Oct 152011
 

Admiral Security Services provides customized security programs and services for a wide range of sectors, businesses, and events across the Gulf South. For over 15 years, Admiral Security Services has provided quality protection for conventions, exhibits, commercial and industrial sites, film sets, and private events such as weddings, receptions, and parties.

Whether you’re a homeowner looking to host an event this summer, a business owner looking to secure your investment, or a hotelier or convention organizer looking to safeguard your facility, Admiral Security Services provides you more than just protection: it provides you total peace of mind.

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Oct 142011
 

Daniel Galindo, 5, Nicholas Scandurro, 5, and Anthony Scandurro, 3, play in front of Latter Library during the First Annual Children's Book Festival in 2010. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Uptown New Orleans abounds with festival offerings this weekend, including New Orleans Film Festival screenings at the Prytania Theatre, a children’s book festival and Friday night symphony at Latter Library, the Gert Town festival, and a number of more specific celebrations. Continue reading »

Oct 142011
 

One of the buildings on the old DePaul campus, viewed from outside the fence along Henry Clay Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A proposed change in the zoning of the DePaul medical campus owned by Children’s Hospital could greatly expand the possibilities for commercial development in the middle of an Audubon Park neighborhood, drawing the attention and concern of neighbors and their City Councilwoman. Continue reading »

Oct 142011
 

Christy Lorio (photo by Leslie Almeida)

Halloween is a half a month away — are you prepared? I’m on the lookout for costumes year ‘round, and this past year was no exception. Even though I won’t wear all of it this season, I bought two outrageous hats, one hoop skirt, and a handful of miscellaneous pieces and those were just my 2011 purchases. Continue reading »

Oct 142011
 

 


For the entire month of October, Hollygrove Market & Farm is celebrating three years of providing fresh, local produce to the city of New Orleans. We appreciate our customers who have been with us for the long haul and want to thank our first time guests for stopping by.  To show our appreciation we have fun give-a-ways, family activities and of course, a lot of great FOOD!!

 

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Oct 132011
 

With an apparent consensus in support of the latest plan to distribute what’s left of $2 billion in FEMA money to rebuild and repair New Orleans schools, attention is now quickly shifting to the programs will receive the school buildings once the money has been spent.

The new plan scales back the size of some schools to be built, finds new revenue sources and cuts cost elsewhere to spread the money to every school in the city, either through new construction; full renovation or exterior refurbishment to bring every campus to a standard of “warm, safe and dry.”

“Not every school is a new building, not every school is a gut-renovation, but every school is made whole for education,” said Recovery School District superintendent John White. Continue reading »

Oct 132011
 

A string of six shootings in the Broadmoor, Carrollton and Hollygrove neighborhoods over the weekend injured a total of eight people — including a woman eight months pregnant with twins — and led to two arrests, but all stem from a series of separate personal feuds, police said Wednesday. Continue reading »

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Oct 132011
 

The agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Carrollton-Riverbend Neighborhood Association includes an update on the state’s plans for James Weldon Johnson Elementary School and the old Priestly campus, as well as a discussion of the Neighborhood Engagement Task Force. Continue reading »

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Oct 122011
 

Jila Koobehi stands on the grand staircase at the entrance of the former Nine Inch Nails recording studio. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

For six years, the brooding former funeral home on Magazine Street that served for nearly a decade as a recording studio for musician Trent Reznor has sat vacant. Now, its new owners are taking the first steps to give it new life as a mix of office and retail space, but are hampered by one of the most common obstacles to development in Uptown New Orleans: parking. Continue reading »

Oct 122011
 

The $13 million redevelopment of the Carrollton Shopping Center near Xavier University for Costco Wholesale is close to a deal and will be done without tax incentives, Councilwoman Susan Guidry told Paul Murphy of our partners at WWL-TV.

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