Aug 172011
 

Now is the right time.  If you want to improve your health and fitness, lose weight, or just feel and look better, right now is when you should do it.  Turn off the planning, procrastination, and waiting for the “right” time, and turn on the action.  The only time you can actually do anything is now.  Everything else, thoughts about the future, worries about the past, are just that, thoughts.  But, if you want to change your body you have to take action.  Results come from action. EDGE was created to help you do exactly this – to take action now.

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Aug 162011
 

A Sojourner Truth Academy student paints at Taylor Park in Central City as a service project during one of the spring "Fight the Blight" days. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

With optimism that Sojourner Truth Academy will be able to remain at their current Freret Street campus for another year, students returned to class last week and school officials turned their attention on their most serious challenge for the year: reversing an increasingly perilous erosion in test scores. Continue reading »

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Aug 162011
 

The old Priestley campus, photographed in January (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

As the Riverbend community continues its fight to move the Johnson School to the former Priestley campus, neighborhood leaders have released a petition in hopes of showing school officials wide support for the project. Continue reading »

Aug 162011
 

The word “Fresco” means many things in Italian: “fresh” to describe food and drinks, and “outside” when you’re choosing where to dine. At Fresco Cafe on Maple Street, you can experience the best of both worlds, with a fresh, light Mediterranean-inspired menu in a relaxed, casual setting – including that outdoor patio. With a wide variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads, pastas, and pizzas, and ordering made easy with both delivery and online orders, Fresco Cafe is the perfect choice for lunch, dinner, or anything in between.

Keep reading to learn about this taste of the Mediterranean in your backyard.

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Aug 152011
 

The Ryans' home at 1431 Constance, photographed in April. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Amid concerns that a bed-and-breakfast proposed for a historic Constance Street mansion would have too great an impact on its neighbors, the Coliseum Square Association decided Monday night to back off its previous support for the project and remain neutral on the issue while surveying members to get a broader opinion. Continue reading »

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Aug 152011
 

Surveillance images show the suspect in Sunday morning's burglary attempt. (via NOPD)

[Update, 5:57 p.m. Monday: Surveillance photos of the suspect have been released NOPD and attached to this article.]

A Magazine Street resident was attacked Sunday morning by a man who slipped inside her apartment while she stepped out for the morning newspaper, police said. Continue reading »

Aug 152011
 

Tonight’s meeting of the Coliseum Square Association will include a reconsideration of the bed and breakfast proposal at 1431 Constance and updates on the Terpsichore finger park and outdoor film screenings, according to the agenda. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. (Monday, Aug. 15) at the Bridge Lounge, 1201 Magazine.

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Aug 152011
 

The Lorraine Apartments on St. Charles Avenue. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

I call it “bureaucratic indifference.”  It’s when a rule is applied rigidly for the sake of rigid application, normally because some government employee or official is too lazy or obtuse to exercise intelligent and appropriate discretion.

This is the mindset that drove the New Orleans City Planning Commission to refuse to rezone the Lorraine Apartments as multi-family residential. Continue reading »

Aug 152011
 

Zatarain’s is proud to support Threadhead Records, an innovative new music company that was formed out of a deep love for New Orleans, its music, and its musical community. Since 2007, Threadhead Records has played a key role in rebuilding the musical fabric of the city after Katrina, with a fan-based, volunteer-run company profile, and a unique business model that supports the production and distribution of new music by some of New Orleans’ most beloved artists.

See below for more details on how Threadhead works, and how you, too, can become a Threadhead.

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Aug 122011
 

A bank surveillance image shows two men police want to question about money believed to have been stolen during a home invasion robbery on Walnut Street. (via NOPD)

A trail of stolen Depression-era dollar bills that are unusual in appearance but not especially valuable led police this week to surveillance images of two men they want to question about a violent home-invasion robbery earlier this week. Continue reading »

Aug 122011
 

Gina B. Womack, executive director and co-founder of Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children, will give the keynote presentation, “School to Prison Pipeline: Current Issues in Juvenile Justice Reform,” on Saturday morning at the August Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5212 South Claiborne Avenue. Continue reading »

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