Aug 102014
 
A still image from the video of Monday's robbery. (via NOPD)

A still image from the video of Monday’s robbery. (via NOPD)

Last week’s brazen armed robbery at a business on South Carrollton Avenue does not appear to be linked to a similar incident earlier this summer in the same strip mall, but police are urging businesses to take whatever precautions they can to keep their employees safe. Continue reading »

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Aug 102014
 

Two men were injured Saturday night by gunfire in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City, and another man was cut by a bottle during an argument early Saturday morning in the Freret neighborhood, according to weekend crime reports from the New Orleans Police Department. Continue reading »

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Aug 092014
 

Ernest Gaskin Jr. (via opcso.org)

Ernest Gaskin Jr. (via opcso.org)

After an alleged heroin dealer whom police say was operating at one of the Irish Channel’s most notoriously violent corners was arrested last week and released from jail a day later, he is now back in jail again on a $500,000 bond following his indictment by a grand jury, documents show. Continue reading »

Aug 082014
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

While it’s very early in the competition to see who the Presidential nominees will be in 2016, we’ve been impressed by the energy and drive of U.S. Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky.

Senator Paul recently accepted an invitation to speak to an Urban League convention in Florida. Unfortunately, most of the delegates to the convention thought that inviting an arch-conservative like Senator Paul was a mistake and stayed away from the session where he spoke. Continue reading »

Aug 072014
 

Charles "Butter" Andrews (via opcso.org)

Charles “Butter” Andrews (via opcso.org)

The alleged gunman in Tuesday afternoon’s shooting on South Roman Street has been arrested and charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Aug 072014
 
The former James Weldon Johnson Elementary School (photographed in 2011) will eventually be refurbished and assigned to KIPP Believe Primary under a new configuration for Carrollton public schools announced Thursday morning. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

The former James Weldon Johnson Elementary School (photographed in 2011) will eventually be refurbished and assigned to KIPP Believe Primary under a new configuration for Carrollton public schools announced Thursday morning. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

The school options for Carrollton families will expand in the coming years as the Recovery School District announced a long-term plan Thursday morning to assign KIPP Believe and the operator Lafayette Academy to two campuses each along the Carrollton corridor. Continue reading »

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Aug 072014
 
A rendering of the proposed football stadium on Tulane's Uptown campus. (via TulaneStadium.com)

A rendering of the proposed football stadium on Tulane’s Uptown campus. (via TulaneStadium.com)

As Tulane’s first on-campus football season in years approaches, a trio of women’s groups at Tulane University are hosting a pre-season high tea and silent auction Sunday honoring alumni football wives. Continue reading »

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Aug 072014
 
Evidence cones can be seen from underneath a car parked at Second and Dryades streets, where a man was wounded in a shooting Wednesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Evidence cones can be seen from underneath a car parked at Second and Dryades streets, where a man was wounded in a shooting Wednesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A 24-year-old man was wounded in a shooting Wednesday afternoon at Second and Dryades streets in Central City, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Aug 052014
 

Construction equipment sits in the 2500 block of  Jefferson Avenue in December 2013.  (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Construction equipment sits in the 2500 block of Jefferson Avenue in December 2013. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Several dozen homes around Jefferson Avenue are scheduled to lose power during the day Wednesday so that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can proceed with drainage work, New Orleans officials said. Continue reading »

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Aug 052014
 
Egyptologist Melinda Nelson-Hurst (center) examines a coffin housed at Tulane University. (photo by Rene Guitart for the Middle American Research Institute, reprinted with permission from Tulane University)

Egyptologist Melinda Nelson-Hurst (center) examines a coffin housed at Tulane University. (photo by Rene Guitart for the Middle American Research Institute, reprinted with permission from Tulane University)

Egyptologist Melinda Nelson-Hurst of Tulane University is “amazed at the amount of detail” she has been able to discover about the 3,000-year-old mummy of Djed-Thoth-iu-ef-ankh, a priest and overseer at the Temple of Amun in Thebes, according to an article by Carol Schlueter in the New Wave university news service. The mummy is one of two that have resided at Tulane since 1852, but the other — that of a 15-year-old girl — has not given up its secrets as easily, the article states.

Aug 052014
 
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus -- shown here on Oak Street in 2011 -- are stalwarts of the Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade, which this year is set for Aug. 23. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus — shown here on Oak Street in 2011 — are stalwarts of the Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade, which this year is set for Aug. 23. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

Prepare to leave behind your summer doldrums — and perhaps most of your clothing — as the Krewe of O.A.K. has set (Saturday) Aug. 23 as the date for its annual Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade. Continue reading »

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