A library system built on the honor system — anyone can pick up a book, or drop one off — is springing up in front yards in several Uptown neighborhoods, an offshoot of a national effort started three years ago in Wisconsin, according to a report by Maya Rodriguez and our partners at WWL-TV:
Desperate to provide recreational opportunities for the children of their neighborhood over the last several years, Irish Channel residents have organized their own basketball leagues, running extension cords down the street to operate a scoreboard.
Those days may soon be over, as the city has finally begun work this week renovating the Lyons Center into a state of the art community space for sports, dance and computer education — with a promised completion date of this coming spring.
The Uptown-based NOPD Second District will hold its monthly march against crime in the Fontainebleau neighborhood at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Sept. 26), walking a mile-long route up Calhoun, Panama and State Street Drive, then back down Vendome and Vincennes.
The International School of Louisiana will hold its September monthly board meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Sept. 26) at its new Jefferson Parish campus, 822 S. Clearview in Metairie.
A woman was robbed of purse at gunpoint Tuesday evening in the Northwest Carrollton neighborhood, police say.
In a day and age when both rents seem outta wack (read: way high) but loan rates seem equivalently outta wack (read: historically low), to follow are the pros and cons, or the likely benefits and potential headaches, of landlording.
Personally my journey to becoming a landlord was fairly accidental and organic. My (then fiance but shortly thereafter) wife and I purchased a little single shotgun Uptown in the late 90s only to move out of state within the year. We didn’t want to re-sell so we leased it out, and for 3 years we kept the same tenant which in turn paid our note and then some for miscellaneous upkeep. When we returned to re-occupy the space in 2001, a little while later we felt we kinda missed managing an income producing investment. In short order we made the leap proper and bought a duplex in early 2002, and we’ve been in the business since. So if you wanna be a landlord…
Three teens near the Audubon Park swings on St. Charles Avenue in front of the universities were robbed at gunpoint Monday night by a trio of masked men, police say.
On Tuesday morning, the third day of searching, the family of Jamal Christian passed through the abandoned 160-year-old United Methodist church on Jackson Avenue, into a vacant lot and across South Robertson Street into the yard of Mahalia Jackson Elementary School. When Christian’s father spotted his 18-year-old son’s body lying underneath the bushes, he threw his cell phone to the ground in despair and groaned, “Oh, Jamal.”
One man was killed and another injured Monday evening in a shooting that stemmed from an argument inside a west Carrollton home, and two other people showed up at the hospital from bullet wounds apparently sustained in another shooting near South Carrollton and Washington avenues, police said.
Article by Marta Jewson, for UptownMessenger.com
While the interruption of Hurricane Isaac delayed negotiations between the city and Tulane University over an operating agreement for the proposed Uptown football stadium, Audubon Boulevard residents learned Monday night that the wall of the stadium won’t be as high or as close to some of their homes as originally planned.
Even their short time on the campaign trail has apparently been good to the four relative political newcomers running for the District B seat, as their individual messages came through in distinct focus during a wide-ranging question-and-answer session before the Bouligny Improvement Association on Monday evening.
The four candidates for City Council District B will participate in a forum at 6 p.m. tonight (Monday, Sept. 24) hosted by the Bouligny Improvement Association and the Louisiana Landmarks Society at St. George’s church, 4600 St. Charles Avenue.
Two men were shot in separate incidents in Central City and the Lower Garden District over the weekend, and two women were cut in a dispute over card game in the Irish Channel, police said.
The debate over live music continues in New Orleans. The latest volley was lobbed by Kermit Ruffins, New Orleans’ premiere jazz trumpeter, who presumably needs no further introduction. From his Facebook page, Ruffins has announced a meeting this Wednesday to discuss “a plan of [action] to stop the city from taking live entertainment away from small clubs.”
Ruffin’s announcement coincided roughly with three developments: 1) Ruffin’s Mother-In-Law Lounge received its rezoning and permitting for live music; 2) Mimi’s in the Marigny canceled its live music schedule; and, 3) Siberia lounge announced it would be resuming live music in October with obscenely expensive one-shot event permits.
Accordingly, Ruffins is sitting pretty. Everybody else, not so much.