Sep 152016
 

The Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc, producers of the annual January 6th Joan of Arc Parade, will host their annual “Salon de Jeanne d’Arc” at Loyola University on Saturday, September 17. The all-day conference will focus on Jeanne d’Arc, her life & times, and current French culture in New Orleans, and will be followed by a medieval beverage-tasting fundraiser. Continue reading »

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Sep 142016
 
The building at 8201 Oak Street will house Simone's Market, opening in fall 2016. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The building at 8201 Oak Street will house Simone’s Market, opening in fall 2016. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Acknowledging the desire for more neighborhood-based full-service groceries, the New Orleans City Council lavished praise over Simone’s Market slated to open this fall. Continue reading »

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Sep 132016
 

(images via opcso.org)

(images via opcso.org)

A 15-year-old has been arrested, released and arrested again in the past week in connection with two robberies in the university area and is a strong suspect in a third, New Orleans police said, and three other men have been arrested in a separate armed robbery on Hampson Street amid a wave of several other unrelated robberies around the area. Continue reading »

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Sep 122016
 
Eboni Walker (right) shows off a brightly painted classroom at Hoffman to New Orleans College Prep board members during a campus tour in October 2015. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Eboni Walker (right) shows off a brightly painted classroom at the Hoffman site to New Orleans College Prep board members during a campus tour in October 2015. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Building on an experiment in mixed-income preschool classes launched this year, the New Orleans College Prep charter-school network plans to expand its Hoffman campus to serve 228 students from ages 0 to 4 starting next year, officials said Monday. Continue reading »

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Sep 122016
 
Ti Martin (via The Garden District Book Shop)

Ti Martin (via The Garden District Book Shop)

The Garden District Book Shop will present a book signing for author Ti Martin and her book, “Miss Ella of Commander’s Palace”. The event will take place Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Garden District Book Shop at 2727 Prytania Street, and will include a discussion with journalist John Pope. Continue reading »

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Sep 122016
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

There is a strain of thought in some police circles that cops need the ability to charge citizens with a crime for doing nothing more than disrespecting them. In order to command respect on the streets, the trope goes, mouthing off to a cop can’t be tolerated.

This pernicious notion is the source of much police misconduct, and it persists to this day. Continue reading »

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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 092016
 

Italian cuisine has arrived in the Lower Garden District, albeit tucked beneath an unlikely package. The Italian-American Trattoria is housed on the first floor of the historic Harris-Maginnis House, the antebellum boutique hotel currently known as the Magnolia Mansion. The location is an irresistible combination of soaring Corinthian columns, ancient oaks towering over equally ancient iron gates, craft cocktails, a piano bar, “Mack the Knife” wafting through the air, and the perfect Osso Bucco.

Spiedini Mozzarella, pan-fried thick house bread topped with Mozzarella with an Anchovy-Lemon Caper Sauce, the way Frank Sinatra ordered it (Kristine Froeba)

Spiedini Mozzarella, pan-fried thick house bread topped with Mozzarella with an Anchovy-Lemon Caper Sauce, the way Frank Sinatra ordered it (Kristine Froeba)

The signature appetizer is Spiedini Mozzarella, served with authentic Rat Pack origins. Chef Sonny DeCrescenzi or “Sonny D”, as he was known, was the originator of the dish. Continue reading »

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Sep 092016
 
A photo of the flagpole before it was restored. (via New Orleans Veterans of Foreign Wars)

A photo of the flagpole before it was restored. (via New Orleans Veterans of Foreign Wars)

The New Orleans post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a ceremony Sunday, Sept. 11, to celebrate the restoration of a World War II-era flagpole and memorial at the corner of Laurel and Leontine streets. Continue reading »

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Sep 092016
 

Robbery in the 3300 block of Audubon Street. The robbery on Hampson Street is not shown. (map via NOPD)

Robbery in the 3300 block of Audubon Street. The robbery on Hampson Street is not shown. (map via NOPD)

One man was robbed of his vehicle at gunpoint by men who had just finished breaking into his Audubon Street home, and another couple was robbed a few hours later on Hampson Street, New Orleans police said Friday morning. Continue reading »

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Sep 092016
 

Your favorite kid’s costuming non profit, ricRACK, and Nola DDM are having an open house to celebrate our new sewing studio!!

openhouse

If you sew, or want to learn how to sew…check out our September schedule of sewing classes for kids and adults. Classes start Sept 20 in our new St. Roch location.
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Sep 082016
 
Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll Williams speaks to Jefferson Avenue residents on Thursday evening at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll Williams speaks to Jefferson Avenue residents on Thursday evening at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Should the residents who live along the Uptown corridors that have been blocked for years amid the construction of major new drainage canals also be subject to substantial increases in their property taxes this year? Or do the inconveniences they suffer diminish the value of their homes enough to stave off the higher taxes until construction is complete?

Those competing points of view formed the basis for a sometimes-contentious meeting Thursday night between City Councilwoman Susan Guidry, Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll Williams, and a room full of Jefferson Avenue residents. Continue reading »

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Sep 082016
 
A rendering of the interior of Piccolo Gelateria (courtesy of Ross and Ria Turnbull)

A rendering of the interior of Piccolo Gelateria (courtesy of Ross and Ria Turnbull)

Hot on the heels of the opening of Bar Frances, the tenants in two major new developments on Freret Street are quickly being revealed as signage goes up for a new gelato shop, a pizza restaurant, a veterinarian’s office, a juice bar with an Asian garnish and a women’s boutique. Continue reading »

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Sep 082016
 

The New Orleans Sport for Community Coalition and Laureus USA will host a Youth Sports Field Day and celebration of sport on Saturday, September 10. The event will take place at AL Davis Park, located 2600 LaSalle Street, and will feature Laureus USA CEO and Olympic gold medalist Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, and Laureus Ambassador and Pro football Hall of Fame member Marcus Allen. Continue reading »

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