Election day is tomorrow. If you’re like me, you’re relishing in the opportunity to vote for a smattering of ill-considered proposals and lackluster candidates in the vain, fleeting hope of actually making this city a better place.
However, I am also aware that there are those of you who are just short of hopelessly ignorant when it comes to the proposed state constitutional amendments. Usually, constitutional amendments are for matters of great public import; in Louisiana, though, they tend to be a bunch of random crap.
With this in mind, I have created the following voters guide to the proposed Louisiana constitutional amendments, together with my recommendations (spoiler alert: I hate pretty much all of them).
The period from infancy to high school is a crucial time of transition for every young person.
It is a time when they come to own their personal values, to define their lives’ priorities,
and to develop habits of hard work, resiliency, and integrity.
It is, quite simply, when character is forged.
At Trinity Episcopal School, we take very seriously our role as mentors to children on the journey of growing up.
Since Danae has been on the sidelines in two current campaigns, we thought it was only appropriate that Allan — who wrote his “cloudy crystal ball” political predictions in the Times Picayune for decades — pen this column.
A very important election will be held in New Orleans and throughout America on Tuesday. What do the pundits think is going to happen? Who cares? You’re the ones who are going to the polls to vote. Your opinions are worth as much or more than some self-appointed seer who thinks he or she knows more about Louisiana politics than voters just like you. Early voting set an all-time record. But traditional voters like Allan will still vote next Tuesday. Seize that power and help decide our political future.
Here is some information about several of the elections that will be on the ballot in New Orleans. How good are you at picking the outcomes before the polls open?
A crowd full of costumes was not enough to lift Tulane to victory over their American Athletic Conference rivals, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, on Friday night at Yulman Stadium. The Wave lost 38-10 to Cincinnati, despite forcing three turnovers. The next home game is their homecoming game November 15th versus the Memphis Tigers. Friday was also a homecoming for Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux who is a New Orleans native and a graduate of Edna Carr high school.
Cohen College Prep High School will host the inaugural Delachaise-Calvary Community Health Fair on Saturday (Nov. 1), including free screenings for a wide variety of vital signs, plus local music, activities for kids and a second line parade led by Cohen Prep Brass Band.
The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission will host a “Halloween Spooktacular” event at the Lyons Center this Halloween night. The event is free and open to the public.
I’ll be honest. When I think of Halloween these days at four decades in I get a little, well, meh. For me the gusto goes primarily to my kids and their assorted notions. “Nerd vampire” here, “moustachioed lumberjack” there, maybe a growling bat, maybe a smiley cowgirl. Costuming druthers swirl into the ether, their ideas and pairings, until something likely unforeseen altogether comes to fruition. The freedom of imagination and living in a town where almost anything goes. Swoon. And to be 12!
November’s Freret Market will feature 90 artists and chefs, along with free live music by the Gold Magnolias and Louisiana Hellbenders for a day of local art, food, and music.
The man retreated into the fountain in the park before he was arrested on charges of trespassing, simple criminal damage to property and disturbing the peace, and experts say the case speaks yet again to a dangerous lack of resources in New Orleans to treat the mentally ill.
University of Memphis art history professor Dr. Nigel Strudwick will be visiting Tulane University this Friday (Oct. 31) to talk about thieves who tried to steal ancient Egypt’s treasures.
Strudwick will focus on treasure in Thebes and the Valley of Kings, and what made it so attractive.
A year into The Advocate’s entry into the New Orleans market, publisher John Georges says his newspaper’s content and cost models make it a front runner to become the preferred paper for residents across Louisiana.
Separate proposals for a Mexican restaurant in Broadmoor and a commercial kitchen for catering operations in Carrollton found themselves facing frustrated neighbors and hesitant officials during a City Planning meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
My son was 5 years old when he made the disturbing announcement that “Cornbread” had been shot.
He told me a detailed account of Cornbread dribbling a basketball in the rain when “they” shot him — shot him in the back! Panicked at the thought that my son might have somehow witnessed a murder, I interrogated him: Who is Cornbread? Who is “they”? Where did you see Cornbread? When did you see Cornbread?
It’s the most overused word in politics today. But every once in a while we learn about an elected official who exhibits bona fide leadership, living up to the qualities we’d expect from someone working on our behalf. Chairman Eric Skrmetta is an authoritative, commanding influence on the Public Service Commission. His leadership has shaped this state agency into one of the most efficient and envied in Louisiana.