Three charged with racketeering, drug trafficking, other crimes in Central City

The Uptown Messenger -

District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office announced Nov. 16 it has secured the indictment of three people charged with racketeering conspiracy and other crimes as part of a criminal enterprise trafficking narcotics — primarily crack cocaine — in Central City. Brandon “Poo” Butler, Darion “D-Man” Audrict and Crystal Butler were charged in the indictment handed up [...]

Kristine Froebe on Creole Oyster Soup: New Orleans’ Thanksgiving historic first course

The Uptown Messenger -

Before and since the Americans purchased New Orleans from the French, New Orleans has remained unique and distinct, 215 years later, we still spurn convention. Thanksgiving is no exception. Where other states lead with carrot and parsnip soup, we lead with oysters: Oyster Soup, Oyster Patties and Oyster Dressing (you’ll find the recipes below in [...]

Entire east bank of New Orleans under boil water advisory after drop in pressure

The Uptown Messenger -

The Sewerage & Water Board issued a precautionary boil water advisory Saturday morning for the entire east bank of New Orleans. A drop in water pressure led to the advisory, according to the agency. The city’s Office of Emergency Preparedness issued the following directives on taking safe precautions during the boil water advisory. DON’T CONSUME [...]

Maple Leaf advance tickets support New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation

The Uptown Messenger -

The Maple Leaf Bar is donating proceeds from online ticket sales to the New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation. Starting this month, the Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., is offering advance ticket sales for all shows Friday and Saturday nights. A few other select shows will also be available for online purchase. The legendary Uptown [...]

Proposed nail salon wins initial approval — with new second-story residential addition — for St. Charles Avenue storefront near universities

The Uptown Messenger -

A nail salon proposed for a university-area building on St. Charles Avenue that has been a number of short-lived restaurants in recent years won initial approval from the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, and it will include the addition of a new second-story living space — despite some some neighbors concerns’ that parking is already [...]

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