Mar 102016
 
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison and other police officers ride on horseback in front of the Krewe of Zulu parade on Mardi Gras day, Feb. 9, 2016. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison and other police officers ride on horseback in front of the Krewe of Zulu parade on Mardi Gras day, Feb. 9, 2016. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Differences in the use-of-force policies between the New Orleans Police Department and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office have come into sharp relief this week, following the fatal shooting by Jefferson deputies of a suspect who had fled them into Central City as Lundi Gras parades rolled just a few streets away. Continue reading »

Mar 102016
 
Syed "Sheriff" Kazmi (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

Syed “Sheriff” Kazmi (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

As Uber thrives in New Orleans and Lyft prepares to begin operations here, the leadership at United Cab say they have lost half their business, and are now doubling down to reconnect with the New Orleans customers they have served for more than 75 years. Continue reading »

Mar 102016
 
Two shootings, one aggravated assault, one aggravated battery and a homicide in the Carrollton area in the first four days of this week. (map via NOPD)

Two shootings, one aggravated assault, one aggravated battery and a homicide in the Carrollton area in the first four days of this week. (map via NOPD)

Romalis Williams (via NOPD)

Romalis Williams (via NOPD)

Larry Williams (via OPCSO.org)

Larry Williams (via OPCSO.org)

A four-day run of two shootings, a homicide and other violent crimes around the Carrollton area appears to consist of all unrelated incidents, New Orleans police detectives said on Tuesday, and noted that they have begun making significant arrests in several of the cases. Continue reading »

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Mar 102016
 

The Best Oysters & Sushi Uptown!

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Poseidon offers a wide array of New Orleans-style seafood, including our seafood gumbo, shrimp pasta and oysters (charbroiled, fried or raw), not to mention our carefully selected sushi and sashimi dishes. For large parties and special events, you can reserve one of our Karaoke rooms free of charge. Our goal at Poseidon is to provide an unforgettable dining and entertaining experience for all our patrons. Continue reading »

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Mar 092016
 

Audubon Charter School will host its annual fundraising soirée this Saturday, March 12from 7 to 10 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is “Back on Broadway” as to commemorate the lower school’s return to its newly renovated campus on Broadway Street. Soirée proceeds directly benefit Audubon’s unique academic programs and the over 800 children that the school serves. Continue reading »

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Mar 082016
 
The former Nam's Grocery at 3039 General Taylor (photo via City of New Orleans)

The former Nam’s Grocery at 3039 General Taylor (photo via City of New Orleans)

After a lengthy day of public hearings on topics ranging from Taco Bell to strippers to fire stations, the proposed Four Generations Grocery and Eatery in Broadmoor received initial approval from the City Planning Commission — though its owners were urged to continue working with their neighbors. Continue reading »

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Mar 072016
 
A rendering of the expanded Freeman School of Business building. (courtesy of Tulane University)

A rendering of the expanded Freeman School of Business building. (courtesy of Tulane University)

Tulane University will unite the two buildings of its A.B. Freeman School of Business with a 45,000-square-foot, four-story addition in a $35 million expansion project that will start this spring and be finished in fall 2017, the university announced Monday morning. Continue reading »

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Mar 072016
 

(image via NOPD)

(image via NOPD)

New Orleans police are looking for a suspect who allegedly knocked another man to the ground, then took his money from his pockets in an altercation Thursday evening in Central City at the edge of the Central Business District, authorities said. Continue reading »

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Mar 072016
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

Louisiana boasts many peculiarities; things that just don’t fly in most places are commonplace here. Among these, of course, are drive-through daiquiri stands.

I won’t call the drive-through daiquiri stand “the last bastion of American freedom,” but in this regulated, sanitized age, we’re running out of ramparts. Oftentimes that which makes Louisiana more free also makes us unique. Continue reading »

Mar 072016
 
(via Poydras Home)

(via Poydras Home)

On Tuesday, March 8, Poydras Home will host Executive Vice President Sharon Johnson of the Hearthstone Institute of Boston as she presents “Friends for Life”. The speaking event’s topic will be “strategies to manage difficult behaviors and to increase positive communication when your loved-one has dementia”. Continue reading »

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Mar 072016
 

The largest consumer home show in the southeastern U.S. takes over the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday, Mar. 11 – Sunday, Mar. 13. Celebrating its 61st anniversary, the show is like no other: an unparalleled variety of home-related services and products under one gigantic roof, with everything needed for home remodeling, outdoor living, decorating and landscaping.

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Again this year, Uptown Messenger gets the pleasure of giving away three pairs of free tickets to the show this weekend. Visitors will enjoy over hundreds of vendors displaying some the latest home and outdoor products. Continue reading »

Mar 042016
 
Former President Bill Clinton addresses the crowd at Ashe Power House in Central City on Friday morning. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Former President Bill Clinton addresses the crowd at Ashe Power House in Central City on Friday morning. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Applying themes from his address on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina last year to the national stage today, former President Bill Clinton described unity as a prerequisite to prosperity and his wife as the best candidate to fight for both before a crowd of New Orleans supporters in Central City on Friday morning.

“The first thing is, you’ve got to elect a President who sees everybody,” Clinton said. “You can’t fix a problem or redeem a promise for someone you don’t see.” Continue reading »

Mar 042016
 
Neighbors rally around the sculpture at "The Fly" on Feb. 15. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Neighbors rally around the sculpture at “The Fly” on Feb. 15. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell is “considering” a request made Thursday by opponents of the proposed Carrollton Boosters sports complex for a committee meeting to discuss the possibility of an Interim Zoning District over the The Fly at Audubon Park. Continue reading »

Mar 042016
 

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education sent a controversial decision on how to fund individual schools in New Orleans back to the Orleans Parish School Board on Thursday, in a move that appears to at least partially satisfy some schools’ request for more time to consider the impact of a new formula. Continue reading »

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