Feb 072020

Thousands of runners take over St. Charles Avenue during the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in 2011. (Sabree Hill, Uptown Messenger file photo)

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon runners will take to the streets — most of the streets, it seems — on Sunday (Feb. 9). Residents need to plan ahead for road closures and transportation delays.

The Central City, Garden District, Touro, Milan, Uptown, Audubon and Lower Garden District neighborhoods will be affected by the event. Informational door hangers will be distributed to residents, businesses and organizations along the route, event organizers said.

Runners will also traverse the Central Business District, French Quarter, Marigny, Treme-Lafitte, Seventh Ward, Bayou St. John, Fairgrounds, St. Bernard, Filmore, Lake Terrace & Oaks areas, and Lakeshore-Lake Vista. Continue reading »

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Feb 022020

A 2018 voter-registration event at Urban South Brewery,. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Uptown Messenger crew is inviting our readers, neighbors and any political enthusiasts to come and watch the Iowa Caucus results on Monday 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Urban South, 1645 Tchoupitoulas St. Continue reading »

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Jan 312020

New Orleans Police Department Second District Commander Jeff Walls speaks Thursday to a capacity crowd at the NOLA VFW hall about vehicle break-ins. (Nicholas Reimann, Uptown Mesenger)

By Nicholas Reimann, Uptown Messenger

When it comes to stopping the surge of vehicle break-ins plaguing New Orleans, there is little that police can do, NOPD Second District Commander Jeff Walls told a packed crowd at a community meeting Thursday at the NOLA VFW hall on Lyons Street. “Your frustration is our frustration,” he said. Continue reading »

Jan 272020

Broadmoor Improvement Association is holding its first meeting of 2020 tonight (Monday, Jan. 27).

“Welcome to the new year and a new vision for Broadmoor neighborhood meetings,” an announcement states. “We’re making some changes to how we meet and collaborate as a community. Please join us and help us shape the future of Broadmoor.” Continue reading »

Jan 222020

The current Cohen High School building will be demolished in February, officials say. (Robert Morris, Uptown Messenger file photo)

By Sue Strachan, Uptown Messenger

With the Uptown Carnival parades three weeks away, the new ordinances governing parades was one of the central topics at the monthly Delachaise Neighborhood Association meeting, Tuesday (Jan. 21) at Martin Wine Cellar.

Other items on the agenda included updates on a new security district, Cohen High School demolition and parking, and blight. Continue reading »

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Jan 202020

Tariah Moore, a fourth-grader at Robert Russa Moton Charter School, is hoisted aloft during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance March. (Dinah Rogers, Uptown Messenger)

The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday was celebrated in New Orleans Monday (Jan. 20) with a Commemorative Celebration at the New Orleans Jazz Market and a Remembrance March that began at the corner of Martin Luther King and Oretha Castle Haley boulevards. The standing-room-only crowd at the Jazz Market was treated to several motivating musical performances and speeches. Continue reading »

Jan 202020


Mitzva Makers bring a Carnival celebration to the halls of Touro Infirmary. (via Facebook)

Heralding the Uptown parade season, the B’nai B’rith Mardi Gras Mitzva Makers will parade through local hospitals on Sunday, Feb. 2. Continue reading »

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Jan 182020

The Undefeated Divas and Gents second-line travels down Washington Avenue in 2011. (Sabree Hill, Uptown Messenger)

The Undefeated Divas and Gents will hold their annual second-line on Sunday (Jan. 19), featuring the Black Storyville Steppers. Continue reading »

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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 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 »

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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 092020

Map from the city’s Department of Public Works. Blue: Patch mill/overlay. Red: Patch concrete. Orange: Incidental road repairs. Purple: Non-paving incidentals. (Roadwork.gov)

By Nicholas Reimann, Uptown Messenger

Around a year from now, city officials say, much of the Freret neighborhood will have repaved streets, repaired curb ramps and replaced sidewalks — with work set to start at the end of this month on a $4.2 million FEMA-funded roadwork project. Continue reading »

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Jan 082020

Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking,” commemorated 10 years without any executions in Louisiana — the longest such period in the state’s history — at a “Vigil for Life” ceremony in New Orleans on Jan. 7. Continue reading »

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