Palmer Park to host inaugural Cochon de Lait festival Saturday to support police

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The charity that supports the officers of the Uptown-based NOPD Second District will transform their long-running annual festival into the inaugural Cochon de Lait festival this Saturday at Palmer Park. COPS 2 has paid for numerous repairs and quality-of-life improvements at the century-old Second District station on Magazine Street, sponsors an Officer-of-the-Month award program to [...]

Police officials to review progress on reforms Thursday in Central City

The Uptown Messenger -

Residents of both the Uptown-based Second and Sixth NOPD Districts are invited to learn about the department’s progress on federally-mandated reforms on Thursday night in a community meeting at the Sixth District station in Central City. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the station at 1930 Martin Luther King Boulevard. [...]

Coquette owners introduce new “Thalia” restaurant to Lower Garden District neighbors

The Uptown Messenger -

The co-owners of the beloved Coquette restaurant on Magazine Street received a warm reception Monday night as they introduced their idea for a new restaurant, “Thalia,” to their neighbors in the Lower Garden District. Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus — co-chefs and co-owners of Coquette who were this year nominated together as semifinalists for the [...]

Neighborhoods celebrate National Night Out Against Crime

The Uptown Messenger -

The 34th Annual National Night Out Against Crime is tonight, Oct. 17, in neighborhoods across the city. “The National Night Out Against Crime in New Orleans is a community-wide event to raise crime prevention awareness, reduce crime and increase the support of local, state and federal law enforcement,” according to the city’s website for the [...]

District B neighborhoods split support between Seth Bloom and Jay H. Banks

The Uptown Messenger -

A strong base of support in the neighborhoods between the St. Charles Avenue corridor and the Mississippi River propelled Seth Bloom to his first-place finish Saturday night in the six-way race for the District B seat on the New Orleans City Council, but Jay H. Banks’ dominance in the Central City area secured his place [...]

Joe Giarrusso III wins City Council District A seat

The Uptown Messenger -

From Mid-City Messenger Joe Giarrusso, III has clenched the New Orleans City Council District A seat with 65 percent of the vote. Giarrusso garnered more than 11,000 votes for the seat, beating out five opponents and avoiding a runoff election next month. Aylin Acikalin Maklansky won twenty percent of the vote, with Toyia Washington-Kendrick in [...]

Acclaimed novelist, MacArthur genius Jesmyn Ward discusses new books with New Orleans readers (video)

The Uptown Messenger -

It’s been a busy fall for Tulane University professor Jesmyn Ward. Her new novel, “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” was published just last month, and named a finalist for the National Book Award just last week. On Wednesday, she was announced as one of the latest recipients of the prestigious national MacArthur “genius” grant, and on Thursday, [...]

Suspect identified in St. Charles Avenue robbery, police say

The Uptown Messenger -

New Orleans police investigators have identified the man who allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint in her breezeway on St. Charles Avenue last month, and they are seeking the public’s help locating him, authorities said. Around 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, a woman was checking her mailbox in the breezeway of her apartment building in [...]

Guns and ammunition seized on Josephine Street, police say

The Uptown Messenger -

Three rifles were seized and a convicted felon was arrested for their possession from a Josephine Street home over the weekend, New Orleans police said. Sixth District officers executed a search warrant that resulted in confiscating multiple ammunition and three firearms from a convicted felon. On October 7, 2017, Sixth District General Assignment officers executed [...]

Danae Columbus: Still trying to decide who to vote for in the New Orleans mayoral race? Science says trust your gut

The Uptown Messenger -

New Orleans voters who still have not made a final choice on who they want to support in Saturday’s elections should look no farther than their stomachs. When making any important decision, it’s always best to thoroughly research the pros and cons, seek advice from family and friends, and then sleep on it. According to [...]

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