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 »

Oct 102019

Patrons at Bayou Road’s Half Shell on the Bayou watch the gubernatorial debate on Wednesday, Oct. 8. (Danae Columbus)

Despite heavy attacks from his Republican opponents and their related political action committees, Gov. John Bel Edwards was sailing toward a primary victory. Armed with an abundant war chest and a bipartisan coalition that was holding together, Edwards’ team could smell victory until two negative spots about former senior staffer Johnny Anderson hit the airwaves. Sources say Anderson had a history of sometimes being “a bad boy.” Until the #MeToo movement began, his habits were tolerated. Continue reading »

Oct 092019

Voters study the ballot choices outside the fire station polling place on Magazine Street in the Irish Channel. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The local races for Uptown residents on Saturday’s ballot include, for the first time in many years, highly competitive races for the House of Representatives. Continue reading »

Oct 072019

The weather in New Orleans can be unpredictable. But if you know Louisiana, one thing you can almost always count on is the heat and humidity.

Keeping some things in storage can be difficult because certain items like clothes, artwork, and furniture are more susceptible to damage from extreme changes in temperature from severe heat or cold. That’s why climate-controlled options are necessary for storage in New Orleans.

Here are just a few reasons why climate-controlled storage is so critical: Continue reading »

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Oct 062019

Parasol’s Bar is the center of the legendary St. Patrick’s Day block party. (Uptown Messenger file photo)

Parasol’s Restaurant & Bar, the classic Irish Channel gathering place, is serving drinks again, at least on weekends for now, under new ownership, Ian McNulty reports on NOLA. com. Continue reading »

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