Become a member

We need you. Please consider becoming a member of the Carrollton-Riverbend Residents’ Association. The only qualification is that you live within the area bounded by Carrollton, Claiborne, the parish line and the river. There are no dues at the present time.

Just click on the Become a Member page, to the right.

Get paid to recycle?

They pay people to recycle in Philadelphia. RecycleBank pays households in RecycleBank dollars based on the amount they recycle each month. The more you recycle the more you earn. The recycle bucks are good at participating merchants, such as coffeeshops, Whole Foods, and RiteAid.

To quote from their material:

While many recycling programs have proven to be more expensive to run than they monetarily are worth, RecycleBank wins by driving higher utilization of trucks and manpower. The cost of running the program is far exceeded by the money saved in landfill fees: RecycleBank charges municipalities USD 24-30 a household, and guarantees clients they will save at least that amount in disposal fees as waste is diverted from landfills and incinerators. Meanwhile, residents are racing to fill their bins with recyclable paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, tin and aluminium: in test neighbourhoods, the amount recycled per household went from an average of 5 lbs to 35 lbs per week.

Check it out: RecycleBank

Is our city interested in this? Doesn’t seem to be. As Eric Lolis Elie has been pointing out in recent columns the Director of Sanitation won’t even talk about recycling. I sent an email to her about the Philly program in March. The response: Zilch, nada, silence.

Meet the Police (but don’t expect Sting to be there)

2nd District Police Open- House
Thursday, May 24
3pm-5pm
Laurence Square, Corner of Magazine and Napoleon
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New links added

Check out the links page (listed under Pages in the righthand column) for new links recently added to our site.  Check out the Orleans Parish Assessor’s info on any house in the parish.  Check out the status of property.  See who owns blighted property (you’d be surprised).  Learn what’s in line to be demolished around town.  And much more.

Watch for more links to be added in the future.  If you know of something we should be listing let us know by making a comment.  Thanks.

UNOP website

The Unified New Orleans Plan has just launched it’s own website. Their announcement says:

On the site you will find a revised version of the City Wide Recovery Plan, reflective of public comment from City Planning Commission (CPC) meetings, recommendations from the CPC staff and corrections by the city-wide planning team.

Additional features on the site include: All District Plans broken into easy to download chapters, Site Feedback published, and a comprehensive list of online Resources.

There is a link to the site on the Links page.

Board meeting

Monday 5/21 at 7:00 p.m. in the back room at Gelato Pazzo, 8115 Oak.
Guest presenters and CRRA business.

Priestly needs a few good students



Priestly sign

Originally uploaded by nola-shiva.

Know any high school kids interested in architecture, preservation, real estate development and the like? Priestly is a unique school with an emphasis in those things, embedded within a complete academic high school curriculum.
New Orleans needs this school to succeed. Our neighborhood needs this school to succeed. Plans are to house it at the massive hulk located at Birch and Leonidas, which sorely needs a new use.

Recycling rebirth

Our neighbor Julianna has passed this on from Phoenix Recycling and I hereby post it for all to see and act on:

GOT RECYCLING?
We will offer curbside recycling service for a fee, once we have enough interested customers.
Hopefully early fall 2007
Plastic – Glass – Metal – Newspaper
The fee is $15 per month, but could be lower based on neighborhood participation and density.
Contact your neighborhood organization for group discounts.
We will provide the bin(s) and collect twice per month.
Sign up now to help us launch this long overdue service.
Please send name, address and contact info to:
phoenix.recycling@gmail.com
Or call Steven O’Connor @ 504-427-0891

What do you think? Maybe we as an Association could rally enough participants to get a group discount.

Education Town Hall meeting tonight

Reproduced from an email:

Dear District A Resident,

The Councilmember would like to remind you of the District A Education Town Hall TONIGHT (Wednesday) at 7pm with State Superintendent Paul Pastorek and Orleans Parish School Board President Phyllis Landrieu to introduce the new Recovery School District Superintendent Paul to the residents of District A.

There will also be a detailed briefing given by Jim Grady of Alvarez & Marsal on the education facilities in District A as well as a status report by Director of Public Works Robert Mendoza on both crosswalks and school signs.

WHAT: District A Education Town Hall Meeting

WHERE: Jesuit High School, St. Ignatius Hall (3nd Floor)
4133 Banks St., New Orleans, LA 70119

WHEN: TONIGHT – Wednesday, May 9th at 7:00pm

WHO: STATE SUPERINTENDENT, PAUL PASTOREK
RSD SUPERINTENDENT, PAUL VALLAS
PRESIDENT ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD, PHYLLIS LANDRIEU
ALVAREZ AND MARSAL REPRESENTATIVE, JIM GRADY
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, ROBERT MENDOZA

We hope that you can join us at this important event.

Louisiana Rebuilds website

If you listen to All Things Considered on NPR, you have often heard the interesting one-minute summary of rebuilding and recovery information presented just before MarketPlace at 6 PM. Well, here’s the link to the Louisiana Rebuilds website: http://louisianarebuilds.info/

There are lots of links to all kinds of information there.