Freret Street Boxing Gym has rescheduled Friday Night Fights winter wonderland show, featuring Frosty the Snowman, from Feb. 11, 2011 until after Mardi Gras due to concerns about the cold weather. The outdoor fight, sanctioned by USA Amateur Boxing, includes boxing, live entertainment and ring girls.
Heather Elizabeth is a fifth-generation New Orleanian. Her experiences as a French Quarter walking-tour guide gave her a deep appreciation of New Orleans’ rich history and culture. Inspired by the city around her, she created Heather Elizabeth Designs in 2002. She handcrafts her New Orleans photographs into jewelry and accessories for the home. Since 2002, Heather Elizabeth has gained a loyal following of locals and non-locals alike that collect her work. For any occasion, her line of merchandise makes great a gift for the lover of all things New Orleans.
Population loss following Hurricane Katrina will likely result in the removal of at least one state Senate district from New Orleans during legislative redistricting, possibly setting up a re-election battle between two sitting incumbents this year.
Each of the four Senate districts mostly contained in New Orleans is about 30 to 40 percent short of the population it needs to satisfy population requirements, according to 2010 Census figures. Even the seeming inevitability of dividing one of those four among the other three still leaves a significant shortfall, meaning the remaining New Orleans-based districts would have to grow outside the city limits.
A teenager in Hollygrove blinded a deliveryman with bleach in order to rob him of the pizza he had brought, police said Wednesday.
Over the next two days, the Irish Channel and Carrollton-Riverbend neighborhood associations will meet, Loyola and Tulane will each have their own jazz offerings, and photography, poetry, film and even Hornets basketball events will all be on offer around Uptown New Orleans.
Architectural historian, preservation consultant, and popular columnist for the Times-Picayune Stephanie Bruno presented her new book New Orleans Streets: A Walker’s Guide to Neighborhood Architecture at Octavia Books Tuesday evening. Bruno has been a columnist for the Times-Picayune since October 2007, writing her “StreetWalker” column with descriptions and photo colleges of individual New Orleans city blocks. Prior to her column she worked at the Preservation Resource Center.
A rebuilt streetscape, a host of new restaurants opening and a reinvigorated street party all slated for the coming months are accelerating the excitement and sense of renewal along the Freret corridor, residents said Tuesday night.
“By next year, we’re going to see a whole lot more people using Freret Street for all the right reasons,” said business owner Greg Ensslen at a meeting of Freret Neighbors United.
The NOPD sex-crimes unit arrested a New Orleans man Monday on charges that he sexually assaulted a woman at his St. Charles Avenue residence in November, police said.
Dean E. Kelly, 39, was charged with forcible rape, police said. He is accused of bringing a female acquaintance to his residence in the 4000 block of St. Charles Avenue, plying her with alcohol and then sexually assaulting her, investigators said in a news release.
The Jefferson-based Republican opted not to run for Jefferson Parish assessor after surveying the field, he told Richard Rainey of The Times-Picayune. Cameron Henry’s district in the state House of Representatives currently includes the Black Pearl area of Carrollton, a neighborhood which could be moved into a New Orleans-based district after legislative redistricting.
A string of business burglaries hits Maple Street, but the sting is particularly painful when first editions of Confederacy of Dunces and Infinite Jest are stolen, reports WWL.
“A crackhead is not going to steal Confederacy of Dunces,” NOPD Sgt. Marc Amos tells reporter Katie Moore. “That doesn’t feed his need.”
Still recovering from a spate of recent violent crime but looking forward to a makeover of its commercial corridor later this year, the Freret neighborhood will have its bimonthly meeting Tuesday night.
Freret Neighbors United will meet at 6 p.m.
See below for details of this meeting and more.
The leak in the 3400 block of St. Charles Avenue has been running since last spring, reports Vanessa Bolano of ABC26.