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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Mar 162012
 

Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks Friday at Ye Olde College Inn on South Carrollton with his wife, Callista, by his side. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Like many high school seniors, Jesuit High School student Matthew Dupre is concerned about how the rising costs of university tuition may limit his college choices. So, on Friday afternoon, Dupre asked a former U.S. Speaker of the House running for President for some advice. Continue reading »

Mar 162012
 

Christy Lorio (photo by Leslie Almeida)

Judging by a handful of my previous articles, I’m obsessed with two things: customer service and grocery stores. Which is funny, given my pawning off of makin’ groceries on my husband. In our household we divide chores evenly, and while I’m relegated to loading the dishwasher and being the primary dog walker, he’s the one keeping our pantry stocked and the litter box clean. A funny thing happened last week, however; somehow we both hit up two different grocers, and we both had exceptionally foul experiences. Continue reading »

Mar 152012
 

As Councilmember Stacy Head drives around New Orleans neighborhoods and business districts, she seems significant progress but also knows much remains to be done.

“During the last few months, I have visited with dozens of neighborhood groups and business organizations,” said Councilmember Head. “Without fail, citizens speak out about the lingering effects of blighted properties, the need for street repair, the need for street signs and for the repair of street lights,” she continued.

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