Apr 262011
 

City Councilwoman Stacy Head predicted that the lines marking her Uptown-based District B will not change much during this year’s redistricting process at a town hall Tuesday night.

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Apr 262011
 

The warehouse complex proposed for a film-production facility on Constance Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A new film studio proposed for an old warehouse complex in the Lower Garden District won an important step in the process of city approval Tuesday, over the concerns of several planning commissioners who worried that the site could one day be home to heavy industry. Continue reading »

Apr 262011
 

State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, shown during a March meeting in the Irish Channel, delivered a feisty rebuttal to Gov. Bobby Jindal's speech Monday -- via her Twitter account.

In the ever-accelerating world of political journalism, it’s increasingly common for pundits and media figures to offer their reporting live over the Internet as events unfold. Likewise, it’s a well-established tradition that after any head of state gives a major address, members of the opposing party are sought out afterward for a response.

On Monday, as Gov. Bobby Jindal delivered a session-opening address to the state legislature, Uptown’s state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson combined tradition with trend and offered her own rebuttal to the governor live, as he was speaking, over the Twitter social network. Continue reading »

Apr 252011
 

Current District B boundaries (via nolacitycouncil.com)

The New Orleans City Council comes to Uptown this week as part of a 10-stop neighborhood tour seeking public input on how council district lines should be redrawn following the 2010 Census.

City Councilwoman Stacy Head’s District B runs from Audubon though a number of Uptown neighborhoods to Central City and the Central Business district. Its population fell at roughly the same rate as the city’s overall population since 2000, meaning the 70,903 people now living in District B are quite close to the target of 68,765 for each district, according to the new Census. The other four council districts are either well above or well below that target, however, so any change to District B is more likely to come as a result of making adjustments to the other districts work. Continue reading »

Apr 252011
 

For many of us, a will is the most important legal document we will ever sign: offering peace of mind not just in our elder years, but at any point in our lives. The Law Office of Tom Hopkins, located at 643 Magazine Street in New Orleans, offers professional services for individuals seeking counsel regarding wills, trusts, and successions.

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Apr 252011
 

Dinner is served at the Uptowner in February during "Gabrielle in Purgatory," the first of a series of events showcasing the signature dishes of building owners Greg and Mary Sonnier.

The saga of the Uptowner just won’t die. The establishment itself is dead – the long-standing but unsuccessful reception hall has been out of business since before Hurricane Katrina. However, the fate of its building remains unclear, and the city remains intransigent as ever. Continue reading »

Apr 232011
 

Tim LaCrosse is a local artist who has been hand-carving jewelry for the last 10 years in the New Orleans area. Based in the Irish Channel, LaCrosse’s designs vary from traditional fleur-de-lis jewelry, to more unique organic pieces that express the beauty of Louisiana.

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Apr 222011
 

Police investigate the scene of a shooting at the the intersection of Milan and South Johnson streets in Broadmoor Friday. The shooting took place about 11:30 a.m. Police found a 17-year-old male lying in the middle of the street with a single gunshot wound to his back, according to New Orleans Police Department spokesman Garry Flot. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he was in critical but stable condition. Suspects or motive are not available right now, Flot said. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Apr 222011
 

The Stooges Brass Band will lead the Pigeontown Steppers on a second-line through Carrollton on Easter Sunday. (Photo by Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Easter revelry comes to Uptown New Orleans this weekend in a variety of forms, including an Easter Egg hunt at the Palmer Park art market, a second line through Hollygrove, Fontainebleau, Carrollton and Pigeontown, and an Easter tribute to Louis Armstrong.

For full details and links to these and other events, see our calendar listings below. Continue reading »

Apr 222011
 

Health Commissioner Dr. Karen DeSalvo and New Orleans paramedics talk to people outside the the Edna Pillsbury Health Clinic in Central City Thursday afternoon. An ounce of formocresol, used for root canals, was spilled inside the clinic, forcing its evacuation. Formocresol can irritate the skin and eyes. Three employees were exposed to the formocresol and were treated, DeSalvo said. The clinic was closed Thursday for decontamination, but is expected to reopen Monday. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Apr 222011
 

It’s finally here: after 40 days and nights of Lent, Easter Sunday is this coming Sunday, April 24th. Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New Orleans invites you to come and celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ at its table. Worshippers of all ages, denominations, and professions are invited to join, with a service beginning at 10am at 6200 St Charles Avenue.

For more information about Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New Orleans, visit RedeemerNola.com. Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New Orleans: Celebrating Christ, Serving New Orleans.

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Apr 212011
 

The Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras is pleased to announce a very special Mother’s Day concert on May 7, featuring special guest Ellis Marsalis and a rare performance of a unique orchestral work. See below for more details about a night you won’t want to miss.

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