Nov 272010
 

Linda Nahan looks at the work of artist Rachel David, from the 9th Ward, at the Arts Market of New Orleans at Palmer Park Saturday afternoon. The market had creations from 270 artists ranging from paintings, woodwork and ceramics to jewelry, scented soup, candles, and jewelry. The monthly Arts Market of New Orleans continues on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 for this holiday weekend only.(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Nov 252010
 

Terry Sybrant and Theresa Zukowski, from Delaware, cheer for the Saints at Cooter Brown's late Thursday afternoon. They were visiting family for Thanksgiving. Both had eaten early in the day and came to Cooter Brown's to watch the game. " We were here for the Super Bowl too, so we feel like we are adopted fans," said Sybrant. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Nov 242010
 

The Arts Market of New Orleans, a monthly market sponsored by the Arts Council of New Orleans, needs volunteers for its upcoming market on November 28.

The market takes place in Palmer Park at 2277 Dublin Street, at the intersection of S. Claiborne and S. Carrollton Avenues. Volunteers are needed to man booths, help clean up the grounds and work in the children’s tent. Shift times are 10am – 12pm, 12pm – 2pm, and 2pm – 4pm.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact MLevine@artscouncilofneworleans.org.

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Nov 232010
 

Second District police officers and New Orleans residents march down Annunciation St. near Louisiana Ave. during the Uptown Anti-Crime Walk Tuesday evening. Members of the Original Prince of Wales Social Aid and Pleasure Club came out for the march. "The police aren't as bad as their reputation. They are just doing their job like everyone else. There job is just more dangerous then most jobs," said Bruce Goodrich, of the Original Prince of Wales (pictured on far left). Goodrich, who has lived in the neighborhood for 47 years, felt the Uptown Anti-Crime Walk was similar to the Original Prince of Wales peace walk. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Nov 232010
 

Detectives with the NOPD Second District confer after a shooting Monday afternoon on Hillary Street. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)


Police have identified two suspects in Monday’s shooting on Hillary Street in the Black Pearl, and say the incident appears unrelated to other recent shootings that have frightened residents there. Continue reading »

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Nov 212010
 

The St Catherinettes Hat Parade travels down St. Charles Ave. Sunday morning. The parade was inspired by an event of the same name that takes place each year in Paris. The parade was open to women and girls only wearing any hat they wanted. Photo by Sabree Hill (UptownMessenger.com)

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Nov 202010
 

The owner of Friar Tuck’s bar on Freret Street is planning to appeal a 30-day suspension of his liquor license set to start in January, according to reporting by FOX 8.

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Nov 192010
 

Bright lights over the courts at the Atkinson-Stern Tennis Center illuminate the surrounding streets well after dark. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

It seems like such a simple request: Shed some light on the dark, dangerous streets that criminals use as speedways through the Milan neighborhood.

Gathering for their third month, a group of Milan residents determined to retake control of their neighborhood said Thursday evening that nightfall on some unlit blocks brings a total blackout that provides cover for crime. Getting some streetlights turned on, however, has proven a more difficult task than they expected. Continue reading »

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Nov 182010
 

Traveling around the world has never been easier. All it requires is a stroll down Freret Street.

With the opening of the “Ethnographic Terminalia: New Orleans 2010” exhibition Friday night at the Du Mois Gallery, visitors can explore over a dozen countries all without crossing the parish line.

Curators Trudi Lynn Smith (left) and Fiona McDonald prepare for the opening of "Ethnographic Terminalia: New Orleans 2010" at Du Mois Gallery Friday afternoon. "Ethnographic Terminalia" opens tomorrow night at the Du Mois Gallery at 4921 Freret, with a reception from 7-10pm sponsored by Stella Artois. The exhibition will remain in place until December 4th. Photo by Sabree Hill (UptownMessenger.com)

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Nov 182010
 

The fight against blight remains a slow one, but the factors affecting that pace are becoming better understood, according to city officials who gathered to discuss the issue Thursday morning.

“We have lots of properties that have guilty judgments against them, but they still a year later look exactly like they did when somebody reported them. … What we didn’t have before was a tracking system,” said Deputy Mayor Andy Koppelin told a packed room of frustrated neighborhood leaders. “We understand the problem has been that you all report, and the city takes some action, but doesn’t solve the problem.” Continue reading »

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Nov 182010
 

A burglary similar to last week’s home invasion in Fontainbleau – in which armed men shut off a house’s electricity in order to lure the elderly occupant outside for a robbery – was also reported in the Garden District a few days earlier, police officials said Wednesday. Continue reading »

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