Feb 172016
 

By Lindsay Caton for UptownMessenger.com

newmanThe Isidore Newman School boys’ soccer team dominated Westminster Christian Academy with a 4-1 final score on Tuesday, ending the Crusaders’ seven-game win streak and advancing to the next round of the Division IV playoffs. Continue reading »

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Feb 172016
 

Six-Week Courses Starting Feb. 19 & 20, 2016

king-lamPractice concentration, improve your balance, find inner peace and more with the fundamentals of yoga. King Lam’s Karate & Tai Chi Center now offers yoga classes for adult beginners and kids age 6 to 11. All yoga instructors are registered, trained and certified. Six-week courses begin this Friday and Saturday. Learn more about the benefits of yoga and our classes and instructors below:
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Feb 162016
 
Students from Sylvanie Williams College Prep marching band perform in the 2016 Martin Luther King Day parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Students from Sylvanie Williams College Prep marching band perform in the 2016 Martin Luther King Day parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

State legislators should pass a law this year requiring all New Orleans schools – even those still considered to be struggling – to return to local control of the Orleans Parish School board by 2019, effectively ending the Recovery School District’s presence in the city in three years, the head of a prominent charter network said Tuesday night.

“The RSD was always a temporary change agent, and it’s served its purpose,” said Ben Kleban, CEO of the New Orleans College Prep charter network. Continue reading »

Feb 162016
 
(map via NOPD)

A shooting Monday morning in the 3100 block of Audubon Street, and a burglary on Fig Street now attributed to the shooting victim, police say. (map via NOPD)

The 16-year-old boy found with a gunshot wound to the leg Monday morning on Audubon Street may have been shot during a break-in attempt nearby, New Orleans police say, but no homeowner has thus far admitted to shooting him. Continue reading »

Feb 152016
 

lyceeAs talks with French educations officials about the prospect of a new high school continue, Lycee Francais is planning to adjust its charter to give admissions priority to children of French citizens, school officials announced Monday night.

Meanwhile, the school is also planning to settle a defamation lawsuit with a former special-education coordinator who was fired in 2012 at the height of the school’s leadership crisis, officials said. Continue reading »

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Feb 152016
 
Neighbors rally around the sculpture at "The Fly" on Sunday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Neighbors rally around the sculpture at “The Fly” on Sunday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Opposition is becoming more organized to a new Carrollton Boosters soccer complex that would take up part of The Fly recreation area behind Audubon Park, after a prominent neighborhood association voted to express its concern over the project, more than 100 people held a “Save the Fly” rally at the site on Sunday and the controversy is now drawing interest from the City Council. Continue reading »

Feb 152016
 

One man was shot in the hand Sunday evening on Toledano Street, and another man was shot in the leg Monday morning on Audubon Street, New Orleans police said.

Around 6:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, a man in his late 20s was in the 3900 block of Toledano (between South Dorgenois and South Broad) when he was “flagged down by an unknown suspect who opened fire,” according to the initial NOPD report. The victim was hit in the hand, said NOPD Officer Juan Barnes, a deparmental spokesman.

Around 7:45 a.m. Monday, Barnes said that the NOPD was investigating another shooting, this one in the 3100 block of Audubon Street (just off Earhart Boulevard). In that case, a man was shot in the leg, Barnes said.

Further details were not immediately available in either case. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

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Feb 152016
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

Over the course of the past fifty years, we have been treated to advancements in information technology beyond our wildest imaginations. When it comes to computers and conveying data electronically, technological progress has proceeded rapidly. Virtually everything can be automated and accessed at the push of a touch screen.

This makes the City’s seeming inability to mete out parking citations in a fair and equitable manner all the more galling, if not downright suspicious. Continue reading »

Feb 152016
 
(via Loyola University New Orleans)

(via Loyola University New Orleans)

Loyola University New Orleans University will be hosting a presentation this Wednesday, Feb. 17 that will use data collected during more than 25 years of excavation and analysis of sacrificial sites on the north coast of Peru. The lecture will be by Ph.D. John Verano of the Department of Anthropology at Tulane University, and admission and parking on campus is free to the public. Continue reading »

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Feb 122016
 
Crab & Crawfish Beignets with Remoulade Sauce (Kristine Froeba)

Crab & Crawfish Beignets with Remoulade Sauce (Kristine Froeba)

Kristine Froeba

Kristine Froeba

Basin Street Blues has always been a mean favorite. Louis Armstrong and a song about old N’awlins. That same Basin Street flavor is being honored at Magazine’s own Basin Seafood & Spirits. Does it get any better than New Orleans’ unique history, jazz heritage and local seafood done right?

Indeed, New Orleanians KNOW seafood. We cook it like no other and our expectations are both highly attuned and more than a tad sophisticated. We are not a town that will ever suffer a frozen fish chain such as Red Lobster or Long John Silver’s. Whatever that is. Even the youngest of locals are connoisseurs who turn up their small noses at a frozen fish stick. We are a town that has long celebrated the catch, net, or trawl of the day in grand style. Continue reading »

Feb 112016
 
(via Cornell University Press)

(via Cornell University Press)

Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

New Orleans still struggles with crime — especially murder — inadequate police protection, constantly rising taxes and rents as well as a lack of affordable housing and sufficient funding for basic services like street repair. What long-term benefits will post-Katrina policy changes really bring for the majority of the city’s residents as income inequity continues to grow? Continue reading »