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Shared Housing is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation that helps elderly and/or disabled adults remain in their homes by matching them with people who need a place to stay. These “homeseekers” provide light housekeeping and companionship. In exchange for their services, the homeowner provides free room and board. Shared Housing carefully screens applicants, facilitates appropriate matches, then formalizes each match in a rental contract.

Homeowner Dorothy and Homeseeker Joann

Homeowner Dorothy and Homeseeker Joann

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Sep 302013
 

Teredevon Frith (via DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

Teredevon Frith (via DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)

After allegedly making off with $31,000 in cash from a woman in Uptown New Orleans, a 29-year-old man was arrested for shoplifting a $13 bottle of vitamins at an Atlanta-area Walmart — with most of the stolen cash still stuffed into his pockets and shoes, police said. Continue reading »

Sep 302013
 

Overview map of repaving projects on Freret, Nashville and Fontainebleau. (via pavinglaroads.com)

Overview map of repaving projects on Freret, Nashville and Fontainebleau. (via pavinglaroads.com)

The ongoing repaving of Freret Street will reduce traffic to one lane and prohibit parking down the commercial corridor for most of the next month, officials said as the work begins Monday. Continue reading »

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Sep 302013
 

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A few weeks ago I ventured forth into the world and viewed a glorious sight – the road markings on St. Charles Avenue have been redone!   

Then I felt sad, realizing just how horribly low my expectations of city government must be for this to be perceived as such a triumph. Continue reading »

Sep 302013
 

536The Prytania Theatre will host a free screening at 8 p.m. tonight (Monday, Sept. 30) of “Gasland II,” a documentary about “the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil,” followed by a question-and-answer session with the director. Continue reading »

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Sep 292013
 

NOPD Second District Commander Paul Noel (right) presents the family of Officer Rodney Thomas with a silver pendant at a fundraiser at Tipitina's in August. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

NOPD Second District Commander Paul Noel (right) presents the family of Officer Rodney Thomas with a silver pendant at a fundraiser at Tipitina’s in August. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

Dominique’s on Magazine will host a fundraiser featuring gourmet tacos, NOLA Brewing’s beer, NOPD horses and a silent auction to raise money for the family of NOPD Officer Rodney Thomas, who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in July. Continue reading »

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Sep 282013
 

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Tipitina’s will hold its second annual Rhythm and Blues 5K Run today (Saturday, Sept. 28) to benefit local school music programs, and the event will feature live music, $1 beer, a costume contest and possibly some running. Continue reading »

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Sep 272013
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

We were pleased to hear Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s remarks yesterday in Washington. The epidemic of youth committing crimes is a national problem that every city faces. New Orleans and many American cities are strapped for cash and don’t have the available resources to implement clear solutions. It would be great if Congress allocated funds to create innovative programs that would address the problem.

But we think the real issue lies in economic equity for young African Americans. With the unemployment rate of African-Americans in New Orleans reaching almost 50%, it is quite easy to see why young men (and young women) commit crimes every day. The future does not seem bright for them. Excellent programs like Each One Save One and the new male mentoring program at McDonogh #35 High School can and do address the problem. But much more is needed – jobs are needed for adult black males and females and for their children. Continue reading »

Sep 272013
 

Stabbing reported at Calliope and Baronne on Thursday. Incident at Calliope and O.C. Haley not yet online. (map via NOPD)

Stabbing reported at Calliope and Baronne on Thursday. Incident at Calliope and O.C. Haley not yet online. (map via NOPD)

Two men were stabbed in separate but similar incidents near the Pontchartrain Expressway overpass early Thursday and early Friday mornings, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Sep 272013
 

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Throughout the month of October, the City Planning Commission will be holding public information meetings about the new Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance in neighborhoods around the city.

See below for a list of dates and locations near you. Continue reading »

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Sep 262013
 
The owners of Sylvain restaurant in the French Quarter are looking at the former Duke Morgan spa on Magazine Street for an Uptown expansion. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The owners of Sylvain restaurant in the French Quarter are looking at the former Duke Morgan spa on Magazine Street for an Uptown expansion. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The owners of Sylvain, the French Quarter gastropub that has drawn national accolades since opening in 2010, are looking at a location on Magazine Street for their next restaurant, they told neighbors this week, becoming the third proprietors of popular New Orleans downtown restaurants to announce an Uptown expansion in recent months. Continue reading »

Sep 262013
 
New Orleans police officers stand in front of the Chase Bank branch on St. Charles Avenue shortly after the robbery Thursday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans police officers stand in front of the Chase Bank branch on St. Charles Avenue shortly after the robbery Thursday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

(image via the FBI)

(image via the FBI)

The Chase Bank branch on St. Charles Avenue was robbed at gunpoint on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Continue reading »

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