Moonlightin' in the Quarter

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The State Police may be sticking around a little longer, but most downtown residents feel that policing is still an issue in need of attention. In the the Quarter, the French Quarter Management District (FQMD) is putting the final touches on a program to supplement safety by hiring off-duty New Orleans Police Officers (NOPD) to patrol four security districts within the Quarter.

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Gen. Honore, neighborhood activists speak at Katrina commemoration (live coverage)

The Uptown Messenger -

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Russell Honore is speaking on environmental justice issues this morning at a Katrina commemoration breakfast at Xavier University. Joining him will be activists from Uptown neighborhoods, including those opposed to a railroad through Hollygrove and to the Booker T. Washington High School on the old Silver City dump. See below for [...]

Today in NOLA: 8.30.14

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Decadance parties on in the Quarter tonight. If you’re venturing downtown, allow us to suggest the LBGTQ punk benefit concert at Siberia or naked karaoke at Allways Lounge. Rebirth Brass Band and Caddywhompus both play Uptown shows tonight. And it’s not too late to catch MidCity Theatre’s mashup of The Big Lebowski and Shakespeare. We’ve also got an early matinee film and late-night comedy. Make the absolute most of your Saturday:

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Hearse Heist at Charbonnet

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Charbonnet Funeral Home is a New Orleans staple that has garnered some national fame for laying out the deceased by standing them up. Lifelike poses at viewings make it seem like the passed are living. However, last night, the bodies in the hearses were very much alive. Around 9:42p.m. the funeral home was robbed.

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Closing Time

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Summer is ending shortly, and so are many of her offerings at the New Orleans Museum of Art. NoDef took a look at the exhibits closing soon. They run the gamut from New World colonial luxury, Civil Rights, and ultra modern work from Louisiana natives. There’s a little bit of something for everyone at NOMA.  

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Pols Remember Katrina

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Louisiana's leaders have been busy speaking at memorials and commemorations today. Nine years after Katrina, New Orleanians are all rembering the Storm in their own way. Governor Jindal, Senator Landrieu, and Represenative Cassidy all put out formal statements as well. Full text follows.

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Central City residents hope ‘open-door’ policy continues with new police commander

The Uptown Messenger -

When New Orleans Police Commander Bob Bardy was promoted to deputy superintendent earlier this month, he left behind an eight-year stint in the Sixth District where most people knew his name and many knew his personal phone number. When residents had problems — even problems like being charged in shootings — they knew they could [...]

Alliance Française offers discounts on Fall French language classes

The Uptown Messenger -

The Alliance Française adult fall French classes begin Sept. 8, but customers can get an early bird discount of $15 by signing up by Monday, Sept. 1. “Classes take place during the evenings, day time and Saturday mornings, are for all levels, and range from grammar, phonetics and conversation to Louisiana French and French for [...]

Today in NOLA: 8.29.14

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Here’s a new reason to take a trip to the Westbank: A$AP Ferg, Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis and more play the Mad Decent Block Party at Mardi Gras World today. Gravity A pay tribute to the Talking Heads at Tiptina’s tonight. Plus, MidCity Theatre mashes up the Bard and the Dude, while The New Movement brings back Match Game (actually, it’s still on the air in Canada). Pick your throwback:

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Marking Katrina

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Nine years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast. In the storm’s path, over one million were displaced, 1,800 lives were lost and billions of dollars of damage were created. 80% of New Orleans sat underwater; its citizens waited for salvation while three levels of government systematically failed the populace. On the coast of Mississippi, communities from Waveland to Ocean Springs were completely wiped out. To this day, parts of the coast remain vacant, despite a valiant and successful rebuilding attempt. 

 

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State Police Extend Stay

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Like many visitors to the French Quarter, the State Police came for a short visit and then decided to stay a little longer. Colonel Michael Edmonson, Superintendant of the State Police, said that the number of State Police will decline "a little" but that they will continue to maintain patrols and presence downtown. Originally, the detail was scheduled to depart on Labor Day.

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