Advertiser: At the right time, the “Foundation Preparatory Charter School” word is getting out

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The word is getting out that Foundation Preparatory Charter School is exactly what parents find most important at some of New Orleans’ most prominent (and private) schools. 9 to 1 student/teacher ratio Enriched learning (like yoga and coding) Focus on diversity Individual Growth Cultural and art appreciation Yes, we have a new location and the [...]

Caretaker’s cottage on Annunciation, shelter at Audubon Park listed among “Most Endangered” landmarks in New Orleans

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The former Danneel School caretaker’s cottage on Annunciation Street and a shelter at Audubon Park are two of this year’s “New Orleans Nine” most endangered historical structures, the Louisiana Landmarks Society announced this week. The overgrown caretaker’s cottage at 5703 Annunciation Street was the subject of outcry by neighbors in 2011, and the Orleans Parish [...]

Lycee Francais chooses academic director as new CEO (live video)

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The governing board of Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans has chosen to elevate the school’s current academic director, Marina Schoen, as the school’s next chief executive officer. The board deliberated for more than three hours Thursday night before making the decision. CEO Search committee chair Ben Castoriano praised Schoen’s work with the school over the [...]

Angry customer brandishes gun in McDonald’s drive-through on Carrollton Avenue, police say

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A man claiming to have been given the wrong food at the McDonald’s on South Carrollton Avenue got angry at the drive-through workers and threatened them with a gun Tuesday evening, New Orleans police said. Shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, a gray Nissan Altima with five people inside placed an order in the [...]

Danae Columbus: Three Democratic women challenge Louisiana’s Republican Congressmen

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As the anti-Trump #MeToo wave sweeps across America, three Democratic Louisiana women – Tammy Savoie, Andi Saizan, and Mimi Methvin — are mounting challenges to incumbent Republican members of Congress in this year’s Nov. 6 midterm elections. A resident of Lakeview, Savoie is taking on iconic House Whip Steve Scalise in the 1st Congressional District [...]

Woman arrested after crash, knife attack on fiance in Carrollton Avenue parking lot

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The woman accused earlier this month of crashing her car into her fiance’s vehicle, slashing his tires and stabbing him in a Carrollton Avenue parking lot has been arrested on multiple charges, New Orleans police said. Jacquelyn Ward, 46, is charged with aggravated battery, two counts of simple criminal damage to property, two counts of [...]

City Council gives tentative approval to “Love Kreme” ice cream parlor on Louisiana Avenue

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The City Council gave tentative approval to the long-deferred “Love Kreme” ice cream parlor proposed for Louisiana Avenue, but like the similarly controversial Subway sandwich shop on Magazine Street, City Councilman Jay H. Banks said he plans to meet with both sides personally before allowing the ordinance to be drafted. Reginald Commodore began his journey [...]

Two-month repaving project begins on Fontainebleau to add bike lane

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City workers are launching a two-month repaving project today along Fontainebleau that will create a new bicycle lane between Nashville Avenue and South Broad Street. Parking may be limited within the construction zone and traffic delays are to be expected, according to an announcement from the city’s Roadwork NOLA program. For details, read the full [...]

Tania Tetlow: “When a call like this comes, you answer it”

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A Message from Incoming President Tania Tetlow to Alumni, Donors and Volunteers from Loyola University on Vimeo. Tania Tetlow, recently named as the 17th president of Loyola University New Orleans and the first layperson to serve in that role, recorded a series of greeting videos in which she introduces herself to students, faculty, parents, alumni [...]

Luvi opens on Tchoupitoulas, El Libre on Calhoun; Barrow’s Catfish soon to open on Earhart

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Luvi, a stylish pan-Asian bistro on Tchoupitoulas, and El Libre, a Cuban eatery on Calhoun, are two of Uptown’s latest new restaurants to open, and they will be followed soon by the return of Barrow’s Catfish on Earhart Boulevard, the resurrection of a pre-Katrina favorite. Luvi opened in late April at 5236 Tchoupitoulas, the previous [...]

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