Nov 122015
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Are voters of Louisiana ready to forgive David Vitter? We’re not so sure.

Vitter is now openly discussing ‘the worst mistake of his life.’ We believe in the power of forgiveness and the opportunity for people to atone for their sins in order to rebuild their lives. Let’s face it: adultery is more common that many people like to admit. Even the number of extramarital relationships sought by women is rising.

But we’re not sure the public can forgive him enough to elect him as Louisiana’s next governor. Continue reading »

Nov 122015
 
Police said a 36-year-old woman was victim of an aggravated rape Wednesday in the 1600 block of Foucher Street (NOPD).

Police said a 36-year-old woman was victim of an aggravated rape Wednesday in the 1600 block of Foucher Street (NOPD).

An aggravated rape was reported Wednesday evening on Foucher Street, in the Milan neighborhood of Uptown, New Orleans police said in an initial report. Continue reading »

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Nov 112015
 
American-born Israeli author and journalist Yossi Klein Halevi courtesy of New Orleans Jewish Community Center)

Author/Journalist Yossi Klein Halevi (Courtesy of New Orleans Jewish Community Center)

 

 

American-born Israeli author and journalist Yossi Klein Halevi will speak at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Uptown tonight as part of the Cathy and Morris Bart Jewish Cultural Arts Month. He will discuss his book, “Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation”, and its themes. The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading »

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Nov 112015
 

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will host its annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon this Thursday, Nov. 12. Honorees include David Fennelly for Outstanding Philanthropy and Fred H. Meyers for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser.

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Nov 112015
 
Charlotte Gill

Charlotte Gill

By Charlotte Gill

There’s a new sport in town, and it’s figuring out how to avoid road construction as you navigate across the city. As frustrating as it is for drivers trying to get from point A to point B every day, it is a matter of grave economic concern for New Orleans’ local independent retailers that live and die by the amount of foot traffic that walks through their doors, particularly over the holiday season. Continue reading »

Nov 112015
 

11947990_10153092667530233_7269681781419200435_oNow open for dinner every Wednesday thru Friday– BYOB!

Freret Street Poboys offers quality southern food and New Orleans classics right in the neighborhood. If you want the comfort of a home-cooked meal without the hassle of cooking it yourself, we’ve got you covered. We provide meal packs for families of four and dinner for all until 7 p.m. every Wednesday to Friday. Continue reading »

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Nov 102015
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A Honda Accord taken Saturday evening in a carjacking on Race Street in the Lower Garden District was used in a robbery Monday afternoon in the St. Claude area, leading to a short police chase that ended when the stolen car crashed, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 092015
 
The Allen School building on Loyola Avenue, currently used by Sci High. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

The Allen School building on Loyola Avenue, currently used by Sci High. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

Less than two months ago, the New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School had all but given up on their years-long quest to find a home in the city’s burgeoning downtown biomedical district, citing exorbitant costs there.

On Monday night, however, Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent Henderson Lewis announced that he has taken up the cause, and is in talks over a parcel downtown to build a campus modeled after a similar nationally-ranked school for health science in Houston. Continue reading »

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Nov 092015
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

Though not depicted that way in movies and other popular media, the truth is that the human body is extremely fragile.

It’s a common trope. Action heroes crash cars in spectacular ways and keep on fighting; they don’t have muscle strains, slipped discs, or pinched nerves as one would expect when being jerked around suddenly at high speeds. The hero can take down several of his opponents by simply rendering them unconscious; none of them die or lapse into comas as one would expect where a person is knocked out for more than a few minutes.

The reality is that injury-causing events, even relatively simple ones, can easily have dire consequences. Such consequences were felt on Oct. 15, on Frenchman Street, when Doug David, a tourist visiting from California, was punched in the street by local resident Christopher Smith. David fell onto the pavement, snapping his neck. He was left paralyzed from the neck down. Continue reading »

Nov 092015
 

Alcide Hebert (via opcso.org)

Alcide Hebert (via opcso.org)

A 23-year-old man and 15-year-old boy have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery on Elba Street in Broadmoor and a robbery attempt that involved gunfire on Robert Street in the Freret neighborhood last week, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 092015
 
Admission Open House is this Wednesday, November 11, at 9 a.m.

TRANSITIONS
The period from infancy to high school is a crucial time of transition for every young person. It is a time when they come to own their personal values, to define their lives’ priorities, and to develop habits of hard work, resiliency, and integrity. It is, quite simply, when character is forged.

At Trinity Episcopal School, we take very seriously our role as mentors to children on the journey of growing up.

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Nov 082015
 

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OPSB Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr., PhD, and District 5 School Board member Seth Bloom will host a town hall meeting for the parents, teachers, administrators and community members of District 5 on Monday, Nov. 9.

The meeting is for community members to give input on student achievement, governance, organization structure, community & public relations, and operations & finance.
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Nov 072015
 

Community Commitment Education Center

The Half Shell Oyster Bar & Grill will host a fundraiser this Sunday, Nov. 8, to support the Community Commitment Education Center, which provides resources, programs, and weekly classes to the Leonidas neighborhood. Donation includes dinner at The Half Shell Oyster Bar & Grill and a preview showing of the Community Commitment Education Center’s new video produced by So-Called Media. Continue reading »

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Nov 062015
 

Breakthrough New Orleans (BTNOLA) will host a cocktail reception this Saturday, Nov. 7, to celebrate and honor special guests and alumni. Previously known as Summerbridge New Orleans, BTNOLA prepares middle school children for challenging academic experiences and works to inspire high school and college students to be advocates for education. Continue reading »

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Nov 062015
 

Hugo Urrea Jr. (via opcso.org)

Hugo Urrea Jr. (via opcso.org)

A Carrollton man was arrested on an assault charge last week after swinging a knife at his neighbor in what investigators are calling a “Halloween prank gone wrong,” New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 062015
 
Seven-time US Women’s Champ Irina Krush (by Mike Klein, Courtesy of New Orleans Chess Fest)

Seven-time US Women’s Champ Irina Krush (by Mike Klein, Courtesy of New Orleans Chess Fest)

 

The second annual New Orleans Chess Fest will feature Harry Potter-style “Living Chess”, all-day chess tournaments, chess-themed crafts, lessons, and more. The fest will take place this Saturday, Nov. 7, and seven-time US Women’s Champ, Brooklyn-based grandmaster Irina Krush, will headline. Continue reading »

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