Jan 172013

Adarryl Battle (via opcso.org)

David L. Mathis (via opcso.org)

Following a rash of delivery package thefts from Uptown homes during the Christmas holidays, police arrested two men, and they identified another set of suspects but lacked the evidence to charge them, authorities said. Continue reading »

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Jan 172013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell might want to send some buddies for takeout while he’s in New Orleans for the Super Bowl next weekend, based on the signs popping up at Creole Creamery, Midway Pizza, and other restaurants around Uptown and the rest of the city, according to a report by Monica Hernandez and our partners at WWL-TV:

Jan 172013

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

James E. Fitzmorris, Jr. is getting ready to celebrate his 90th birthday and the remarkable life that he has led.

He’s a former New Orleans city councilman and was a superb Lieutenant Governor for Louisiana. He ran for mayor twice, losing narrowly both times. He also ran for governor, just missing the runoff that was won by his friend, the late Dave Treen. For the last 32 years, Fitzmorris has been one of Louisiana’s best lobbyists. Even today, he is still at his desk at 8:15 a.m. and if you have a bill that you’d like to see passed in Baton Rouge, it’s a good idea to pay Fitzmorris a visit. Continue reading »

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Jan 162013

The building in the 1500 block of Thalia being considered as a satellite site for the International School of Louisiana. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The International School of Louisiana is set to begin negotiating a lease for a building on Thalia Street that could create 10 classes for its fourth- and fifth-grade students next year, easing overcrowding at its main Camp Street campus for the foreseeable future and ending a controversy that three months ago had many parents considering leaving the school. Continue reading »

Jan 162013

Jean-Paul Villere

For music lovers around the world, New Orleanians at home and abroad, and all others that can’t seem to eat enough Crawfish Monica any other time of year, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, will not only mark the release of this year’s JazzFest line-up but also an official beginning to the countdown when the hallowed names that unfurl before your very ears get cubed and slotted into what day and time in just a few short weeks.  For me, I always find it kind of fun to predict, wonder, and generally kvetch over the money headliners that bring in the almighty dollar usually and unfortunately overshadowing the amazing city, state, and otherwise regional talent our slice of heaven has on tap.  So without further ado, to follow are my guesses of possible headlining acts that could very well perform.  And to be perfectly clear I have no affiliation with JazzFest nor am I privvy to any insider info.  These are just my ramblings, though who knows, they could actually pan out.  Why not? Continue reading »

Jan 152013

Midway Pizza will donate a portion of proceeds all day Wednesday (Jan. 16) to help with medical costs for Becky Batchelor, an active member of the Faubourg Marengo Neighborhood Association and Lusher staff member, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Continue reading »

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Jan 152013

Bricolage Academy, the new charter school approved by the Orleans Parish School Board after several years of planning in the Schools 4.0 think tank, will hold an open house at Rosa Keller Library in Broadmoor at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 16) — the first day the school will begin accepting applications for its inaugural kindergarten classes. Continue reading »

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Jan 152013

Neil Hamburger (via Twitter)

Nationally-known comic Neil Hamburger will headline the New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival with two performances this week at La Nuit Comedy Theatre on Freret Street, according to the website. The festival features different shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. each night from Wednesday (Jan. 16) to Friday (Jan. 18), and other headliners include Nick Vatterott from Comedy Central, Ashley Barnhill and DJ Douggpound, according to the festival website.

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