Jun 072016
 
Cohen College Prep students march through New Orleans. (image via nolacollegeprep.org)

Cohen College Prep students march through New Orleans. (image via nolacollegeprep.org)

With an increasingly competitive landscape for high school students, Cohen College Prep has an offer that school leaders hope will convince students to give them another look: Any freshmen who enrolls next year will receive a $500 scholarship upon graduation. Continue reading »

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Jun 072016
 
Two officers confer  on Dante Street near Forshey after arresting a juvenile suspect that one of them had seen with a gun on Thursday, June 1. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two officers confer on Dante Street near Forshey after arresting a juvenile suspect that one of them had seen with a gun on Thursday, June 1. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

After an armed robbery spree last week began in the Carrollton area and moved through Mid-City and downtown before ending in a crash in Gentilly, New Orleans police detectives say their investigation has widened to dozens of armed robbery cases in and around the city. Continue reading »

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Jun 072016
 
Elizabeth Fried, fiancee of Thomas Rolfes, speaks to reporters at a news conference hosted by CrimeStoppers on the one-month anniversary of Rolfes' death. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Elizabeth Fried, fiancee of Thomas Rolfes, speaks to reporters at a news conference hosted by CrimeStoppers on the one-month anniversary of Rolfes’ death. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A poster announces the $30,000 reward for information relating to the May 7 shooting death of Thomas Rolfes. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A poster announces the $30,000 reward for information relating to the May 7 shooting death of Thomas Rolfes. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The reward for information in the fatal shooting May 7 of a Tulane graduate has been raised to $30,000 as his family members plead with the city of New Orleans to deliver the answers to the questions that keep them up at night a month after his death. Continue reading »

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Jun 072016
 

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This year, Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19, and the very best selection of gifts for Dad and Granddad are at Aidan Gill For Men. We have an array of men’s cologne, shaving kits, ties, bow ties, watches, cuff links, and much more available at both of our shop locations and online. Avoid the last-minute rush, and shop local.
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Jun 072016
 
(via Urban Conservancy)

(via Green Light New Orleans)

Green Light New Orleans and the Urban Conservancy, two local nonprofit organizations, received a total of $250,000 in grant money from the Allianz Katrina Fund to promote sustainable living in Orleans and Jefferson Parish by implementing programs which address energy consumption, water mitigation and fresh food access.

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Jun 062016
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

State Rep. Helena Moreno is on something of a tear lately following recent events in the legislature. First, one of her fellow state representatives, Rep. Kenny Havard, submitted a controversial amendment to a bill requiring exotic dancers to be of the age of majority. The amendment would have also tacked on a maximum age of 29 and a maximum weight of 160 lbs.

Havard tried to pass off the amendment as a “joke” about the dangers of overregulation. However, he ultimately voted in favor of the unamended bill, which tended to refute the notion that he was somehow satirizing government overreach. Continue reading »

Jun 032016
 

Let’s be clear: District isn’t just a foodie’s donut paradise. There’s a lot more to District than just great donuts. Granted, the donut creations are innovative; frequently decadent, and, depending on the day, crazily inspired fun. The slider specials follow suit in innovation, but one can always skip the Fried Oyster with Micro-chi Kara and Caper Aioli Slider, or the Fried Chicken All Natural Thigh, Sweet & Spicy Slaw, Scratch Candied Jalapeños, & Crispy Chicken Skin Slider, and just order the perfect little gourmet Black Angus Cheeseburger – either choice leaves room for a donut!

Cookie Dough Chocolate Glaze Donut (Kristine Froeba)

Cookie Dough Chocolate Glaze Donut (Kristine Froeba)

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Jun 022016
 
Two officers confer after arresting a juvenile suspect with a gun on Dante Street near Forshey. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two officers confer after arresting a juvenile suspect with a gun on Dante Street near Forshey. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Following four similar cases on Wednesday afternoon, a spree of robberies across Uptown New Orleans continued Thursday with as many as four more robberies in the morning and afternoon all involving a silver car, witnesses and police said.

Meanwhile, investigators made a firearms arrest Thursday morning in a section of Carrollton that has also seen ongoing violence in recent days, though whether the suspect is connected to any previous shootings or robberies remains under investigation. Continue reading »

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Jun 022016
 
Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

Dozens of heavy hitters from throughout metro New Orleans arrived at the Windsor Court Tuesday night to greet Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell who, according to a poll released yesterday, is the leading Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by David Vitter.

The fundraiser was hosted by Gov. John Bel Edwards whom Campbell endorsed early on and raised significant dollars for last year. Fans of the governor will automatically like Campbell because of his common sense, straight-talking approach. Continue reading »