Sep 162016
 
U.S. Secretary of Education John King discusses an experiment on soil samples with students Shamon Gurley and Jordyn Smith in Ariee Smith's AP Environmental Science class. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

U.S. Secretary of Education John King discusses an experiment on soil samples with students Shamon Gurley and Jordyn Smith in Ariee Smith’s AP Environmental Science class. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

When U.S. Secretary of Education John King visited Walter Cohen College Prep High School on Friday afternoon in recognition of its dramatic increase in test scores, former board member Kenneth Polite asked him one of the most difficult questions facing the New Orleans education landscape: Why are the city’s public schools so segregated, and what can make them more diverse? Continue reading »

 Comments Off on As New Orleans public school test scores rise, will student diversity follow?
Sep 162016
 
Charcuterie Board of Duck Liver Mousse, Lamb Terrine, Bavarian Gelb, Roquefort Cheesecake, Salami, Thomasville Cheese, and Zucchini Pickles (Kristine Froeba)

Charcuterie Board of Duck Liver Mousse, Lamb Terrine, Bavarian Gelb, Roquefort Cheesecake, Salami, Thomasville Cheese, and Zucchini Pickles (Kristine Froeba)

What can one say about a restaurant so fastidious they bottle their own ketchup?

Not just any ketchup: a tomato sauce laced with coriander, cinnamon, thyme, and apple cider vinegar. A ketchup so tasty, I stole a baguette from a gourmet charcuterie board to dip – in ketchup. I’m using italics because this ketchup cannot compare to that bottled red stuff of the Heinz variety. Chef Brack May, formerly of Cobalt, wants people to know that Cowbell is more than just gourmet burgers. It is–a lot more than just burgers. However, no fear, the famous burgers are still on the menu. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Kristine Froeba: Cowbell: Upscale Truckstop Debuts New Menu Items
Sep 162016
 
PrintThe Humane Society of Louisiana, a 501c(3) non-for-profit, has been working consistently to evacuate, rescue, care for, and aid animals and their guardians around the areas impacted by the Louisiana floods.
Petcetera NOLA will host their 9th Annual “Bad to the Bone: Rescued on the Runway” fundraiser on Saturday, September 17, which will benefit the HSL and other rescue and relief organizations.

Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Humane Society of Louisiana continues flood relief with benefit, disaster relief shelter
Sep 162016
 
The building at 4310 Magazine Street will become an expansion of Ecole Bilingue, as Peaches Records has now moved into the larger building next door. (image via Google)

The building at 4310 Magazine Street will become an expansion of Ecole Bilingue, as Peaches Records has now moved into the larger building next door. (image via Google)

The former Top Drawer annex building on Magazine Street will become an expansion site for Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle Orleans, and the school will hold a meeting tonight to share its plans with neighbors. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Former Top Drawer building on Magazine Street to become Ecole Bilingue expansion
Sep 152016
 
Firefighters battle a blaze in the 4200 block of South Rocheblave. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Firefighters battle a blaze in the 4200 block of South Rocheblave. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans firefighters are battling a 3-alarm fire in the 4200 South Rocheblave Street in Broadmoor. The fire was first reported at 11 AM and has consumed two homes on the block.

 

 

Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Firefighters battling blaze in Broadmoor (photo and video)
Sep 152016
 
A rendering of the play yard planned for Stuart Hall School for Boys on South Carrollton Avenue (via City of New Orleans)

A rendering of the play yard planned for Stuart Hall School for Boys on South Carrollton Avenue (via City of New Orleans)

The house at 2014-2018 South Carrollton will be demolished to make way for the play yard. (via City of New Orleans)

The house at 2014-2018 South Carrollton will be demolished to make way for the play yard. (via City of New Orleans)

Stuart Hall School for Boys easily won approval for its plan to replace a vacant home on South Carrollton Avenue with a new play yard, even though the request renewed neighbors’ complaints about traffic that have been festering for more than a decade. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Stuart Hall School gets easy approval for new play yard on South Carrollton despite neighbors’ traffic complaints
Sep 152016
 

Sponsored bybroad-theater-logo

SULLY topped our box office this week so we’re pysched to keep it for another as we introduce three new titles to our lineup. SNOWDEN is the latest film from legendary director Oliver Stone. It covers the entire journey of Edward Snowden from his life in the armed services to ending up back in the USSR.

Continue reading »

 Comments Off on This Week at The Broad: ‘Sully’, ‘Snowden’, and ‘Hell or High Water’
Sep 152016
 
Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

As Election Day grows closer, there is lots of political jockeying at the national and local level. Hillary Clinton has decided to be more open about her health, Donald Trump is calling for paid maternity leave and tax credits for working parents, and Sept. 16 birthday boy Governor John Bel Edwards is making progress after two relatively successful trips to Washington to help flood victims. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Danae Columbus: Orleans Parish Democrats’ endorsements surprise School Board incumbents  Tagged with:
Sep 152016
 
McKinley "Mac" Phipps, Jr. and son (via YouTube)

McKinley “Mac” Phipps, Jr. and son (via YouTube)

Former No Limit Records recording artist McKinley “Mac” Phipps, Jr., who is currently serving a 30-year sentence for 2nd Degree Manslaughter, has filed an application for clemency, according to an article published by Huffington Post. Phipps, an Uptown native, has served 16 years of the 30-year sentence for the crime, for which he maintains his innocence. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Former No Limit rapper files for clemency
Sep 152016
 

The Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc, producers of the annual January 6th Joan of Arc Parade, will host their annual “Salon de Jeanne d’Arc” at Loyola University on Saturday, September 17. The all-day conference will focus on Jeanne d’Arc, her life & times, and current French culture in New Orleans, and will be followed by a medieval beverage-tasting fundraiser. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc to host its 7th annual fall conference
Sep 142016
 
The building at 8201 Oak Street will house Simone's Market, opening in fall 2016. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The building at 8201 Oak Street will house Simone’s Market, opening in fall 2016. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Acknowledging the desire for more neighborhood-based full-service groceries, the New Orleans City Council lavished praise over Simone’s Market slated to open this fall. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on City Council enthusiastically rings up Simone’s Market on Oak Street
Sep 132016
 

(images via opcso.org)

(images via opcso.org)

A 15-year-old has been arrested, released and arrested again in the past week in connection with two robberies in the university area and is a strong suspect in a third, New Orleans police said, and three other men have been arrested in a separate armed robbery on Hampson Street amid a wave of several other unrelated robberies around the area. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on NOPD: Teen linked to three university-area robberies; trio arrested in Hampson Street holdup
Sep 122016
 
Eboni Walker (right) shows off a brightly painted classroom at Hoffman to New Orleans College Prep board members during a campus tour in October 2015. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Eboni Walker (right) shows off a brightly painted classroom at the Hoffman site to New Orleans College Prep board members during a campus tour in October 2015. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Building on an experiment in mixed-income preschool classes launched this year, the New Orleans College Prep charter-school network plans to expand its Hoffman campus to serve 228 students from ages 0 to 4 starting next year, officials said Monday. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on New Orleans College Prep plans 228-seat preschool for ages 0-4 at Hoffman site
Sep 122016
 
Ti Martin (via The Garden District Book Shop)

Ti Martin (via The Garden District Book Shop)

The Garden District Book Shop will present a book signing for author Ti Martin and her book, “Miss Ella of Commander’s Palace”. The event will take place Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Garden District Book Shop at 2727 Prytania Street, and will include a discussion with journalist John Pope. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Garden District Book Shop to host Ti Martin book signing