Request to rezone block near Touro Infirmary for medical services sparks neighborhood controversy

The Uptown Messenger -

A proposal to rezone most of a block near Touro Infirmary for medical offices has sparked strong opposition among nearby neighbors, and the City Planning Commission agreed that the request creates too much uncertainty for the future of the neighborhood. The request concerned six properties in the block bounded by Amelia, Coliseum, Antonine and Chestnut [...]

Milan neighborhood cleanup planned to celebrate New Orleans Tricentennial

The Uptown Messenger -

As part of the city’s ongoing 300th birthday celebrations, residents of the Milan area are planning a neighborhood cleanup Saturday morning, followed by a party at the Atkinson-Stern Tennis Center in the afternoon. The cleanup efforts start at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 14, and continue until noon. At 1 p.m., the tricentennial celebration with food, [...]

Suspect in numerous business robberies arrested after robbery at South Claiborne cell-phone store

The Uptown Messenger -

A man wanted in a series of Uptown business robberies was arrested at noon Wednesday after his latest hit on a South Claiborne Avenue cell-phone store, New Orleans police said. Andre Addison, 55, entered the Metro PCS store in the 8800 block of South Claiborne Avenue at noon on Wednesday, June 27, pointed a gun [...]

Danae Columbus: New clerk of court Chelsey Richard Napoleon could face strong challenge from Jared Brossett

The Uptown Messenger -

With qualifying still three weeks away, the contest to replace longtime Civil District Court Clerk Dale Atkins has already heated up with two strong candidates – Interim Civil District Court Clerk Chelsey Richard Napoleon and District D Councilmember Jared Brossett. Napoleon, who rolled out her campaign Tuesday night in Lakeview, has been preparing to become [...]

New Audubon Park master plan receives final approval despite ongoing ire over golf course

The Uptown Messenger -

The new master plan for Audubon Park received its final, unanimous approval from the Audubon Commission on Tuesday night in spite of a show of opposition from the public — not for anything contained in the plan, but for its exclusion from discussion of the golf course or the park’s financial future. The plan contains [...]

NOPD Second District receives new commander amid flurry of promotions

The Uptown Messenger -

A series of promotions within the upper leadership of the New Orleans Police Department has brought the Second District a new commander, but she will be a familiar face to Uptown residents. Lt. Jennifer Dupree, who until most recently served as the assistant commander in the district, has been selected as the district’s new commander [...]

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