Jan 162012
 

A stray bullet from a shooting at Louisiana Avenue injured a woman who was mopping inside her home Monday afternoon, according to Tania Dall of our reporting partners at WWL-TV. When gunfire broke out near South Robertson Street around 3:45 p.m., her fiance ran outside to check on the children, and came back inside to the woman with a gunshot wound to her upper body.

The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition, and police are looking for a newer model black Honda that may have been involved. Anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.

Jan 162012
 

Top: 7008 and 7016 Zimple, both owned by Tulane. Bottom: 5514 and 5518 Tchouptioulas. (all photos via Preservation Resource Center, blog.prcno.org)

A pair of Tulane University properties in the 7000 block of Zimple and a pair of homes next to the carwash on Tchoupitoulas are among the demolition requests slated to come before the city Tuesday. Continue reading »

Jan 162012
 

Owen Courreges

Mayor Mitch Landrieu claims that he is genuinely concerned about the due process rights of those accused of automated traffic camera violations. So does Council President Jackie Clarkson.

Indeed, when State Representative  Jeff Arnold (D-Algiers) began making noise about the issue last May, he was openly lauded by Landrieu as “a steadfast advocate for due process rights for those accused of an automated camera violation.” Continue reading »

Jan 152012
 

Jakawan Joseph, 13, carries a sign reading "Keep the Dream Alive" during a march through Central City honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. late Saturday morning. The march was organized by Recreating the Environmental Ability to Live, a nonprofit organization based in Central City. Joseph said the march meant a lot to him. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Jan 152012
 

Benjamin Morris

The making of a good hamburger requires a number of elements: quality, freshly-made ingredients. Premium ground beef, preferably made in-house. Creative, insightful presentation on the plate. A generous portion of sides. Good company, great service, a convivial setting in which to enjoy it, and of course, an ice-cold brew to wash it all down – when it comes to burgers, these are a few of my favorite things.

But there’s one more thing that a hamburger has to have, otherwise it’s all for naught.

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Jan 132012
 

"Guiding stars" now adorn the shelves of Langensteins, suggesting healthy products to shoppers. (Christy Lorio for UptownMessenger.com)

Christy Lorio (photo by Leslie Almeida)

Up there with quitting smoking one of the most common New Years’ resolution is eating healthier, which can be hard to do in this town. I live walking distance from no less than eight restaurants, and while I’m always down for supporting the local restaurant scene, sometimes it really adds up, both in the monetary and caloric sense. Continue reading »

Jan 132012
 

A map showing robberies reported in the Uptown area since Jan. 1 (via NOPD.com)

A wave of robberies and carjackings since the holidays may be feuling some of Uptown’s bloodier feuds, but police officials are hoping a number of recent arrests and ongoing investigations will slow the rapid pace of muggings.

More than a dozen armed robberies have been reported in the Uptown-based Second and Sixth police districts since Jan. 1, a pace of more than one a day so far this year. But arrests have been made in at least five of them with direct links to three others, police say.

“These apprehensions will slow the robberies,” said NOPD Sixth District Commander Bob Bardy during Thursday’s weekly meeting of his district’s ranking officers. Continue reading »

Jan 132012
 

The Krewe of Carrollton parade gets ready to roll down Napoleon Avenue in 2011. The area will be under construction in 2013 and 2014, but Mardi Gras this year won't be affected. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A massive, multi-year project to install a new canal underneath Napoleon Avenue won’t affect the parades that line up there during this year’s Carnival season, but the work is likely to have an effect on Mardi Gras in future years, officials said Thursday. Continue reading »

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Jan 132012
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

The recent election of State Senator John Alario as Senate President, State Rep. Walt Leger as House Speaker Pro-Tem, and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne as the state’s top tourism leaders are big signs that New Orleans could win big at the upcoming legislative session. Continue reading »

Jan 122012
 

Phase 1 of the Claiborne drainage project runs from Monticello Avenue to Leonidas Street, and is expected to last from next month until 2014. Phase 2, from Leonidas to Lowerline, will begin next year and finish in 2016. (map via Sewarage & Water Board)

The drainage project starting next month on the uppermost end of South Claiborne Avenue will gradually extend downriver to Lowerline Street over the next five years, officials said Thursday evening, and Hollygrove residents worry that it will increase, rather than reduce, flooding in their neighborhood. Continue reading »

Jan 112012
 

Ranking officers with the NOPD Second District review a shooting that took place at the Carrollton-Claiborne intersection Wednesday evening. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A man was shot shortly after 5 p.m. near South Claiborne and South Carrollton, one of the busiest intersections in Uptown New Orleans, leaving a sprawling crime scene that stretched from beside Palmer Park to the side yard of the Walgreens across the street. Continue reading »

Jan 112012
 

Two robberies Monday at Birch and Carrollton, and a third robbery Tuesday on Panola, all occurred under similar circumstances, police said. (map via nopd.com)

Three teenagers were captured Tuesday night and detained for questioning in a series three robberies along South Carrollton that all involved muggers using mace or pepper spray, police said. Continue reading »

Jan 112012
 

South Broad at White and Delachaise (photo by Jean-Paul Villere for UptownMessenger.com)

Drive in New Orleans much?  Despite being such a walkable city, invariably and at some point one will get behind the wheel, and when that happens, it can be downright epic.  From street condition to poor signage to watching vehicles seemingly competitively expel trash (airborne spent push-up ice cream tubes, errant and recently chewed chicken bones, I can go on), the experience transcends far beyond any driver’s ed course.  But my question specifically therein and today is: Do you dosey doe? Continue reading »

Jan 112012
 

The International School of Louisiana, a local public charter school with an international perspective, announces the first full-immersion Mandarin Chinese public school in Southeast Louisiana.

Limited space is available for the inaugural kindergarten class in Mandarin Chinese. The application deadline is January 13, 2012 and is available online at isl-edu.org. Continue reading »

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