Mar 142012
 

Neighborhood Housing Services is YOUR resource for housing, homeownership, financial planning, and community building initiatives. All our work focuses on empowering individuals and families. We help people make savvy choices that will increase their long-term wealth; enhance their positive civic participation; and become leaders in their community. We invest in individuals, in neighborhoods, and in children – to create vibrant communities of choice, and to advance the evolution of the Greater New Orleans region.

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Mar 132012
 

Tracey's in 1961 on Magazine and Third St.

Be there as Tracey’s Irish Channel Bar celebrates its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 17, 2012.  The Irish Channel Annual Block Party begins at 11:00am.  Tracey’s will serve up its world famous roast beef poor boys along with cabbage and corned beef and plenty more goodies from the kitchen.

 

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Mar 122012
 

New Orleans City Councilmember Stacy Head and community partners donated two fully equipped Fuji Patrol Police Bikes to the NOPD Sixth District last week.

Councilmember Head understands that crime in our neighborhoods is one of the most pressing concerns facing our city. “I am committed to improving the quality of life of all New Orleanians,” she said. “As a champion for safe communities, I appreciate the importance of increased police presence and visibility to combat crime.” Continue reading »

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Mar 092012
 

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans (LFNO) proudly presents Fête de la Musique, an evening of French and New Orleans music, food, and revelry Sunday, March 11th at Generations Hall. The All Star concert featuring New Orleans funk superstars Galactic, bands Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, and cellist Helen Gillet promises to be an event you won’t want to miss! Continue reading »

Mar 082012
 

Councilmember Stacy Head, a candidate for the New Orleans City Council at Large seat in the March 24 election, today announced a five-point action plan that will make New Orleans families safer.

“It is abundantly clear that the voters of New Orleans consider crime the number one issue facing them,” said Councilmember Head. “I want to help solve that problem. If we can make families safer, we will build stronger neighborhoods, attract new businesses and create jobs,” she continued. Continue reading »

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Mar 052012
 

Councilmember Stacy Head has attended dozens of meetings in diverse neighborhoods across the city with individual citizens, neighborhood organizations and businesses to learn more about the issues important to them.

“It is important to hear citizen concerns about crime, blight, infrastructure, and economic development and at the same time explain how, as Councilmember at Large, I can help make a positive impact in their lives,” said Councilmember Head. “I have also enjoyed the enthusiasm citizens share for the future of their neighborhoods and the City of New Orleans.” Continue reading »

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Mar 022012
 

COPS 2 is a “grass roots” volunteer organization with a mission of helping to support the 2nd District NOPD. We connect the individuals and businesses in the Uptown area with the 2nd District through memberships and donations to help boost technology, provide training and help with needed supplies not otherwise provided by the City. We also work closely with the 2nd District Commander to recognize excellence through Awards and various celebratory events.

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Mar 012012
 

New Orleans City Councilmember Stacy Head, who is running for Councilmember-At-Large in the March 24th election, will open her campaign headquarters at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3. The campaign headquarters is located at 4510 Freret Street.

“We are proud to be opening our headquarters on Freret Street,” said Councilmember Head. “The rebirth of Freret Street is a classic example of what residents, business owners and government can accomplish working together toward a common goal. If elected Councilmember At Large, I will work to revive economic development corridors in neighborhoods across the city that will bring jobs and much needed services closer to where residents live.” Continue reading »

Feb 282012
 

With Mardi Gras over and spring on the way, it’s time to get organized. Moldaner’s offers professional scanning services for all your negatives, prints, and slides, as well as storage solutions such as archival photo storage boxes. Canvas prints are available, ideal Easter and Mother’s Day gifts, as are large-format prints, perfect for posters, using our brand new state-of-the-art Epson 9890 printer. For the upcoming hurricane season, be prepared with batch scanning of your most valuable images: in the event of an evacuation, Moldaner’s has you covered.

Moldaner’s is ranked one of the top camera shops in the Gambit Weekly’s Best of New Orleans poll. Call 504-866-6757 or email moldaners@aol.com for a free consultation to learn more about what Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging can do for you. Limited-time only specials are available by Liking the Moldaner’s Facebook page, or visit the Moldaner’s website at www.moldaners.com for more information.

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Feb 272012
 

Transform NOLA announces a special introductory rate for new students. Normally $12, drop-in yoga classes are $10 until the end of March, and package rates for five and ten classes receive a 20% discount with mention of the Uptown Messenger. There’s never been a better time to transform your life. Let Transform NOLA help you take the first step.

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Feb 162012
 

 

After 6 years and 3 months since Hurricane Katrina, Cleanerama, at 3637-39 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, has now, finally, re-opened as of December 1, 2011, about two (2) months ago.


This location, two (2) buildings down from the Five Happiness Restaurant and right next to Xavier University (and hopefully, the future Costco), is the main plant where all the dry cleaning, laundry and alteration work “actually” gets done.

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Feb 162012
 

Now under new ownership, Parcels and Post offers fast, knowledgeable and reliable service for all your packing, shipping and mailbox needs. Parcels and Post has special king-cake boxes at affordable rates, so send your friends and family a slice of Mardi Gras from your local Uptown post office. When you mention the Uptown Messenger, you’ll receive a 10% discount on shipping costs (and not just for King Cakes)

Parcels and Post is located at 5721 Magazine St between Jefferson and Nashville. Open Mon – Fri 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-2pm, Parcels and Post has lots of parking in the back, making it easy to get your shipping done and on with your day. For more information call 504-891-8402 or visit parcelsandpost.com

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Feb 152012
 

Herbal remedies at Common Ground Free Clinic.

Most of us have common sense know-how when it comes to keeping ourselves in one piece: Get adequate rest, drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen and/ or a hat, keep an eye on your intake of sugar, fried foods, alcohol, cigarette smoke and so on. During Carnival season, though, our common sense often takes a backseat to the endless stream of parties, parades and the quest for perfect glittery false eyelashes (or maybe that’s just me).

Over the years of observing the annual cases of post-Mardi Gras colds here at Common Ground Health Clinic, the team of herbalists and health educators have put together some tips for keeping yourself well during the frenzied pace of Carnival, as well as taking care of that cold if you do end up afflicted.

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Feb 152012
 

With Carnival in full swing, be prepared for all the parades with the NOLA Til Ya Die official Mardi Gras Survival Pack. Packed with everything you need for just $14.99, the Survival Pack is perfect family-friendly gear. Order before 3pm and receive free same-day local shipping – you’ll have it in time for when the first float rolls! Keep reading for more details of what’s inside.

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Feb 132012
 

The Endimy-YUM is back at Bee Sweet Cupcakes! Made with real king cake dough, the Endymi-Yum is smeared with cream cheese and glazed with a triple-sec cream butter to finish. Like any real king cake, each Endymi-Yum cupcake comes with a baby on top. Or try the special Valentine’s cupcake, the Lover Boy: chocolate or vanilla cake filled with a chocolate ganache, slathered with a cherry buttercream icing and topped with a chocolate-covered cherry to finish. With flavors this good, it’s a Carnival in your mouth!

Cupcakes are $3 each, tax included. Only a limited number of cupcakes are available each day, so come in early and get them while they’re hot. Bee Sweet Cupcakes is located at 5706 Magazine Street, and is open Monday-Saturday from 11-6. Or call ahead to reserve your cakes at 504.891.8333.

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