Lower Garden District venue for “Fallen Saint” immersive-theatre project wins unanimous City Council vote

The Uptown Messenger -

The controversial proposal to convert a former Lower Garden District warehouse into a venue for a permanent new-to-New Orleans immersive-theatre production called “The Fallen Saint” won unanimous approval from the City Council on Thursday — overcoming ardent opposition from some nearby neighbors by agreeing to an exhaustive list of operating conditions described as without precedent [...]

Staff layoffs, shrinking enrollment roil New Orleans College Prep families

The Uptown Messenger -

After an unexpectedly low student enrollment this fall at Walter L. Cohen high school and Crocker elementary led to a handful of staff layoffs by the New Orleans College Prep administration last month, teachers and families from both schools pleaded with the charter network’s governing board to find a way to shore up the struggling [...]

New indoor pool at Gert Town Natatorium now open for swimmers

The Uptown Messenger -

The newly constructed Gert Town Natatorium — next door to the recently-completed New Orleans Police Department Second District station — is now open to swimmers, with classes scheduled throughout the day, according to city recreation officials. The indoor pool shares the same 3411 Broadway Street address with the new police station next door, which opened [...]

Subway robbed on South Carrollton; robbery at knifepoint on South Claiborne, police say

The Uptown Messenger -

The robbery of the Subway on South Carrollton Avenue was caught on surveillance camera, and a man was robbed at knifepoint on South Claiborne Avenue over the weekend, New Orleans police said. Shortly before 3 p.m. Friday, Sep. 28, a man walked into the Subway restaurant in the 3500 block of South Carrollton Avenue with [...]

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