May 192016
 

Geno Oliver (via NOPD)

Geno Oliver (via NOPD)

New Orleans police have identified the man they say shot a woman in the neck during a robbery last week on Fontainebleau Drive, and they are seeking the public’s help finding him.

Meanwhile, the gunman in a separate armed robbery on Delachaise Street in Broadmoor abandoned the car he arrived in at the scene, police say. Continue reading »

May 192016
 
Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

Republican State Rep. Kenny Havard’s proposed “joke” amendment to Senate Bill 468 mandating that strippers be no older than 28 years of age or weigh no more than 160 pounds is just the latest example that many male elected officials still haven’t figured out that women deserve respect, let alone equal pay for equal work. Continue reading »

May 192016
 
(image via New Orleans Film Society)

(image via New Orleans Film Society)

The New Orleans Film Society and the Coliseum Square Association will continue their annual early-summer love affair with the free outdoor showing of another cult film, “The Princess Bride,” on Saturday evening. Continue reading »

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May 182016
 
Owners Demian Estevez and Angee Jackson (photo by Randy Schmidt)

Mojo Coffeehouse Owners Demian Estevez and Angee Jackson (photo by Randy Schmidt)

Mojo Coffeehouse will celebrate a decade in business with a “10 Years and Still Here” Sidewalk Party from 4 to 7 p.m. this Sunday, May 22. The coffee shop invites the community to come and celebrate its anniversary and hear an expansion announcement at its flagship location, located at 1500 Magazine Street.

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May 172016
 

Panelists (in left photo, from left) Molly Mitchell, Quess Moore and Richard Marksbury, and (in right photo, from left) Kodi Roberts and Pierre McGraw listen to questioners near the end of a long, contentious panel discussion on Confederate monuments in New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Panelists (in left photo, from left) Molly Mitchell, Quess Moore and Richard Marksbury, and (in right photo, from left) Kodi Roberts and Pierre McGraw listen to questioners near the end of a long, contentious panel discussion on Confederate monuments in New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Each time the standing-room-only audience at Tulane Hillel grew raucous Tuesday night, moderator David Hammer reminded them that their panel discussion on the future of Confederate monuments in New Orleans was intended to search for a way to compromise.

By the end, however, even Hammer seemed to acknowledge how far off any consensus on the contentious issue may still be.

“The hope was for us to find common ground,” Hammer said. “I don’t know that we did that, but we made our best effort tonight.” Continue reading »

May 172016
 
At left, 2112 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard and the three identical shotgun homes next to it. (2014 image via Google)

At left, 2112 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard and the three identical shotgun homes next to it. (2014 image via Google)

A city panel rejected a request Monday to demolish a historic shotgun home on Oretha Castle Boulevard hailed as a crucial element of the streetscape of the rapidly redeveloping corridor. Continue reading »

May 172016
 

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This week at The Broad Theater, “Tale of Tales”, “Captain America: Civil War”, and “Keanu” continue their runs, while “The Man Who Knew Infinity” starring Dev Patel (“Slumdog Millionaire”) will premiere.

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May 172016
 
Julie Joffrion of All Inclusive Health

Julie Joffrion of All Inclusive Health

Greater New Orleans’ citizens are arguably the most flexible people in the country. We take turns with our fellow drivers on narrow cobblestone streets, we know the secret route to get to our house during parade season, and boil water advisories keep us on our toes. These are just a few quirks that make us curious to outsiders and unite us as New Orleanians.

Another reason for us to band together is coming to a road near you! We will be facing drainage system improvements and road construction for the next five years. Funds from FEMA as well as our Department of Public Works have been designated and projects have been mapped through 2019, and we need to stay flexible (as we do) in the name of long-term infrastructure improvements!

Along with those experiencing personal inconveniences and dissatisfactions, our local businesses on these routes are taking a hard economic hit. New Orleans businesses need to feel our support and the impact of local dollars now at this critical time of business disruption because they are the backbone of our city’s culture, economy and character. Continue reading »

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May 162016
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

I’ve said time and time again: Those who most vocally claim to care about the poor and disenfranchised in our society actually tend to do the most damage to them. Many wealthy liberals want to have their cake and eat it too; to support laws and regulations that superficially appear to help those less fortunate, but conveniently push them away and make their lives worse. Continue reading »

May 142016
 

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The Tulane City Center will host a “Red Beans Roundtable” discussion on issues of affordable housing Monday, featuring developer Pres Kabacoff, Loyola University law professor Davida Finger, and advocates from the Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative, the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance and the Women’s Health and Justice Initiative. Continue reading »

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May 142016
 

By Ann Welsh

The Lusher Charter School community is special. Teachers, students, parents, and the administration work every day to promote “Learning the Lusher Way” and to exemplify Lusher’s number one rule: Be Kind. The level of engagement from the entire Lusher community is unsurpassed. Only with this consistent effort from all members of the Lusher community can our students achieve the success they’ve enjoyed as a result of their experiences at Lusher. Lusher students have discovered new approaches to environmental remediation after oil spills, have introduced the President of the United States at a celebration of National Poetry Month, and have performed at Carnegie Hall. A Lusher student has even had a planet named after her by NASA! Continue reading »

May 132016
 
(Google Maps)

(Google Maps)

The site of Belladoggie, the doggie day care and boarding company, will be converted into apartment buildings with one small retail space on the ground floor, according to records filed with the city. Continue reading »

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May 132016
 

The New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra and Voices of New Orleans are hosting their season finale concert this Sunday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church.may 15 concertThe concert will include the Bruch Double Concerto in E minor op 88 featuring LPO members-Bruce Owen and Dr. Stephanie Thompson, music from the award winning video game soundtrack “Chrono Trigger”, and selections by Beethhoven, Mendehlssohn and Brahms. Admission is free, and donations are welcomed. Continue reading »

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