Nov 162016
 

JCC logoThe New Orleans Jewish Community Center, located at 5342 St. Charles Avenue, will host the annual benefit concert, “Coats For Kids”. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. on November 16 (tonight) and will feature performances by Germaine Bazzle, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more. Continue reading »

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Nov 152016
 
The New Orleans Veterans of Foreign War Post 8973 (VFW) commemorates the official groundbreaking for their new facility with members of the post, public officials, and the project’s general contractor, Design Management Group. Pictured: (l-r) Marshall Hevron, Fernando Rivera, Councilmember Latoya Cantrell, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Doug Thomas, owner of DMG Ryan McCroskey, Elvin “Ray” Bass, and James Reiss. (photo courtesy of Serah Ridolfo)

The New Orleans Veterans of Foreign War Post 8973 (VFW) commemorates the official groundbreaking for their new facility with members of the post, public officials, and the project’s general contractor, DMG. Pictured: (l-r) Marshall Hevron, Fernando Rivera, Councilmember Latoya Cantrell, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Doug Thomas, owner of DMG Ryan McCroskey, Elvin “Ray” Bass, and James Reiss. (photo courtesy of Serah Ridolfo)

The New Orleans Veterans of Foreign War Post 8973 (VFW) celebrated the official groundbreaking for their new facility at 531 Lyons Street on Veterans Day (Nov. 11). Together with members of the post, public officials, and the project’s general contractor, Design Management Group, the VFW celebrated the beginning of the post’s renovation and construction after more than six years of planning and fundraising. Continue reading »

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Nov 152016
 
Maureen Dowd (via Tulane University)

Maureen Dowd (via Tulane University)

Maureen Dowd — the New York Times columnist known for sharp criticism of both Republicans and the Clinton camp alike — will speak Wednesday at Tulane University as part of a tour for her new book, “The Year of Voting Dangerously.” Continue reading »

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Nov 152016
 

The 3800 block of Nashville is the last block of Nashville before Fontainebleau. Tuesday's incidents are not yet shown on city crime maps. (map via NOPD)

The 3800 block of Nashville is the last block of Nashville before Fontainebleau. Tuesday’s incidents are not yet shown on city crime maps. (map via NOPD)

A New Orleans police officer fired a shot at a man holding a gun on Nashville Avenue in Fontainebleau, where an aggravated rape was also reported overnight, authorities said Tuesday morning. Continue reading »

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Nov 142016
 
The former James Weldon Johnson Elementary School (photographed in 2011) will eventually be refurbished and assigned to KIPP Believe Primary under a new configuration for Carrollton public schools announced Thursday morning. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

The former James Weldon Johnson Elementary School (photographed in 2011) could become a temporary home for Lycee Francais next year. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

Expanding their footprint in the Carrollton area, officials at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans are considering moving some of their upper grades into the former James Weldon Johnson school on Monroe Street for several years while continuing to work on their long-term home on the Priestley campus. Continue reading »

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Nov 142016
 
An employee of the City of New Orleans begins erasing the "Black Power" slogan from the monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Thursday, Nov. 10, following protests over the election of Donald J. Trump. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

An employee of the City of New Orleans begins erasing the “Black Power” slogan from the monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Thursday, Nov. 10, following protests over the election of Donald J. Trump. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

It’s probably an understatement to say that the results of last Tuesday’s presidential election were a shock to many. I personally stayed out on election night and was treated to many dejected laments. Some drowned their sorrows, while others engaged in angry diatribes.

Here in Uptown, Donald Trump only won a few precincts around State Street and St. Charles Avenue. The wider New Orleans metropolitan area was divided. Elsewhere, in the sea of red that surrounds New Orleans, Trump won by a whopping 20 points. Continue reading »

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Nov 142016
 

Hamilton Street armed robbery. The robbery attempt on Camp Street is not yet shown on NOPD crime maps. (map via NOPD)

Hamilton Street armed robbery. The robbery attempt on Camp Street is not yet shown on NOPD crime maps. (map via NOPD)

A man was robbed of his SUV at gunpoint on Hamilton Street in Hollygrove, and a woman driving through the Lower Garden District escaped an apparent robbery attempt at a traffic signal on Camp Street, New Orleans police said Monday morning. Continue reading »

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Nov 142016
 
The first phase of lane closures on Soutjh Broad Street is expected to detour traffic around the Gravier Street intersection until Tuesday, Nov. 15. (map via City of New Orleans)

