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Jan 182020
 

By Christian Willbern, Loyola University New Orleans

College and other patrons packed Bruno’s Tavern on Maple Street. (via Bruno Tavern’s Facebook Page)

As the LSU Tigers paraded down Victory Hill on Saturday, Uptown restaurant and stores still basked in the influx of cash from Monday night’s football game. LSU’s national championship win against Clemson gave a boost to the local economy, especially to businesses that kept the drinks coming.

“Keep in mind that all the Baton Rouge kids are all driving down here. We got a 50% increase in sales just on Monday alone,” said Broadway Food Store manager Kal Ghalbatar. “It was crazy.”

“Probably 80% of our customers were not regular customers. Most of them were from Baton Rouge or out of state,” he continued. “Although it was hectic, the people coming in were the best, especially the Tigers fans.” Continue reading »

Jan 172020
 

The Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School band performs in the the 2019 MLK Day parade go down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.  (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The city has a full slate of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events planned, running through Tuesday, with the preeminent event taking place on Monday, the national holiday honoring the civil rights leader. Continue reading »

Jan 172020
 

Studio BE by the tracks on Royal Street. (Jeremy Tauriac photo via Newcomb Art Museum)

New Orleans artist and international muralist Brandan “BMike” Odums will celebrate the opening of his latest exhibition, N̶O̶T̶ Supposed 2-Be Here, at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane this Saturday, Jan. 18. This will be his first ever solo exhibition in a museum setting. Continue reading »

Jan 162020
 

Jay Batt and Scott Shea celebrate Republican successes in 2017.  (Uptown Messenger file photo)

Not since Peggy Wilson was last elected as an at-large member of the New Orleans City Council in the mid 1990s has a New Orleans Republican won a citywide race. But that didn’t stop Republican lawyer Scott Shea from joining the crowded field of candidates for Judge, First City Court, Division B.

Shea himself served two years on the City Council and hails from a family of judges. His brother Mark currently serves on Traffic & Municipal Court. His father, former Municipal Court Judge John Shea, enjoyed an illustrious 30-year career on the bench. His late uncle Frank Shea was a no-nonsense Criminal District Court jurist. Continue reading »

Jan 152020
 

Surveillance photos show vehicle burglaries in the 5700 block of Camp Street on Monday, Jan. 13. (via NOPD)

By Sue Strachan, Uptown Messenger

Having your car broken into via smashed windows has become the new normal in New Orleans.

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, a group of neighborhood associations hosted a community meeting at the Jewish Community Center to “discuss the recent uptick of crimes and ways to combat it,” stated a notice from the Faubourg Delachaise Neighborhood Association. Continue reading »

Jan 132020
 

Hoffman Triangle (via Google Maps)

Volunteers are needed to join Hoffman Triangle residents and representatives from the city, businesses and churches for a Community Clean Up on Saturday, Jan. 18. Continue reading »

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Jan 122020
 

Jaclyn Cotton, 44

A woman was arrested Sunday morning after an argument turned violent in the Hoffman Triangle area, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

Police say Jaclyn Cotton, 43, was arguing with a 44-year-old man at about 2 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, in the 2500 block of Miro Street. During the fight, the police report said, she grabbed the man by the neck. Continue reading »

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