Oct 182019

The Leidenheimer Baking Co. has operated from the same Central City location since 1904. (UNO archive, City Planning Commission)

By Emily Carmichael, Uptown Messenger

Iconic baguette producer Leidenheimer Baking Co. wants to expand its factory, but some of its Central City neighbors pushing back.

Leidenheimer, one of the city’s premier providers of po-boy loaves, wants to add 23,436 square feet to its factory at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Simon Bolivar Avenue, doubling its size. The renovations are designed to modernize its space and increase its production capacity.

Public feedback in response to these plans has revealed neighborhood complaints of disruptive after-hours deliveries, noise pollution, air pollution, litter, emission of black soot that stains neighboring buildings, and traffic and parking difficulties. Continue reading »

Oct 172019

Notarial Archives Research Center staffer Tabitha Theophile holds up pre-Civil War notarial volume that includes information on slave emancipation. Also pictured are Siva Blake, Keith Guglielmo, Clerk of Court Chelsey Napoleon Richard and archivist Sally Reeves. (Danae Columbus)

The history of New Orleans – as told through its notarial acts and other civil records – is currently on display during National Archives Month at the New Orleans Archives Research Center, 1340 Poydras St., Suite 360. Continue reading »

Oct 152019

The broken water main was replaced Monday. (via Twitter)

The precautionary boil water advisory was lifted for the Uptown area just before noon on Tuesday. The emergency situation is over, officials said, and residents can resume the use of tap water.

It was the second advisory issued since a 111-year-old water main broke at the corner of Lowerline and Panola streets on Saturday. The first was lifted Monday morning only be reinstated a few hours later.
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Oct 152019

Big wins this weekend!

What a winning weekend for all our teams: Saints, LSU, Tulane, and of course, #theAteam!

Our campaign finished with a commanding lead, and we’re in a runoff! We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you!

Now we need your help to bring home the #WIN on Election Day!  Continue reading »

Oct 132019

Gov. John Bel Edwards kicks off his campaign July 8 with a rally on Thalia Street in the Lower Garden District. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Gov.  John Bel Edwards will face Republican Eddie Rispone in a Nov. 16 runoff in part because he was unable to get out all his base. While 45.3% of voters statewide cast their ballots in the race for governor yesterday, only 38.4% of New Orleanians voted. Continue reading »

Oct 132019

State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson addresses supporters after her re-election on Saturday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson sailed to re-election to her final term representing Uptown in the state legislature on Saturday night, but much of the rest of the New Orleans delegation remains to be determined with tight House races leading to runoffs. Continue reading »

Oct 122019

A broken water  main caused a drop in water pressure throughout the area in red, prompting the S&WB to issue a boil water advisory.  (via S&WB)

The Sewerage & Water Board issued a precautionary boil water advisory for Uptown, from South Carrollton Avenue to the Pontchartrain Expressway and Interstate 10 to the Mississippi River, due to a drop in water pressure. A 48-inch diameter water main broke near the corner of Lowerline and Panola streets, causing water pressure to fall below 20 psi in this area.

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Oct 122019

Paul Landry of the Original Prince of Wales Social Aid and Pleasure Club leads the Silence Is Violence peace walk down Tchoupitoulas Street in 2012. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Prince of Wales Social Aid and Pleasure Club is holding its 91st annual second-line on Sunday afternoon. The theme of the parade is “1619 to 2019, and still we rise,” in recognition of the year the first slave ship arrived in Jamestown, Virginia. Continue reading »

Oct 112019

Central City pop-up library at 2020 Jackson Ave. (via NOPL)

Central City Library’s temporary pop-up is now open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at the site of our new location at 2020 Jackson Ave.

The pop-up offers WiFi access and iPads, children’s crafts and toys, storytimes on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and library materials available for checkout. Continue reading »