In order to treat unsafe levels of lead and other toxic heavy metals, three feet of soil must be removed and replaced in areas of the Booker T. Washington High School site at 1201 South Roman Street that will not be covered by asphalt or buildings, according to state recommendations reported on by Mark Schleifstein of The Times-Picayune. Monique Harden, an attorney for the Walter L. Cohen Alumni Association, is asking the state to treat the entire site as a hazardous-waste site, Schleifstein reports.
A 61-year-old man was killed Monday evening when he was hit by a car while he was trying to walk across South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans police said.
In separate robberies over the weekend, one man was robbed by rifle-wielding assailants in the Hollygrove area, and another man was robbed by a bicyclist in the Milan neighborhood.
A man allegedly breaking into a Pine Street home escaped from police officers by jumping out of a high window onto the roof of a home next door, authorities said.
The Pelicans have now debuted their physical mascot, appropriately around Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos. Dubbed “Pierre the Pelican,” his Lovecraftian visage is certain to star in the nightmares of many an impressionable child.
The national media has latched onto Pierre’s horror-inducing appearance with particular gusto. USA Today’s sports page labeled him “completely and utterly terrifying.” Deadspin opined that Pierre is “perfectly armed to terrify,” describing his massive mouth as “the portal for your soul’s devourment.” There was even speculation that perhaps Pierre was just a Halloween ploy.
By Ed Quatrevaux
Although Katz and Columbus are entitled to their opinions, it is shoddy journalism to falsely attribute quotes. I refer to the first paragraph’s attribution to the OIG of “marking down crimes“. That phrase does not appear in the report or any statement by the OIG and was invented by the authors of the opinion.
It’s time again to sample open-faced sandwiches and other delicacies at the annual Scandinavian Festival and Christmas sale this weekend at the Norwegian church in the Garden District in New Orleans.
Poydras Home will hold its 19th annual art show this weekend, with a patron party Friday evening followed by an array of artwork in a historic setting Saturday and Sunday.
When Officer Troy Pichon took a bullet to the leg during a firefight with a suspect Monday night in Central City, he may have saved his partner’s life.
It’s no surprise to us that the OIG and the Legislative Auditor have been bearing down on the New Orleans Police Department. Once people know you are weak, everyone comes around to take a punch. The OIG’s claim of police “marking down crimes” in the 8th District, the French Quarter, is nothing new. That kind of stuff has been going on since the 1980s.
Audubon Charter School is asking neighbors with Facebook accounts for help in winning new playground equipment for its elementary school students in a national online competition that ends today (Oct. 31).
Alternative pop sensation The Ready Set will be performing at the Civic Theater Saturday, November 2, 2013, and Uptown Messenger is giving away pairs of tickets! Join the party at the Civic Theatre to benefit Ochsner Pediatric programs.
Among the plethora of regional “only in New Orleans” who dats, where yats, and duck fats, what makes one feel more like a local than the timeless event of gathering foodstuffs we commonly call “makin’ groceries”? I put the origin to my French-immersed 11-year-old, and she walked away perplexed, but more like, “duh.” In French “to buy” translates as acheter (ash-atay), but we are talking academic-France French here, right? So you don’t simply buy your food, you of course “do the market” or faire la marche’. Ergo “to do” and parallel that in “to make” and, voila, one makes one’s groceries. One tween eye roll later, I knew I was on to something.
A 52-year-old man was killed while walking across Martin Luther King Boulevard by a driver who fled the scene, and New Orleans police are looking for surveillance video from the surrounding area that might help identify the vehicle, authorities said.