Zach Brien

Feb 062017
 

There was a house fire at 1500 Jefferson avenue on the corner of Pitt street on Saturday afternoon. Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The upper floor of a Jefferson Avenue home caught fire Saturday, and firefighters’ effort to contain the blaze was complicated by a broken hydrant, authorities said.

There was a house fire at 1500 Jefferson avenue on the corner of Pitt street on Saturday afternoon. Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Jan 222017
 

New Orleans police officers inspect the body of a homicide victim. There was a homicide on the corner of LaSalle and Amelia street in Central City Sunday night, January 22, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A man was fatally shot in the head at an Amelia Street intersection Sunday night in the Milan neighborhood, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jan 162017
 

 

Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, delivers his keynote address during the the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. The event featured addresses by Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, mayor Mitch Landrieu. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

At the 31st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Official Day celebration, speakers remembered King’s legacy by focusing on the idea of “togetherness,” an idea from one of King’s last written works. This idea encompasses the development of communities despite differences of opinion, religion, race or any other category.

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Jan 062017
 

The Phunny Phorty Phellows are a carnival krewe that dates back to the 1870s. Their annual parade on the “Epiphany” marks the beginning of the Carnival season. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Phunny Phorty Phellows, a New Orleans carnival krewe that dates back to the 1870s, brings in the Carnival season with their St. Charles avenue street car parade. Riders and attendees alike braved the cold and the rain to welcome in the 2017 Carnival season.

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Dec 202016
 

NOPD investigates the crime scene along Martin Luther King in the aftermath of the double shooting. The incident is under further investigation. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com

A teen was shot and a woman riding a bus nearby was injured by broken glass from a stray bullet Tuesday afternoon when gunfire broke out on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Central City, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 282016
 
A fire badly burned the home at 2119 Calhoun street near Tulane and Loyola University. All of the residents were able to escape the residence without harm, but the building itself was substantially burned.

A fire badly burned the home at 2119 Calhoun street near Tulane and Loyola University. All of the residents were able to escape the residence without harm, but the building itself was substantially burned.

Around 7 PM on Monday night a fire was reported at 2119 Calhoun street near Tulane and Loyola universities. NOFD arrived on the scene, getting the fire under control by 8 pm. The home was badly burned, but all residents were able to escape without harm. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Continue reading »

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Sep 182016
 
Tulane running back Dontrell Hilliard runs for a touchdown in the third quarter. Navy defeated Tulane 21-14 at Yulman Stadium. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane running back Dontrell Hilliard runs for a touchdown in the third quarter. Navy defeated Tulane 21-14 at Yulman Stadium. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Saturday night it was the running game that dominated the offense for both teams. Tulane finished the night with 240 passing yards versus 21 passing yards. Navy finished the night with 287 rushing yards versus 59 passing yards. Dontrell Hilliard led the wave with 103 rushing yards. Quarterback Will Worth led Navy with 135 yards rushing. Navy beat Tulane 21-14, handing Tulane another American Athletic Conference loss.

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Sep 152016
 
Firefighters battle a blaze in the 4200 block of South Rocheblave. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Firefighters battle a blaze in the 4200 block of South Rocheblave. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans firefighters are battling a 3-alarm fire in the 4200 South Rocheblave Street in Broadmoor. The fire was first reported at 11 AM and has consumed two homes on the block.

 

 

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Sep 112016
 
Tulane linebacker Nico Marley, center, celebrates a forced fumble in the first half. Tulane defeated Southern University 66 to 21 at their home opener at Yulman Stadium. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane linebacker Nico Marley, center, celebrates a forced fumble in the first half. Tulane defeated Southern University 66 to 21 at their home opener at Yulman Stadium. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane defeated Southern University in their home-opener 66-21 on Saturday, September 10. The game was also the home debut of new head coach Willie Fritz. The Green Wave got off to a fast start, forcing three turnovers in the first quarter. All three turnovers resulted in touchdowns. Defense and special teams played a huge role in the victory. Perry Nickerson returned an interception for a touchdown in the first quarter. Sherman Badie returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Tulane’s running game also carried the game, rushing for seven touchdowns. They relied heavily on spread-option plays, utilizing the athleticism of the quarterbacks and the running backs. Tulane takes on Navy next week at Yulman Stadium.

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Sep 012016
 
Morial read selections from her book and signed copies at Poseidon restaurant on Saint Charles avenue. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Morial read selections from her book and signed copies at Poseidon Restaurant on Saint Charles Avenue. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Wednesday evening (August 31), etiquette expert Carolyn Shelton held a book signing for Sybil Morial at Poseidon Restaurant on Saint Charles Avenue. Morial’s book, “Witness to Change”, discusses topics like education, the Civil Rights movement, and the Morial family’s political involvement. Morial is the wife of the late Ernest Dutch Morial, New Orleans’ first African-American mayor and the mother of former New Orleans mayor Marc Morial. Continue reading »

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Aug 272016
 
Queen Cara-Mia Noto and Jamie Bernstein, king Robustsus XXX, great the crowd from the balcony of the Maple Leaf Bar. The Krewe of O.A.K. celebrated the 30th anniversary of Mid Summer Mardi Gras with the theme "Get Wet". (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Queen Cara-Mia Noto and Jamie Bernstein, king Robustsus XXX, great the crowd from the balcony of the Maple Leaf Bar. The Krewe of O.A.K. celebrated the 30th anniversary of Mid Summer Mardi Gras with the theme “Get Wet”. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Oak Street was packed to the gills on Saturday for Mid Summer Mardi Gras as the Krewe of O.A.K. celebrated the event’s 30th anniversary.

Musician Jamie Bernstein and Cara-Mia Noto, manager of Jacques Imo’s, ruled as King Robustus and queen.

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Fatal shooting on Peniston

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Aug 112016
 
On Thursday police responded to a fatal shooting in the 2200 block of Peniston street uptown. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Thursday police responded to a fatal shooting in the 2200 block of Peniston street uptown. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Thursday evening, NOPD responded to a fatal shooting in the 2200 block of Peniston street uptown.

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Jul 252016
 
Sarah Bajor, left, and Ajay Bhoja, right, play foosball in the Classic and Vintage 3rd annual World Foosball Championship. The game was part of Freret Street Funday, a part of Tales of the Cocktail. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Sarah Bajor, left, and Ajay Bhoja, right, play foosball in the Classic and Vintage 3rd annual World Foosball Championship. The game was part of Freret Street Funday, a part of Tales of the Cocktail. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tales of the Cocktail came Uptown on Sunday evening. The event, Freret Street Funday, included restaurants and bars up and down Freret street including Ancora, Bar Frances, Company Burger, Gasa Gasa, Cure and High Hat cafe. Dynamic Duo bartenders were at each bar serving up signature cocktails.

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