May 062014
 

The Bridge House sign at Grace House decorated during the winter holidays. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Marta Jewson)

The Bridge House sign at Grace House decorated during the winter holidays. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Marta Jewson)

Support the Bridge House/Grace House mission by attending a luncheon and silent auction (May 9) that will honor local role models for those undergoing treatment from long-term substance abuse. Continue reading »

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May 062014
 

jewel bush

Today, consider foregoing eating out or that fancy cup of Joe and give to one of the more than 300 nonprofit organizations across the city participating in the community-wide online giving campaign, GiveNOLA Day.

The minimum gift is $10, less than the cost of an IMAX movie ticket or a happy hour special. Continue reading »

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May 062014
 

Gregory Johnson (via NOPD)

Gregory Johnson (via NOPD)

A 52-year-old man is wanted on three counts of attempted first-degree murder after opening fire on a group of teens Monday night in Central City, critically injuring one and wounding another, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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May 052014
 
The building housing the Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University is slated to be replaced with a new building, but its demolition will require City Council approval. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The building housing the Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University is slated to be replaced with a new building, but its demolition will require City Council approval. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A request by Tulane University to demolish a 100-year-old home on campus used for the Newcomb College Institute and build a new facility in its place drew a split vote from a city panel Monday afternoon, likely sending the project to the New Orleans City Council for approval. Continue reading »

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May 052014
 

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Help revitalize the historic Lower St. Charles Corridor on Thursday evening at the Magic in Melpomenia IXX celebration at Zeitgeist, which will include a live art auction, music and delicious food from local eateries like Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro, Crabby Jack’s and more. Continue reading »

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May 052014
 
Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivers his inaugural address as members of the City Council watch on Monday morning at the Saenger Theatre. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivers his inaugural address as members of the City Council watch on Monday morning at the Saenger Theatre. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the City Council and other city officials were sworn into their next four-year terms Monday morning at the Saenger Theatre. Continue reading »

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May 052014
 
Hello Well Body Studio Friends! Mother’s Day is fast approaching! If you are still looking for the perfect present for a well deserving mom, how about a massage? Gift Certificates are on sale now! Purchase online, and you can have your GC mailed, emailed, or arrange for an in-studio pickup.

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May 052014
 

Owen Courreges

Is Magazine Street poised to be taken over by national chain stores?

It’s certainly a possibility. Rising rents are already forcing some Magazine Street retailers to move or close entirely. Well-heeled national businesses can often afford what mom-and-pop cannot. Continue reading »

May 052014
 

Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 12.44.58 PMThe Eiffel Society is hosting a fundraiser for The Urban League of Greater New Orleans Young Professionals with happy hour drink specials and free networking festivities Wednesday evening. Continue reading »

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May 032014
 
An Isidore Newman "Greenie" toddler plays with a tiny shovel during groundbreaking ceremonies Friday for the school's new Green Trees Early Childrhood Village. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

An Isidore Newman “Greenie” toddler plays with a tiny shovel during groundbreaking ceremonies Friday for the school’s new GreenTrees Early Childrhood Village. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Site plan by Waggoner and Ball. (via Isidore Newman School)

The facility will sit at the corner of Soniat and Danneel streets. (Site plan by Waggoner and Ball via Isidore Newman School)

As the youngest Greenies played with tiny shovels in a VIP section made of blankets spread on the grass, leaders of the Isidore Newman School broke ground Friday afternoon on the new GreenTrees Early Childhood Village — a project officials call crucial to the school’s future with a name in homage to its past. Continue reading »

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May 022014
 
Thefts and burglaries in the NOPD Sixth District since April 6 cluster along Magazine Street and Louisiana Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Thefts and burglaries in the NOPD Sixth District since April 6 cluster along Magazine Street and Louisiana Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Despite a number of significant recent arrests, New Orleans police recorded a much higher-than-average rate of property crimes such as thefts, break-ins and auto burglaries in the Uptown-based Sixth District in April, although the trend is finally showing signs of slowing, officials said Friday. Continue reading »

May 022014
 

Students from the International School of Louisiana perform acrobatics during a circus arts showcase (Della Hasselle, Mid-City Messenger).

Students from the International School of Louisiana Circus Arts program and Andrew Wilson Charter School were among the local schools that were part of the lineup at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Thursday, reports Della Hasselle of our sister site, Mid-City Messenger.

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May 012014
 

Aaron Johnson (via opcso.org)

Aaron Johnson (via opcso.org)

One teen already in custody has been identified as a participant in a home invasion last month on Adams Street, and another is being sought for a similar case on Broadway — clearing four of five home invasions in the Carrollton area, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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May 012014
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Monday, May 5, begins the new four-year terms for Mayor Landrieu and the City Council. Thus we thought it appropriate to bid farewell to old friends and welcome to new ones. Continue reading »

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Apr 302014
 

Sean Wilson (via isl-edu.org)

Sean Wilson (via isl-edu.org)

Although International School of Louisiana leader Sean Wilson will not depart for his new job until July, the charter school’s governing board may name a new Head of Schools this month, officials said Wednesday. Continue reading »

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Apr 302014
 

By Susan Larson

The New Orleans Public Library is so grateful for Jewel Bush’s warm and thoughtful article about the New Orleans Public Library; we appreciate her support and her advocacy — and her patronage!

I am writing this as the secretary of the New Orleans Public Library Board, of which I have been a member since 2011. Much has transpired since the drafting of the consultant’s report cited in the article. Continue reading »

Apr 302014
 
A public phone stand lays damaged after an April 10 crash at Magazine and Napoleon. It's still there. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

A public phone stand lays damaged after an April 10 crash at Magazine and Napoleon. It’s still there. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

Jean-Paul Villere

Jean-Paul Villere

How are you doing?”

“Good”

“No, Superman does good; you’re doing well”

So goes the old exchange that quickly provides the context of good versus well, and how one should really use them properly.  Among the titles New Orleans carries, The City that Care Forgot remains very real despite the influx of the educated and employed.  And you can see it almost anywhere. Continue reading »

Apr 302014
 
Robert D. Steward (via opcso.org)

Robert D. Steward (via opcso.org)

A convicted drug dealer received 15 years in prison this week for possession of a gun following an April 2013 foot chase in the B.W. Cooper area of Central City, and his co-defendant was sentenced to seven years after agreeing to testify in the same case, New Orleans prosecutors said. Continue reading »

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