Mar 162012
 

A reveler shows off his body art Thursday afternoon on Third Street during the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day block party. The party packed the street from Tracey's on Magazine to Parasol's on Constance Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 162012
 

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who received two graduate degrees from Tulane University in 1968 and 1971, will return to Uptown New Orleans on Friday afternoon with two campaign stops as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination. Continue reading »

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Mar 162012
 

It’s March Mania at the JCC! Join the JCC this month and not only will the joining fee be waived, but you won’t have to make any payments until mid-April, a value of up to $225!

The sooner you join, the more you’ll save. Keep reading for the details of this limited-time only offer!

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Mar 152012
 

As Councilmember Stacy Head drives around New Orleans neighborhoods and business districts, she seems significant progress but also knows much remains to be done.

“During the last few months, I have visited with dozens of neighborhood groups and business organizations,” said Councilmember Head. “Without fail, citizens speak out about the lingering effects of blighted properties, the need for street repair, the need for street signs and for the repair of street lights,” she continued.

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Mar 152012
 

Join our event chairs Mandi Frischhertz and Carol Starr to celebrate 35 years of the Julia Jump! One of our city’s oldest and best fundraisers, the Jump is a great party with delicious New Orleans food, music for all generations, and the best silent auction in town.

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Mar 152012
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

The victory in the 2012 Presidential race may very well go to the side that does the best job of organizing and mobilizing its women voters and supporters.

It is expected that 53 percent or more of the voters who will go to the polls in the 2012 Presidential election will be women. In 2008, 56 percent of female voters cast their ballots for Barack Obama. From his point of view, it was a good thing they did — because the majority of male voters cast their ballots for John McCain. In the 2010 Congressional elections, a narrow majority of women rejected the Democrats and cast their ballots for Republican candidates, costing the Democrats their majority in Congress. Continue reading »

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Mar 142012
 

Two officers search for explosives around the exterior of the NOPD Second District station after a bomb threat was called in Wednesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans police are investigating two hoax calls received Wednesday night in the Uptown-based NOPD Second District, one of an officer down and one of a bomb threat at the police station that briefly closed a block of Magazine Street, authorities said. Continue reading »

Mar 142012
 

The Singha Song restaurant on Maple Street. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Alcohol sales could return to a Maple Street building that currently houses a new Thai restaurant, despite neighbors’ concerns that its history as a college bar could repeat.

The Singha Song restaurant in the 7700 block of Maple won approval Tuesday from the City Planning Commission to serve alcohol, after agreeing to restrict drink sales to food orders and to continue its current closing times of 9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 p.m. on weekends. Continue reading »

Mar 142012
 

Jean-Paul Villere

Whether you realize it or not, there’s an annual gathering in Austin, Texas, this week called South by Southwest, abbreviated SXSW for all those in the know.  Like all successful annual gatherings I’m sure it started out small, maybe in someone’s garage, maybe in a cow pasture; afterall, it is Austin.  Its primary purpose remains to promote new musical talent and revisit some icons of various genres as well.  Over the years SXSW has morphed from just music to music and movies to for the last little while, well, music, movies, and media, the latter a no brainer given the IT juggernaught the city is.  All in all, a perfect amalgamation for the Texas capital known as “The Live Music Capital of the World” that has spawned cinematic wonderment from big screen director darlings Richard Linklater, Robert Rodriguez, and even Mike Judge.  So what if anything does SXSW have to do with New Orleans?  In my estimation, two, and now even three, things really: Continue reading »

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Mar 142012
 

Neighborhood Housing Services is YOUR resource for housing, homeownership, financial planning, and community building initiatives. All our work focuses on empowering individuals and families. We help people make savvy choices that will increase their long-term wealth; enhance their positive civic participation; and become leaders in their community. We invest in individuals, in neighborhoods, and in children – to create vibrant communities of choice, and to advance the evolution of the Greater New Orleans region.

Keep reading for more details about YOUR community resource.

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Mar 132012
 

The League of Women Voters is hosting a candidates’ forum for the City Council At-Large race at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, March 13) at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5212 S. Claiborne Ave. The forum will be moderated by Errol Laborde and is free and open to the public.

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Mar 132012
 

Tracey's in 1961 on Magazine and Third St.

Be there as Tracey’s Irish Channel Bar celebrates its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 17, 2012.  The Irish Channel Annual Block Party begins at 11:00am.  Tracey’s will serve up its world famous roast beef poor boys along with cabbage and corned beef and plenty more goodies from the kitchen.

 

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