Mar 292012
 

A group of Maple Street and Carrollton-area residents who oppose an iron fence blocking traffic from entering Newcomb Boulevard at Freret Street won an initial round of their court battle this week, when a Civil District Court judge ruled that the street was closed improperly. Continue reading »

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Mar 292012
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is up for reelection to her fourth term in the U.S. Senate in 2014. She has won often in her political career when it wasn’t thought likely, but her upcoming race – should she choose to run – could be the toughest of her career. Continue reading »

Mar 282012
 

Rather than moving into one of the campuses entangled in a protracted school-closing process, the International School of Louisiana may launch its Jefferson Parish expansion in an administrative building in Metairie for the first year, officials said. Continue reading »

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Mar 282012
 

My first home purchase was a shotgun in the Riverbend on Dublin St. It faced west, sat in the middle of the block, and was a stone’s throw to the streetcar and not much further from all the other things a 23-year-old finds indispensable (read: Cooter Brown’s). At the time, I didn’t think much of my new residence. I clearly liked it enough to buy it, but frankly I was mostly happy not to be paying rent any longer. Continue reading »

Mar 272012
 

A rendering of the LaSalle school on Perrier Street, renovated into condo units with outside balconies. (image via nola.gov)

Exterior balconies and additional living space proposed as part of the redevelopment of the century-old LaSalle school into luxury condominiums have drawn the opposition of nearby neighbors, so city officials have ordered a historical review of the plans before any decision is made on the project. Continue reading »

Mar 272012
 

By Nick Kindel

In two recent columns, the Uptown Messenger has explored the situations with the Magazine Street Pilates Studio and the proposed new security district, and how in each case outcomes might have been very different if we had a Citizen Participation Program (CPP) in New Orleans.

Consequently, a number of people have asked about the status of the New Orleans CPP, and how close we are to getting one adopted and implemented by city government.  What follows is a brief recap of the process to date as well as the current status of the project. Continue reading »