Shreds of charred red, white and blue fabric still sat on the scorched doorstep of an Octavia Street home on Tuesday afternoon, after a fire apparently started on an American flag temporarily displaced the family from their home and left neighbors both baffled and disturbed.
Our usually right-on-point Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux has been in the news twice this week — first with his remarks that maybe more, better-paid police is not the answer to our crime problems and then about his proposed “divorce” with Police Monitor Susan Hutson. Now it is true that Quatrevaux is white and that Hutson, most of the police and the people they are sworn to protect are not. Does Quatrevaux just see things differently or is there more to his feelings than meets the eye?
Damage to lines in the Gert Town area very briefly knocked out power Wednesday afternoon to a wide swath of neighborhoods around Carrollton in Uptown and Mid-City, but power was quickly restored, Entergy officials said.
Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, who received a Pulitzer Prize for reporting with Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal, will be addressing Loyola University’s Class of 2015 during the spring commencement ceremony at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this Saturday.
Loyola’s College of Law will also hold a commencement ceremony. Both events are free and open to the public.
In 2002 local musical impresarios Benny Grunch and the Bunch released a song entitled “Ain’t Dere No More.” In it the group collectively bemoan, as only the natives may, the loss of landmarks around the New Orleans metro area. It played in my head over these last few days as I watched yet more apparently salvageable dwellings, in this case double shotguns, meet their untimely demise in the 2400 block of Cadiz. What was more upsetting to me was that their demolition was supposedly not going to happen, and the structures were to be saved by their new owner Arnold Kirschman. Even be occupied by him. Except guess what? They gone.
State Reps. Walt Leger, Helena Moreno, and Sen. JP Morrell invite the public to get updated on the current legislative session through a cocktails and politics event Thursday at Publiq House, with a suggested donation in support of Kingsley House.
Following the runaway success of last year’s California Bookstore Day, bookstores across the country are now preparing for Independent Bookstore Day (IBD), a nationwide celebration of books and independent bookstores. On May 9th, activities in New Orleans will take place at three independent stores across the city: Garden District Book Shop, Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop, and Octavia Books. Local book lovers should mark their calendars now for this special day of literary celebrations.
City officials gave an initial endorsement Monday to Children’s Hospital’s plan to tear down a handful of long-dilapidated residential structures along the edge of the former New Orleans Adolescent Hospital campus and replace them with a new parking structure intended to unify the two medical campuses into one.
Grab a friend and take a stroll down Magazine!
Magazine Street Merchants Association is proud to announce the annual Magazine Street Champagne Stroll, taking place Saturday, May 9! Locals and visitors are invited to this one-night-only event, with over 100 businesses providing FREE sparkling wine, and many offering special deals, promotional sales, and trunk shows.
Green Light New Orleans, a non-profit looking to make the city more environmentally friendly, will give away free spinach today and host a celebration in support of the Give NOLA fundraising efforts.
Almost exactly a year after it was first made public, Tulane University’s plan to tear down the former home of Newcomb College Institute for an expansion of its dining hall received initial approval from New Orleans city officials on Monday, after a prominent local architect told them that the design of the century-old building was less important than its central location on campus.
The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans charter school has completed its purchase of the former Priestley campus in the Carrollton neighborhood, after authorizing its CEO to do so Monday morning.
A 50-year-old man died following a crash Sunday morning on Toledano Street in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City, New Orleans police said.
It’s no secret that I’ve never been a fan of urban planning. The idea of some committee micromanaging what structure should go where, what uses should be permitted, what time we should be having our bowel movements (ok, perhaps they don’t go that far), has always unnerved me.
A die-hard planner looks at a map of New Orleans and they don’t see an established city chock-full of independent decision-makers. Instead, they see an interactive game that they can manipulate and control. They see “Sim City.”
Exhibit “A” for this is Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), who decided to put her foot in her mouth while giving a speech before the House while arguing against an amendment to block funding for an Obama Administration Flood Risk Management Executive Order.
New Orleans police are investigating the shooting of a man Saturday morning on Sixth Street in Central City, authorities said.