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Keeping Faubourg St. John Clean and Green
Keeping Faubourg St. John Clean and Green
/ November 29, 2016 0 COMMENTS

Neighbors Making A Difference by Craig Kraemer <img src=”/images/cache/cache_5/cache_5/cache_b/Unknown-1-acafcb55.jpeg?ver=1480350990&aspectratio=1″ alt=””> Robert Thompson is a neighborhood volunteer organizer. Thompson’s primary interest is in small public green spaces, an interest that many of his friends and neighbors share with the Faubourg St. John resident. Through social media, Thompson helps to facilitate neighborhood projects by spreading the word…

HISTORY AFFORDS US MANY INSTANCES OF THE RUIN OF STATES
HISTORY AFFORDS US MANY INSTANCES OF THE RUIN OF STATES
/ November 15, 2016 0 COMMENTS

“History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy.” ~Ben Franklin 1774 ***…

ROAD WORK NOLA
ROAD WORK NOLA
/ November 9, 2016 0 COMMENTS

Click on the map for a larger view After a long dry spell it finally rained on Monday, November 7, 2016. Many streets were flooded but several representatives of neighborhoods in New Orleans’ Council District A attended a meeting at 6 p.m. at Esperanza Charter School at 4407 South Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans. The…

A little garden in which to walk and immensity in which to dream
A little garden in which to walk and immensity in which to dream
/ November 7, 2016 0 COMMENTS

by Robert Thompson On Saturday, November 19, 2016,  neighbors turned out in numbers to make the City Beautiful Club’s Capdevielle Green and Clean Day a real success. Litter pickup, leaf raking, weeding and trimming, and gutter clean outs were just some things done. An impressive project managed and executed by neighbor Pushpa has also resulted…

Neighbor to Receive Urban Hero Award November 5th
Neighbor to Receive Urban Hero Award November 5th
/ November 3, 2016 0 COMMENTS

Keith G.C. Twitchell is President of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. Born in New York City and raised in nearby Connecticut, he moved to New Orleans in 1979. Mr. Twitchell concluded a series of marketing firm positions by serving as Creative Director for Shelley Berman Communicators. In 1982 he launched his own company, Pendragon…

Desoto Place Gets Donation of Sod
Desoto Place Gets Donation of Sod
/ October 18, 2016 0 COMMENTS

Sarah Stogner recently donated some grass sod to a bare spot in Desoto Place at 2623 Esplanade in New Orleans. L.A. Jung donated to the City of New Orleans the triangular plot of ground at the intersection of Esplanade Avenue and Desoto Street. On July 30, 1896, the New Orleans City Council ordained that the…

Neighbor Has Art Exhibition
Neighbor Has Art Exhibition
/ October 18, 2016 0 COMMENTS

For more information, please visit the link below: http://www.sandraburshell.com/default4.asp?WebsiteID=13063&theIF=%2Fud2%2Easp%3FWebsiteID%3D13063    

November 19 at Capdevielle Park
November 19 at Capdevielle Park
/ October 17, 2016 0 COMMENTS

by Robert Thompson Today, October 18, 2016, Capdevielle Park received attention from the crews at Parks & Parkways. Diseased trees were removed, others trimmed and thanks to a large backhoe, a large step toward rehabbing the center mound for new plantings took place. Sadly, our palm was stricken with Texas Palm Decline, a infectious tree…

GET UP SHOW UP SPEAK UP
GET UP SHOW UP SPEAK UP
/ October 14, 2016 0 COMMENTS

New Orleans City Park will hold two public workshops to receive input about future uses of Park land in the area generally bounded by Scout Island, I-610, Wisner and Harrison Avenues.

VOODOO MUSIC AND ARTS EXPERIENCE
VOODOO MUSIC AND ARTS EXPERIENCE
/ October 6, 2016 0 COMMENTS

TO REPORT SOUND COMPLAINTS: (512) 806-7910 or soundhotline@voodoofestival.com CAR TOWING: (504) 658-8200 There is limited street parking near and around City Park. Please be aware of any signs restricting parking. Overnight parking, walking, sleeping, camping by individuals or groups is prohibited within the confines of City Park. Also, parking on the Bayou or the Neutral…

Master Plan Meeting October 25th
Master Plan Meeting October 25th
/ October 4, 2016 0 COMMENTS

CITY PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION HEREBY ANNOUNCES THAT IT WILL HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS TO SOLICIT THE OPINIONS OF CITIZENS RELATIVE TO CERTAIN PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY’S “PLAN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY,” ALSO KNOWN AS THE MASTER PLAN.   The public meetings concern Master Plan amendment applications that were submitted…

Capdevielle Gets Hen Pecked
Capdevielle Gets Hen Pecked
/ October 2, 2016 0 COMMENTS

Robert Thompson sent in this photo and comment: Cry Foul! This poor girl lives in Capdevielle Park now. She has managed to scratch all the pine straw from around the trees, but we are seeing a lot fewer grubs! *** Paul Capdevielle (1842-1922) Paul Capdevielle, the forty-second Mayor was of French descent. He was born…

HIT AND RUN BREAKS BACK OF BICYCLIST
HIT AND RUN BREAKS BACK OF BICYCLIST
/ October 1, 2016 0 COMMENTS

Please write to nopd1stdistrict@nola.gov if you have any information or a photo of the license plate of the vehicle in the video below. By Richard Rainey, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A cyclist in Bayou St. John suffered cracked ribs and a broken back Tuesday (Sept. 27) when a white sedan hit her before speeding off,…

Neighborhood Meeting October 4th
Neighborhood Meeting October 4th
/ September 30, 2016 0 COMMENTS

At the October 4, 2016 neighborhood meeting at 1368 Moss Street in New Orleans, Faubourg St. John residents will review many topics. A few of the items to be discussed are a zoning request, the increasing homeless population, and a possible new direction for the neighborhood’s internet presence. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. under…