Sep 112016
 
Tulane linebacker Nico Marley, center, celebrates a forced fumble in the first half. Tulane defeated Southern University 66 to 21 at their home opener at Yulman Stadium. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane linebacker Nico Marley, center, celebrates a forced fumble in the first half. Tulane defeated Southern University 66 to 21 at their home opener at Yulman Stadium. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane defeated Southern University in their home-opener 66-21 on Saturday, September 10. The game was also the home debut of new head coach Willie Fritz. The Green Wave got off to a fast start, forcing three turnovers in the first quarter. All three turnovers resulted in touchdowns. Defense and special teams played a huge role in the victory. Perry Nickerson returned an interception for a touchdown in the first quarter. Sherman Badie returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Tulane’s running game also carried the game, rushing for seven touchdowns. They relied heavily on spread-option plays, utilizing the athleticism of the quarterbacks and the running backs. Tulane takes on Navy next week at Yulman Stadium.

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Sep 092016
 

Italian cuisine has arrived in the Lower Garden District, albeit tucked beneath an unlikely package. The Italian-American Trattoria is housed on the first floor of the historic Harris-Maginnis House, the antebellum boutique hotel currently known as the Magnolia Mansion. The location is an irresistible combination of soaring Corinthian columns, ancient oaks towering over equally ancient iron gates, craft cocktails, a piano bar, “Mack the Knife” wafting through the air, and the perfect Osso Bucco.

Spiedini Mozzarella, pan-fried thick house bread topped with Mozzarella with an Anchovy-Lemon Caper Sauce, the way Frank Sinatra ordered it (Kristine Froeba)

Spiedini Mozzarella, pan-fried thick house bread topped with Mozzarella with an Anchovy-Lemon Caper Sauce, the way Frank Sinatra ordered it (Kristine Froeba)

The signature appetizer is Spiedini Mozzarella, served with authentic Rat Pack origins. Chef Sonny DeCrescenzi or “Sonny D”, as he was known, was the originator of the dish. Continue reading »

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Sep 092016
 
A photo of the flagpole before it was restored. (via New Orleans Veterans of Foreign Wars)

A photo of the flagpole before it was restored. (via New Orleans Veterans of Foreign Wars)

The New Orleans post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a ceremony Sunday, Sept. 11, to celebrate the restoration of a World War II-era flagpole and memorial at the corner of Laurel and Leontine streets. Continue reading »

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Sep 092016
 

Robbery in the 3300 block of Audubon Street. The robbery on Hampson Street is not shown. (map via NOPD)

Robbery in the 3300 block of Audubon Street. The robbery on Hampson Street is not shown. (map via NOPD)

One man was robbed of his vehicle at gunpoint by men who had just finished breaking into his Audubon Street home, and another couple was robbed a few hours later on Hampson Street, New Orleans police said Friday morning. Continue reading »

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Sep 092016
 

Your favorite kid’s costuming non profit, ricRACK, and Nola DDM are having an open house to celebrate our new sewing studio!!

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If you sew, or want to learn how to sew…check out our September schedule of sewing classes for kids and adults. Classes start Sept 20 in our new St. Roch location.
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Sep 082016
 
Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll Williams speaks to Jefferson Avenue residents on Thursday evening at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll Williams speaks to Jefferson Avenue residents on Thursday evening at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Should the residents who live along the Uptown corridors that have been blocked for years amid the construction of major new drainage canals also be subject to substantial increases in their property taxes this year? Or do the inconveniences they suffer diminish the value of their homes enough to stave off the higher taxes until construction is complete?

Those competing points of view formed the basis for a sometimes-contentious meeting Thursday night between City Councilwoman Susan Guidry, Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll Williams, and a room full of Jefferson Avenue residents. Continue reading »

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Sep 082016
 
A rendering of the interior of Piccolo Gelateria (courtesy of Ross and Ria Turnbull)

A rendering of the interior of Piccolo Gelateria (courtesy of Ross and Ria Turnbull)

Hot on the heels of the opening of Bar Frances, the tenants in two major new developments on Freret Street are quickly being revealed as signage goes up for a new gelato shop, a pizza restaurant, a veterinarian’s office, a juice bar with an Asian garnish and a women’s boutique. Continue reading »

