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Charlotte Gill

Charlotte Gill

By Charlotte Gill

There’s a new sport in town, and it’s figuring out how to avoid road construction as you navigate across the city. As frustrating as it is for drivers trying to get from point A to point B every day, it is a matter of grave economic concern for New Orleans’ local independent retailers that live and die by the amount of foot traffic that walks through their doors, particularly over the holiday season. Continue reading »

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Freret Street Poboys offers quality southern food and New Orleans classics right in the neighborhood. If you want the comfort of a home-cooked meal without the hassle of cooking it yourself, we’ve got you covered. We provide meal packs for families of four and dinner for all until 7 p.m. every Wednesday to Friday. Continue reading »

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Nov 102015
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A Honda Accord taken Saturday evening in a carjacking on Race Street in the Lower Garden District was used in a robbery Monday afternoon in the St. Claude area, leading to a short police chase that ended when the stolen car crashed, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 092015
 
The Allen School building on Loyola Avenue, currently used by Sci High. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

The Allen School building on Loyola Avenue, currently used by Sci High. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

Less than two months ago, the New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School had all but given up on their years-long quest to find a home in the city’s burgeoning downtown biomedical district, citing exorbitant costs there.

On Monday night, however, Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent Henderson Lewis announced that he has taken up the cause, and is in talks over a parcel downtown to build a campus modeled after a similar nationally-ranked school for health science in Houston. Continue reading »

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Nov 092015
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

Though not depicted that way in movies and other popular media, the truth is that the human body is extremely fragile.

It’s a common trope. Action heroes crash cars in spectacular ways and keep on fighting; they don’t have muscle strains, slipped discs, or pinched nerves as one would expect when being jerked around suddenly at high speeds. The hero can take down several of his opponents by simply rendering them unconscious; none of them die or lapse into comas as one would expect where a person is knocked out for more than a few minutes.

The reality is that injury-causing events, even relatively simple ones, can easily have dire consequences. Such consequences were felt on Oct. 15, on Frenchman Street, when Doug David, a tourist visiting from California, was punched in the street by local resident Christopher Smith. David fell onto the pavement, snapping his neck. He was left paralyzed from the neck down. Continue reading »

Nov 092015
 

Alcide Hebert (via opcso.org)

Alcide Hebert (via opcso.org)

A 23-year-old man and 15-year-old boy have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery on Elba Street in Broadmoor and a robbery attempt that involved gunfire on Robert Street in the Freret neighborhood last week, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 092015
 
Admission Open House is this Wednesday, November 11, at 9 a.m.

TRANSITIONS
The period from infancy to high school is a crucial time of transition for every young person. It is a time when they come to own their personal values, to define their lives’ priorities, and to develop habits of hard work, resiliency, and integrity. It is, quite simply, when character is forged.

At Trinity Episcopal School, we take very seriously our role as mentors to children on the journey of growing up.

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Nov 082015
 

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OPSB Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr., PhD, and District 5 School Board member Seth Bloom will host a town hall meeting for the parents, teachers, administrators and community members of District 5 on Monday, Nov. 9.

The meeting is for community members to give input on student achievement, governance, organization structure, community & public relations, and operations & finance.
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Nov 072015
 

Community Commitment Education Center

The Half Shell Oyster Bar & Grill will host a fundraiser this Sunday, Nov. 8, to support the Community Commitment Education Center, which provides resources, programs, and weekly classes to the Leonidas neighborhood. Donation includes dinner at The Half Shell Oyster Bar & Grill and a preview showing of the Community Commitment Education Center’s new video produced by So-Called Media. Continue reading »

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Nov 062015
 

Breakthrough New Orleans (BTNOLA) will host a cocktail reception this Saturday, Nov. 7, to celebrate and honor special guests and alumni. Previously known as Summerbridge New Orleans, BTNOLA prepares middle school children for challenging academic experiences and works to inspire high school and college students to be advocates for education. Continue reading »

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Nov 062015
 

Hugo Urrea Jr. (via opcso.org)

Hugo Urrea Jr. (via opcso.org)

A Carrollton man was arrested on an assault charge last week after swinging a knife at his neighbor in what investigators are calling a “Halloween prank gone wrong,” New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 062015
 
Seven-time US Women’s Champ Irina Krush (by Mike Klein, Courtesy of New Orleans Chess Fest)

Seven-time US Women’s Champ Irina Krush (by Mike Klein, Courtesy of New Orleans Chess Fest)

 

The second annual New Orleans Chess Fest will feature Harry Potter-style “Living Chess”, all-day chess tournaments, chess-themed crafts, lessons, and more. The fest will take place this Saturday, Nov. 7, and seven-time US Women’s Champ, Brooklyn-based grandmaster Irina Krush, will headline. Continue reading »

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Nov 062015
 

By William Khan

Hiking the cost of parking meters would be economically counterproductive and regressive. It would take a greater bite of incomes from service workers, and it would be especially harmful to the hospitality workers and businesses that make the city’s economic engine—tourism—run. Continue reading »

Nov 062015
 
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(courtesy of Bounce Fitness)

Bounce + Belly Dance Fitness will hold a pop-up class on Freret Street this Saturday, Nov. 7. This one-hour pop-up dance/fitness collaboration merges the support for unique neighborhood business ventures in dance wellness/adult performance and creative real-estate buying. Continue reading »

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Nov 052015
 

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The We’ve Got Soul kitchen is back open at Carrollton Station from Thursday to Sunday, starting this Thursday, November 5th to Sunday November 8th. This week’s menu features Sweet Tea Brined Pork Tenderloin, Oyster and Tasso Dressing-stuffed Bell Peppers, Grace’s Buttermilk Pie, and more. Check out this week’s full menu below!

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Nov 052015
 

Southern Food and Beverage Museum

Southern Food and Beverage Museum will have a guest scientist address the similarities in South Carolina barbecuing and applying STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) this Saturday, Nov. 7.  The museum will be offering free admission all day Saturday in celebration of the first anniversary of their “Trail of Smoke & Fire” event, which examines barbecue culture throughout the South. Continue reading »

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Nov 052015
 
Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne speaks during a gubernatorial debate as state Rep. John Bel Edwards looks on. Dardenne endorsed Edwards on Thursday morning. (image via Jay Dardenne's Facebook page)

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne speaks during a gubernatorial debate as state Rep. John Bel Edwards looks on. Dardenne endorsed Edwards on Thursday morning. (image via Jay Dardenne’s Facebook page)

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

It seems like almost everyone is jumping on John Bel Edward’s bandwagon. More than a year ago we ran into John Bel and Donna Edwards at an event in the river parishes. Donna proudly proclaimed that John Bel was going to be Louisiana’s next governor. Yeah, sure, we said at the time. Now we might have to agree.

Today’s endorsement by former candidate Republican Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne who received 166,000 votes is just another indication that Republican voters can give serious consideration to a Democrat who they might not agree with on every issue. We can also add Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand to that growing list of Edwards supporters along with the powerful Louisiana Sheriff’s Association. Continue reading »

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