Mar 202012
 

Chefs at four prominent Uptown restaurants — Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery, John Harris of Lilette, Tory McPhail of Commander’s Palace and, in a separate category, Gautreau’s chef Sue Zemanick — have been nominated as finalists for James Beard awards, in addition to several other chefs around the city, according to a report by Dominic Massa and our partners at WWL-TV.

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Mar 202012
 

Construction barriers have surrounded the corners in front of Origami restaurant on Freret Street for weeks. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The city’s plans for rebuilding the sidewalks along Freret Street were the subject of growing skepticism for years amid the project’s many delays getting started. Since the project finally started in January, construction has enveloped two corners at a single intersection for more than two months, and the Freret merchants’ frustrations have grown into outright fury as their annual festival approaches. Continue reading »

Mar 202012
 

Cecile Tebo

In 2007, I wrote an article entitled “The anatomy of a simple crime” on completion of a five-year journey through the judicial system after falling victim to an aggravated burglary. The perpetrator, a three-time felon, had assaulted my husband in an attempt to get into our home. However, what lay ahead was almost as grueling as the crime itself. Continue reading »

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Mar 202012
 

It’s tax season, so be sure to get your taxes sent off at your locally-owned independent post office. Parcels and Post New Orleans offers fast and secure methods of returning your income tax forms. With a range of options suited to your needs and to your budget, your forms will be as safe as if you’d handed them in yourself. Don’t be late — April is 15 just weeks away!

Now under new ownership, Parcels and Post is located at 5721 Magazine St between Jefferson and Nashville. Open Mon – Fri 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-2pm, Parcels and Post has lots of parking in the back, making it easy to get your shipping done and on with your day. For more information call 504-891-8402 or visit parcelsandpost.com.

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Mar 192012
 

Attendees gather at an Edible Evening at Samuel J. Green Charter School in 2011. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

This year’s “Edible Evening” fundraiser at Samuel J. Green Charter School to benefit the organic gardening programs at Firstline Schools will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday (March 22). Continue reading »

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Mar 192012
 

On this Saturday, March 24, all the citizens of New Orleans will have the opportunity to cast their vote for a woman who has been recognized as an proven leader on the City Council, with a strong, independent voice and a powerful reach: Councilmember Stacy Head.

Endorsed by Times-Picayune, Gambit, the Home Builders and the Orleans Parish Republican Party, Stacy Head stands up for what she believes in. She believes we need more police officers, better trained police officers, and a more responsive management team to lead them. Continue reading »

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Mar 192012
 

The Coliseum Square Association will resume discussion of live music at Mayas restaurant, as well as discuss the possibility of a dog park in Annunciation Square at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, March 19) at Bridge Lounge, 1201 Magazine Street. Continue reading »

Mar 192012
 

The New Freret business and property owners’ association will hear plans for the Freret Street Festival, and update on the sidewalk repairs and a presentation from ProjectNOLA on security cameras at the association’s quarterly meeting tonight (Monday, March 19). Continue reading »

Mar 192012
 

Owen Courreges

The at-large city council election to replace departing Councilman Arnie Fielkow is looming, so none of the candidates are too anxious to commit any embarrassing political gaffes. Councilwoman Stacy Head, for example, is smartly avoiding the issue of traffic cameras (although Head is generally a good egg, her support of these things is baffling).

Rep. Austin Badon, however, recently laid out a daring and potentially polarizing policy proposal: an earnings tax. Continue reading »

Mar 182012
 

A Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indian marches during Super Sunday in 2011. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Two unique New Orleans traditions converge on Sunday, as the Mardi Gras Indians celebrate Super Sunday in Central City, and Catholics around the region begin honoring St. Joseph’s Day with altars in homes and places of worship. Continue reading »

Mar 172012
 

Audubon Charter School's Carrollton campus, photographed in January. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

With more than $2 milllion allocated for repairs to the main building at Audubon Charter School’s Carrollton campus, school leaders are now hoping to focus the attention of the Orleans Parish School Board on the condition of the aging portable buildings there. Continue reading »

Mar 172012
 

Craig Giesecke

Now that I’ve re-entered the workforce, I’m having to deal with a few issues most 58-year-old guys don’t have to deal with. Given how the economy has been the past few years, there are a lot more dealing with such issues now than, say, a decade or so ago. But we’re still in the minority. Continue reading »

Mar 162012
 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sal Perricone, recently under scrutiny for his online commenting about cases he was involved in, was previously investigated in a hit-and-run case on St. Charles Avenue, according to an report by Michael Perlstein and our partners at WWL-TV. Perricone rear-ended a car at St. Charles and Louisiana, spoke briefly to the other driver, then drove away from the scene with minor damage to the cars and no injury to either driver — but was not cited for hit-and-run because the investigating officer attributed Perricone’s actions to a medical issue, Perlstein reports.

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