Plus, Entergy hits another snag on proposed power plant. NOPD makes some progress meeting consent decree requirements, but it's still not quite there. And rural communities across the state may soon have to take action on their aging water systems.
A 2014 law set to take effect next month could leave only one clinic in the state. This week, lawyers seeking to overturn it tried to delay an appeals court ruling upholding it. They were denied. Now, the only place for them to go is the U.S. Supreme Court.
The podcast wraps a busy end of the week in New Orleans, with breaking news on two fronts: Louisiana's new abortion restrictions and the NOPD consent decree.
The Ladies of Unity Social Aid and Pleasure Club will present its second-line parade on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 1 to 5 p.m. through the Central City, Hoffman Triangle and Broadmoor neighborhoods. The parade will begin and end at Second and Dryades streets. Traffic will be restricted along the route depicted below. Expect road closures [...]
A man was shot to death in Central City on Thursday night, the New Orleans Police Department reported. Sixth District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting at 6:58 p.m. in the 2100 block of Thalia Street. They discovered an adult black male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim died [...]
Saints fans wonder why America hates us
An infrastructure review graded the state’s drinking water systems at D-minus. Billions of dollars will be needed to repair and upgrade these public systems, and it’s not clear where all that money will come from. But drilling private wells simply isn’t an option for most residents.
With little fanfare last July, former Mayor Mitch Landrieu created the E Pluribus Unum Fund which is serving as a fundraising vehicle to stay in the public eye — while contemplating a future in Washington, D.C. where the fund is based. “We are better together than we are apart,” the fund’s website (unumfund.org) declares. With [...]
Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival is back with its original name as well as a full slate of local, national and international acts to accompany the Jamaican cuisine. The celebration of the connections between New Orleans and Caribbean culture is set for Feb. 9 at Central City BBQ, 1201 S. Rampart St. Festival organizers and [...]
Lawyers for groups opposed to the plant say the company botched an application for a state permit renewal. State agency should not grant it, they argue.
Hearing is a "comprehensive assessment" of department's progress. The city was originally asked to broadcast it on public access but declined in a December letter to the court.
Trumpeter, composer and Grammy Award winner Nicholas Payton, a New Orleans native, is headlining Starry Night Gala, a fundraiser for the Waldorf School. The 15th annual Starry Night will be held at the New Orleans Jazz Market in Central City on Feb. 1. The gala will also feature silent and live auctions, raffles, live music, [...]
A Tulane scholar ponders books by Jason Berry and Clyde Woods.
Story by Kristine Froeba Saint’s fans have filed a lawsuit in state court to compel the Commissioner of the National Football League, Roger Goodell, to apply implement Rule 17, Section2, Article 1 and 3, which gives the commission the power of “reversal of the game’s result or rescheduling a game either from the beginning or [...]
New Orleans police have arrested Shomari Christophe, 18; Keyon Doby, 19; and Antonio Coillins, 20, in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Oct. 7 in the 4900 block of Perrier Street. At 8:55 p.m., a man, 58, was reportedly riding his bicycle on Perrier near Upperline Street when he became aware of a [...]
Vote on plant repeal, fine over paid-actor scandal pushed to February.
Photos by Zach Brien, Uptown Messenger Former Mayor Marc Morial, current Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Gov. John Bel Edwards and others reflected on Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday during a rally at the New Orleans Jazz Market in Central City. After the rally, marchers and brass bands took to the streets to celebrate the life [...]
Video by Zach Brien, Uptown Messenger The city paid tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at the New Orleans Jazz Market on and a march from the Market to A.L. Davis Park in Central City. Marc Morial, former mayor of New Orleans and president and CEO of the National Urban League, delivered an [...]
“There is no sharper band in all of Carnival than the local Marine Corps Band,” said Mardi Gras expert Errol Laborde. Specifically, the Marine Corps Reserve Band New Orleans. Uptown routinely sees the Marine Corps Reserve Band’s bus and its Marines filing out and lining up to march down Jefferson Avenue, Napoleon Avenue or, in [...]
The Mayor’s Community Office Hours Program is expanding beginning Tuesday, Jan. 22. The program gives residents a chance to meet with City Hall representatives in their own neighborhood. Community Office Hours will be held on every Monday through Wednesday (except holidays) from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beginning on Tuesday, Uptown residents are invited to [...]