A representative from the Louisiana Healthcare Education Coalition will host a free workshop for small businesses Wednesday at a St. Charles Avenue restaurant on the reforms to the healthcare system that will be coming as the Affordable Care Act is implemented.
When President George W. Bush’s motorcade drove down St. Claude Avenue on August 29, 2006 — the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina — there were many signs, like sentries, stationed along his route to Fats Domino’s house in the Ninth Ward, one stop on his itinerary of ceremonial rounds.
The messages, posted on signs lined along the neutral ground and on the actual storm-clobbered buildings, weren’t flattering greetings from the city’s welcome committee. The collective reverberation to the commander in chief’s obligatory pilgrimage to the place he neglected a year earlier was that of a shimmering rage, pithy and piercing in delivery.
One of the strongest indicators of this sentiment was a lop-sided, green Port-a-Potty positioned on the very edge of the neutral ground somewhere along St. Claude, a strategic locale sure to catch the eye of, if not, the president himself, someone in his party. Among protest notes scribbled in gold spray paint on all four sides of this freestanding structure, the standout read: “Reserved for Bush.”
Mr. President, welcome to New Orleans.
A new sushi restaurant has opened on Earhart Boulevard in Gert Town, donuts and mini-burgers will find a new home in the Lower Garden District this fall, and two Magazine Street eateries specializing in Ethiopian and Mediterranean cuisines have recently reopened.
The official motto of the Landrieu Administration’s blight eradication efforts should probably be: “We can’t do much, but we’ll do more of it!”
Case in point: A week ago, I read an Action Report from Bill Capo at WWL about a house in Central City that is nearly collapsing onto another. An entire wall has become detached. A couple of two-by-fours mounted between the homes is all that is preventing it from completely falling over.
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As Devon Walker continues to recover from the spinal-cord injury he suffered while playing football for Tulane last fall, Dat Dog is hosting a fundraiser Monday — complete with a “Devon dog” he designed — to help with his continuing medical expenses.
Residents of the Freret neighborhood are banding together to help out two longtime homeowners, supporting one man in the struggle to keep the city from selling his home at sheriff’s auction and raising money with a fundraiser tonight to help repair another woman’s damaged roof.
Neighbors of celebrated New Orleans restaurateur John Besh’s proposed foray into Uptown got a literal taste of what’s to come Thursday night at an open house for the Pizza Domenica on Magazine Street.
The Uptown-based Second District of the New Orleans Police Department is down yet another officer after a rookie already known for his strong work ethic was injured in a crash over the weekend, authorities said.
The 1963 March on Washington will be commemorated in New Orleans with a march in Central City and rally Saturday that will also honor the overall civil-right movements of the era and its continuation today, organizers said.
The latest new business on Freret Street is Rook Cafe, which is now open and serving hot and cold coffee drinks in a space meant to serve the New Orleans tabletop gaming community.
Several weeks ago, we wrote a column listing a number of reasons why Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s plan to move City Hall to the iconic but empty Charity Hospital was an excellent idea.
In the course of our interview with him, Pres Kabacoff said he hoped that the Civil District Court judges would reconsider their plans to build a new Civil District Court building in Duncan Plaza – adjacent to the current City Hall on Loyola Avenue – and instead decide to join Mayor Landrieu’s administration and the City Council in the move to Charity.
That all seemed reasonable enough to us, but then we received a visit from Civil District Court Judges Michael Bagneris and Kern Reese who told us the court is dead set on building their own structure and won’t be swayed by the mayor to move to Charity.
New Orleans police have released a video that shows a couple allegedly trying to break into cars parked just off St. Charles Avenue, and, in a separate incident, photos of a skateboarder suspected of spray-painting graffiti on a Central City store.
The New Orleans Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Lyons Street will have its annual fundraiser Saturday at F&M’s Patio Bar, with a patron party ahead of time at the VFW hall.
Martin Wine Cellar is back on track to rebuild next year its at its original New Orleans location, the massive lot on Baronne Street that has been empty for years, the store’s owner told the surrounding neighborhood association Tuesday evening.
PROLOGUE: In 2009 on Freret St at an open house I held, a septuagenarian realtor I can only imagine being more local than local sneered in my general direction as she exited, “Freret’s never coming back.” Then being a believer myself, I felt at once insulted and repulsed, as if she’d purposely urinated on the floor and thought nothing of it. After all, in many ways I came to feel it was her generation that had largely abandoned the city proper, swapping distinctive neighborhoods for blanched strip malls and multi-laned thoroughfares, leaving behind a devil-may-care swath of once vibrant stretches, the very core that the surrounding region’s commerce and population sprang from. Now, in 2013, Freret crowns front pages, but without question there’s still much to be done.