May 212014
 

Principal Melanie Tennyson (right) speaks to other International School administrators in May of 2011. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

Principal Melanie Tennyson speaks to other International School administrators in May of 2011. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

With the departure of its school leader little more than a month away, the International School of Louisiana is preparing to promote the current principal of its Camp Street campus to lead the school system for the next three years. Continue reading »

May 212014
 
Police investigate a fatal shooting on Milan Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Police investigate a fatal shooting on Milan Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Police investigate a fatal shooting on Milan Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Police investigate a fatal shooting on Milan Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A 24-year-old man was shot to death around 2 p.m. Wednesday behind a church on Milan Street, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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May 212014
 
A rendering of the upriver expansion of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (via mccno.com)

A conceptual drawing of the upriver expansion of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (via mccno.com)

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is on the cusp of returning to a major expansion with a new hotel and exhibit hall on long-vacant land in the Lower Garden District, officials said Wednesday morning. Continue reading »

May 202014
 
The Palms Bar and Grill (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Palms Bar and Grill (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans city attorneys are seeking sanctions against the liquor license for The Palms bar in the university area — where an off-duty bartender is accused of raping a woman in April — alleging that the bar does too little to protect its patrons. Continue reading »

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May 202014
 

The Roly Poly location on Tchoupitoulas. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Roly Poly location on Tchoupitoulas. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

With demolition of its building looming on the horizon, the Roly Poly on Tchoupitoulas will close by the end of May, and the owners are looking for a buyer for the business or its kitchen equipment, they said. Continue reading »

May 202014
 

SSL415Summer is almost here; it’s time to get out and get active! Why not do so playing adult social sports? With Southern Sports Leagues, you can get back into the sports you enjoy. We offer everything from Softball and Flag Football to Dodgeball and Kickball as well. SSL runs several tournaments during the year, the next one being our Charity Social Softball Tournament on June 21st for the SPCA at City Park. Continue reading »

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May 192014
 
Firefighters battle a blaze on Camp Street on Monday afternoon. (photo courtesy of Bob Perrin)

Firefighters battle a blaze on Camp Street on Monday afternoon. (photo courtesy of Bob Perrin)

An Uptown home on Camp Street at the corner of Valmont was heavily damaged by fire Monday afternoon after an apparent explosion from a shed in the rear yard, New Orleans fire officials said.

Firefighters battle a blaze on Camp Street. (photo courtesy of Bob Perrin)

Firefighters battle a blaze on Valmont Street. (photo courtesy of Bob Perrin)

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May 192014
 

Derek Harbiston (via opcso.org)

Derek Harbiston (via opcso.org)

A man who allegedly forced his mother to play Russian roulette on Mother’s Day — dry-firing the gun at her twice in a Jena Street apartment before wounding himself in the shoulder — has been arrested on an attempted-murder charge, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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May 192014
 

Owen Courreges

The City of New Orleans has targeted a nefarious, rogue activity that has been transpiring beneath our very noses down in the French Quarter.  These fiends brazenly peddle their poisonous wares out in the open, boldly daring the authorities to stop them.  Their actions infest our streets, fly in the face of common decency, and corrupt our youth.

Drug dealers?  Pimps?

Worse.  I’m talking about T-shirt shops. Continue reading »

May 182014
 
The Tesla Model S (via teslamotors.com)

The Tesla Model S (via teslamotors.com)

It’s tough to say what is most surprising about the Tesla Model S all-electric sedan – the radical design changes that ensue when an auto maker replaces the gas engine with state-of-the-art energy efficiency, or the fact that the vehicle isn’t confined to some Silicon Valley, Tom Swift future fantasy at all. A small but dedicated group of Tesla owners is quickly growing here in New Orleans, and Tesla Motors is in the process of creating a new infrastructure to support them across the oil-and-gas-loving Gulf Coast.

“The car really feels like the future,” said Matt Wisdom, the CEO of New Orleans-based technology company TurboSquid and one of the first Tesla owners in the area. “It’s not that they’ve built a relatively expensive car. It’s that they’ve figured out how it’s going to be. I have no question things are going to migrate this way.” Continue reading »

May 172014
 

The old Carrollton courthouse, photographed during a school event in 2012. (UptownMessenger.com file)

The old Carrollton courthouse, photographed during a school event in 2012. (UptownMessenger.com file)

Now that Audubon Charter School has moved out of the former Carrollton courthouse, the historic building is being placed on the Orleans Parish School Board’s surplus-property list, which could eventually lead to its sale, school officials said Saturday. Continue reading »

May 152014
 

State Rep. Neil Abramson at a town hall in Carrollton in 2013. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

State Rep. Neil Abramson at a town hall in Carrollton in 2013. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

Two environmental activists called for state Rep. Neil Abramson to recuse himself from bills that would affect the wetlands-loss lawsuits against the oil and gas industry because his law firm represents one of the companies being sued, but Abramson defended his conduct with regard to the bills and said it has been ethical and without bias. Continue reading »

May 152014
 
Apartments on Jena Street where a man allegedly forced his mother to play Russian roulette on Sunday, wounding himself in the process, police say. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Apartments on Jena Street where a man allegedly forced his mother to play Russian roulette on Sunday, wounding himself in the process, police say. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A man in his mid-20s is wanted on a charge of attempted murder after allegedly forcing his mother to play Russian Roulette in her Jena Street home over the weekend, shooting himself in the process, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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