Article by Sarah Tan for UptownMessenger.com
With the purchase of the Priestley campus in Carrollton now complete, the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans charter school plans to begin initial renovations on the long-vacant campus using a new $800,000 line of credit.
Streetcar service through the Uptown area will be interrupted in three phases over the summer in order to accommodate the SELA drainage project, RTA officials told Carrollton residents on Monday night.
In the film Cool Hand Luke, a prison guard slaps the protagonist, played by Paul Neuman, into solitary.
“Sorry, Luke,” the guard explains. “I’m just doing my job. You gotta appreciate that.”
Luke responds laconically: “Nah – calling it your job don’t make it right, Boss.”
The phrase “just doing my job” has always been used to cover a multitude of sins. Indeed, when a man feebly attempts justify anything with those words, it’s almost dead-certain that he’s covering up for his own peccadilloes.
New Orleans, sadly, is full of these types.
A 70-year-old man riding a bicycle on Martin Luther King Boulevard was killed Sunday night when he pedaled through a red light at South Claiborne and was hit by a passing truck driven by an off-duty police officer, New Orleans police said.
Our program at Summer Gate has been designed with a girl’s heart in mind. It’s a place where campers can let their hair down and just have fun with friends both new and old.
We have a little something for everyone: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) projects, personalized arts & crafts, vocal & musical performance, educational games, as well as a healthy dose of sports & team challenges! We’ll have special sessions in the afternoons for yoga, animal care, pottery, coding, and much more! With so many exciting options, our offerings are sure to please even the most discerning camper.
A man was shot several times Saturday evening by men who got out of a car traveling on South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans police said.
A project to repair sidewalks on Coliseum Square near the International School of Louisiana accidentally punctured a still-functioning drainage canal dating back to the 1880s, reports Bill Capo of our partners at WWL-TV. The city is now working on a plan to repair the canal and complete the sidewalk project without damaging the nearby oak trees, Capo reports, though neighbors are worried about the unfinished construction site left so close to a school.
Two men were raped at gunpoint, and a group of five other people were robbed two hours apart late Friday afternoon at separate incidents in motel rooms on Airline Highway near the Jefferson Parish line.
Ending the apparent blockade of the Freret commercial corridor, contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers removed the barricades from the Jefferson Avenue intersection with Freret on Friday and reopened the street to two-way traffic.
The Coliseum Square Association will be holding its monthly park cleanup on Saturday morning at its namesake park.
A man was shot in the foot Thursday night in A.L. Davis Park in Central City, New Orleans police said.
A group of Uptown property owners — three families to start, but expected to number in the hundreds as the case grows — filed suit this week against the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, seeking compensation for damage to their homes from proximity to the installation of major new drainage canals along some of Uptown’s largest thoroughfares, their attorney said.
Whether someone is a Democrat or a Republican, it’s hard not to admire former Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser. If New Orleanian are asked the names of natural leaders who were on the scene fighting to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina or to punch back after the BP oil spill, Nungesser’s name almost always comes up. The national media often flocked to this unabashedly outspoken but folksy businessman because of his obvious love for the region and his insistence that Louisiana deserves better.
Earlier this month, as I was preparing for my son’s 9th birthday party, I allowed him to play on the iPad. Because I was busy, I allowed him to play on it longer than his usual allotted time. I think most parents are guilty of that from time to time.
He was sitting on the living room sofa, in plain view — I am definitely an advocate for kids’ bedrooms as technology-free zones, for safety reasons and also to keep it a restful, peaceful place. Anyway, during this time, right in front of me, my son charged $3,800 worth of in-app purchases to our debit card!
Estates from Metairie and New Orleans plus a container from Europe
Come join us at The London Shop for our Magazine Street Antiques Fair May 15th-17th! We will have items from Estates in New Orleans and Metairie. We also have a container full of beautiful European antiques that just arrived! Wholesale Prices!
New Orleans police have released images of a man who alleged robbed a victim at gunpoint Monday afternoon– forcing him into his home and then driving off in his car — on Freret Street in the university area, authorities said.