Jun 202015
 

(map via City of New Orleans)

(map via City of New Orleans)

A portion of Drexel Drive will temporarily close this week to allow the construction of a new pedestrian bridge serving Xavier University students, followed by the temporary closure of Washington Avenue next week, the city of New Orleans announced. Continue reading »

Jun 202015
 

The 25-year-old man fatally shot on Thursday inside a Walmsley Street home while police say his girlfriend was playing with a gun has been identified, though the coroner said he is continuing to review evidence in the case. Continue reading »

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Jun 182015
 
A NOPD officer guards a house where a man died of a gunshot that police say may have been self-inflicted. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A NOPD officer guards a house where a man died of a gunshot that police say may have been self-inflicted. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Nicole Dukarm (via opcso.org)

Nicole Dukarm (via opcso.org)

A 20-year-old woman was charged with negligent homicide Thursday afternoon in the death of her boyrfriend, after she accidentally killed him while playing with a gun inside their Walmsley Avenue home, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Jun 182015
 

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is hosting a Party for the Coast on June 25, 2015 at Generations Hall. Complimentary beer and food will be provided for guests, and The Brass-A-Holics will headline the event.

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Jun 182015
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Obviously hungry for new leaders at the state level, New Orleans voters had three opportunities yesterday to hear from various candidates for state-wide office, now that campaign season is ramping up after the conclusion of the 2015 legislative session.

State Rep. John Bel Edwards, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, and PSC Commissioner Scott Angelle were generally congenial and complimentary of each other as they addressed a group of 1,000 predominately Westbank voters at the Alario Center very early yesterday morning. Continue reading »

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Jun 172015
 

Shawn Pollard (via Gretna Police Department)

Shawn Pollard (via Gretna Police Department)

Carlius Jarvis (via NOPD)

Carlius Jarvis (via NOPD)

Investigators have identified a suspect in an armed robbery from May in the university area and are pursuing strong leads in the late-April robbery of a popular Uptown pharmacy, New Orleans police announced Wednesday.

Meanwhile, they are continuing to investigate the armed robbery of a woman in Broadmoor, a purse-snatching on South Carrollton Avenue, and a late-night incident where a man’s wallet was taken on Constance Street. Continue reading »

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Jun 172015
 
The contents of this home at 3711 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans – the former residence of world-famous author Anne Rice – will be part of the auction.

The contents of this home at 3711 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans – the former residence of world-famous author Anne Rice – will be part of the auction.

New Orleans history and lore will be front and center at Crescent City Auction Gallery’s two-day estates auction slated for June 20-21, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue. Offered will be five artworks each from the legendary New Orleans painters Clementine Hunter and Alexander Drysdale, plus items from a home once owned by Anne Rice.

Anne Rice (b. 1941), still a resident of New Orleans, is the author best known for her series of novels The Vampire Chronicles, two of which were made into major motion pictures. She lived for a time at 3711 St. Charles Avenue, and the contents of that home will come up for bid. Also sold will be hundreds of quality items from prominent local and Southern estates and collections. Continue reading »

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Jun 162015
 
The house at 536 Octavia Street, photographed in May 2014 (via Google Maps).

The house at 536 Octavia Street, photographed in May 2014 (via Google Maps).

An architect’s plan to tear down an Octavia Street house he uses as a rental property and replace it with a home for himself that he described as more in keeping with the neighborhood drew mixed reviews Monday from the city’s demolition panel, who sent it with a split vote to the New Orleans City Council for a final decision. Continue reading »

Jun 162015
 

The very best selection of Father’s Day gifts is at Aidan Gill For Men. We have an array of men’s cologne, shaving kits, ties, bow ties, watches, cuff links, and much more, available at both of our shop locations and online. Avoid the rush this weekend, and shop local.

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Jun 152015
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

One of the chief headaches one gets from monitoring the news cycle relates to the fact that it isn’t self-correcting.  A tiny seed of disinformation grows to become a sturdy tree of conventional wisdom.

This is what happened with the so-called “Stand Your Ground” (SYG) laws following the shooting of Treyvon Martin in Florida by George Zimmerman.  Most recently, it was criticized in a recent column by Jarvis DeBerry after being invoked by Algiers Pastor W.L.T. Littleton, who is accused of shooting a fleeing copper thief in the back of the head. Continue reading »