Jan 042016
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A 22-year-old Warren Easton alumna and recent Dillard University graduate about to start work as a medical technician was shot to death Saturday on Clio Street as the city’s first murder victim of the year, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jan 042016
 

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The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) is once again bringing its award-winning Get On Board training program to energetic individuals who want to improve Metropolitan New Orleans.
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Dec 312015
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s visit to the Gulf Coast on Saturday night will help put Louisiana’s March presidential primary into focus for many voters in our region. Trump has done an excellent job of galvanizing voters nationally who have felt disenfranchised and underappreciated over the years. He is taking advantage of their obvious anger, frustration and fear. Continue reading »

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Dec 302015
 
NOPD Lt. Shaun Ferguson (second from right) marches in an anti-crime march through west Carrollton in September 2013. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

NOPD Lt. Shaun Ferguson (second from right) marches in an anti-crime march through west Carrollton in September 2013. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Commander Shaun Ferguson will return to lead the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District, where he has previously held several leadership roles as an investigator, officials announced Wednesday morning. Continue reading »

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Dec 302015
 

Get on BoardCould you or someone you know benefit from a training program designed to develop and enhance leadership skills? Are you affiliated with an organization that needs qualified leaders on its Board of Directors?

The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) is once again bringing its award-winning Get On Board training program to energetic individuals who want to improve Metropolitan New Orleans.
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Dec 282015
 
Pan Roasted Lamb T-Bone with White Bean Ragout, Winter Greens, Satsuma & Green Olive, a dish from Reveillon dinner offered by Emeril's Delmonico (Facebook/Emeril's Delmonico).

Pan Roasted Lamb T-Bone with White Bean Ragout, Winter Greens, Satsuma & Green Olive, a dish from Reveillon dinner offered by Emeril’s Delmonico (Facebook/Emeril’s Delmonico).

Christmas may be over, but that doesn’t mean that it’s too late to ring in the New Year with holiday festivities New Orleans-style.

Some of the city’s most famous restaurants are still offering Reveillon dinners, a delectable dish of Creole tradition dating back to mid-1800s, through the end of December. Continue reading »

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Dec 282015
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro has really thrown down the gauntlet vis-à-vis his support for gun control. Next year, he plans to lobby the Louisiana legislature to pass an unconstitutional anti-gun law. Not only that, he actually expects the NRA to aid him in his endeavors. Continue reading »

Dec 272015
 
(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A man in his late 70s was carjacked on Lowerline Street in the Carrollton-university area, two people were robbed at gunpoint on South Salcedo Street and another man was robbed on St. Andrew Street in the Lower Garden District overnight, New Orleans police said Sunday morning. Continue reading »

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Dec 242015
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

While many of our readers are busy making their last minute holiday preparations, we always remember December 24th as the day that one of New Orleans’ greatest champions for the African-American community – Ernest N. Dutch Morial – died 26 years ago. Morial grew up in a highly segregated society where racism was pervasive and dedicated his life to bringing racial reform.

While critics often called Morial pompous, arrogant, vindictive, and ruthless, others viewed Dutch as a confident and decisive leader and civil rights trailblazer. The son of a seamstress and cigar maker who nicknamed his son “Dutch” because he resembled the boy on the label for Dutch Boy paints, Morial played an extremely significant role in improving the lives of African-Americans in New Orleans. Continue reading »

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Dec 242015
 
NOPD Second District Commander Paul Noel, center, discusses armed robberies at a September 2015 news conference surrounded by (from left) Deputy Chief Bob Bardy, Second District Lt. Jennifer Dupree, Sixth District Commander Ronnie Stevens and Chief Michael Harrison. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

NOPD Second District Commander Paul Noel, center, discusses armed robberies at a September 2015 news conference surrounded by (from left) Deputy Chief Bob Bardy, Second District Lt. Jennifer Dupree, Sixth District Commander Ronnie Stevens and Chief Michael Harrison. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

NOPD Sixth District Commander Bob Bardy and Central City activist Barbara Lacen-Keller speak at a crime scene in August 2014. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

NOPD Sixth District Commander Bob Bardy and Central City activist Barbara Lacen-Keller speak at a crime scene in August 2014. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Deputy Superintendent Bob Bardy is retiring from the New Orleans Police Department after a career spanning four decades, and Second District Commander Paul Noel has been promoted to the department’s second-in-command position in his place. Continue reading »

Dec 242015
 
The Aidan Gill For Men badger brush and shave set. (via aidangillformen.com)

The Aidan Gill For Men badger brush and shave set.

Still trying to find the perfect gift for a man with impeccable taste? Aidan Gill For Men has the answer, from the finest shaving products to be found to a wide variety of neckties, accessories, books and other items. Continue reading »

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Dec 232015
 
A still image from surveillance video in the robbery at Dryades and General Taylor. (via NOPD)

A still image from surveillance video in the robbery at Dryades and General Taylor. (via NOPD)

A business on Washington Avenue in Gert Town was robbed at gunpoint by a man seeking a check Tuesday afternoon, and two separate robberies were reported on Dryades Street and St. Charles Avenue later in the evening, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Dec 232015
 
oysterpatties

Oyster Patties (Kristine Froeba)

Kristine Froeba

Kristine Froeba

No culinary topic in New Orleans evokes quite the response that Oyster Patties do. The mention of the dish by New Orleanians causes instant sensory memory— “Ah, Oyster Patties!” They begin by telling you who in their family made them, how they were made, and over which particular holiday the Oyster Patty held sway. The conversation rapidly turns to family recipes. Next is the ubiquitous reminiscing over McKenzie’s Bakery. Then a pause, finally, when the idea dawns: “Hmmm, who’s still making the shells?” Happily, they are still available.

The New Orleans Oyster Patty tradition harkens back to Creole New Orleans. The origins of the French dish entered the New Orleans lexicon of cooking as far back as the 1840s. It was already a mainstay of Creole entertaining long before the turn of the century. Bouchées d’Huitres are documented in New Orleans’ cookbooks as early as 1922. Oyster Bouchées, Oyster Vol-Au-Vents, or as they have come to be known, Oyster Patties, continue to be a mainstay in New Orleans entertaining and holiday meals. Continue reading »