How many of you watched the season premiere of Duck Dynasty last night and watched it for the first time because of Phil Robertson’s outlandish but right-in-character remarks? How many of you think that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had no idea that his staff were orchestrating a traffic calamity as pay-back for a lack of endorsement? Christie is lucky that the problem occurred now – so early in the presidential campaign – and probably recoverable, though time will tell for sure.
An organization dedicated to reducing poverty in New Orleans will help low-income Uptown residents help pay their utility bill, according to a press release issued by Total Community Action, Inc.
A new petition protesting a plan to reroute freight trains through Hollygrove has gained 1,000 signatures, according to a report in Mid-City Messenger. “We Won’t Be Railroaded,” the coalition of Hollygrove and Mid-City residents behind the petition, hopes to have 10,000 signatures by mid-Spring, according to the story.
Are you looking for something to do this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend? Does it involve Louisiana seafood, live music, football, and outdoor fun? On Sunday, January 19, The Freret Market, Publiq House, Woody’s Tacos and Family Fish Productions will host their first annual Freret Street Oyster Jam! Beginning at 11 a.m. at Publiq House.
Sheriff Marlin Gusman and his predecessor, Charles Foti, blame each other for conditions at the Orleans Parish Jail. School board president Ira Thomas blames them both, and gardener Quentin Brown blames them all.
That question — whether the incumbents are responsible for shortcomings in New Orleans’ public institutions, or took poor situations and tried to improve them — resonated through the Alliance For Good Government forums in citywide races Tuesday night.
Despite my darnedest divining, turns out maybe my best JazzFest prognosticating days are behind me. As I tweeted Monday night my top 10 artist guesses in anticipation of Tuesday’s announcement proper, I came up very short with a paltry 2 correct out of 10. And even as I read over the girth of talent slated for the annual racetrack shindig, it read more like a gobbledygook of sure things than what my version of the event might look like. Or as one friend commented yesterday: “Robin Thicke but no Dave Jordan?! Time to rename JazzFest.”
Trinity Episcopal School is a faith-centered, prekindergarten – grade 8, and coeducational independent school located in the Garden District of New Orleans. Trinity will be hosting an Open House for prospective families this Friday, January 17th at 8:45am. Families are also encouraged to call if they are interested in setting up a private tour.
Trinity’s Headmaster, The Reverend Dr. Michael Kuhn writes about the uniqueness of our program:
I took my son to hear Amiri Baraka speak at Dillard University back in 2010. I was excited. He was 7.
Before the event, I tried to pump him up about going to see Amiri. I told my son that he was a great writer who spoke his mind no matter what other people thought.
A New Orleans City Council committee is recommending a ban on roping off areas of the neutral ground during parades be added to a list of changes to the city’s Mardi Gras laws, they said Tuesday morning.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans is receiving more applications for kindergarten through the citywide OneApp system than it ever has before, even as the young French-immersion charter school seeks to put to rest some of the lingering internal issues from its tumultuous previous school year.
Meanwhile, a wide-ranging investigation may have broken up the gang responsible for those robberies at the year’s end, investigators say.
Howdy, folks! My name is Owen Courrèges and I’m here to regale you with my unique brand of stand-up comedy.
…So the City Attorney, the Head of the Taxi Bureau and the Chief of Police walk into a bar. The Taxi Bureau Chief says: “Barkeep! Three beers for these dedicated mayoral appointees!” Obligingly, the bartender slides three bottles of beer down the bar.
In December, the city of New Orleans announced the opening of the Wisner Dog Run, the first free, official place for dogs to play without a leash in the city limits, accomplished by a maze of new fencing between the existing Wisner Park softball field, basketball courts and playgrounds that allows pets ample room to romp.
“This is something that people in the neighborhood have been waiting for for a very long time,” said Sam Winston of the Friends of Wisner Park. “People are just thrilled.”
Though Uptown dog owners and neighborhood residents cheer the development, it represents a significant departure from a much more ambitious plan discussed at public forums throughout the city in 2012 for as many as 20 new dog parks and dog runs on vacant land across the city. Instead, city officials are now evaluating new spaces for dogs to get off-leash exercise on a case-by-case basis, and Wisner may represent the new model for the future of how dogs, their owners and other park-goers play together in New Orleans in the future.
Sure, New Orleans already has an “official” oyster festival. But Woody Ruiz of the ubiquitous festival fish tacos thought the middle of summer was kind of an odd time to eat oysters, and he wanted a chance to give the big names downtown a run for their money on oyster preparation.
On Sunday (Jan. 19), Ruiz will get his chance, when he partners with the founders of Freret Market to create the first (hopefully annual) Freret Oyster Jam in the parking lot of the Publiq House.
Challengers David Capasso, Jason Coleman and Drew Ward debated issues of economic inequality, crime, public infrastructure and progress since Hurricane Katrina with City Councilwoman Susan Guidry last week at a candidates’ forum at Dillard University, according to Della Hasselle of MidCityMessenger.com.