Owen Courreges: Andrew Jackson protesters march on Mayor Landrieu’s slippery slope

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Slippery slope arguments have a deservedly bad reputation. They’re generally too abstract to be useful, bypassing the merits of the actual policy being discussed in favor of perceived consequences if society happens to take a principle too far, thus presuming a progression that is not logically inevitable. On the other hand, slippery slopes do happen. [...]

Kristine Froeba: Turkey and the Wolf: Down-home Southern sandwich shop on Jackson

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The corridor of Jackson Avenue near Annunciation has its first restaurant in years, and it’s a perfect fit for the neighborhood. Mason Hereford and Lauren Holton are the duo behind the new Irish Channel sandwich shop, Turkey and the Wolf. Hereford, former Chef of Coquette, and Holton, formerly of High Hat, have created a menu [...]

Gasa Gasa and Beaucoup Juice open new courtyard juice bar

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Gasa Gasa and Beaucoup Juice have joined forces to create “Sonic Juice”, an original courtyard juice bar at Gasa Gasa, located at 4920 Freret Street. The grand opening for the juice bar takes place Friday, September 23 (today) until Sunday, September 25 and will feature performances by Big Freedia, The Tanglers, and more. Sonic Juice [...]

Danae Columbus: More state budget cuts inevitable in 2017, Dardenne says

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Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne told the Bureau of Governmental Research today that the state will have no choice but to make additional cuts to departments and agencies of state government starting in January 2017 to balance the budget for the remainder of the fiscal year that ends June 30. It’s simply a matter of [...]

Presenters share ‘a little bit more’ at PechaKucha NOLA

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PechaKucha Night is intended to be an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. The New Orleans branch will present PechaKucha Night NOLA Vol. 21 this Thursday, September 22, at the Dryades Public Market, located at 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open [...]

Street art #Pokemonument statue auction Sunday to benefit Coliseum Square

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By Claire Byun The rogue artists behind the mysterious Pokemon statue erected in Coliseum Square Park earlier this summer hope to use the monument as a force for good, and the neighborhood and its fountains stand to benefit from their efforts after the statue is auctioned off this weekend. The statue was found the morning [...]

Rape under investigation at nursing center on Delachaise Street

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Detectives are investigating a rape case reported Tuesday at a nursing center on Delachaise Street, New Orleans police said. The incident was reported around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the 1500 block of Delachaise (between Prytania Street and St. Charles Avenue), according to the initial NOPD report. “On September 20, 2016, a resident at [...]

Convention Center seeks land-use change to allow 300-foot hotel at upriver expansion

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The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has applied for a land-use change to allow a 300-foot hotel at their planned upriver expansion, drawing questions from neighbors in nearby Coliseum Square on Monday evening. Bob Johnson, Convention Center president and general manager, acknowledged that negotiations on the Convention Center have dragged for more than a year, [...]

Audubon Charter considers future expansion to Gentilly or Westbank

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By Claire Byun Audubon Charter is considering expanding to a third location, but school officials stressed Saturday morning that the expansion is “only an idea” at this point. The school’s board of directors held their regular meeting Saturday morning at the Milan Street campus and approved a motion to “consider the idea of expansion.” “We [...]

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