Oct 022012
 

More than 120 people attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the redevelopment of the Centennial Cotton Press and Lykes Steamship building on Tchoupitoulas. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Centennial Cotton Press, left, and adjacent Lykes Steamship Building. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A former cotton press on Tchoupitoulas dating back more than 100 years is slated to become a kitchen cooking fresh, healthy meals for local schools next year, with office space in front and 52 apartments next door as part of a riverfront development just blocks away from the former Entergy power plant. Continue reading »

Oct 022012
 

State Rep. Neil Abramson

State Rep. Neil Abramson, whose District 98 represents a large quadrant of Uptown New Orleans on the river side of Claiborne Avenue from Napoleon Avenue upriver to the Jefferson Parish line, will give a preview of the upcoming legislation to the Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 2). Continue reading »

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Oct 012012
 

After assistant city attorney Jason Cantrell was cited for possession of what police say was a marijuana joint that fell out of his pocket in court Monday, his wife, District B City Council candidate LaToya Cantrell, issued a statement about her dismay over his “lack of judgment.” Continue reading »

Oct 012012
 

Owen Courreges

About a year ago I was in a United Cab with a friend headed for Banks Street Bar to see a band perform. Although I normally maintain a “no conversations” rule with cabbies due to my own social awkwardness, the driver was friendly and we started a conversation.

He was from Pakistan. I received my undergraduate degree in political science, and I was interested in a native’s take on the political turmoil there. The discussion was enlightening. After the ride, the driver continued to converse with me for a while as we parked – my friend had to come grab me to tell me I was going to miss the music if I lingered much longer.

A few months ago I read an article that a Pakistani cab driver had been murdered in Eastern New Orleans. I recognized the man I had spoken with from his photo. He had been robbed, shot and left for dead. Continue reading »

Oct 012012
 
About NOLA Wise
Funded by the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Program, NOLA Wise provides project management services that help homeowners save up to 30% on their utility bills.  We provide a professional and thorough home energy assessment, quality work from vetted contractors, as well as access to incentives and loans to pay for the retrofit. Continue reading »
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Sep 302012
 

Two men, one wearing an ankle monitor, were arrested on accusations of dealing cocaine on a Central City street corner Wednesday, and two other men were arrested the same night after a separate investigation into the attempted theft of a motorcycle led police to a cache of marijuana, a handgun and a hooded mask, authorities said. Continue reading »

Sep 302012
 

New trees at Washington and Broad, better landscaping around Benjamin Banneker Elementary School and a community garden at South Claiborne and Jefferson are among the latest round of neighborhood beautification projects that will each receive a boost from the city’s “Love Your Block” grant program. Continue reading »

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Sep 292012
 

Craig Giesecke

Few things make me happier as a parent and a chef than walking by a table where kids are eating a variety of foods. I have seen children eating sushi, oysters, Thai food, escargot and all sorts of things that might not be on your average list of Kid Food — and I always want to hug the parents or other appropriate adults for laying out various things to try. Continue reading »

Sep 282012
 

Glenn Metz (via NOPD)

Darrell George (via NOPD)

A 17-year-old was arrested Thursday on accusations that he was responsible for the shooting death of an 18-year-old whose body was found earlier this week on the grounds of Mahalia Jackson Elementary School, and homicide investigators have also identified and obtained a warrant for the man who allegedly shot another man during an argument in Hollygrove, police said. Continue reading »

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Sep 282012
 

By Dana Kaplan

I am not the first person to say that I did not expect to make my life in New Orleans, but that just three months after first coming here, it had taken a hold of me and was calling me home. It’s a story that I share with so many individuals who have moved here and fallen in love — with the city, the food, the music, the people, — the unique vibrancy that permeates all aspects of this beautiful NOLA life. It’s a story that I think that others relate to as well – the many folks who leave New Orleans; for school, for work, for necessity; and who find themselves called home. And it’s one of the things that makes this city so special. Continue reading »

Sep 272012
 

A new 5k run replete with costumes and brass bands will raise money Saturday afternoon to support local high school music programs, and an array of legendary New Orleans musicians will participate in a benefit concert afterward to preserve the family home of Professor Longhair — all presented by the Tipitina’s Foundation. Continue reading »

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