Second District police move into new station in Gert Town; building on Magazine Street now vacant

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The Uptown-based Second District of the New Orleans Police Department has moved into its new building on Broadway Street in Gert Town, leaving its century-old former headquarters now vacant. After the new building neared completion in late August, Second District officers began moving in in early August. The new station is now being used regularly, [...]

Louisiana-shot ‘The God Inside My Ear’ to open Horror Film Fest this weekend

The Uptown Messenger -

By Nicholas Reimann for UptownMessenger.com It may still be over a month to Halloween, but the NOLA Horror Film Fest is set to bring in some scares a little earlier as it opens for its eighth annual event Thursday at the Prytania Theatre. Thursday night will feature the festival’s opening film — Louisiana-produced “The God [...]

New bike lanes painted downtown to promote cycling in New Orleans

The Uptown Messenger -

By Samuel Kahn, Loyola Student News Service Bike lanes are being added to Baronne Street by safety-vest wearing volunteers to demonstrate how bike lanes promote bike riding and bike safety as New Orleans hosts the 20th Walk Bike Places conference this week. The event runs through Wednesday at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Canal [...]

Man injured in shooting near Earhart Boulevard in Hollygrove, police say

The Uptown Messenger -

A man suffered several gunshot wounds Sunday night after a shooting just off Earhart Boulevard in Hollygrove, New Orleans police said. The victim, a man in his 40s, was in his vehicle in the 2800 block of Cherry Street (near Apricot Street, which runs alongside Earhart Boulevard) around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, when a [...]

Kristine Froeba: New Orleans’ Restaurant Week Ends Tomorrow

The Uptown Messenger -

New Orleans’ Restaurant Week has only two days and nights left to enjoy. September is one of the slowest months of the year for restaurateurs, but it’s an excellent opportunity for locals to experience new chefs and new menus from old favorites. Celebrating its eighth year, Restaurant Week New Orleans offers a line-up of restaurants [...]

Fifth Annual “Blue Doo Run” at Tulane to raise money for prostate cancer research

The Uptown Messenger -

One thousand runners are expected to dash across the Tulane Uptown campus on Saturday evening as part of the Fifth Annual Blue Doo Run, a fundraiser for prostate cancer research. The two-mile race begins at 5 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 15) behind Gibson Hall on St. Charles Avenue, and is open to all runners and walkers [...]

City planners “skeptical” of designs in proposed rebuild of McDonald’s on St. Charles Avenue

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City planners are “skeptical” about McDonald’s plan to demolish their two-story restaurant on St. Charles Avenue and replace it with a new building designed to be more manageable for staff, but will continue talks with the corporation’s architects and attorneys for another month before making a recommendation, they said this week.

Danae Columbus: Louisiana must commit more resources to early-childhood education

The Uptown Messenger -

With an overall enrollment of more than 1700 students, Lusher Charter School CEO Kathy Riedlinger understands the importance of her students developing strong reading skills at an early age. That’s why Riedlinger, her elementary principal and two other Lusher leaders attended a symposium yesterday hosted by the Center for Development and Learning (CDL), a non-profit [...]

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