Video provides clues to string of overnight car burglaries in Milan and Touro areas

The Uptown Messenger -

The New Orleans Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and located subjects believed to be responsible for a string of vehicle burglaries Wednesday in the Milan and Touro neighborhoods. At around 3:30 a.m. on April 24, several auto burglaries were reported in the 1900-2300 blocks of Gen. Pershing, the 4100 block of [...]

Lycée Français eyes McNair Elementary building on Carrollton

The Uptown Messenger -

The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orleans board voted Monday to submit a letter of interest to acquire the soon-to-be-closed McNair campus in the Carrollton neighborhood. The ReNEW charter system was operating two programs at the former Ronald G. McNair Elementary School at 1607 S. Carrollton Ave.: a pre-kindergarten program and a therapeutic day program [...]

Danae Columbus: Is LaToya Cantrell really Dutch Morial reincarnated?

The Uptown Messenger -

Without really caring who she runs over along the way, Mayor LaToya Cantrell has been plowing through such issues as increasing revenues from traffic cameras and how to fund the city’s long neglected infrastructure. In watching her especially feisty style, I can’t help comparing Cantrell to one of my favorite mentors — former Mayor Dutch [...]

Education advocates put pressure on Sophie B. Wright board over student punishments

The Uptown Messenger -

Parents and community members are calling on Sophie B. Wright’s school board chair to call a special meeting to publicly address what they say is overly harsh punishment of senior students, an advocacy group announced. On April 5, about 30 students were given five-day suspensions from Sophie B. Wright Charter School on Napoleon Avenue after [...]

Tulane study finds improved WIC food packages reduced obesity risk for children

The Uptown Messenger -

By Keith Brannon, Tulane University Sweeping changes designed to make a major federal food assistance program more nutritious for low-income families were effective in reducing obesity risk for 4-year-olds who had been on the program since birth, according to a new study by researchers from Tulane University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and PHFE [...]

Champagne Stroll: Magazine Street hosts 9th annual shopping event

The Uptown Messenger -

The Magazine Street Merchants Association (MSMA) will present its 9th annual Magazine Street Champagne Stroll on Saturday, May 11. Over 100 Magazine Street businesses will provide free sparkling wine, with many offering special deals, live music, promotional sales, and art or trunk shows. Participating shops will extend their hours to 9 p.m. This is a chance for [...]

Police Blotter: Home burglaries reported in Freret, St. Thomas neighborhoods

The Uptown Messenger -

Two domestic aggravated burglaries were reported Uptown on Tuesday, according to the New Orleans Police Department. The first occurred in the Freret neighborhood. At about 5:15 p.m., police said, a man forced himself into a home in the 2200 block of Soniat Street, demanding money that he believed the victim, a 34-year-old woman, owed him. [...]

S&WB repairing water main on Claiborne

The Uptown Messenger -

The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans is conducting an emergency repair on a 30-inch water main under South Claiborne Avenue between Octavia and Upperline streets. Residents in the area may experience short-term low water pressure. Traffic restrictions on Claiborne will start today at 9 a.m. The right and center lanes of downtown-bound traffic [...]

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