Feb 282012
 

The proposed Upper Marleyville Security District would run along both sides of the street along Vendome Place, State Street Drive, Walmsley and Fontainbleau. (map via google.com)

A proposal to hire more security officers to patrol a small section of Fontainebleau through a mandatory surcharge on property tax bills in the area drew both ardent supporters and opponents Tuesday night in its first public airing. Continue reading »

Feb 282012
 

The Claiborne-University Neighborhood Association will meet tonight to discuss the possibility of creating a new security district in the Fontainebleau area, which would collect money from all property owners to hire security officers for additional patrols. Continue reading »

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Feb 282012
 

With Mardi Gras over and spring on the way, it’s time to get organized. Moldaner’s offers professional scanning services for all your negatives, prints, and slides, as well as storage solutions such as archival photo storage boxes. Canvas prints are available, ideal Easter and Mother’s Day gifts, as are large-format prints, perfect for posters, using our brand new state-of-the-art Epson 9890 printer. For the upcoming hurricane season, be prepared with batch scanning of your most valuable images: in the event of an evacuation, Moldaner’s has you covered.

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Feb 272012
 

Though often cautious when it comes to approving new alcohol-selling businesses within its boundaries, the Coliseum Square Association voted overwhelmingly Monday night to oppose the idea of banning 18-to-20-year-olds from existing bars. Continue reading »

Feb 272012
 

Police block the end of South Miro as they investigate a shooting incident in the Felipe's parking lot. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

[Correction appended]

A vehicle fleeing a restaurant parking lot and dragging an employee trying to stop it Monday afternoon was shot at by another man, authorities said.

The vehicle escaped, and it is unknown whether anyone inside it was wounded, police said. The employee was treated for injuries sustained in the dragging, and his condition was not immediately available. Continue reading »

Feb 272012
 

The New Orleans City Council is considering an ordinance that would raise the age to enter a bar to 21 across the city, instead of the minimum age of 18 that many bars currently allow, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV. Reporter Monica Hernandez finds that some people running Uptown college bars oppose the idea, saying it would unfairly restrict younger patrons from participating in other activities the bars offer, while other bar managers believe it would help them prevent underage drinking.

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Feb 272012
 

A teen was shot several times around 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the Shell gas station at 3101 S. Carrollton Avenue, according to a news alert from the NOPD Second District. The boy was taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition after the shooting, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Second District detectives at 658-6020 or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

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Feb 272012
 

The owners of Mayas restaurant plan to add tapas, live music and salsa dancing to the offerings at their Magazine Street restaurant, and will discuss the idea with the Coliseum Square Association at a meeting tonight. Continue reading »

Feb 272012
 

Owen Courreges

New Orleans received a much-needed bit of positive economic news last week as the General Electric finance division announced that it would be opening an information technology office here, bringing an estimated 300 jobs in this city. GE also claimed that the office would lead to 301 “‘indirect jobs'” around New Orleans (which is a bit more dubious because it seems to assume that every new employee will create at least one additional job, as if each will hire their own personal assistant).

In any event, this news was especially good because it fit the narrative announced by Reuters news service last December – that New Orleans is becoming a “Silicon Valley on the Bayou.” Continue reading »

Feb 272012
 

Transform NOLA announces a special introductory rate for new students. Normally $12, drop-in yoga classes are $10 until the end of March, and package rates for five and ten classes receive a 20% discount with mention of the Uptown Messenger. There’s never been a better time to transform your life. Let Transform NOLA help you take the first step.

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Feb 262012
 

Marie Tan and Chelsea Murphy, both dressed as versions of Marilyn Monroe from "My Week With Marilyn," pose for a photo together Sunday evening in the lobby of the Prytania Theatre before the start of the New Orleans Film Society's annual Oscar-watching party. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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