Officials from the International School of Louisiana toured the vacant former Augustine Middle School building on Broad Street in Mid-City on Wednesday as they “weigh options” for a larger campus, according to a report by Della Hasselle of MidCityMessenger.com. The school’s Camp Street campus is too small for the growing student population, and school officials have been looking for new alternatives — though facilities director Aviva Le told Mid-City Messenger that the challenges of a renovation at Augustine would be “humongous.”
In an effort to improve safety in the neighborhood, GG’s Dine-O-Rama on Magazine Street is donating 20 percent of sales today (Thursday, June 5) at lunch and dinner to raise money for new anti-crime cameras through the ProjectNOLA nonprofit.
If you’re looking for Father’s Day goodies, Blue Frog Chocolates has everything Dad might want: tools, ties, even cars and motorcycles! (Oh, did we say they’re in chocolate?!)
An Uptown resident was stunned to find an estimated $40,000 worth of marijuana in a package addressed to his home Tuesday morning, and he and his family are disturbed by the mystery of who sent it and why as they hope for answers from federal investigators, he said.
Music, food and games for kids, adults and seniors alike will make up the Gert Town Community Family Fest this Saturday afternoon at Norwood Thompson Park, New Orleans city officials announced.
A small fire Tuesday afternoon was expected to close Vincent’s Italian Cuisine on St. Charles Avenue for the evening, but the damage was “minor” and employees hoped to see the restaurant reopen for dinner Wednesday.
The proposed demolition of a century-old home on General Pershing just off Magazine — a point of contention for years between owners who want to tear it down and neighbors who want to see it renovated — was rejected again Monday afternoon for the third time in less than two years.
New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly broke into a home on Audubon Boulevard in the Fontainebleau neighborhood, authorities said.
Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra will perform at a free block party Saturday afternoon at a Central City fire station, celebrating the rebirth of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard and the orchestra’s future home at the New Orleans Jazz Market there.
Three Uptown swimming pools — at the Lyons Center in the Irish Channel, the Harrell Center in west Carrollton and A.L. Davis Park in Central City — opened for the summer on Monday and will remain open to the public until August, according to a report by Alicia Serrano at MidCityMessenger.com.
The following infographic created by Full Tilt Poker depicts the history of poker from its origins to online poker today. Since it’s beginning, poker has greatly changed and evolved. The game may have developed over the hundreds of years it has existed, but aspects like the use of ranking cards and psychological strategy have always existed.
During the 1800s, poker found its place in New Orleans. By the time New Orleans became part of the United States in 1835, the French game pogue had transformed into poker. From New Orleans, poker continued its journey along the Mississippi River and spread to the rest of the USA.
A new Krystal Burger restaurant on South Claiborne Avenue received unanimous New Orleans City Council approval last week, the first in plans for a wave of a dozen or more new locations around the area.
Every now and again I drive past the intersection of Martin Luther King and Oretha Castle Haley in Central City. There, in the neutral ground, stands a statue that can only be described as a Lovecraftian horror. The ten-foot tall egg-shaped grotesque features several sets of hands with misshapen, distended fingers reaching out in bizarre fashion.
It’s a wonderfully disturbing statue, something straight out of movie “Beetlejuice.” Alas, there is no plaque on the statue, or other indication of what this nightmarish form was intended for. It simply appears to be a bit of random art with no specific purpose.
Tulane president Scott Cowen will discuss the impact that volunteerism has had on both his tenure at the university and New Orleans as a whole this evening (Monday, June 2) before the Junior League of New Orleans.
The lieutenant who has led the investigations into a number of major Uptown crimes over the past two years was promoted Friday morning to take charge of the citywide anti-gang investigations, New Orleans police said.