State school officials have discovered termite damage to the Sophie B. Wright cafeteria and auditorium that is so extensive that those areas must be closed off immediately, creating a “public emergency” that must be fixed immediately — starting at an emergency meeting of the Orleans Parish School Board at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The Audubon Charter School community expressed some relief Wednesday night at the upcoming possibility of finally leaving the old Carrollton Courthouse building that is literally falling down around them, but parents and staff members were also frustrated that the McDonogh 7 building on Milan Street being offered to them still will not fill their space or programming needs and is considered another “temporary” fix.
Orleans Parish Deputy Superintendent Kathy Padian said a permanent resolution may be only three years away, but in the short-term, moving out of the Carrollton building is a must.
“I completely agree that a temporary solution is not a great solution, but it’s what we have right now,” Padian said.
More than 20 of New Orleans’ finest restaurants will meet Thursday night (March 19) at Samuel J. Green Charter School in a benefit for FirstLine Schools five “seed-to-table” food-education gardening programs across the city.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans has secured commitments to return from at least 10 of its 18 teachers, meeting a threshold set by CODOFIL for the statewide agency to continue recruiting educators from France for the school, officials announced this week.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Uptown New Orleans will host a free legal clinic for veterans on Thursday afternoon.
Crescent City Auction Gallery is currently accepting consignments for the Estates Auction on May 18th & 19th, 2013. Call us and see how much your items may be worth!
Every year, Mardi Gras Indians from all over the city make a mysterious pilgrimage into Central City on the night of St. Joseph’s feast.
Discussion of issues surrounding the alcohol licenses at three Uptown New Orleans establishments — Jimmy’s Music Club on Willow, The Uptowner reception hall on Henry Clay Avenue and Grits Bar on Annunciation — were all postponed by city officials Tuesday to make way for another hearing instead.
Support Growing Across the City for More Compact Development
The Board of Directors and membership of the Lengsfield Lofts Condominium Association, the adjoining property owners to the proposed 16-story, 187-foot tall Tracage condominium project in the Historic Warehouse District Area, voted unanimously on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, to withhold their support for any project on that site that exceeds the 125 feet height limit recommended in the draft comprehensive zoning ordinance created to accompany the city’s new master plan.
Tracage Development appeared before the City’s Board of Zoning Adjustments on March 11 seeking an extension of time to “allow us to have some additional runway to ensure that we appease our neighbors,” according to Stephen King, Spectrum Capital vice president. The BZA granted their request. But neighbors are far from happy.
“I never knew what an organizer was, but I was actually already doing it,” Miller said. “It was a life changing experience for me to attend Highlander. Dr. King and Rosa Parks studied there. When I got that knowledge from Highlander, I knew it was time to go back home and do some nonviolent direct action.”
A man was found stabbed to death Monday evening on a Central City sidewalk, authorities said.
The New Orleans City Council appears to be proposing that St. Claude Avenue be made into a pathetic two-lane road, but Mayor Landrieu is at least showing some sense on the issue.
Here’s the background: As most New Orleanians are aware, the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) recently promulgated preliminary plans for installing a new streetcar line along Rampart St. and St. Claude Avenue from Canal Street to Elysian Fields Avenue. As with the widely-panned Loyola-UPT Streetcar line, rather than restoring the historic norm of having the streetcar tracks running in the neutral ground, the plans call for slapping the tracks down in the traffic lanes adjoining the streetcar line (sharing the lanes with vehicles). It’s stupid, ahistorical and ugly.
The Broadmoor Improvement Association will focus its annual meeting tonight (Monday, March 18) on violent crime on Washington Avenue with a discussion with City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, and the Coliseum Square Association will hold its monthly meeting as well.
Chef Greg Sonnier is abandoning his attempted resurrection of Gabrielle restaurant at The Uptowner reception hall on Henry Clay Avenue to return to a French Quarter kitchen, and the Funky Butt nightclub project has also halted, according to recent reports.
A 47-year-old man was shot to death in Central City on Sunday evening, and a 27-year-old man was gunned down just off South Carrollton Avenue a few hours later, authorities said.
The spirits of the Emerald Isle flowed freely on Third Street in the Irish Channel on Thursday afternoon for the annual block party launching St. Patrick’s Day weekend festivities.