Lower Garden District neighbors consider installing security cameras

The Uptown Messenger -

Just a month after contemplating the creation of a new security district, with 24-hour manned patrol cars, residents of the Lower Garden District are now exploring another way to increase safety: a widespread installment of crime cameras. Members of the Coliseum Square Neighborhood Association took a preliminary survey at their monthly meeting this week to see how many residents [...]

Danae Columbus: Judicial races, School Board matchups take shape on first day of qualifying

The Uptown Messenger -

Political insiders are shaking their heads this week as to why Paul Bonin, a widely-popular 4th Circuit Court of Appeals judge who has more than five years remaining on his current term, would decide to run for a lower-paying judgeship in the rough-and-tumble Criminal District Court. “It was a big decision,” said Bonin, 62, just [...]

Advertiser Bulletin: Poydras Home presents Author Dr. Pamela Tyler

The Uptown Messenger -

On the evening of Wednesday, July 27th, Poydras Home and The Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC) will co-host author Dr. Pamela Tyler’s presentation of “Tender Hearts and Business Heads” at 533 Royal Street with a signing of her book “New Orleans Women And The Poydras Home – More Durable Than Marble” in conjunction with the HNOC exhibition “Voices of [...]

Alcohol Board poised to release TJ Quills from Maple Street security-patrol payments

The Uptown Messenger -

Five years after New Orleans city officials ordered the TJ Quills college bar to help pay for private security patrols around Maple Street in order to remain open, the Alcohol Beverage Control board appears poised to release the bar from its $1,000 monthly payments. In July 2011, the city attorney’s office brought TJ Quills before [...]

Possible human jaw bone found buried at Carrollton home-construction site

The Uptown Messenger -

A construction worker digging under a newly built home on Zimpel Street discovered a sealed box with a velvet bag inside containing what appeared to be a human jaw bone Tuesday evening, prompting an investigation by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office. Adam Hodges was digging under a new home under construction in the 7500 block [...]

College Prep founder files to run for open School Board seat; Koppel files for re-election

The Uptown Messenger -

The founder of the New Orleans College Prep charter network qualified Wednesday morning to run for the open District 5 seat on the Orleans Parish School Board, and current school board member Woody Koppel also filed for re-election in his District 6. Ben Kleban became the first candidate Wednesday morning to file the paperwork for [...]

Seth Bloom won’t run for re-election to Orleans School Board, leaving Uptown seat open

The Uptown Messenger -

Seth Bloom, who has represented a large swath of Uptown on the Orleans Parish School Board for eight years, will not run for re-election this fall, he announced Tuesday evening — leaving his seat open a day before candidates begin qualifying for the election. Bloom announced his decision shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday as the [...]

Supermercado Las Acacias on Freret receives City Council approval to sell single beers

The Uptown Messenger -

In a quiet end to a debate simmering on Freret Street for five years, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously last week to allow the Supermercado Las Acacias to begin selling single beers. The store received permission to sell alcohol at its current location at 4929 Freret Street in 2011, but city officials and [...]

Chick-Fil-A may be coming to South Claiborne Avenue, Councilwoman hints

The Uptown Messenger -

Amid a broader conversation about the ongoing revitalization of South Claiborne Avenue, one tender detail from the mayor’s budget meeting last week stoked New Orleans appetites — is Chick-Fil-A eyeing a new location on that heavily-traveled Uptown corridor? Mayor Mitch Landrieu hosted his annual meeting to discuss the coming year’s budget priorities with residents of [...]

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