May 082014
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Now that all the glitz and glamour of Monday’s inauguration is over, it’s time to get down to business. First on the list should be how the Mayor and Council are going to come up with all the millions to fund the two consent decrees and the firefighters’ judgment while keeping money flowing to other agencies in need, like the public libraries and the Sewerage and Water Board. Continue reading »

May 082014
 
610 Stompers compete in a game of tug-of-war at ROMP! 2013 (via habitat-nola.org)

610 Stompers compete in a game of tug-of-war at ROMP! 2013 (via habitat-nola.org)

N.O. Habitat for Humanity-06Join Habitat for Humanity for a ROMP! in Palmer Park with music from Hot 8 Brass Band, a performance from 610 Stompers plus backyard games and races. Continue reading »

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May 072014
 
Paramedics tend to a motorcyclist injured near a shooting scene on Fourth Street in Central City. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Paramedics tend to a motorcyclist injured near a shooting scene on Fourth Street in Central City. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A man on a motorcycle was injured Wednesday afternoon near the scene of a shootout on Fourth Street in Central City, and police are investigating the circumstances that led to his injuries. Continue reading »

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May 072014
 
Tesla Motors plans a service center at an as-yet-unspecified location in New Orleans, according to their website. (via teslamotors.com)

Tesla Motors plans a service center in New Orleans, according to their website. (via teslamotors.com)

A row of Teslas in the parking lot of Company Burger on Freret Street for a local owners' meetup in February. (photo courtesy of David Wolf)

A row of Teslas in the parking lot of Company Burger on Freret Street for a local owners’ meetup in February. (photo courtesy of David Wolf)

Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley-based auto maker aiming to revolutionize the electric car market, is planning its first service location in the central Gulf Coast for New Orleans, and hiring at least two technicians to staff it, according to the company website. Continue reading »

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May 072014
 

Gregory Johnson (via NOPD)

Gregory Johnson (via NOPD)

Randy Pittman (via opcso.org)

Randy Pittman (via opcso.org)

One of the teens wounded in a shooting Monday night in Central City has died from his injuries, and New Orleans police are still looking for the 52-year-old man believed to have shot him, though they have arrested his alleged accomplice in the case, authorities said. Continue reading »

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May 072014
 

IMG_2484v2_4X6@200It’s New Orleans is the web home of New Orleans’ most popular podcasts, featuring radio slices of local life from Central City cocktails to lunch at Commander’s Palace.

Commander’s Palace provides the busy backdrop for It’s New Orleans’ show about local business, Out to Lunch. Hosted by Tulane professor Peter Ricchiuti and broadcast on local NPR affiliate WWNO,  Out to Lunch is, “Business New Orleans style.”  Ricchiuti’s relaxed style finds him at home with everyone from drone manufacturers to cork dog collar designers. Continue reading »

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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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