Dec 042014
 

Austin L. Diven (via opcso.org)

Austin L. Diven (via opcso.org)

A man whose wild attempt to break into a Coliseum Square home drew a warning blast from the homeowner’s shotgun in October is now wanted on a charge of attempted home invasion, after prosecutors upgraded his charges and he failed to show up to court this week, court documents show. Continue reading »

Dec 042014
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Excitement was definitely in the air at the Windsor Court Monday night as 150 well-heeled donors patiently waited for an intimate concert by the great Stevie Wonder to begin.  Attorney Tim Francis convinced Wonder, his old boss, to perform at the big ticket fundraiser for Mary Landrieu and served as master of ceremonies. Wonder told the crowd he and Landrieu “shared the same values” and that’s why he came. Continue reading »

Dec 042014
 
A car seen near a shooting in the 2500 block of Dryades Street. (via NOPD)

A car seen near a shooting in the 2500 block of Dryades Street. (via NOPD)

A man known only as "Black." (image via NOPD)

A man known only as “Black.” (image via NOPD)

Two men were wounded in Broadmoor and another man was killed in Central City in separate shootings Wednesday afternoon, and New Orleans police are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect in one case and a car allegedly used in the other, authorities said. Continue reading »

Dec 042014
 

FranNet_logoWhat do you want to be? Be in control? Be your own boss? Be more independent? Be with family more?

At FranNet, we work with individuals who may be thinking about business ownership. FranNet is a network of business experts that works with individuals seeking self-employment through business ownership. Locally-based, FranNet associates across the country help guide, educate and provide resources to those seeking to answer the question, “What do I want to be?”

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Dec 032014
 
Jonah Bascle at La Nuit Comedy Theater on Freret Street in 2011.  (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Jonah Bascle at La Nuit Comedy Theater on Freret Street in 2011. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Jonah Bascle, the 28-year-old local comedian ran for mayor as a platform to bring attention to New Orleans’ lack of accessibility for the disabled, died Tuesday morning of complications relating to muscular dystrophy — but friends and supporters vowed to ensure both his love of good humor and his activism to improve the city live on. Continue reading »

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Dec 032014
 

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Liz Warner is a sleuth.  Owner of New Orleans House Histories, she dogged researches to unveil the secrets that your house has been keeping from you.  Who lived in your house before you? How old is it?  What did it look like in the past?  How did it fit into the development of your neighborhood?  How did its owners or tenants play a role in the growth of New Orleans?  What went on behind those closed doors?  These questions and more can be answered when she sets out to explore your house’s history.  She recently shared some of her favorite stories. Continue reading »

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Dec 022014
 
Martin Wine Cellar is expected to reopen its Baronne Street location the second week of December. (submitted photo)

Martin Wine Cellar is expected to reopen its Baronne Street location the second week of December. (submitted photo)

MartinWineCellarNearly seven decades after Martin Wine Cellar first opened on Baronne Street in 1946, the beloved Uptown grocery and deli is finally just days away from returning to its original location with a re-opening planned for next week, just in time for the holiday season. Continue reading »

Dec 012014
 
A sinkhole stretches across Coliseum Street while orange cones mark the city's response. (Owen Courreges for UptownMessenger.com)

A sinkhole stretches across Coliseum Street while orange cones mark the city’s response. (Owen Courreges for UptownMessenger.com)

Owen Courreges

Procrastinating until something becomes absolutely critical is undeniably an American tradition.  And when it comes to procrastinating, New Orleans is always at the forefront.

There’s an example of this phenomenon just down the street and around the corner from my house.  In the 2000 block of Coliseum Street there has long been a broken water or drainage line (it’s unclear which).  It first became obvious over seven years ago when the street began to sink and the adjacent brick sidewalk began to break apart. Continue reading »

Nov 282014
 

THe New Church on S. Carrollton and Freret

In order to pay for facility repairs to make the church safer for children, the New Church on South Carrolton and Freret will host a fundraising dinner next weekend with catering by Copeland’s. The event will feature WWL-TV’s Sally Ann Roberts as main speaker, a jazz band, and both a silent and live auction. Tickets are $20 per person. Continue reading »

Nov 272014
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Danae arrived in Arkansas just in time for the annual Thanksgiving dinner at The Brookfield, where Vera, her 88-year old mother, resides. A place card on the table proclaimed “I am thankful for Vera.” It made her also reflect on the many things in New Orleans we are thankful for this year. Continue reading »

Nov 262014
 
New Orleans police take the trash can into evidence (after the woman's body was removed) from the alleyway where it was found. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans police take the trash can into evidence (after the woman’s body was removed) from the alleyway where it was found. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

An unidentified woman was found stabbed to death Wednesday afternoon in a garbage can in an alleyway that runs behind several homes on Danneel Street in Central City, New Orleans police say. Continue reading »

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