Feb 132017
 

At Aidan Gill For Men, you’ll find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the man in your life with impeccable taste.

Here, we have the finest shaving products in the city and a wide variety of neckties, watches, and accessories.

Because nothing compares to the experience of an Aidan Gill shave, gift certificates are also available. Visit Aidan Gill For Men in the Lower Garden District at 2024 Magazine Street or in the Central Business District at 550 Fulton Street.

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Feb 102017
 

A rendering of Miel Brewery, planned for Sixth Street near Tchoupitoulas. (courtesy of Bahareh Rana Javadi
at Concordia architecture)

Miel Brewery Taproom logo (via mielbrewery.com)

A New Orleans-area couple with experience brewing beer around the country plans to open Miel Brewery on Tchoupitoulas later this year, part of an emerging Uptown New Orleans “brewery corridor” that has beer enthusiasts excited but some Irish Channel neighbors concerned. Continue reading »

Feb 092017
 
The former Times-Picayune building at 3800 Howard Avenue (photographed in August 2016 by Google  Maps)

The former Times-Picayune building at 3800 Howard Avenue (photographed in August 2016 by Google Maps)

The former Times-Picayune building on Howard Avenue is under consideration for redevelopment as a “major amusement facility,” and its new owners received the first step of approval Tuesday from New Orleans city officials toward the rezoning that would allow such a project. Continue reading »

Feb 092017
 

City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell (left) helps A.P. Marullo cut the ribbon on the new CC’s Coffeehouse in Mid-City. (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus, opinion columnist

When supporters are asked why they think LaToya Cantrell might make a good mayor, they always talk about her commitment to the community, hard work after Katrina and willingness to take on issues others shy away from. In short, she is known as a fighter.

[Note: This is the first in a series of columns analyzing the potential candidates in the upcoming New Orleans mayoral race.] Continue reading »

Feb 082017
 
A rendering of the proposed apartment development was on display at Monday's meeting of the Coliseum Square Association. (photographed by Claire Byun, UptownMessenger.com)

A rendering of the proposed apartment development was on display at Monday’s meeting of the Coliseum Square Association. (photographed by Claire Byun, UptownMessenger.com)

Marc Robert, owner of the former Robert grocery site on Annunciation Street, speaks to the City Planning Commission on Jan. 25, 2017. (via City of New Orleans)

The plan to redevelop the former Robert grocery site on Annunciation Street into a 211-unit apartment complex will now proceed to the City Council for a final decision, after it narrowly passed the City Planning Commission amid technical concerns about its height and density. Continue reading »

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Feb 082017
 

The LEAD Community Training Program is a workshop series by The Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) designed to empower its participants in the areas of Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, and Development, for which the program is named. The seven-week program plans to teach participants skills in community organizing, advocacy, public policy, and land use and development.

The registration deadline for the 2017 LEAD program is Friday, Feb. 10.

For more information, see the full story from Gentilly Messenger.

LEAD students (LEADers) from a previous year (via foundationforlouisiana.org)

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Feb 072017
 

A panel of experts from Tulane Law School on Wednesday afternoon will discuss the executive order by President Trump that attempted to halt travel to the United States from seven Muslim countries before it was blocked by a federal judge. Continue reading »

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Feb 062017
 

Students from Sylvanie Williams College Prep marching band perform in the 2016 Martin Luther King Day parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The academic leader of the New Orleans College Prep charter network resigned unexpectedly last week as the organization struggles to improve test scores at its first campus enough to prevent the state from revoking its charter. Continue reading »

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