Kristine Froeba on Bravo’s Southern Charm New Orleans: Authentic as Canned Gumbo from Texas

The Uptown Messenger -

Where to begin with this contrived foolishness? I’ll start with the rent-a-voodoo princess who wears the bejeweled and feathered turban of a Hindu Maharaja. If that isn’t enough, she also travels with a Home Decor store crystal ball, Italian Tarot cards and sprinkles Arabian frankincense and myrrh from a miniature broom–the type my grandfather kept [...]

Lycee Francais announces three finalists in CEO search

The Uptown Messenger -

The three finalists for the top job at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans are the charter school’s current academic director, the principal of a high-performing Uptown charter high school, and the former administrator of an immersion school in Maryland, Lycee officials announced Monday night. Lycee’s CEO Search committee has been meeting for months to find [...]

City Planning staff recommend rezoning for proposed Drive Shack golf facility

The Uptown Messenger -

The Drive Shack golf facility under consideration for the former Times-Picayune site on Howard Avenue nabbed a recommendation for rezoning approval from City Planning staff, subject to a few building design changes suggested by the Design Advisory Committee. The proposed entertainment hub would require tearing down the old newspaper building completely, but the owners of [...]

Opposition swells against new Subway proposed for Magazine Street as City Council vote approaches

The Uptown Messenger -

The proposed new Subway sandwich shop in the corner unit of a strip mall on Magazine Street has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing battle over chain fast-food restaurants on the historic Uptown thoroughfare, with a broad array of neighborhood and civic activists organizing opposition as a vote by the City Council approaches. The [...]

Cohen High School to partner with Johns Hopkins University in redesign program

The Uptown Messenger -

Walter L. Cohen College Prep High School is one of 31 high schools in Louisiana to receive specialized guidance from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education toward redesigning its instruction and support services for the 2019-2020 school year. Cohen High School’s failing test scores were among the lowest performing schools in the city in [...]

Lamborghini driver pleads guilty to vehicular homicide in crash that killed passenger

The Uptown Messenger -

The man who drove a Lamborghini at speeds well over 100 mph through Uptown New Orleans before crashing into floodwall and killing his passenger two years ago pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide on Monday, and may now face a decade or more in prison. Jason Adams, 32, was driving with 23-year-old Kristi Lirette on May [...]

Garden District, Upper Hurstville security districts renewed by massive margins

The Uptown Messenger -

Barely a dozen people in total voted against renewing the Garden District and Upper Hurstville security districts on Saturday, with roughly 96 percent of voters in the neighborhoods agreeing to keep them in place for the next eight years. Upper Hurstville was renewed by 97 percent of the 140 votes cast, leaving only 4 ‘no’ [...]

Upper Hurstville, Garden District security districts up for renewal in election today

The Uptown Messenger -

While the only election many New Orleanians are considering today is whether to get the crawfish bread or shrimp bread, residents of the Upper Hurstville and the Garden District neighborhoods will vote on whether to renew their security districts. The security districts levy a tax on all the property in a certain neighborhood, then allow [...]

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