Jan 242017
 

(map via NOPD)

A Tulane student’s Audi left running in a Calhoun Street driveway was taken by a man who threatened the woman in the back seat early Saturday, and a woman on Perrier Street was robbed at gunpoint Monday morning, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jan 232017
 

A Taxing Task: Deciding If Your Business Structure Truly Fits

It can be taxing thinking about how much your business will be paying in taxes each year, but it is something worth examining. Whether you are an LLC, a sole proprietor, a corporation—and whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for twenty years—this workshop is for you.

On Friday, January 27, LCIA is hosting a breakfast workshop at Liberty’s Kitchen: “A Taxing Affair: Finding a Business Structure that Fits”. Paul Jouet from Tax Help NOLA will give a presentation outlining how your business structure affects your tax obligations. Continue reading »

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Jan 232017
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

Last week, I chronicled the exploits of New Orleans’ newest weapon against the scourge of speeding – roving speed camera vehicles. You’ll recall that one of these vehicles was caught doing something rather naughty; namely, it was seen parked across the sidewalk on Lakeshore Drive.

I fully expected that the city would do what it normally does when it gets caught with its pants down: either ignore the incident entirely or (alternatively) issue a statement expressing regret and vowing corrective action to ensure that it wouldn’t happen again.

Instead, the city chose Option “C.” It dug in its heels and defended the indefensible. Continue reading »

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Jan 222017
 

New Orleans police officers inspect the body of a homicide victim. There was a homicide on the corner of LaSalle and Amelia street in Central City Sunday night, January 22, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A man was fatally shot in the head at an Amelia Street intersection Sunday night in the Milan neighborhood, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jan 222017
 

The Women’s March proceeds through New Orleans. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Just as in cities all over the United States and the world, thousands of people took to the streets of downtown New Orleans on Saturday to express support for women’s rights, to protest President Donald J. Trump’s language toward women, and to galvanize further action around those issues in the immediate future.

The Women’s March passes in front of Jackson Square. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Women’s March gathers at Duncan Plaza (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Jan 212017
 

Audubon Charter School and OPSB officials cut a ceremonial ribbon at Audubon Charter School’s renovated Broadway campus in August 2015. Audubon is considering launching a new campus in the fall of 2018. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Audubon Charter School must decide within the month whether to it will launch a new campus in another part of the city in the fall of 2018 that would combine a French-immersion curriculum with Montessori techniques. Continue reading »

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Jan 202017
 
Flowers adorn the statue of Lady Liberty as it rests by the edge of the Mississippi River. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Flowers adorn the statue of Lady Liberty as it rests by the edge of the Mississippi River. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Combine President Donald J. Trump’s paltry 15 percent of the vote in New Orleans with an inauguration day during the Mardi Gras season, and a satirical, theatrical parade was all but inevitable.

About 200 people held a jazz funeral for Lady Liberty through the streets of the French Quarter on Friday morning, many clad in black or carrying signs mixing messages of protest and hope. A few dressed as the part of the female anatomy the President has boasted that he likes to grab, and one dressed as the new President.

Images from the jazz funeral for Lady Liberty through New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A protester dressed as Donald Trump sneers presidentially over the coffin during a jazz funeral for Lady Liberty through New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Jan 202017
 

Could you or someone you know benefit from a training program designed to develop and enhance leadership skills? Are you affiliated with an organization that needs qualified leaders on its Board of Directors?

The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) is once again bringing its award-winning Get On Board training program to energetic individuals who want to improve Metropolitan New Orleans. Interested individuals and organizations can apply until Monday, January 23.

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Jan 202017
 
Uptown Slice Pizza and Wings on South Carrollton Avenue opened Dec. 6. (Photo by Haley Pegg)

Uptown Slice Pizza and Wings on South Carrollton Avenue opened Dec. 6. (Photo by Haley Pegg)

By Haley Pegg, Loyola Student News Service

Owners of Mona’s Café on South Carrollton Avenue have turned the space over to family members who have decided that pizza is better served at that spot than falafels. Continue reading »

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Jan 202017
 

(image via the Simone’s Market page on Facebook)

A crawfish boil, hog roast, rum tasting and gift certificate giveaways will all help Simone’s Market celebrate its grand opening Sunday, the new grocery on Oak Street announced. Continue reading »

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Jan 192017
 
A rider checks out a bicycle from a station in an image from a promotional video produced by Social Bicycles (via YouTube)

A rider checks out a bicycle from a station in an image from a promotional video produced by Social Bicycles (via YouTube)

In an effort to combine the convenience of public transit with the benefits of cycling, New Orleans is preparing to deploy a fleet of 700 publicly shared “social bicycles” for hire around this city this year, officials are busy telling neighborhood groups. Continue reading »

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Jan 192017
 

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It swept the Golden Globes, received almost unanimous critical acclaim, and it’s currently in the process of reviving the Hollywood musical. And now finally LA LA LAND has arrived at The Broad Theater. We started playing the trailer for this film this past summer in hopes of landing it, and now we present to you some old fashioned singing and dancing for your entertainment.

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