New traffic signal planned on South Broad Street near courthouse

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A new traffic signal will be installed on South Broad Street at Gravier Street — between the New Orleans Police Department headquarters and Criminal District Court — as part of the ongoing work on the street. The new signal is part of the larger $1 million Broad Street Infrastructure Improvement project, which will require reducing [...]

Arrest made in road-rage shooting on Pontchartrain Expressway

The Uptown Messenger -

A man was arrested Thursday after allegedly shooting another driver in a road-rage incident on the Pontchartrain Expressway, police said. Shortly before noon Thursday, the two drivers were both headed toward the Westbank on the Pontchartrain Expressway near the Carondelet Street onramp, according to NOPD spokesman Gary Scheets. “As the two drivers headed toward the [...]

Suspect identified, sought in St. Thomas Street armed robbery

The Uptown Messenger -

Investigators have identified a man believed to have robbed an acquaintance at gunpoint last week on St. Thomas Street, and detectives are now hoping the public can help locate him, New Orleans police said. Tony Gaines, 48, is wanted on an armed-robbery charge in connection with an armed robbery Friday, Oct. 5, near the intersection [...]

Danae Columbus: Nancy Marsiglia Institute promotes knowledge of U.S. Constitution, civil discourse

The Uptown Messenger -

In a fiery speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Gold Star father Khizr Khan talked about falling in love with the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. A Pakistani immigrant whose son Army Captain Humayun Khan was killed in Iraq in 2004, Khan offered to lend Donald Trump his copy so Trump could [...]

Advertiser: Benjamin Franklin High School Prepares to Host Open House

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Students, faculty, staff, and parents at Ben Franklin High School will open the school’s gates on Thursday, Oct. 11, and greet prospective students and their families from across New Orleans for an up-close look at the Ben Franklin experience. “Our students love to offer a one-on-one guided tour for each visitor, discovering where their interests are, what inspires [...]

Introducing Yo Joe! Real Estate Advice

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I’m Joe Gerrity, local businessman, investor and Real Estate Broker. For my monthly “Yo Joe” column, I’ll be answering your real estate questions as well as providing market information and housing statistics. I believe the main responsibilities of a Realtor are to add value and facilitate mutually beneficial transactions, and through this column I hope [...]

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