Feb 152017

Lusher Charter School. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Lusher Charter School governing board voted Wednesday night in favor of a structural change that will place it more directly in charge of federal funds for special education and other services, with less involvement from the Orleans Parish School Board. Continue reading »

Feb 142017

OPSB Surplus Auction-Carrollton Courthouse from Windfeel Properties on Vimeo.

The former Carrollton Courthouse — built in 1855 by one of the city’s premier architects, used as a school on-and-off since 1889, and a top priority for preservation by local historians — is set for public auction in March, with an open house for potential buyers next week. Continue reading »

Feb 142017

The Uptown Swingers second line passes Samuel J. Green Charter School on Valence Street in 2013. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Firstline Schools, the network of schools that includes Green Charter in the Freret neighborhood and four others in Treme and Gentilly, plans to return to the oversight of the Orleans Parish School Board, officials announced. Continue reading »

Feb 132017

At Aidan Gill For Men, you’ll find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the man in your life with impeccable taste.

Here, we have the finest shaving products in the city and a wide variety of neckties, watches, and accessories.

Because nothing compares to the experience of an Aidan Gill shave, gift certificates are also available. Visit Aidan Gill For Men in the Lower Garden District at 2024 Magazine Street or in the Central Business District at 550 Fulton Street.

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Feb 112017

Two people lost their lives in shootings Friday night around Uptown New Orleans, police said — a woman who was inside her Dryades Street home when gunfire outside wounded five other people, and a man who was trying to rob a cell store near Walmart. Continue reading »

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Feb 102017

A rendering of Miel Brewery, planned for Sixth Street near Tchoupitoulas. (courtesy of Bahareh Rana Javadi
at Concordia architecture)

Miel Brewery Taproom logo (via mielbrewery.com)

A New Orleans-area couple with experience brewing beer around the country plans to open Miel Brewery on Tchoupitoulas later this year, part of an emerging Uptown New Orleans “brewery corridor” that has beer enthusiasts excited but some Irish Channel neighbors concerned. Continue reading »

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