabella Street. When cats and dogs get involved, the melee can become such a nuisance that Martinez has to call animal-control officers.
Long an eyesore, the cottage’s condition was aired Tuesday night at a meeting of the Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association and reported on UptownMessenger.com, followed by a story Wednesday by WWL-TV. On Thursday, for the first time since Martinez can remember, a phalanx of workers descended on the house and removed all the trees and overgrowth where the possums nest.
The 14th Annual New Orleans French Film Festival begins tonight at the Prytania Theatre with a 7:30 p.m. showing of “Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life,” equal parts biography of the singer Serge Gainsbourg and “a quintessential time capsule to ‘60’s Paris.”
I’ve lived in the same neighborhood off and on for the past 10 years, but I only really started meeting the neighbors when I got a dog. Last year, my husband and I decided to welcome a retired athlete into our home. Her name is Nadia, a brindle greyhound rescued from a race track in Alabama. Greyhounds have been bred for speed for centuries, often running up to 40 miles per hour. That said, her new life with us is split between lazily lounging around the house or sprinting in the yard like a maniac. I’m waiting for her to take down the wooden gate one day just from momentum alone.
Two men have been jailed this week in separate incidents for allegedly attacking two Uptown women in their homes and threatening to kill them, police said.