How to revitalize the Claiborne Avenue corridor from Napoleon Avenue down through the Treme area — such as whether to remove the Claiborne Avenue overpass — will be discussed in a final public meeting tonight (Thursday, Dec. 13) at the Dryades YMCA in Central City.
Allegations that a teacher at Lafayette Academy provided standardized-test answers to students were found to be unsubstantiated by an attorney the Choice Foundation board hired to investigate, but the board has refused to make any report on the investigation public, according to a report by Jessica Williams of The Lens.
Sixth District Commander Bob Bardy replied to an officer’s request for mountain-bike training as an incentive for good work by praising the idea but stressing the need for the evening shift to return to “its former proactive posture of 40 arrests a week” and saying he would not send anyone “who does not support these goals,” according to Mike Perlstein and our partners at WWL-TV. The ACLU says that message runs afoul of a state law against tying promotions to arrest quotas, WWL reports, but NOPD spokeswoman Remi Braden said it showed Bardy monitoring officer’s activity and motivating them to do better.
At the Nov. 28 meeting of the International School board, Wilson reported that the Jefferson Parish’s middle school was experiencing both disciplinary and academic issues that needed immediate attention. Classrooms were to be made smaller and teachers were to be retrained, Wilson said. Estrella was present at the meeting but did not speak about the issues at the time.
A 28-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday afternoon in Hollygrove, police said.
M.S. Rau Antiques, a French Quarter landmark, has greeted its 100th year with nothing more than the best and is currently hosting its most important exhibition to date, Impressionism: Influences & Impact. The exhibit features work by such master artists as Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, and even the beguiling Vincent van Gogh.
The gallery is hosting a speaker series on Impressionism in collaboration with the exhibition.
New Orleans and basketball possess an on again / off again romance over decades. From losing the Jazz in 1979 to almost getting the Timberwolves in 1994 and finally, under ( * cough * cough * ) Nagin, not yet elected to his first mayoral term, use of the New Orleans Arena for the once upon time hockey foray called the Brass springboarded the Crescent City back into the NBA limelight, ultimately securing the Hornets. Until now. Before you can utter another holiday greeting expect the Big Easy’s b-ballers moving forward to be known as the Pelicans. There’s a whole host of commentary on this change, both sides squawking over whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing; I’ll offer it’s nothing more than a missed opportunity. Have none of you ever see Teen Wolf? And for the record, it’s really okay if you’ve never seen Teen Wolf Too. Poor Jason Bateman, poor poor Jason Bateman. And today there’s a fairly boring TV series reboot of the story, which if you’re drifting through streaming Netflix, I’d say give it a go but leave your expectations at the door.
After a 19-year-old barged into a west Carrollton home and shot a man inside, family members managed to detain the gunman until police arrived, authorities said.
If you thought the new Taco Bell on South Claiborne was exciting news for Uptown New Orleans, just wait till you meet its new neighbors.
If Tuesday afternoon’s approval by the City Planning Commission is any indication, a major new shopping center called Magnolia Marketplace is soon headed for the large open area just off South Claiborne Avenue adjacent to the Harmony Oaks development.
The Sixth Annual Carrollton Caroling in Palmer Park on Sunday evening will be led by the Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church Choir and include the Krewe of Nyx, neighborhood leaders announced.
Two men whom police say are “behind much of the recent gun violence” in their Central City neighborhood were arrested Sunday on charges of possessing guns stolen from Uptown homes, authorities said, but both already appear to have been released from jail.
More than 200 students from the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission and the New Orleans Ballet Association Center for Dance will perform The Nutcracker Suite twice on Sunday afternoon (Dec. 16) at Tulane University.
A white Christmas is planned this weekend at the Prytania Theatre, with family movies on the big screen, hot chocolate and cookies and crafts activities for kids at an all-day holiday event Saturday (Dec. 15).
The proposal has already ignited a firestorm amongst New Orleanians, providing a necessary distraction from far less sexy news stories, like the wholesale lack of transparency in the recent water and sewerage rate increases that were approved this week, the resignation of our U.S. attorney amidst a scandal in his office, and the results of the run-off election in City Council District B. Snore!
On Monday evening, the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans governing board will ratify the hiring of an academic director and interim CEO who started work about 10 days ago.
In her runoff victory Saturday night, LaToya Cantrell not only won more precincts than Dana Kaplan, Cantrell also won her best precincts by far wider margins than Kaplan did, an analysis of the results shows.
Some voters in the District B runoff on Saturday said they were impressed with LaToya Cantrell’s record in Broadmoor, while others said they admired Dana Kaplan’s advocacy for juvenile justice. Just as frequently, however, they said they wanted to support Councilwoman Stacy Head’s efforts to provide some balance against Mayor Mitch Landrieu — or that they wanted to show support for Landrieu’s work so far.
In her victory speech, LaToya Cantrell emphasized the hard work that brought her through the runoff for the District B seat and that which is yet to come in the next 15 months.
After congratulating Cantrell in her concession speech, Dana Kaplan emphasized her own campaign’s success in promoting her ideas about the criminal justice system and economic opportunity.
See video of each candidate below: