Feb 192017
 

The “The Giant Panda” float rolls down St. Charles avenue during the Krewe of Pygmalion on Saturday night. Pygmalion rolled with the theme “Journey to the Jade Empire.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Sparta and the Krewe of Pygmalion rolled along the traditional Uptown route on Saturday night. Sparta rolled with the theme “A Knight at the Tony’s” while Pygmalion rolled with the theme “Journey to the Jade Empire.”

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Feb 192017
 

A rider on the M_at___e float laughs before throwing some cups into the audience. Pontchartrain paraded with the theme “What Cha want on your Po-Boy?” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewes of Pontchartrain, Choctaw and Freret all rolled along the traditional Uptown route on Saturday afternoon. The weather was clear, making up for the rain that soaked Oshun and Cleopatra.

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Feb 172017
 

A rider dressed as a gingerbread man throws a football into the crowd on St. Andrew street during the St. Alphonsus school parade on Friday, February 17, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Students from several different elementary schools paraded through the River Garden housing development as part of the annual St. Alphonsus parade on Friday afternoon, February 17.

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Feb 152017
 

Lusher Charter School. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Lusher Charter School governing board voted Wednesday night in favor of a structural change that will place it more directly in charge of federal funds for special education and other services, with less involvement from the Orleans Parish School Board. Continue reading »

Feb 142017
 

OPSB Surplus Auction-Carrollton Courthouse from Windfeel Properties on Vimeo.

The former Carrollton Courthouse — built in 1855 by one of the city’s premier architects, used as a school on-and-off since 1889, and a top priority for preservation by local historians — is set for public auction in March, with an open house for potential buyers next week. Continue reading »

Feb 142017
 

The Uptown Swingers second line passes Samuel J. Green Charter School on Valence Street in 2013. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Firstline Schools, the network of schools that includes Green Charter in the Freret neighborhood and four others in Treme and Gentilly, plans to return to the oversight of the Orleans Parish School Board, officials announced. Continue reading »