Nov 162011
 

Police stand by Papa John's pizza and investigate a robbery that occurred at Capital One bank on Claiborne near Calhoun Wednesday morning. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)


A man was robbed at gunpoint while leaving a bank that was subject to a similar robbery two weeks ago, and a Tulane police officer was injured chasing a suspect in a separate robbery moments later Wednesday morning, authorities said.

And a third robbery attempt was reported Wednesday afternoon at the Walgreens on St. Charles Avenue at Felicity Street, though details of that case were not immediately available. Continue reading »

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Nov 162011
 

The former Nine Inch Nails recording studio, seen from Magazine and Jena. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The proposed expansion of Audubon Charter School’s Broadway campus that has split the neighborhood over parking issues won city approval Wednesday, as did a less controversial redevelopment of the old Nine Inch Nails recording studio on Magazine Street. Continue reading »

Nov 162011
 

Trayvis Johnson (via opcso.org)

A teenager who allegedly ordered a sandwich from the Subway on Claiborne Avenue and then robbed the cashier at gunpoint Monday was identified and arrested the following day, police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 162011
 

The New Deal is where you go when you want to experience talent and a true desire to make you happy with your hair. Randy Spitler, a native New Orleanian, has been in the same spot on Freret Street for over twenty years, and his results prove it. The New Deal Hair Salon is where you receive all the luxury and personalized attention of a private salon without the price tag that comes attached to it. Featuring a full range of services, including a specialty in Framesi color and coloration, in a quiet, elegant interior, at the New Deal Hair Salon, you’ll be the only client in the salon.

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Nov 162011
 

One of these houses was recently approved for demolition, and one was deemed necessary for preservation. Want to guess which is which? (Photos via Preservation Resource Center, prcno.org)

Watching from the sidelines these last few weeks as New Orleanians applaud or boo proposed demolitions throughout the Uptown area, I am once again left scratching my head from what seems to be a certain sense of inconsistency.  Here’s why. Continue reading »

Nov 152011
 

The recent robbery of a business owner as he approached a South Claiborne Avenue bank to make a deposit could be related to similar incidents elsewhere in the city, police officials told residents Tuesday amid updates on various cases around Uptown New Orleans. Continue reading »

Nov 152011
 

A man walking home from a Prytania Street corner store was attacked and stabbed Thursday evening for apparently no reason, police said, and the attack came so quickly that he was unsure how many people were even involved. Continue reading »

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Nov 152011
 

KIPP Believe College Prep on South Carrollton is headed to a new school building in Gentilly, and Benjamin Banneker Elementary in the Riverbend is slated for a new campus in Hollygrove, according to school assignment plans being aired publicly by the Recovery School District this week. Continue reading »

Nov 142011
 

The planned redevelopment of the former Nine Inch Nails recording studio on Magazine Street and the proposed expansion of Audubon Charter School both return to a city board Wednesday morning seeking waivers required to start their projects. Continue reading »

Nov 142011
 

Three robberies reported in the Sixth District this weekend. (via NOPD.com)

A Dominos Pizza driver making a delivery just off Louisiana Avenue was confronted by a group of masked and gunwielding robbers, a Hoffman Triangle resident was robbed in front of his house by another set of gunmen and a van driver on St. Charles Avenue had his windows smashed with a hammer by another would-be robber in separate this week incidents all under investigation by NOPD Sixth District detectives, authorities said. Continue reading »

Nov 142011
 

Owen Courrèges

The mere mention of the words evokes fear in the minds of many New Orleanians: “Central City.” With a violent crime rate among the highest or New Orleans neighborhoods, the words are virtually synonymous with poverty, crime and seemingly insurmountable social disorder.

This being the case, one would think that nobody would be rushing to become Central City’s lead cheerleader. However, District B City Councilwoman Stacy Head has embraced the role wholeheartedly. Continue reading »