Oct 082015
 
The Prevost sisters pose with Clerk of Court Arthur Morrell after qualifying to run for office. (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

The Prevost sisters, Markeita and MissKeith, pose with Clerk of Court Arthur Morrell after qualifying to run for office. (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

We’re focusing on women voters this week because there are more of them, they vote more frequently than men, and they value issues differently. Unfortunately, not as many seek elected office and are often unprepared financially for the demands of the election process.

With early voting starting this Saturday, it’s time for all of us to really focus in on which candidates to vote for. Between the oversized influence of Super PAC spending, and the failure of some candidates to show up at forums (David Vitter, please note), it’s sometimes hard to know where the candidates stand on the issues. Continue reading »

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Oct 072015
 
The Carrollton and Uptown historic districts (the two large areas on the left) may be subject to stricter scrutiny for new construction. (map via nola.gov)

The Carrollton and Uptown historic districts (the two large areas on the left) may be subject to stricter scrutiny for new construction. (map via nola.gov)

Which Uptown New Orleans neighborhoods’ historic architecture requires legal protection — and how much protection those neighborhoods should receive — received its first round of discussion Wednesday by the committee that could end up proposing changes that become the city’s new law. Continue reading »

Oct 072015
 
Hoffman campus director Ebony Walker (left) and College Prep CEO Ben Kleban lead a tour of the new Hoffman campus on Tuesday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Hoffman campus director Eboni Walker (left) and College Prep CEO Ben Kleban lead a tour of the new Hoffman campus on Tuesday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

More than 50 4-year-olds started their school careers today at the new John W. Hoffman College Prep campus on South Prieur Street, a Head Start program created by the New Orleans College Prep charter network in hopes of fulfilling the neighborhood’s desire to see a school rebuilt on the site. Continue reading »

Oct 072015
 

funtime

At St. George’s Preschool, we believe that children’s work is play, and through play comes significant learning. Our program offers a secure and exciting environment for children ages one through four to participate in daily discovery-based, hands-on learning experiences that expose them to the foundational concepts of literacy, math, writing, science and social studies. Continue reading »

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Oct 062015
 
The new buildings planned for Freret and Robert Street. (courtesy of Wayne Troyer, Studio WTA)

The new buildings planned for Freret and Robert Street. (courtesy of Wayne Troyer, Studio WTA)

The large corner lot that locals knew as the Weber Garden Center for decades and more recently the Freret Garden Center is planned to become two new buildings as the latest major project planned for the corridor, architects on the project told city officials Monday. Continue reading »

Oct 062015
 
(via Junior League of New Orleans)

(via Junior League of New Orleans)

 

Junior League of New Orleans will begin their Health and Wellness Speaker Series with “Mind, Body, and Spirit”. This event will offer information about meditation and stress management, negotiating skill, and physical fitness. Continue reading »

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Oct 052015
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

Uptown’s bar and restaurant scene is always thriving. There’s just nothing quite like indulging some fine dining on a weeknight, treating yourself to a bottle of wine, taking in a sumptuous three-course meal, and – Wait… Is that – Oh my God, he has a gun! Continue reading »

Oct 052015
 

SKDP open house 2014 yard signREV3St. Katharine Drexel Prep on Magazine Street — the Catholic girls’ school on Magazine Street formerly known as Xavier Prep — is holding an open house for prospective families Tuesday as the institution celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Continue reading »

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Oct 032015
 
The members of Debauche, a "Russian Mafia Band" perform at the Freret Street Festival in 2012. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The members of Debauche, a “Russian Mafia Band” perform at the Freret Street Festival in 2012. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The monthly Freret Market in the parking lot near Napoleon Avenue will feature performances by the Tanglers Bluegrass Band and Debauche today (Saturday, Oct. 3) in addition to its usual array of unique local food and craft vendors. Continue reading »

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Oct 022015
 
NOPD Commanders Ronnie Stevens and Paul Noel (from left), Deputy Chief Bob Bardy, Chief Michael Harrison, and spokesman Tyler Gamble confer prior to a hearing before the City Council on Friday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

NOPD Commanders Ronnie Stevens and Paul Noel (from left), Deputy Chief Bob Bardy, Chief Michael Harrison, and spokesman Tyler Gamble confer prior to a hearing before the City Council on Friday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rapid-pursuit helicopter. Advanced audio technology to triangulate gunshot locations. Free meals and massages for police officers.

With armed robberies up four percent citywide this year — a point brazenly driven home by holdups at three recent Uptown restaurants — the New Orleans City Council said Friday they are ready to try nearly anything to help the police stop them. Continue reading »

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Oct 022015
 
The newly announced design for Napoleon Avenue (via City of New Orleans)

The newly announced design for Napoleon Avenue (via City of New Orleans)

After public outcry over proposed changes to the configuration of Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans city officials announced Thursday that the road will keep two lanes of traffic in each direction, with a bike lane and parking lane on each side, and a walking path down the center of the neutral ground after drainage-canal construction concludes next year. Continue reading »

Oct 012015
 
New Orleans Police detectives search the Dublin Street sidewalks for evidence after a woman was robbed in a nearby driveway. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans Police detectives search the Dublin Street sidewalks for evidence after a woman was robbed in a nearby driveway. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A woman was robbed at gunpoint of her wedding ring and other valuables Thursday evening as she got out of her vehicle in the driveway of a Dublin Street home, she said. Continue reading »

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Oct 012015
 

The John P. Lyons Recreation Center will host the 1st Annual NOLA Family Fest, created to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of when New Orleans residents were allowed back into the city after Hurricane Katrina. The festival, organized by The Power Group and Central City Partnership, Inc., will feature a student event on Friday and live performances, food vendors, and kid’s activities for the public from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m on Saturday and Sunday.

(via nolafamilyfest.com)

(via nolafamilyfest.com)

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