Sep 092015
 
Nola BlueDoo Run

(via Tulane Cancer Center)

 

Tulane’s Second Annual NOLA Bluedoo Party/Walk/Run is a 2-mile run that will be held this Saturday, September 12 at Tulane’s campus and will feature “The Young & the Restless” star and Tulane alumnus Christian LeBlanc. Participants are encouraged to costume in blue, the official color of prostate cancer awareness. Continue reading »

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Sep 082015
 
Matthew Brichetto and Stan Norwood (from left) count ballots while Alba Sanabria watches, and Glenis Scott speaks to Richard and Jane Dimitry at the end of the Freret Neighbors United meeting. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Matthew Brichetto and Stan Norwood (from left) count ballots while Alba Sanabria watches, and Glenis Scott speaks to Richard and Jane Dimitry at the end of the Freret Neighbors United meeting. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

An overflow crowd at the monthly meeting of the Freret Neighbors United group voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night in favor of letting the Supermercado Las Acacias sell single beers, potentially setting the stage to lift a restriction set in place four years ago at a dramatically different point in the corridor’s redevelopment. Continue reading »

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Sep 082015
 

DSCN0611_179Free homebuyer fair provides information on how to buy and renovate a New Orleans home

The Great Neighborhood SELLabration is an annual homebuyer fair that promotes homeownership in New Orleans neighborhoods by providing prospective homebuyers with the tools they need to find, purchase and renovate a home. The homebuyer fair, presented by the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans (PRC), will be complete with refreshments for purchase from Bratz Y’all and Petite Rouge: Café Camionette. Free Snoballs from Plum Street will also be provided, courtesy of Gardner Realtors.

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Sep 072015
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

Today is Labor Day. Of course, with it being Labor Day, I started out writing this column with a single question boring into the recesses of my mind.

“Do I really need to write a column for Labor Day?”

The answer, of course, is no. That would be work, and today celebrates the backbone of the American system, the American worker. As all of us toil away our lives, squandering our precious dreams on jobs we probably don’t enjoy, we need a moment to celebrate both our shared sacrifices and creeping miseries. Continue reading »

Sep 042015
 
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Firebolt Creations will be in booth 83 at Saturday’s Freret Market. Be sure to stop by their booth and peruse their fun hand sewn gifts!

 

Meet us at the corner of Freret and Napoleon on Saturday, September 5th, for our monthly Freret Market. The market will feature 90 Vendors (Art, Flea, Farmer, Food), pet adoptions, The Big Easy Roller Girls, and free live music!

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Sep 042015
 

Carlius Jarvis (via NOPD)

Carlius Jarvis (via NOPD)

The suspect in three robberies in the Carrollton area from April and May — whom detectives have been looking for since then — was arrested by a fugitive squad Thursday at a New Orleans East apartment building, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Sep 042015
 
Tulane wide receiver Terren Encalade jukes a would-be tackler in the season opening game against Duke. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane wide receiver Terren Encalade jukes a would-be tackler in the season opening game against Duke. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane lost their home opener 37-7 versus Duke University. Tulane’s defense struggled, giving up 531 yards of total offense including 289 yards passing from junior quarterback Thomas Skirk. Quarterback Tanner Lee struggled, only throwing his first and only touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter, the team’s only score.

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Sep 032015
 
The Rising Tide X transportation panel: Dan Favre of Bike Easy, Jeff Januszek of Fix My Streets, Rachel Heiligman of Ride New Orleans, and resident Amanda Soprano. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rising Tide X transportation panel: Dan Favre of Bike Easy, Jeff Januszek of Fix My Streets, Rachel Heiligman of Ride New Orleans, and resident Amanda Soprano. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A map of the current Freret bus line (via norta.com)

A map of the current Freret bus line (via norta.com)

After the new Loyola Avenue streetcar opened in 2013 just before the Super Bowl, the Regional Transit Authority clipped the end of the popular “Freret jet” bus line — in what public-transit activists describe as a prime example of the city’s increasing post-Katrina emphasis on transportation for tourists rather than residents. Continue reading »

Sep 032015
 
Walt Leger speaks to a supporter at his recent fundraiser. (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

Walt Leger speaks to a supporter at his recent fundraiser. (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

We like politicians who have a plan for New Orleans’s future. State Representative and House Speaker Pro Temp Walt Leger III definitely fits the bill. Though expected to easily win re-election for a third term at the Louisiana Legislature, Leger delivered thought-provoking remarks at his well-attended Audubon Tea Room fundraiser earlier this week that quickly set the tone for his political future, perhaps as a candidate for mayor in 2017. Continue reading »

Sep 032015
 
Ernest Smith (via NOPD)

Ernest Smith (via NOPD)

A 19-year-old who allegedly fired on a group of four people Wednesday morning in Central City — wounding three victims, and missing a 3-year-old child — is now wanted on charges of attempted first-degree murder, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Sep 032015
 

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Want to get your product onto retail shelves? Already on shelves but ready to take it to the next level?

Good Work Network and StayLocal are hosting a workshop for New Orleans’ makers, artists, and product designers.

This day-long workshop on Wednesday, September 9th will teach makers how to build their empire in the competitive world of retail sales. The morning features world-renowned wholesale expert Lela Baker of Lucky Break Consulting discussing order forms, pricing, wholesale policies, and much more. Afternoon sessions include a networking lunch catered by Cafe Reconcile, Branding with Expert Geoff Coats of Line 58 Branding & Web Design, and a panel discussion with successful local makers and buyers.
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Sep 022015
 
(photo via NOPD)

(photo via NOPD)

New Orleans police have released a photo of the man who allegedly robbed the Circle K convenience store on Magazine Street on Monday, while a separate robbery victim was beaten in Hollygrove on Tuesday night, authorities said. Continue reading »

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Sep 022015
 
Welcome Table New Orleans

(via Welcome Table New Orleans)

 

Welcome Table New Orleans is a citywide initiative that focuses on race, reconciliation, and community. The initiative will hold an information session at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church this Wednesday, September 2, in preparation for the next round of city circles. Those who attend the session can learn more about the initative, meet current Welcome Table New Orleans participants, and find out how to sign up for a city circle. Continue reading »

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Sep 012015
 
NOPD leadership -- from left, Deputy Chief Bob Bardy, Second District Lt. Jennifer Dupree, Sixth District Commander Ronnie Stevens, Second District Commander Paul Noel, and Chief Michael Harrison -- discuss recent Uptown armed robberies on Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

NOPD leadership — from left, Deputy Chief Bob Bardy, Second District Lt. Jennifer Dupree, Sixth District Commander Ronnie Stevens, Second District Commander Paul Noel, and Chief Michael Harrison — discuss recent Uptown armed robberies on Tuesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Larry Vail (via opcso.org)

Larry Vail (via opcso.org)

While armed robberies are spiking this year in the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District, officials says detectives are continuing to solve them at rates that exceed the national average — announcing on Tuesday the arrest of a third teen in a group now blamed for a total of 11 armed-robbery incidents in the month of August. Continue reading »