Dec 242014
 

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Today, on Christmas Eve, the holiday classic, “A Christmas Story,” will air for 24 hours straight.

I’ve indulged in this marathon, a new-fangled Christmas tradition, for many years.

But this year, I just can’t approach this movie with the same light-hearted spirit. My thoughts turn to Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Cleveland boy, who was shot by a police officer on November 22 — shortly before Thanksgiving — for playing with a toy gun in a park. Continue reading »

Dec 232014
 

crackedWhen your smart phone is not working properly, it can slow down your entire day. You have your phone on you at all times so you can be more efficient (or at the very least not bored while waiting in lines.) If that isn’t happening because of a broken screen or shortened battery life, bring your cell phone to Wisp Electronics on Manhattan Boulevard and we’ll get you back in working order.

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Dec 222014
 

Owen Courreges

Christmastime in New Orleans is magical.  Whether you’re a visitor or a local, there is much to enjoy.

You can take a sojourn to “Holiday in the Oaks” at City Park, ride a streetcar down St. Charles adorned with festive holly, enjoy a hearty, traditional Reveillion dinner, or you can get brutally beaten in the CBD in a random attack with no discernible motive or purpose. Continue reading »

Dec 222014
 

Hibernia Bank Email AdHibernia Bank, a local New Orleans bank since 1903, recently launched their new mobile banking app for both Android and Apple devices. This is the perfect tool for anyone looking for mobile banking in New Orleans. This new app allows 24-hour account access to:

  • Pay bills & transfer funds
  • Make deposits
  • Review account activity

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Dec 192014
 

In your backyard, and across Greater New Orleans:

  • Kids who are blind are using technology to ensure they are every bit as competitive in the classroom as their sighted peers.
  • People with all types of disabilities are being connected with jobs – proving it’s what they CAN do that matters most.
  • Adults who are Deaf are getting vital access to clear communication with their doctors, lawyers and business associates.
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photo credit: Mary Lou Uttermohlen

For 99 years, Lighthouse Louisiana (formerly The Lighthouse for the Blind) has been providing jobs and services in Uptown New Orleans for people who are blind – right in your backyard. Today, we also serve people who are Deaf or have other disabilities. And it’s support from people like you that makes it all possible. Thank you for investing in your community and giving hope to people with disabilities this holiday season. Continue reading »

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Dec 182014
 
A rendering by Studio WTA architects of the redevelopment planned for the corner of Nashville and Magazine. (via nola.gov)

A rendering by Studio WTA architects of the redevelopment planned for the corner of Nashville and Magazine. (via nola.gov)

Restaurateur Sean Josephs speaks to the City Planning Commission on Dec. 9, 2014. (via nolacitycouncil.com)

Restaurateur Sean Josephs speaks to the City Planning Commission on Dec. 9, 2014. (via nolacitycouncil.com)

The new venture at the corner of Magazine Street and Nashville Avenue planned by a husband-and-wife team of celebrated New York City restaurateurs received high marks from the City Planning Commission, sending it to the City Council with a positive recommendation. Continue reading »

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Dec 182014
 

Listritus Reeder (via NOPD)

Listritus Reeder (via NOPD)

Cyrus Rollins (via NOPD)

Cyrus Rollins (via NOPD)

Two men — a 32-year-old and an 18-year-old — are wanted in connection with the shooting last weekend that injured an 8-year-old boy while he played football on South Rendon Street, New Orleans police said.

The shooting seems to have its basis in a children’s dispute over water guns, and while the 8-year-old was not the intended target of the shooting, another young boy — himself only 16 years old — was, investigators said this week. Continue reading »

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Dec 182014
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

A recent WSJ/NBC News poll pointed out that the majority of voters were pleased with the results of this year’s midterm elections and thought the Congress — rather than President Obama — should take the lead in setting policy for the country.  Though an overwhelming majority felt that not much change in direction for the country will result from the election, the numbers are a good starting point for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, 61, as he aims to clear the field in advance of a brutal campaign against Hillary Clinton.

Although there are other GOP candidates worthy of voter consideration (including Mitt Romney and Chris Christie), Bush — with his “Double B” presidential pedigree and easy access to donors — is the early favorite, ramping up pressure on potential rivals and reshuffling the GOP’s policy debate. Continue reading »

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Dec 182014
 

ricRACK proudly announces the return of its popular, annual wardrobe sale: Hollywood Thrift. Women’s-Men’s-Children’s 
clothing from LA and New York Film and Television Shows will be on sale. This year, it will take place on Sunday, December 21, from 11-2pm, at 929 Euterpe St. (across from The Saulet Apartments in the Lower Garden District).

Hollywood thrift

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Dec 172014
 
NOPD Detective Jerry Baldwin looks for evidence on Willow Street near Lowerline following a robbery  Friiday, Dec. 12. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

NOPD Detective Jerry Baldwin looks for evidence on Willow Street near Lowerline following a robbery Friiday, Dec. 12. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Five armed robberies have been reported in the Carrollton area since Dec. 4. (map via NOPD)

Five armed robberies have been reported in the Carrollton area since Dec. 4. (map via NOPD)

New Orleans police have identified suspects relating to a trio of robberies in the Carrollton area earlier this month and are working towards warrants for their arrests, while investigations continue into a separate set of robberies in the university area last weekend, authorities said.

The first cluster took place in the three days between Dec. 4 and Dec. 6 — starting on South Carrollton near Apricot, then at Leonidas and Sycamore and finally in the 7900 block of Maple, said Lt. Brian Lampard of the NOPD Second District investigations unit. Continue reading »