The Nix Branch of the New Orleans Public Library will host a lecture Friday evening (Oct. 26) entitled “The Fallen Queen: New Orleans in the Civil War” to finish out this year’s bicentennial program of events.
The Hullabaloo, Tulane University’s student-run newspaper, is suing the state Division of Administration for turnstile records from Green Wave football games after the Superdome’s private management company, SMG, turned down a similar request, according to a report by Jessica Appelbaum of The Hullabaloo. “The attendance records are … relevant because a faction of neighborhood residents criticize Tulane’s plans to build a stadium of that size,” Appelbaum reports. “They question the accuracy of the attendance numbers Tulane is reporting.”
A hearing in the case is set for Monday afternoon.
When 40-year-old Jody Butler saw police arrive at Seventh and Danneel in July 2010, he took off on a bicycle, and when police caught him they found cocaine and marijuana on him, according a report by John Simerman of The Times Picayune. But a three judge panel ruled that insufficient cause for searching Butler, saying, “Frankly, it would be more remarkable if a person did not flee upon the sudden appearance of three marked police cars in a high-crime neighborhood,” Simerman reports.
Our partners at WWL-TV examined this issue in a separate Central City case earlier this week.
NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas and a panel of Loyola University criminologists will participate in a crime symposium Friday (Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) addressing New Orleans’ murder rate.
Loyola University will host “Oktoberfest-Opera’s Greatest Drinking Songs” at 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Oct. 25) with wine and beer to follow.
A proposal to separate the International School of Louisiana’s Eastbank and Westbank buildings into two campuses for lower- and upper-school students is still just one idea among many for next year, the school board promised a cafeteria full of concerned parents, and set a two-week deadline for themselves to endorse or reject it.
Recently en route to a morning meeting, I got pulled over by the NOPD, with good reason: my license plate had long expired. And I knew it, and I knew what was next. My inspection sticker? Expired. Insurance? Legit, but no proof therein. The only saving grace was that my license to drive happens to be aces with nothing attached, plus I operated the vehicle in a stellar manner. Okay, the officer didn’t use the word ‘stellar’, that’s my own embellishment. But trust me, I’m a good driver, just maybe not always a 100-percent legal one.
For the third time in 36 hours on an Uptown street, a woman at her vehicle was approached by a man armed with a gun who took her belongings — this time, around 8 p.m. on Clara Street between State and Nashville.
Actor Wendell Pierce plans the next location of his fresh-food convenience store concept, Sterling Express, for Tchoupitoulas near the old Market Street power plant in the Lower Garden District, but the proposed gas station he wants to put it in received a split decision from a city panel Tuesday on its request for two bays for large trucks.
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A woman was robbed at gunpoint by a man who then demanded she let him into her Bordeaux Street home to steal additional items, police said.
Performance among Uptown public schools in the most recent school year was in many ways similar to that in the year before, according to state scores released Monday. A cluster of high-performing schools continued gains that in many ways lead the city, while a somewhat larger group of low-performing schools split between those making progress toward the middle, those that are slowly improving but still dismally low, and a handful with results that can only be described as disappointing.
Article by Marta Jewson, for UptownMessenger.comThe owner of a building at the corner of Leonidas and Willow is proposing to change its zoning from residential to neighborhood business for a contractor-training office and community space, raising some questions among surrounding neighbors.
A woman’s SUV was stolen from her at gunpoint Monday afternoon on Willow Street in Central Carrollton, but police located the vehicle shortly afterward stashed behind a home on General Ogden Street.
A man took a luxury car at gunpoint just off South Claiborne Avenue on Saturday afternoon, police said.
Some explanation is required. My day-to-day persona is that of Owen Courreges, Attorney at Law. However, on Thursday evenings I have been breaking out my 1923 Brunswick suitcase phonograph at the Bayou Bar in the Hotel Pontchartrain. There, I play 78 rpm records as my alter ego – D.J. Luddite (because D.J. Luddite eschews modern technology).
It’s kind of like Garth Brooks and his rock alter ego Chris Gaines, only far less lame and pretentious. Well, at least less pretentious.
However, for the past few weeks I’ve been absent. Music has been silenced at Bayou Bar. This is regrettable, because Bayou Bar has a storied history in the music community. Reportedly Cole Porter played here somewhat inconsistently on weekends for about twelve years. Frank Sinatra and Frankie Lane used Bayou Bar as their watering hole, and are even rumored to have performed on occasion.
Audubon Charter School has been approved to start construction on its Broadway campus expansion after nearly a year of uncertainty surrounding a lawsuit filed by neighbors, school officials said Saturday morning.
“We’re happy, happy people,” said Alisa Dupre, the school operation and facilities manager. “We’re ready to be occupants of the building again.”
I was at work the other day and a friend came in to get a few items. We were talking in front of the chef case, where all the gorgeous stuffed pork loin, herb-crusted salmon and other stuff is displayed. He commented on how great it all looked, but then asked me, “Don’t you get bored making the same stuff every day?”
Well, yes and no.