The first phase of lane closures on Soutjh Broad Street is expected to detour traffic around the Gravier Street intersection until Tuesday, Nov. 15. (map via City of New Orleans)

The Broad Street route between Uptown and Mid-City will be affected for the next month by a series of lane closures in three phases as part of an ongoing Gravier Street reconstruction project, New Orleans city officials announced. Continue reading »

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Nov 112016
 
Avocado Toast on Grilled Bread with Watermelon Relish and Calabrian Chili Salt; Pan Seared Fish in Carrot-Ginger Emulsion with Watermelon Relish and Mustard greens (Kristine Froeba)

Avocado Toast on Grilled Bread with Watermelon Relish and Calabrian Chili Salt; Pan Seared Fish in Carrot-Ginger Emulsion with Watermelon Relish and Mustard greens (Kristine Froeba)

Bar Frances and its sleek modern building has replaced what was once the location of Frank’s Steakhouse. The Freret of our parents day—Long’s Bakery, Israel Delicatessen, and Canal Villere—has given way to the new Freret Street Corridor. We have Stacy Head to thank for the Freret renaissance. What was once a dilapidated abandoned street is now a thriving neighborhood and an established restaurant row of sorts.

Bar Frances is the latest addition to the growing area; the New American-styled restaurant and wine bar arrived on Freret only six months ago, yet has become a firm favorite serving an elegant European-inspired menu featuring classically refined cocktails, craft beer, and a French wine list. Continue reading »

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Nov 112016
 
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(via broadmoorimprovement.com)

The Broadmoor Improvement Association (BIA), along with local nonprofit Fund 17, will sponsor a workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs. The free workshop will take place on Monday, November 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center, located at 4300 South Broad Street.

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Nov 112016
 
Gladin Scott looks up behind a pile of books on Oct. 24, 2016. Behind him are sticky notes with numbers of frequent customers and authors that he has compiled from his years as owner. (Photo by Dannielle Garcia, Loyola Student News Service).

Gladin Scott looks up behind a pile of books on Oct. 24, 2016. Behind him are sticky notes with numbers of frequent customers and authors that he has compiled from his years as owner. (Photo by Dannielle Garcia, Loyola Student News Service).

By Dannielle Garcia, Loyola Student News Service

On utility poles throughout the university area, stapled sheets of paper plead to “Help Save Maple Street Book Shop!”, the book store that has been operating there since 1964 and, yet again, faces an uncertain future. Continue reading »

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Nov 112016
 

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This week brings two highly-anticipated films being led by two world-class actresses, with Amy Adams in the Sci-Fi film ARRIVAL and Rebecca Hall in the true-life movie, CHRISTINECERTAIN WOMENTHE HANDMAIDEN, and DOCTOR STRANGE all stick around for another week, and we’re even adding additional showtimes for THE HANDMAIDEN due to overwhelming demand from our audience.

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Nov 102016
 
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(via Holy Name of Jesus School)

Holy Name of Jesus School will celebrate its 125 years of Catholic education as the school hosts its 33rd Annual Gator Fest this Friday, November 11, to Sunday, November 13. The three-day fair will feature carnival rides, food, live entertainment by MoJEAUX, talent show, and more. Continue reading »

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Nov 102016
 

Brian K. Ward (via opcso.org)

Brian K. Ward (via opcso.org)

A man arrested following an armed robbery downtown will be charged in a recent robbery on Apple Street, and is likely linked to four other robberies around the Carrollton corridor, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 102016
 
The Broadmoor Arts and Wellness opened last year on the second floor of the former St. Matthias School. The centers purpose is to enhance the community and its memebers at every life stage by offering creative programs and providing wellness services.( Photo by Anthony Alongi, Loyola Student News Service)

The Broadmoor Arts and Wellness opened last year on the second floor of the former St. Matthias School. The centers purpose is to enhance the community and its memebers at every life stage by offering creative programs and providing wellness services.( Photo by Anthony Alongi, Loyola Student News Service)

By Anthony Alongi, Loyola Student News Service

The Broadmoor Arts and Wellness center opened its doors last year with the purpose of offering affordable developmental programs and activities to New Orleans residents. Continue reading »

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Nov 102016
 
Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

After unexpected numbers of America’s voters placed their trust for the future in Donald Trump, the national Democratic Party must do some serious soul searching to better understand how they veered so far from the heart and soul of America. Clearly voters were sick and tired of politics as usual and yearned for a restoration of America’s traditional values. Continue reading »

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