Sep 302015
 
Parts of Arabella Street will become one-way as part of a city-enacted experiment, officials said Wednesday (Google Maps).

Parts of Arabella Street will become one-way as part of a city-enacted experiment, officials said Wednesday (Google Maps).

Navigating traffic may become a little easier for Uptown residents on Monday when parts of Arabella Street temporarily become one-way, as part of a six-month trial enacted by the City of New Orleans. Continue reading »

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Sep 302015
 

Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar and The Disposable Heroes Project will host an all-day benefit to honor American troops and their families this Saturday, Oct. 3, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will take place at Tracey’s Bar, located at 2604 Magazine Street, and 100% of Saturday’s gross sales will be donated to the Disposable Heroes Project.

(via Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar)

(via Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar) 

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Sep 302015
 
Police search a teen suspect arrested on a gun charge Friday night on Milan Street near St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Police search a teen suspect arrested on a gun charge Friday night on Milan Street near St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The teen arrested last Friday in connection with five armed robberies using a long-barreled rifle around Napoleon Avenue has now been charged in a sixth case, the robbery of two people in Laurence Square park earlier this month, New Orleans police say. Continue reading »

Sep 302015
 
(via Junior League of New Orleans)

(via Junior League of New Orleans)

 

The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) will host their third annual Freret 5K & Half Mile Fun Run, promoting family fun and fitness in Uptown New Orleans this October. Race day festivities include a 5K run/walk, a half-mile fun run, musical entertainment from the Tulane Jazz Band, post-race refreshments, awards and raffles.

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Sep 292015
 
A NOPD officer ties crime-scene tape on to the front door of Monkey Hill bar on Magazine Street after a robbery Monday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A NOPD officer ties crime-scene tape on to the front door of Monkey Hill bar on Magazine Street after a robbery Monday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

After the third in a series of robberies at Uptown restaurants Monday night, New Orleans officials are now pledging a $30,000 reward and federal investigators and charges as part of a “laser focus” on bringing the gunmen to justice, they said Tuesday morning. Continue reading »

Sep 292015
 

(via Tipitina’s Foundation)

 

Tipitina’s Foundation announces their Sunday youth music workshops for October. The workshops will take place this Sunday, Oct. 4, and next Sunday, Oct. 11. These youth music workshops are free and open to parents and students of all ages, but recommended for middle school and high school students. Continue reading »

Sep 282015
 
Police search a teen suspect arrested on a gun charge Friday night on Milan Street near St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Police search a teen suspect arrested on a gun charge Friday night on Milan Street near St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The gun recovered at the suspect's home. (via NOPD)

The gun recovered at the suspect’s home. (via NOPD)

It wasn’t a shotgun; it was a lever-action rifle — but New Orleans police found the long-barreled weapon stuffed into a folding-chair bag exactly as witnesses described in the rash of five Uptown robberies this month now linked to a 16-year-old arrested Friday night, authorities say. Continue reading »

Sep 282015
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

There was a time that I got a mild chuckle out of reading the old bumper sticker – New Orleans: Third World and Proud of It. The idea, of course, is that New Orleans is a poor city with inefficient, corrupt government, hence more akin to a developing nation than a prominent American city. Self-deprecating humor and all that.

However, it’s started to hit a bit too close to home lately. Last week we endured yet another “boil water” advisory for the east bank of Orleans Parish in the wake of a brief, 20-minute failure of the plant’s power generation capacity. It was the tenth such advisory in just five years. Continue reading »

Sep 262015
 

The boundaries of the school district for kindergarten admission to Lusher Charter school. (UptownMessenger.com)

The boundaries of the school district for kindergarten admission to Lusher Charter school. (UptownMessenger.com)

Families who live in the Lusher Charter School enrollment district will receive admissions preference to the school for one final year before the system is discontinued, but the school will continue to reserve seats for Tulane-affiliated families afterward, officials say. Continue reading »

Sep 262015
 
Police search a teen suspect arrested on a gun charge Friday night on Milan Street near St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Police search a teen suspect arrested on a gun charge Friday night on Milan Street near St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A teenager on a bicycle with a gun was arrested on Milan Street on Friday night as investigators patrolled the area investigating a recent spree of five robberies nearby, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Sep 252015
 

Surveillance photo provided to Uptown Messenger.

Surveillance photo provided to Uptown Messenger.

The man believed to be responsible for five separate robberies around Napoleon and Prytania streets is concealing his shotgun in a bag normally used for a camping-style chair as he rides a bicycle around the neighborhood, New Orleans police say. Continue reading »

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Sep 252015
 
The houses at 1020 and 1032 Upperline Street. (Graphic by UptownMessenger.com, images via nola.gov)

The houses at 1020 and 1032 Upperline Street. (Graphic by UptownMessenger.com, images via nola.gov)

After the City Council approved the demolition of a pair of Upperline Street homes last week, a group of neighbors are hoping to find more ways both to monitor demolition requests and hopefully to help owners preserve historic houses before they succumb to neglect. Continue reading »

Sep 252015
 
New Orleans Chess Fest

(via New Orleans Chess Fest)

 

The New Orleans Chess Fest is an all day free event open to the public at Rosa Keller Library to promote the playing and learning of chess. The event is seeking donations on Kickstarter to pay for special guest seven-time US Women’s Chess Champion Irina Kush and US blitz chess champ and Chess Fest favorite Robbie Rasmussen. Last year, more than 250 kids and adults attended. Continue reading »

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