After little more than a year directing more than 100 officers in the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District, Commander Darryl Albert was chosen Friday as the interim replacement for a deputy chief who abruptly retired this week, authorities said.
After a two-month hiatus, Friday Night Fights returns to Freret Street tonight with a “Sexy Summer Show.”
Starting at 7 p.m., six fights are planned with the usual variety of music and dance performances on stage in the parking lot at Freret and Jena. Tickets are $15 in advance at the Freret Boxing Gym or $20 at the door, and “girls in complete bikinis get in free,” according to the gym’s Facebook page. A bikini contest will also be held with a $100 prize.
Would you like to know more about how to participate as a buyer in the sheriff sale auction process in New Orleans? The City of New Orleans is pushing an increasing number of properties to auction after foreclosing on liens, much as a bank would foreclose upon a mortgage. These “sheriff sales” present investors and potential homeowners with a great way to obtain historic properties (with clean title) at very low cost and restore them to the beautiful homes they once were.
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Complaining about not having anything to do in New Orleans on the weekend is like being that bratty, spoiled child grandma overindulged with toys and just wants more. I suppose it’s all relative, though, when you are nestled in a city known for its nightlife. While the list of bars and nightclubs is immeasurable, it is sometimes hard to find something that isn’t either a smokey dive bar to catch a live band or a raucous nightclub where the music is bumping. Not that there’s anything wrong with that (to borrow a line from Seinfeld), but lately I’ve really been in the mood for a laugh, and New Orleans’ growing comedy scene is exactly what this city needs.
Many Audubon Charter School parents and teachers see the St. James Major campus in Gentilly as an attractive option for a temporary campus after Hynes Charter School moves out of it during the winter break, they told school officials after hearing about four new options at a Thursday afternoon meeting.
Before the school can begin a two-year renovation of its Broadway campus, it must find an interim location for the students who are already there, and the urgency of the search has increased since a site in the Lower Garden District was deemed unacceptable earlier this summer. The Orleans Parish School Board has asked Audubon to have an answer by Aug. 1, little more than a week away.
With record breaking high temperatures this summer air conditioning energy bills can also be reaching new record highs. Contrary to popular belief, cooling issues in a home are rarely caused by lack of A/C output — instead, they’re usually due to insufficient insulation in the attic. To help you control your energy bills and stay cool this summer, GreenBean Insulation is offering a $150 coupon to readers of the Uptown Messenger off the cost of any insulation work this summer.
Continue reading to find out more about the history and benefits of spray foam insulation used by GreenBean Insulation from the History Channel’s Modern Marvels.
A large crowd of men who congregate on Annunciation Street playing dice and flashing guns at one another represent a growing problem that should be stopped before it becomes a tragedy, neighbors told Uptown-based Second District police Wednesday at their monthly community meeting.
After the Orleans Parish School Board offered Audubon Charter School two new options for a temporary campus, the school has scheduled a meeting with parents and teachers Thursday to discuss those plans.
Three armed robberies have been reported in Uptown New Orleans in as many days, but police have made arrests in one, linked it to the second, and identified a separate suspect in the third, authorities said Wednesday.
Only two weekends left! Bee Sweet Cupcakes is continuing its St Joe’s Blueberry Mojito cupcake, after the drink of the same name at St Joe’s Tavern. Featuring Bee Sweet’s famous rum cake topped with blueberry-mint frosting, this cupcake is a tribute to St Joe’s and all things cool and delicious for summer, and will be available Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout the rest of July. Cupcakes are $3 each (tax included), as always, so come on in and get yours today.
Bee Sweet Cupcakes is located at 5706 Magazine Street, and is open Monday-Saturday from 11-6. Or call ahead to reserve your cakes at 504.891.8333.
You know when you’re at a party and someone is telling a story, and you think to yourself, “That can’t be real. I mean, really, what they’re saying just can’t be true. Fiction. Fiction, I tell you. It’s gotta be fiction.” At a recent gathering I was half listening to a story about City Hall and “bumping” and these same thoughts clouded my head. Based purely upon seniority, city workers can take someone else’s job when the senior party’s present position becomes eliminated. OMG and LOL, what a funny story! That’s a good one! Hooo, you had me. I mean, you got me. Ahhhhhh. (Wipe a tear from eye). Only it’s true. (Pause). Wait. What? It’s true!? WTF? Really!? Though it reads like something out of Rocky & Bullwinkle, the bump is on the real.
Nearly 30 blocks of Uptown neighborhoods will have low water pressure throughout the work day Thursday while Sewerage and Water Board workers replace two valves on a water main, officials said.
The streets affected include Coliseum, Robert, Upperline, Lyons, Valence and Jena.
Three men were arrested after an officer interrupted a vehicle break-in in progress near Octavia and Laurel, police said.
The NOPD Second District leadership will hold their weekly internal meeting at noon Wednesday in the roll-call room at the district station on Magazine Street.
The Isidore Newman School’s plan to incorporate two historic homes on Loyola Street into its new early childhood education center won praise from neighbors Tuesday night, but the broader zoning changes to property around the campus caused some concern.
Newman has applied for a number of land-use changes around its campus, but its only immediate plans are to build the early-childhood center and to use a house on the corner of Danneel and Jefferson for the headmaster’s home, school officials said Tuesday at a meeting with about two dozen neighbors. Several other buildings the school owns — including, most notably, the former Auto-Painting building at Dufossat and Danneel will be rezoned for “school use” to unify the land use across the campus, said school attorney Justin Schmidt.
A second popular college bar on Maple Street is working with the city to create list of voluntary operating conditions that will allow it to avoid stricter sanctions on its liquor license.
Raids on two Uptown addresses, an apartment on St. Charles Avenue and a house on Soniat Street, led police Monday to a stash of marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms and a gun, authorities said Tuesday.
Meet Shaken, Kylie, Worm, Ring and Casper — just a few of the adorable and camera friendly kittens available for adoption at Zeus’ Place. Continue reading to learn more about their unique personalities and what brought them to Zeus’ Place.
The Isidore Newman School on Jefferson Avenue is hosting a public meeting Tuesday evening to present its expansion plans to neighbors.
Which Uptown New Orleans school buildings need attention the most and how to divide the money for building and renovating them was debated by motivated and skeptical crowd of nearly 200 public-education supporters Monday night.
City and state school officials are seeking public comment on the latest master plan for spending a nearly $2 billion payment from FEMA to rebuild New Orleans schools, and Monday night’s meeting focused on buildings in the Orleans Parish School Board’s Uptown- and Carrolton-based District 6. Supporters of the various schools showed their allegience in T-shirts and signs, and during a somewhat free-form input session inundated officials with their opinions.