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Sep 082016
 

The New Orleans Sport for Community Coalition and Laureus USA will host a Youth Sports Field Day and celebration of sport on Saturday, September 10. The event will take place at AL Davis Park, located 2600 LaSalle Street, and will feature Laureus USA CEO and Olympic gold medalist Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, and Laureus Ambassador and Pro football Hall of Fame member Marcus Allen. Continue reading »

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Sep 082016
 
State Rep. Helena Moreno and Orleans Parish School Board member Nolan Marshall speak during last night's meeting of local Democrats. (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

State Rep. Helena Moreno and Orleans Parish School Board member Nolan Marshall speak during last night’s meeting of local Democrats. (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

For the first time in many years, the Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee gave candidates an opportunity to meet with their voting members prior to their upcoming endorsement meeting. Last night’s meeting brought out more than a dozen candidates for U.S. Senate, Congress, various judgeships and the Orleans Parish School Board. They distributed hand cards and football schedules while pouring on the charisma and munching on finger sandwiches. Continue reading »

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Sep 082016
 

(image via NOPD)

(image via NOPD)

A Saints Super Bowl ring, two laptop computers and other jewelry were taken Tuesday afternoon in a break-in on Constance Street in the Lower Garden District, and investigators are hoping for the public’s help identifying the suspect, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Sep 072016
 

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NOLA Aikido will hold its annual Open House this Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. Chief Instructor, Robert Brian Levy and students will provide a demonstration of the Japanese martial art of Aikido, will be available to answer any questions, and will offer an opportunity for prospective students to experience Aikido for themselves.

Adult and Children’s Classes are available, and refreshments will be served. Continue reading »

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Sep 072016
 
(Illustration by Jean-Paul Villere for UptownMessenger.com)

(Illustration by Jean-Paul Villere for UptownMessenger.com)

Jean-Paul Villere

Jean-Paul Villere

Last week while combing through the this and that’s of the intrawebs as one is want to do, I took a shine to the hubbub surrounding Don’t Breathe, the first in a bloodied flurry of new horror films visiting theaters over the next weeks, building up to…  Halloween, of course.  So I made a date for an evening viewing at Canal Place and 90 minutes later walked out one sated genre lover.  Now I’m no horror aficionado really, but when fresh thriller content comes on the scene, I don’t mind giving it a go.  In truth, my journey into love of scarier cinematic fare almost never happened, and for that I blame the 1988 sequel Phantasm II.  Really. Continue reading »

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Sep 072016
 
(vis StayLocal!)

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StayLocal will hold two sessions on how businesses and organizations can utilize Instagram for social media marketing. The two sessions will take place on Thursday and Friday, September 8-9 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and will feature ‘Camp Counselors’ Mary Kate Hutchinson and Angela Trumbaturi of FSC Interactive. Continue reading »

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Sep 062016
 

James M. Davis (via OPCSO)

James M. Davis (via OPCSO)

One suspect has been arrested in connection with a pair of recent armed robberies on Arabella and Octavia streets, and investigators are now working to identify his accomplices, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Sep 062016
 
The intersection of Freret and Jefferson -- photographed in May 2015, officials say. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The intersection of Freret and Jefferson — photographed in May 2015, officials say. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Motorists on Freret Street will be unable to cross Jefferson Avenue for the next five months or so, and will be detoured again around the intersection through the side streets, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans announced. Continue reading »

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Sep 062016
 

Homicides reported on Saturday on Clio Street and Sunday on Tchoupitoulas. Monday's fatal shooting on Josephine has not been included on the crime maps. (via NOPD)

Homicides reported on Saturday on Clio Street and Sunday on Tchoupitoulas. Monday’s fatal shooting on Josephine has not been included on the crime maps. (via NOPD)

Three men were killed in three separate shootings around Uptown New Orleans on successive nights over Labor Day weekend, and their identities were released Tuesday morning, authorities said. Continue reading »

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Sep 062016
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

Samuel Johnson once said that “[e]very man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it.”

Many armchair commentators from the past couple of weeks should heed Johnson’s words. When San Francisco 49’ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem, many of his supporters immediately began spouting platitudes about freedom of speech and the First Amendment. Kaepernick, the trope went, was being squelched by his critics Continue reading »

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Sep 062016
 

New Orleans City Council will hold a press conference on Tuesday, September 6 (today) to kick off the Geaux Blue NOLA Day celebration. Geaux Blue NOLA Day is an annual day designated to recognize the vital importance of the New Orleans Police Department to the well-being of the community. Continue reading »

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