Nov 012014
 
Munchie Legaux, Cincinnati quarterback and New Orleans native, jukes Tulane CB Darion Monroe on a scramble in the 4th quarter. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Munchie Legaux, Cincinnati quarterback and New Orleans native, jukes Tulane CB Darion Monroe on a scramble in the 4th quarter. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A crowd full of costumes was not enough to lift Tulane to victory over their American Athletic Conference rivals, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, on Friday night at Yulman Stadium. The Wave lost 38-10 to Cincinnati, despite forcing three turnovers. The next home game is their homecoming game November 15th versus the Memphis Tigers. Friday was also a homecoming for Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux who is a New Orleans native and a graduate of Edna Carr high school. Continue reading »

Oct 312014
 

First Annual Delachaise-Calvary Community

Cohen College Prep High School will host the inaugural Delachaise-Calvary Community Health Fair on Saturday (Nov. 1), including free screenings for a wide variety of vital signs, plus local music, activities for kids and a second line parade led by Cohen Prep Brass Band. Continue reading »

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Oct 312014
 
Miss Cindy's awesome Halloween house on South Liberty Street. (photo by Jean-Paul Villere for UptownMessenger.com)

Miss Cindy’s awesome Halloween house on South Liberty Street. (photo by Jean-Paul Villere for UptownMessenger.com)

Jean-Paul Villere

Jean-Paul Villere

I’ll be honest.  When I think of Halloween these days at four decades in I get a little, well, meh.  For me the gusto goes primarily to my kids and their assorted notions.  “Nerd vampire” here, “moustachioed lumberjack” there, maybe a growling bat, maybe a smiley cowgirl.  Costuming druthers swirl into the ether, their ideas and pairings, until something likely unforeseen altogether comes to fruition.  The freedom of imagination and living in a town where almost anything goes.  Swoon.  And to be 12! Continue reading »

Oct 302014
 

Austin L. Diven (via opcso.org)

Austin L. Diven (via opcso.org)

A man threatened a crowd in Coliseum Square, then tried to break into a house on the park, only relenting when a woman at the home fired a shotgun into a nearby tree Tuesday night, witnesses said.

The man retreated into the fountain in the park before he was arrested on charges of trespassing, simple criminal damage to property and disturbing the peace, and experts say the case speaks yet again to a dangerous lack of resources in New Orleans to treat the mentally ill. Continue reading »

Oct 282014
 
John Georges speaks to a standing-room only crowd at Loyola University on Tuesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

John Georges speaks to a standing-room only crowd at Loyola University on Tuesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A year into The Advocate’s entry into the New Orleans market, publisher John Georges says his newspaper’s content and cost models make it a front runner to become the preferred paper for residents across Louisiana. Continue reading »

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Oct 282014
 
The old Hubert building at 4401 South Broad Street. (via Google maps)

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

Separate proposals for a Mexican restaurant in Broadmoor and a commercial kitchen for catering operations in Carrollton found themselves facing frustrated neighbors and hesitant officials during a City Planning meeting on Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading »

Oct 282014
 

jewel bush

My son was 5 years old when he made the disturbing announcement that “Cornbread” had been shot.

He told me a detailed account of Cornbread dribbling a basketball in the rain when “they” shot him — shot him in the back! Panicked at the thought that my son might have somehow witnessed a murder, I interrogated him: Who is Cornbread? Who is “they”? Where did you see Cornbread? When did you see Cornbread? Continue reading »

Oct 282014
 

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Eric Skrmetta

Eric Skrmetta

Leadership.

It’s the most overused word in politics today. But every once in a while we learn about an elected official who exhibits bona fide leadership, living up to the qualities we’d expect from someone working on our behalf. Chairman Eric Skrmetta is an authoritative, commanding influence on the Public Service Commission. His leadership has shaped this state agency into one of the most efficient and envied in Louisiana. Continue reading »

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Oct 272014
 
Workers try to clear an overturned dump truck that crashed into a building on South Claiborne on Monday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Workers try to clear an overturned dump truck that crashed into a building on South Claiborne on Monday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A South Claiborne Avenue pedestrian was killed Monday when a dump truck crashed into a building and turned over, and emergency workers closed the downtown-bound side of the busy street to traffic near Martin Luther King Boulevard as they worked to clear the wreckage. Continue reading »

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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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