Mar 022012
 

Christy Lorio (photo by Leslie Almeida)

Pinterest. You may have heard about this new site that seemingly everyone is addicted to. The premise is simple. Any time you find an inspirational photo on the Internet you save it as a sort of mood board. Then, your friends can see what images you’ve saved and you can all inspire each other. And much like Google, you can search for things too. Sounds kind of fun and useful, right? Continue reading »

Mar 022012
 

COPS 2 is a “grass roots” volunteer organization with a mission of helping to support the 2nd District NOPD. We connect the individuals and businesses in the Uptown area with the 2nd District through memberships and donations to help boost technology, provide training and help with needed supplies not otherwise provided by the City. We also work closely with the 2nd District Commander to recognize excellence through Awards and various celebratory events.

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Mar 012012
 

New Orleans City Councilmember Stacy Head, who is running for Councilmember-At-Large in the March 24th election, will open her campaign headquarters at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3. The campaign headquarters is located at 4510 Freret Street.

“We are proud to be opening our headquarters on Freret Street,” said Councilmember Head. “The rebirth of Freret Street is a classic example of what residents, business owners and government can accomplish working together toward a common goal. If elected Councilmember At Large, I will work to revive economic development corridors in neighborhoods across the city that will bring jobs and much needed services closer to where residents live.” Continue reading »

Mar 012012
 

The 17th Annual Tulane Environmental Law Summit will feature two days of panels on topics including pollution from the BP oil spill, the impact of the changes to New Orleans hospitals and the removal of the Claiborne elevated expressway, as well as a keynote address by the author of the acclaimed history book, 1491. Continue reading »

Mar 012012
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Mitt Romney had hoped to have the Republican Presidential nomination wrapped up with a big bow by now. But he doesn’t.

Rick Santorum hoped to change the momentum of the GOP battle with a huge upset win in Michigan. But he didn’t. Continue reading »

Mar 012012
 

The Kupcake Factory is hosting a Cupcake Eating Contest this Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Spanish Plaza to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at its Muscle Walk at the Riverwalk that morning. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Feb 292012
 

The International School of Louisiana'a Camp Street campus.

With enrollment growing at both of its current campuses and a third site in still in the planning stages in Jefferson Parish, the International School of Louisiana is continuing to examine a variety of options for more space. Continue reading »

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Feb 292012
 

A warehouse at 4400 Washington Avenue is Encore Academy's first choice for a school location. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Encore Academy, the newest charter school approved by the Orleans Parish School Board, has set its sights on converting a warehouse on Washington Avenue into a school building to serve Uptown families when it opens this fall. Continue reading »

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Feb 292012
 

Move out day for a double shotgun in the Bywater. (Jean-Paul Villere for UptownMessenger.com)

Being in real estate, I respond to inquiries about moving to New Orleans almost every day.  Some are here presently and somewhat homeless while some won’t be here till Fall.  The average inquiry looks like someone new to the area, and excitedly shopping for May or June, because of a new job in queue.  The hardest to manage are the parental inquiries seeking accommodations for their barely out of the house undergrad child and their three “closest” friends.  Sigh.  Really?  Sounds like a thankless journey, that one.  Do you know how hard it is to get a 19-year-old and – or even 24-year-old – and their friends du jour to show up to an appointment at the same time?  Much less get them to agree on anything.  Who gets the biggest room?  Who gets which bathroom and who will they share it with?  It’s messy and overly time-consuming at best. Continue reading »

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