Oct 132015
 
Chelsea Clinton speaks to middle-school students in the gym at Lusher Charter School. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Chelsea Clinton speaks to middle-school students in the gym at Lusher Charter School. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Like many of the people who get a chance to talk to Chelsea Clinton, the first questions that students at Lusher Charter School asked the former First Daughter on Tuesday afternoon was about life in the White House and her own future political aspirations.

But Clinton — author of a new book, “It’s Your World,” aimed at inspiring young teens to think globally — wasn’t there to talk about herself. Instead, she redirected the students to focus on themselves. Continue reading »

Oct 132015
 
Crowds gather at the Night Out Against Crime at Laurence Square in 2011. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

Crowds gather at the Night Out Against Crime at Laurence Square in 2011. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

 

Tonight will feature many neighborhoods, churches, and businesses across Uptown hosting block parties to celebrate the National Night Out Against Crime. Some of the biggest celebrations include a park party at the Lawrence Square Basketball Court and 24 Magazine street businesses holding sales and Crime Stoppers give-a-ways. Continue reading »

Oct 122015
 
children's hospital

(via Children’s Hospital New Orleans)

 

The School Fair is an annual open house event that provides information on kindergarten and prekindergarten schools for parents of preschool-aged children. Representatives from over 25 schools will have information tables at The School Fair held in the Children’s Hospital Auditorium this Tuesday, Oct. 13. Continue reading »

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Oct 122015
 
Homeowners of 1823 Cadiz St. cut the ribbon to their new wheelchair ramp built by volunteers from Shell and Junior League of New Orleans.

Homeowners of 1823 Cadiz St. cut the ribbon to their new wheelchair ramp built by volunteers from Shell and Junior League of New Orleans. Courtesy of Gambel Communications

This past Friday, Oct. 9, Rebuilding Together New Orleans completed the rebuilding of its 500th home since Hurricane Katrina. Through RTNO, over 500 volunteers worked on 14 home repair projects for disabled, elderly and military veteran homeowners over the first two weekends of October. Continue reading »

Oct 112015
 

Coliseum Square logo

The Coliseum Square Association is hosting its annual house tour of houses in the Lower Garden District. The tour will visit five architecturally unique houses Sunday, Oct. 18, and Coliseum Square will have food trucks, as well as exhibit and sell paintings and photographs inspired by the Lower Garden District. Continue reading »

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Oct 092015
 
Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe (via Google Maps)

Riccobono’s Panola Street Cafe (via Google Maps)

Riccobono’s Panola Street Cafe, the corner brunch spot in Carrollton, is seeking the city’s permission to add mimosas and bloody marys to its menu — drawing concern from some neighbors who worry about what growth at the restaurant could mean in terms of parking, litter and noise. Continue reading »

Oct 092015
 
(via Ashé Cultural Arts Center)

(via Ashé Cultural Arts Center)

 

Ashé Cultural Arts Center, in partnership with Chakula cha Jua Theater, bring back to the stage “Ritual Murder”, a one-act play that focuses on the issue of black on black violence. Directed by Chakula cha Jua, this year marks the company’s 30th year of continuous community theater.
The show premieres tonight, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. at Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

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Oct 082015
 
Project NOLA founder Bryan Lagarde (far right) answers question about his private security-camera system, while (both standing) NOPD Sixth District Lt. Nick Gernon and Cafe Atchafalaya owner Tony Tocco listen. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Project NOLA founder Bryan Lagarde (far right) answers question about his private security-camera system, while (both standing) NOPD Sixth District Lt. Nick Gernon and Cafe Atchafalaya owner Tony Tocco listen. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans police say their investigation into the brazen recent robberies of three Uptown restaurants and their patrons is continuing to follow multiple leads, while neighborhood groups and business owners continue to discuss ways to improve their own safety. Continue reading »

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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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