A informational meeting originally planned for this week about an upcoming city project to beautify the Freret Street commercial corridor has been postponed, but the project is still on track to begin this month, officials say.
The New Orleans-based representatives on the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and their challengers in the Oct. 22 election will meet at a forum Wednesday night, hosted by a collection of 22 prominent education advocacy groups around the city.
Susan Guidry — who represents Uptown’s University and Audubon neighborhoods, Carrollton, Mid-City and Lakeview in New Orleans City Council District A — will hold a town hall meeting Wednesday evening to address a number of issues in her district.
Charles Mouk, 19, was last seen by his mother Saturday at their home in the 400 block of Hillary Street, and needs medication for a mental illness, police said.
The NOPD Second District leadership will hold its weekly internal meeting at Children’s Hospital, 200 Henry Clay Avenue, at noon Wednesday. The meeting is open to the public.
The panel discussion will address “New Orleans’ dire blight problem … and provide input on ways to avoid mass demolition of our city’s unique and distinct housing stock.” The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 4) at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Parish Hall at 8000 Plum Street.
A number of ongoing land-use issues will be discussed tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 4) by the Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association, according to the meeting’s agenda.
Hands sore and tired after a long day at work? Nails chipping and peeling, and everything else you’ve tried not working? This month, come by the Retreat New Orleans for a special discount on Shellac nail treatment – the #1 treatment going today. Normally $35, this treatment is available at a special discount of $25 for readers of the Uptown Messenger – just mention this ad when you book your appointment and receive your $10 off today! Limit one-time discount per client – the last day of this special is October 31st.
Making New Orleans more beautiful since 2003, the Retreat is open Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday and Thursdays 10-8, Friday 10-6, and Saturday 9-5. The Retreat New Orleans is located at 801 S. Carrollton (at Maple). For more information or to book an appointment, call 504-866-7724 or visit their website at http://www.theretreatneworleans.net/.
A plan to tear down a mansion on St. Charles Avenue designed by one of New Orleans’ most celebrated architects to make room for a new single-family home in its place must be decided by the City Council, after the committee that oversees demolition requests cast a split vote over the issue Monday.
Homeowner Jeff Goldring and his supporters touted the agreements they had reached with two neighborhood associations, the St. Charles Avenue Association and Hurstville, as well as the national reputation of their Covington-based architect, Ken Tate. Opponents countered that the architecture of the existing building is already significant, and that the family should not be able to tear the home down simply because they want something different there.
The Neighborhood Conservation District Committee’s vote was 6 to 5 in favor of allowing the demolition, falling one vote short of the seven needed for approval and sending the project to the City Council.
Neighborhood Housing Services is hosting a forum tonight (Monday, Oct. 3) for residents with questions or concerns about the proposed nightclub — tentatively named the PubliQ House — in the first floor of their large building on Freret Street.
I’ll say this for Timothy Reily: There is no doubt as to his opinion of President Barack Obama.
The Uptown resident, whose home is located in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street, has adorned his house in custom anti-Obama signs. To say these signs are unflattering is an understatement. President Obama is depicted, alternatively, as a puppet, a dunce and a crying baby clothed only in a diaper. High political discourse they are not.
Say hello to fall! To celebrate the change in seasons, the Kupcake Factory is launching four new flavors this month: Peach Streusel, Pumpkin Spice, Pecan Sweet Potato, and a special new flavor, Pineapple Inside-Out (a cupcake version of a pineapple upside-down cake). That’s not all, though: because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Kupcake Factory is also offering special pink cupcakes all month long. Come on in and pick yours up today!
Offering 12 gourmet flavors daily, the Kupcake Factory serves three locations in the greater New Orleans area: 819 W. Esplanade Avenue in Kenner, 800 Metairie Road (Ste. Q) in Metairie, and 6223 S. Claiborne Avenue in Uptown New Orleans. Contact any location for details about cakes and pricing at 504.464.8884, or visit the Kupcake Factory website and Facebook page for news and an updated schedule of cupcakes. The Kupcake Factory is open daily from 11.30am until 8pm, or until all cupcakes have been sold.
A man leaving the Frat House bar on Willow street was robbed at gunpoint last week after he stopped to relieve himself on the side of the street, police said.
After a long summer break and a rebuff by Tropical Storm Lee last month, the weather looks like it’s finally going to cooperate with the Freret Market on Saturday.
A man in a stolen champagne-colored Cadillac may have been responsible for three or four recent purse snatchings and attempts around Uptown New Orleans, police said this week.
When I was in college I got sucked into the world of fine dining. I started out looking for a job, one that would work with my class schedule and provide me with enough cash to pay rent, buy books for school and leave me with some extra spending money. Being a waitress was the perfect fit: Just like any career, the profession certainly had its pros and cons, but I can’t think of any that are quite so colorful.