Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee to continue oversight of demolitions in Central City, Hollygrove for another year

The Uptown Messenger -

The Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee — which oversees demolition requests in a swath of Uptown from Hollygrove to Central City, essentially all of Uptown not governed by historic districts — has been reauthorized for another year. In 2016, the City Council chose to move many of the Uptown neighborhoods along the river and most [...]

Baton Rouge businessman indicted on murder charge in beating death of 60-year-old man on St. Charles Avenue

The Uptown Messenger -

A real-estate agent from Baton Rouge was indicted Thursday on a murder charge in the beating death of a 60-year-old man on St. Charles Avenue, Orleans Parish prosecutors said. Garrett Ward, 25, will face a charge of second-degree murder in the Jan. 6 death of 60-year-old Arnold Jackson, nearly two weeks after Ward allegedly attacked [...]

Danae Columbus: Think the partisan gridlock in Baton Rouge is bad? Try Washington, D.C.

The Uptown Messenger -

Who among us isn’t frustrated by the time and money wasted because the Louisiana Legislature cannot pass a balanced budget? Though we might be infuriated, we only have to look toward Washington to see much worse. Today House Republicans will grapple with immigration reform in an attempt to come to agreement on at least some [...]

Uptown Messenger sister site in Gentilly selected for national grant program to grow local news

The Uptown Messenger -

Gentilly Messenger, the newest member of the NOLA Messenger family of neighborhood-based news sites serving New Orleans, has been selected for inclusion in a national program designed to accelerate growth for new models of local journalism. The Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers selected Gentilly Messenger and its publisher, Tyree C. Worthy, as one of [...]

NOPD, Humane Society investigating cat’s severed head found on Audubon-area sidewalk

The Uptown Messenger -

After a woman found the severed head of a cat on the sidewalk near Constance and Eleonore streets, both the New Orleans police and the Humane Society of Louisiana are now investigating the incident, authorities said. Victoria Marchante found the head, but not the body, on Friday morning, and appeared to have been placed there [...]

McDonald’s on St. Charles Avenue seeks city’s permission for major reconstruction

The Uptown Messenger -

The owners of the McDonald’s business on St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District are seeking the city’s permission for a major reconstruction project, reorganizing the interior and reconfiguring the building on its three lots, according to documents filed with the city. The current building is deemed a nonconforming use, so the reconstruction project requires [...]

Teen arrested on Dante Street after home invasion; four other robberies reported, police say

The Uptown Messenger -

An alleged teenage home intruder was arrested Saturday afternoon on Dante Street after a violent confrontation; two South Carrollton fast-food restaurants reported robbery incidents, and two other robberies were reported on Tchoupitoulas and Amelia streets over the weekend, New Orleans police said. In the home-invasion, an officer was called to the 1800 block of Dante [...]

Man shot to death on South Derbigny Street; three other shootings reported, police say

The Uptown Messenger -

A man was shot to death Friday evening on South Derbigny Street, and four other people were injured in three different shootings around the Uptown area later in the weekend, New Orleans police said. The fatal shooting was reported shortly after 7:15 p.m. Friday, June 1, in the 2400 block of South Derbigny Street, according [...]

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