Blakeview: Sam Barthe School for Boys

The school opened in 1951
As students head back to school this month, we remember a small private school that educated young men in the city from the 1940s through...

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Clancy DuBos: Mayor Sisyphus and his legacy

It will take years to fix all that is broken with the Sewerage & Water Board
Mayor Mitch Landrieu's legacy was always destined to be a mixture of successes and failures. Such is the fate of all mayors, though history seemed...

Clancy DuBos

Blake Pontchartrain: a 'mini Gallier Hall'? Commercial Germania bank building

The classical revival building opened in 1906
Hey Blake, There is a building on South Rampart Street near Poydras that stands out because of its Greek Revival style, sort of a mini...

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Blakeview: Elvis in Louisiana

From Louisiana Hayride to King Creole
As the world remembers Elvis Presley this week on the 40th anniversary of his death on Aug. 16, 1977, we recall some of his Louisiana...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blake Pontchartrain: deep dish pizza at The Deli

A "seedy little place" on Melpomene Street
Hey Blake, What was the name of that great deep-dish pizza place that was on Melpomene, right off of St. Charles Avenue? All of...

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Clancy DuBos: S&WB needs accountability and transparency

We should seriously consider making S&WB a city department under the mayor and council
This may sound like heresy to "reformers" who want to depoliticize everything, but I think we should seriously consider making S&WB a city department under the...

Clancy DuBos

Blakeview: 'Back to school' at Broadmoor Kiddie Shop

... and Jo-Ann Chubby and Husky Center
It's back to school time, which has us thinking about our school days and school uniforms. The Broadmoor Kiddie Shop at Washington Avenue and S....

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: Gov. Edwards' tactical pivot

By engaging directly with business leaders, Edwards is flanking two of his biggest adversaries
Less than a month after throwing down a fiscal gauntlet to House Republican leaders, Gov. John Bel Edwards has tacked toward Louisiana business leaders in...

Clancy DuBos

Blake Pontchartrain: Remembering Reno's restaurant

Hey Blake, When did Reno's restaurant open? I have a postcard that shows it was located at 728 Gravier St. in 1910. RENO JEAN DARET III...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blakeview: Beauregard-Keyes House

The house was built in 1826
August is New Orleans Museum Month, a perfect chance to use your membership at one of 16 participating museums to visit the other institutions on...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: In Jefferson, war is here

Recent moves in Jefferson Parish may trigger another era of political warfare
Things are rarely dull in Jefferson Parish politics. I still recall the factional wars of the 1980s and early '90s between then-District Attorney John Mamoulides...

Clancy DuBos

Blake Pontchartrain: Disco dancing in... Kenner

A reader remembers the Third Dimension disco club
Hey Blake, A friend of mine who used to go disco dancing with me in the late 1970s died recently and I was trying to...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: Edwards calls conservatives' bluff

What’s needed is leadership, not brinkmanship
If you talk to conservative state lawmakers and business leaders in Louisiana, they'll tell you there's no "appetite" for fiscal reform. They all know what...

Clancy DuBos

Blakeview: Werlein's, 175 years later

The music store got its start in 1842
This year marks the 175th anniversary of the start of the music store business that made the Werlein name synonymous with sheet music and instrument...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blake Pontchartrain: the pumping station near Metairie Cemetery

The project was completed in 2004, 15 months before Katrina
Hey Blake, Please enlighten me about the pumping station near the Pontchartrain Expressway and Metairie Cemetery. As I recall, it was completed right before Hurricane Katrina but...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blakeview: K&B closes, 20 years later

Twenty years ago this week, New Orleanians were feeling blue over the loss of K&B purple. On July 21, 1997, news broke that the omnipresent...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blake Pontchartrain: Lake Vista Shopping Center

Hey Blake, In the Lake Vista neighborhood, I discovered the best-looking Art Deco shopping center among houses and between two churches. What can you...

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Forward New Orleans: Holding candidates accountable

A coalition of civic and business groups sets a broad agenda
Candidates who qualified to run for public office in the Oct. 14 citywide primary now have slightly less than three months to get their messages...

Clancy DuBos

Blakeview: Tom Benson

The richest man in Louisiana was born July 12, 1927
This week marks the 90th birthday of Tom Benson, a billionaire and the richest man in Louisiana. Born July 12, 1927 in the St. Roch...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: The pendulum effect

In selecting New Orleans' next mayor, voters will decided which way the pendulum will swing — and along what axis
While no one can say with certainty who New Orleans' next mayor will be, history offers some insights worth noting. For example, we tend to...

Clancy DuBos

Blake Pontchartrain: "Old Regulars" and the Choctaw Club

The Regular Democratic Organization was founded in 1874
Hey Blake, What's the word on the Choctaw Club, which was home to the "Old Regulars"? Barry Dear Barry,   Technically, the Choctaw Club was a social...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blakeview: Popp Bandstand in City Park

The landmark was dedicated July 4, 1917
This week we mark the centennial of a City Park landmark, Popp Bandstand, which was dedicated on July 4, 1917. The bandstand, located between the...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Blake Pontchartrain: How the Causeway was built

The bridge over Lake Pontchartrain was put together "like an erector set"
Hey Blake, When you cross the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway south to north, you can feel the expansion joints somewhat, but traveling north to south,...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

Clancy DuBos: First, do no harm

The question Cassidy and Kennedy must answer on health care is, "Whom do you represent?"
Louisiana's Republican U.S. Sens. John Neely Kennedy and Bill Cassidy soon must decide how they want to be remembered by future generations: as partisan hacks...

Clancy DuBos

Blakeview: the death of Jayne Mansfield, 50 years later

The actor died in a car crash outside New Orleans on June 28, 1967
This week marks the 50th anniversary of a local tragedy that made headlines around the world: a car crash that claimed the life of actress...

Blake Pontchartrain: New Orleans Trivia

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