The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is hosting a Party for the Coast on June 25, 2015 at Generations Hall. Complimentary beer and food will be provided for guests, and The Brass-A-Holics will headline the event.
Obviously hungry for new leaders at the state level, New Orleans voters had three opportunities yesterday to hear from various candidates for state-wide office, now that campaign season is ramping up after the conclusion of the 2015 legislative session.
State Rep. John Bel Edwards, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, and PSC Commissioner Scott Angelle were generally congenial and complimentary of each other as they addressed a group of 1,000 predominately Westbank voters at the Alario Center very early yesterday morning.
Meanwhile, they are continuing to investigate the armed robbery of a woman in Broadmoor, a purse-snatching on South Carrollton Avenue, and a late-night incident where a man’s wallet was taken on Constance Street.
New Orleans history and lore will be front and center at Crescent City Auction Gallery’s two-day estates auction slated for June 20-21, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue. Offered will be five artworks each from the legendary New Orleans painters Clementine Hunter and Alexander Drysdale, plus items from a home once owned by Anne Rice.
Anne Rice (b. 1941), still a resident of New Orleans, is the author best known for her series of novels The Vampire Chronicles, two of which were made into major motion pictures. She lived for a time at 3711 St. Charles Avenue, and the contents of that home will come up for bid. Also sold will be hundreds of quality items from prominent local and Southern estates and collections.
Gasa Gasa will be hosting their Summer Blast free concert this Saturday, June 20. Dead Marshes, redrawblak, Erin Miley, and Pat Fee will be performing. The concert is open to those 21 and older.
New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two women they want to question in connection with a robbery over the weekend on Baronne Street in Central City, authorities said.
An architect’s plan to tear down an Octavia Street house he uses as a rental property and replace it with a home for himself that he described as more in keeping with the neighborhood drew mixed reviews Monday from the city’s demolition panel, who sent it with a split vote to the New Orleans City Council for a final decision.
A block of Prytania Street will be restricted to a single lane of traffic for two weeks for underground repairs and repaving, officials with the city of New Orleans said, just two blocks down from another section slated to be closed for at least six more weeks.
One of the chief headaches one gets from monitoring the news cycle relates to the fact that it isn’t self-correcting. A tiny seed of disinformation grows to become a sturdy tree of conventional wisdom.
This is what happened with the so-called “Stand Your Ground” (SYG) laws following the shooting of Treyvon Martin in Florida by George Zimmerman. Most recently, it was criticized in a recent column by Jarvis DeBerry after being invoked by Algiers Pastor W.L.T. Littleton, who is accused of shooting a fleeing copper thief in the back of the head.
The collection of nine former New Orleans Adolescent Hospital buildings acquired by Children’s Hospital will receive landmark protection, but the rest of the 17-acre site will not, a city panel ruled Thursday — effectively allowing the demolition of six dilapidated NOAH buildings in the near future and defining the path ahead for the expansion of Children’s Hospital.
A total of 74 plaintiffs have now joined the lawsuit alleging that their homes have been damaged by construction of new drainage canals under major thoroughfares through Uptown New Orleans, but their attorney says the costs of repairing these houses is already built into the project and won’t increase the costs for the Sewerage & Water Board.
A screening of Disney’s smash hit “Frozen” and an evening at the Cool Zoo attraction will open Audubon Zoo’s “Dinner and a Zoovie” series on Friday.
The road gets repaved, and then it’s dug up again to fix a broken pipe underneath. The streetcar tracks get replaced, then torn out again for a new drainage canal. Power lines are being replaced over a road about to be repaved, instead of buried underneath it.
“There seems to be no comprehensive oversight,” said a man in the audience at New Orleans City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell’s town hall on Uptown road construction. “There seems to be no brain center in the apparatus,” he said.
Is he right? Will the roads in New Orleans ever work?
A developer’s plan to build two houses at a long-vacant site on Fontainebleau Drive drew opposition Monday morning from a number of neighbors in Broadmoor who said a single house would better fit the character of the historic residential thoroughfare.