Forum to explore open-space, parks and recreation planning

The Uptown Messenger -

New Orleans officials have been rethinking how the city’s parks, recreation and greenspace are organized and managed. To inform New Orleanians of the whys, hows and whats of citywide master park and recreation planning, Parks For All is sponsoring a forum, “Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Planning: International Best Practices and their Application to New [...]

New Orleans police to conduct driver sobriety checks tonight

The Uptown Messenger -

The NOPD’s Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location beginning at 9 p.m. today, Thursday, March 21, and ending at 5 a.m. on Friday, March 22. Motorists who encounter this checkpoint will experience minimal delays and should have the proper documentation available if requested: proof of insurance, driver’s license and vehicle [...]

Danae Columbus: Daughters of Charity still serve the community’s most vulnerable

The Uptown Messenger -

There are many excellent health care providers in the New Orleans area. One stands out for its almost 200-year commitment and unique wrap-around services – the Daughters of Charity. First at the now-shuttered Charity Hospital and today through 10 neighborhood health centers including one located at 3201 S. Carrollton, the Daughters of Charity Services of [...]

L’Ecole Bilingue hosting its 20th annual Fête Francaise on Saturday

The Uptown Messenger -

L’Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orleans is presenting its 20th annual Fête Francaise on Saturday, March 23, at its Uptown campus, 821 Gen. Pershing St. Fête Française is a free outdoor festival hosted by the French immersion school at the school’s Uptown campus off of Magazine Street. Entertainment this year includes Cha Wa, Soul Brass Band, [...]

Shotgun House Tour explores innovative renovations of Uptown homes

The Uptown Messenger -

Shotgun houses are a beloved part of New Orleans’ historic architecture, but can they accommodate the needs of a modern family? This weekend, March 23-24, the Preservation Resource Center’s annual Shotgun House Tour will show off seven Uptown shotgun homes chosen for their smart, innovative renovations. The tour highlights the livability and versatility of these [...]

Carrollton Courthouse redevelopment plans face additional scrutiny

The Uptown Messenger -

The City Council rejected an appeal Thursday from a neighborhood group wanting to send the Carrollton Courthouse renovation plans back to the Historic District Landmarks Commission, but it could put the design for an assisted living facility in the historic building back on the drawing board anyway. The Maple Area Residents Inc., or MARI, objected [...]

At Bean Madness tourney, you decide who makes the best red beans and rice in town

The Uptown Messenger -

The Krewe of Red Beans & Dead Beans kicks off its third annual “Road to the Final Fork,” a Bean Madness within March Madness, on Wednesday. The Carnival walking krewe with the artistic bean-decorated costumes organizes the culinary competition styled after the NCAA March Madness. Thirty-two New Orleans’ restaurants and chefs compete over a three-week, [...]

Police blotter: Pizza snatching on Third Street, purse snatching on Magazine

The Uptown Messenger -

Pizza robbery A pizza was stolen from a delivery driver Saturday afternoon in the Hoffman Triangle area, the New Orleans Police Department has reported. A 22-year-old woman was delivering pizza in the 3300 block of Third Street, near Prieur Street, on March 16 at about 2:30 when a man approached her and demanded the pizza. [...]

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