An armed attacker broke into an apartment in the Irish Channel and robbed the residents inside, prompting one of the victims to jump out of a second-story window in fear, police said.
Memorial Day has come and with it, the full brunt of the summer heat. Is your attic getting too expensive to cool, or your air conditioning unit struggling to keep up? 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 the heat in your home, and stay cool this summer, GreenBean Insulation is offering a $200 coupon to readers of the Uptown Messenger off the cost of any insulation work this summer.
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Lusher Charter School and several other charter schools in the city are continuing to negotiate with the Orleans Parish School Board over their governing agreement for the coming year, officials said Tuesday.
The New Orleans Film Society is presenting a free outdoor showing tonight of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in Coliseum Square Park. See full details below.
The Uptown-based NOPD Second District leadership will hold its weekly meetings at noon Wednesdays in the following locations:
- June 1: The second-floor Octavia Room in Loyola University’s Danna Center
- June 8 and 15: Children’s Hospital, 200 Henry Clay
The Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association will elect a new president and governing board during its annual meeting at 6:45 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, June 1) at Milestone Sabis Academy, 5951 Patton Street.
The sexual assault of a Tulane student in her home near campus at 6 a.m. Sunday was preceded by another rape on Jefferson Avenue two hours earlier, according to police reports.
Who’s that looking at you? You’ve seen him all over town, but consider yourself officially introduced: that’s the iconic Hurricane Head, with the river in his grin. Point man for the New Orleans-based retailer NOLA Til Ya Die, the Hurricane Head is a reminder of the fact that life, quite simply, is good.
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Ruth “Rudy” Carter’s family say her cell phone was last used at 5:49 p.m. Saturday, after she was seen at a crawfish boil earlier in the afternoon and her student ID was swiped at a Loyola dorm about 5 p.m., according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV.com.
A Tulane student was sexually assaulted at gunpoint at her home early Sunday near Broadway and Freret, according to the Tulane University Police Department.
Despite the hard economic times New Orleans has experienced through Katrina and the national recession, the situation appears to be on the mend. New Orleans added 4,500 jobs in April – the largest gain among metropolitan areas in Louisiana. The unemployment rate dropped from 7.9% to 7.2%, far below the national rate of 8.7%.
Yes, the situation is improving. Momentum is on our side. However, we should not allow this momentum to make us complacent, nor should we believe that these numbers tell the entire story. Much of the increase in employment is still in the leisure and hospitality sectors. Professionals are still struggling.
Ruth Carter, 21, is described as a 5-foot-2, 120-pound, fair-skinned black woman with black hair, brown eyes and wearing a pink T-shirt and black shorts. She was last seen about 2 p.m. Saturday at a party at an unspecified location on Freret Street, police said.
Anyone who may have seen her is asked to call the NOPD non-emergency number, 821-2222.
UPDATE, 2:48 p.m. Monday: Carter is a senior in marketing at Loyola University, according to the website of the university newspaper, The Maroon.
A beer benefit, a concert and a number of restaurant specials are among the fundraisers planned for Nathanial Zimet, the young restauranteur whose early-morning shooting drew citywide attention to the rash of Uptown robberies earlier this month.
In celebration of Memorial Day, the Arts Market of New Orleans will be sporting the patriotic theme of “Red, white and blues” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Palmer Park.
Investigators have released a computer sketch and detailed description of the suspect in a robbery and shooting in Gert Town, and are urging anyone who may have seen the man to call with information.
Lead levels in the soil at the proposed temporary site of Audubon Charter School are the highest one scientist has ever seen in New Orleans, but he assured a cafeteria packed with concerned, angry and sometimes unconvinced parents Thursday night that the remediation techniques he suggests will make the campus safe.
“This is the highest lead I’ve ever seen,” said Dr. Paul Lo, a certified lead inspector and lead risk assessor with Materials Management Group Inc., who has headed recent remediation efforts at playgrounds around the city. “But your children are not going to play on the existing conditions, and that’s a fact.”