“Girls on the Run” program holds annual 5k at Audubon Park on Saturday

The Uptown Messenger -

Girls on the Run, a confidence-building program serving nearly 300 school-age girls across the New Orleans area, will celebrate the culmination of this year’s 10-week training program with a 5K race open to the public on Saturday morning in Audubon Park. The race makes a lap around the Audubon Park lagoon and along the Mississippi [...]

Danae Columbus: Short-term rentals — City Hall created them, so City Hall must fix them

The Uptown Messenger -

New Orleans residents who are concerned that STRS (short term rentals) are destroying the fabric of their neighborhoods will probably pack the City Council Chambers next Tuesday when the City Planning Commission receives public comment as part of a study commissioned by Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell and the City Council to determine if any modifications are [...]

Man shot to death on South Claiborne Avenue, police say

The Uptown Messenger -

A man was shot to death in the South Claiborne Avenue neutral ground in the middle of the afternoon Wednesday, New Orleans police said. The shooting was reported shortly after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, on South Claiborne Avenue near First Street, according to NOPD reports. “Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive male lying in [...]

Local director’s first feature film ‘Thunder Road’ headed to Pyrtania Theater

The Uptown Messenger -

Join the New Orleans Film Society as they present the homecoming of New Orleans native director Jim Cummings’s first feature film “Thunder Road,” which won the Grand Prize in SXSW 2018 and heading to Cannes Film Festival for its international premiere in May. “Thunder Road” tells the story of a flawed police officer, Jim Arnaud [...]

Retiring City Councilwoman continues push for stricter short-term rental laws (live video)

The Uptown Messenger -

Although she has less than a month left in office, District A City Councilwoman Susan Guidry is continuing to advocate for tighter regulations of AirBnB and other short-term rental platforms that she originally sought two years ago — and the incoming class of council members say they are listening to her. When the City Council [...]

Carrollton neighborhood groups to discuss short-term rentals with Guidry, Giarrusso

The Uptown Messenger -

Both outgoing District A City Councilwoman Susan Guidry and incoming Councilman Joe Giarrusso III will meet with Carrollton residents tonight to discuss issues relating to short-term rentals. The event is being organized by the Carrollton Area Network, which includes members from the Maple Street area, the Carrollton-Riverbend, Central Carrollton, Northwest Carrollton, Hollygrove, Fontainebleau, Hollygrove-Dixon, Palm-air, [...]

Road work to reduce traffic lanes on Martin Luther King Boulevard

The Uptown Messenger -

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane on Martin Luther King Boulevard for at least a week because of utility work for an upcoming reconstruction of the road, city officials announced. Starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018, the City of New Orleans’ construction contractor, Command Construction Industries, LLC, will shift the [...]

Aggravated rape of Tulane student, another woman by group of men under investigation, police say

The Uptown Messenger -

A Tulane student and her friend were forced to participate in sex acts with a group of a half-dozen men at a home on South Claiborne Avenue early Sunday, prompting an aggravated rape investigation by the New Orleans Police Department, authorities said. The victims were two women, one who attends Tulane and a guest, according [...]

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