‘Tchoup, Drop & Roll’ crawfish boil to benefit Friends of New Orleans Fire Department

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ClawCrib, a safer system for boiling crawfish, is teaming up with Southern Hospitality Catering to host “Tchoup, Drop & Roll”, a fundraiser in support of fire safety. The event will take place on Saturday, June 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Tchoupitoulas Yard & Zanzabar Annex, located at Tchoupitoulas & Third Streets, and proceeds will [...]

Request for demolition of O.C. Haley shotgun home withdrawn

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The owners of a historic shotgun home on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard have withdrawn their controversial request to tear down the structure, the New Orleans City Council said on Thursday. The city’s Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee had already recommended against allowing the demolition of 2112 O.C. Haley Boulevard last month, after neighbors and preservationists [...]

Kristine Froeba: Uptown Square’s Crescent City Farmer’s Market more than just produce #EatLocal

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Every Tuesday, Uptowners clamor for Homemade Tamales, Artisan Cheeses, Fresh Diary, and Spices. They’re not at Whole Foods or St. James Cheese Company. Instead, they crowd a tented open-air area of the old Uptown Square where Free Range Eggs, Watermelon Frescas, and Organic Honey are among other homemade, freshly harvested, and artisan produced items. You [...]

Sexual assault of 76-year-old woman reported near Magazine Street, police say

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New Orleans police are investigating the sexual assault of a 76-year-old woman that was reported Wednesday evening near Magazine Street, authorities said. The incident — classified as an aggravated rape — was reported at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, near Magazine and Calhoun streets, according to the NOPD major offense log. “The victim was sexually [...]

Danae Columbus: Will New Orleanians be asked for more taxes to support reform of the jail?

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Now that Sheriff Marlin Gusman has acknowledged that he must cede day-to-day jail operations to a government-approved independent compliance director, how will the millions in reforms be paid for? The new expenses include the compliance director’s salary and benefits, other costs for new staff he or she will bring in as well as the new [...]

Fontainebleau robbery suspect wanted on attempted-murder charge still at large, police say

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The man accused of shooting a woman on Fontainebleau Drive during an armed robbery last month remains at large, and New Orleans police are continuing to ask for the public’s help locating him. Geno Oliver, 29, allegedly approached a woman from behind as she walked on Fontainebleau Drive around 10:30 p.m. May 10 and demanded [...]

Cha Wa band honors a fallen member

The Uptown Messenger -

Steve Malinowski controlled stages with ambidextrous skill and an infectious grin. The New York native died on June 17, less than a week before his 26th birthday. Malinowski, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, moved to New Orleans three years ago. There he formed an organ trio with fellow Berklee graduate, Joe Gelini. The [...]

Caribbean-themed food, eleven hours of music at annual NOLA Caribbean Festival

The Uptown Messenger -

The 3rd Annual NOLA Caribbean Festival, a celebration of Caribbean culture, will take place this Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Roux Carre, located at 2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. The festival will feature vendors offering Caribbean-themed food, drinks, arts and crafts, along with 11 hours of top local and international music [...]

Lower Garden District begins debate over adding private security patrols

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Members of the Coliseum Square Association floated the idea of adding a private patrol in the Lower Garden District on Monday night – a suggestion that was met with both strong support and staunch opposition from residents. Association board member Ryan Kropog presented the “rough” proposal during the association’s monthly meeting as a response to [...]

Man arrested on gun charges after incident near Magazine Street, police say

The Uptown Messenger -

A 33-year-old man was arrested Sunday on assault charges after allegedly pointing a gun at passersby near Magazine Street and firing it from an apartment on Camp Street, New Orleans police said. Chase Hardesty, 33, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, as well as charges of aggravated criminal damage, illegal [...]

Former clinic on Louisiana Avenue to be demolished and rebuilt; VFW to replace meeting hall on Lyons

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A large former medical center at 2500 Louisiana Avenue is slated to be torn down and rebuilt with a new clinic, city officials said, and, in a separate request, the Veterans of Foreign Wars are planning to tear down and rebuild their meeting hall on Lyons Street. The blighted, graffiti covered building at the corner [...]

New Orleans College Prep awarded million-dollar grant

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New Orleans College Prep (NOCP), the school network that includes Walter L. Cohen and Lawrence D. Crocker Schools, was recently awarded a $1 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. With the assistance of the grant, NOCP plans to continue to grow the performance of its schools over the next three years. NOCP plans to devote grant money [...]

Advertiser’s Message: Stormwater Management— What Contractors Should Know

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LCI Worker’s Comp is partnering with the Urban Conservancy and StayLocal to host Stormwater Management Opportunities: What Contractors Should Know this Thursday, June 23 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This day-long workshop will be held at New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board, 2100 Leon C Simon Dr., and has been approved for 6 hours [...]

Today in NOLA: 6.19.16

Nola Defender -

There’s lots of PRIDE in the Quarter today while City Park is celebrating some island pride. If you’re looking for something harder, check out Castle at Siberia. There’s always R. Kelly at the arena also. June 19, 1865, was Emancipation Day; today, the holiday of Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom. More to see today:

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Today in NOLA: 6.17.16

Nola Defender -

A couple of gals from Nashville are bringing their own take on country to the Quarter tonight while Seth Stainback wraps up his run in Mid City. Plus, Kermit, Tab, Christian Scott, and the New Orleans Suspects are all taking the stage. On this day in 1868, Lake Charles held its first town election. Details for tonight:

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