Oct 272014
 
The old Hubert building at 4401 South Broad Street. (via Google maps)

The old Hubert building at 4401 South Broad Street. (via Google Maps)

A chef at a popular Mid-City eatery hopes to open her own Mexican restaurant in Broadmoor, but first she will need to obtain commercial zoning for a former Broad Street drug store that neighbors have long fought to keep residential. Continue reading »

Oct 272014
 

Owen Courreges

When it comes to Alcoholic Beverage Outlets (ABOs), the city is an irredeemable bully.  Unless Mayor Landrieu steps in, it’s likely to continue.

Case in point: The Country Club, a bar and restaurant located in the Bywater, has long been famous for amenities such as its pool and sauna.  It is also known for its freewheeling, hedonistic atmosphere particularly characterized by its “clothing optional” policy. Continue reading »

Oct 272014
 
An 8-year-old boy tries on a new Hot Wheels costume at the Freret Neighborhood Center's annual Halloween festival in 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

An 8-year-old boy tries on a new Hot Wheels costume at the Freret Neighborhood Center’s annual Halloween festival in 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

By Lauren Saizan for UptownMessenger.com

The Freret Street Neighborhood Center has been taken over by monsters, witches and creatures that are one of a kind.

This is all in preparation for the upcoming Freret Neighborhood Center’s Halloween Party held on Tuesday, Oct. 28 — this year at a new location, All Nations Fellowship at 2524 Napoleon Ave. Costumes are being collected for the children in the neighborhood who cannot afford one, said Yasin Southall, Freret Neighborhood Center community organizer. Continue reading »

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Oct 262014
 
Traffic investigators surround a Honda Civic that crashed on Magazine Street early Sunday, killing one of its occupants. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Traffic investigators surround a Honda Civic that crashed on Magazine Street early Sunday, killing one of its occupants. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Luke R. Allison (via opcso.org)

Luke R. Allison (via opcso.org)

A 25-year-old man died early Sunday morning after being thrown out of a car that hit a pole on Magazine Street, and the driver was booked on a charge of vehicular homicide, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Oct 252014
 
(image via Loyola University)

(image via Loyola University)

Loyola University will host its annual candlelight vigil and march against sexual assault this Wednesday (Oct. 29) with an estimated 600 participants. The march will start from the Marquette lawn on Loyola’s campus and move down St. Charles to Tulane’s campus, where survivors will share their stories. Continue reading »

Oct 252014
 

8x4-signLouisiana voters have a real opportunity on Election Day to clean up the Louisiana Public Service Commission by electing consumer champion and energy expert Forest Wright over Eric Skrmetta, the current LPSC chairman who has time and again sided with monopoly utility companies against consumers while taking massive amounts of contributions from those very companies he is charged to regulate on behalf of the public. Continue reading »

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Oct 242014
 
A NOPD tactical officer retrieves a potentially explosive object from a garage facing Pearl Street on Friday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A NOPD tactical officer retrieves a potentially explosive object from a garage facing Pearl Street on Friday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

After a man found an object in the garage of a Riverbend home on Friday afternoon that resembled a World War II explosive, New Orleans police closed the surrounding streets to secure the object. Continue reading »

Oct 242014
 
Commander Doug Eckert accepts his promotion to leader of the NOPD Crime Lab on Wednesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Commander Doug Eckert accepts his promotion to leader of the NOPD Crime Lab on Wednesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The New Orleans Police lieutenant charged with leading investigations in the Uptown-based Second District was promoted this week to commander and charged with leading the city’s crime lab. Continue reading »

Oct 232014
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

We’re Mary Landrieu fans, so we’re used to her “Perils of Pauline” routines where she somehow squeezes out an unlikely victory at the very last instant. But in her current reelection campaign, her Road Runner gig seems to have run its course and her Republican opponents are certain that she’s ready for their cooking pot.

“This is the fourth time I’ve opposed Mary Landrieu in a U.S. Senate race and I’ve lost three times,” says Roger Villere, Chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party. “So I have a lot of respect for her. But this time, everything seems to have fallen in place for us. It won’t be over until it’s over but I think that this time we may finally have her number.” Continue reading »

Oct 232014
 

Judge J. Skelly Wright

Loyola University New Orleans is holding a memorial Friday in honor of 1934 graduate, Judge J. Skelly Wright, a New Orleans native who issued the order to desegregate the New Orleans public schools in the 1950’s and was appointed to the D.C. federal circuit court of appeals by President Kennedy. In addition to the memorial event, Loyola is installing a memorial to Judge Wright in front their law school and establishing a scholarship in his name. Continue reading »

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