The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization is planning to focus on a few major issues next year – including parking, development and communication with the city – but officials are still seeking community input and membership.
Bricolage Academy staff are now operating under a three-year strategic plan that includes a new facility, a full endowment and lofty student achievement goals.
Bricolage’s Board of Directors approved a three-year strategic plan that’ll run into 2020 and features five imperatives, ranging from student achievement to growing its foundation. The board met Wednesday afternoon to go over the new plan after staff met with stakeholders and the board director earlier this year.
The plan only covers three years – as opposed to a more traditional 10-year plan – because Bricolage is only four years old.
The Shell gas station in the 3400 block of Esplanade Avenue, across from New Orleans City Park, was robbed at knifepoint over the weekend, the New Orleans Police Department said in a preliminary report.
Police said on Saturday evening shortly after 6:15 p.m., a “male juvenile” armed with a knife walked into the back of the store and put on a ski mask.
It reads almost like a script, doesn’t it?
Something awful happens. Maybe there was some warning, maybe not. First responders arrive on the scene and begin doing what they can to save lives and help people get away from the danger. They’ve trained for endless hours, gone through all the exercises, sat through interminable meetings considering what to do in worst case scenario situations.
At some point, a realization sets in that this is beyond the worst case scenario that was planned for, and this information starts getting communicated back to the folks in the command center. Folks in the command center start working on finding more responders and activating protocols to find additional resources. The scale of the problem starts becoming apparent: resources are hours or days away; additional responders are either already engaged with this beyond-the-worst-case-scenario or are hours and days away themselves.
Libertarian candidate Samuel Davenport is running for the 2nd District congressional seat for the U.S. House of Representatives again this year, after losing to incumbent Cedric Richmond, a Democrat, in 2014.
As part of a push to appeal to “every day people,” Davenport appeared at a Tulane-Canal Neighborhood Association meeting to tell residents about his grassroots campaign, and some things he would do differently were he to get elected this time around.
Residents gathered off of Esplanade avenue in Mid City to celebrate Bastille Day, a French holiday that honors the storming of the Bastille which happened in 1798.
The New Orleans Police Department is looking for several suspects wanted in connection with both an auto theft and an auto burglary that happened in Mid-City over the weekend.
Police didn’t say the two crimes were related.
New Orleans City Park will present it’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, geared for children under 8 years old, on Saturday.
Called the “Egg Scramble,” the hunt is presented by “The Angry Birds Movie,” slated to appear in theaters on May 20, according to park officials. The event will feature more than 36,000 eggs for kids to find, as well as music, face painters, a magician, the Easter Bunny, storybook characters, and a balloon artist.
Presented by the Whole Foods Market and the Refresh Project, the event will also include face painting, a bounce house, a magician making balloon animals and more.
About 1,600 residents have been left without power in Mid-City, according to Entergy.