Most of Uptown New Orleans between South Claiborne Avenue or Earhart Boulevard and the river should receive historic-district protection against demolitions — with much stricter standards on St. Charles and Carrollton avenues, according to a unanimous recommendation Wednesday night by a committee of residents appointed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
In the summer of 1987, Felicia Kahn offered several younger activists a ride to the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta to campaign against the reelection of George H.W. Bush. She wanted to ensure these younger women understood their voices were necessary to help bring change. Almost 30 years later Kahn is still speaking out – this time to support the presidential candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton. “Hillary has earned the votes of women,” Kahn said.
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More than three hours of impassioned arguments by neighbors Wednesday against the Carrollton Boosters’ proposed new soccer complex on The Fly garnered little more from the New Orleans City Council than a promise to provide better advance notice in the future and a scolding for the tenor of some of the complaints about it.
A man driving on Earhart Boulevard was killed Tuesday evening after his car hit a median and crashed into a tree, New Orleans police said.
By Lindsay Caton for UptownMessenger.com
The Isidore Newman School boys’ soccer team dominated Westminster Christian Academy with a 4-1 final score on Tuesday, ending the Crusaders’ seven-game win streak and advancing to the next round of the Division IV playoffs.
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State legislators should pass a law this year requiring all New Orleans schools – even those still considered to be struggling – to return to local control of the Orleans Parish School board by 2019, effectively ending the Recovery School District’s presence in the city in three years, the head of a prominent charter network said Tuesday night.
“The RSD was always a temporary change agent, and it’s served its purpose,” said Ben Kleban, CEO of the New Orleans College Prep charter network.
The 16-year-old boy found with a gunshot wound to the leg Monday morning on Audubon Street may have been shot during a break-in attempt nearby, New Orleans police say, but no homeowner has thus far admitted to shooting him.
As talks with French educations officials about the prospect of a new high school continue, Lycee Francais is planning to adjust its charter to give admissions priority to children of French citizens, school officials announced Monday night.
Meanwhile, the school is also planning to settle a defamation lawsuit with a former special-education coordinator who was fired in 2012 at the height of the school’s leadership crisis, officials said.
More than 1,600 Entergy customers in the Carrollton and Hollygrove neighborhoods were temporarily without power as a Monday afternoon thunderstorm rolled through the area, utility officials said.
Opposition is becoming more organized to a new Carrollton Boosters soccer complex that would take up part of The Fly recreation area behind Audubon Park, after a prominent neighborhood association voted to express its concern over the project, more than 100 people held a “Save the Fly” rally at the site on Sunday and the controversy is now drawing interest from the City Council.
One man was shot in the hand Sunday evening on Toledano Street, and another man was shot in the leg Monday morning on Audubon Street, New Orleans police said.
Around 6:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, a man in his late 20s was in the 3900 block of Toledano (between South Dorgenois and South Broad) when he was “flagged down by an unknown suspect who opened fire,” according to the initial NOPD report. The victim was hit in the hand, said NOPD Officer Juan Barnes, a deparmental spokesman.
Around 7:45 a.m. Monday, Barnes said that the NOPD was investigating another shooting, this one in the 3100 block of Audubon Street (just off Earhart Boulevard). In that case, a man was shot in the leg, Barnes said.
Further details were not immediately available in either case. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.
Over the course of the past fifty years, we have been treated to advancements in information technology beyond our wildest imaginations. When it comes to computers and conveying data electronically, technological progress has proceeded rapidly. Virtually everything can be automated and accessed at the push of a touch screen.
This makes the City’s seeming inability to mete out parking citations in a fair and equitable manner all the more galling, if not downright suspicious.