Man shot to death on Dryades Street; two injured in shooting at Hollygrove park

The Uptown Messenger -

A man was shot to death Sunday night on Dryades Street in Central City, shortly after a separate shooting at a park in Hollygrove that wounded two people, New Orleans police said. The fatal shooting took place around 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the intersection of Second and Dryades streets, police said. Police responding [...]

City planners suggest support for grocery-store proposed for Freret Street

The Uptown Messenger -

The proposal to turn a building previously used as a nightclub on Freret Street into a grocery store with condos above its parking lot has received a recommendation for partial approval from the New Orleans planning officials as its hearing before City Planning Commission approaches next week. The building at 4528 Freret — last known [...]

Damaged vehicle sought after fatal shooting in Howard Avenue gym, police say

The Uptown Messenger -

New Orleans police are SUV believed to have been used by suspects in a fatal shooting last month inside a gym on Howard Avenue, and investigators believe that distinctive damage over its front passenger-side wheel could help the public recognize it, authorities said. The SUV is a white Ford Escape Titanium. For more details, see [...]

Business Profile: Caring about the mental health of children, adults and families

The Uptown Messenger -

Whether it’s developmental disabilities or deep social anxiety, both children and adults deal with a wide range of mental distress. There’s no better way to assess, diagnose, and treat these needs than with intentional, evidence-based therapy close to home. On a charming corner of Magazine Street sits The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of New Orleans, [...]

Danae Columbus: Will Louisiana’s elections follow national anti-incumbent trends?

The Uptown Messenger -

With a stunning victory Tuesday night against 22-year Congresssman Mike Capuano, Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley is the latest candidate to upend the traditional political party system in America. An avowed progressive who was endorsed by the Democratic Party structure, Capuano is the fourth House incumbent to be defeated by a fresh face who [...]

Gordon makes landfall on Mississippi Gulf Coast; weakens to tropical depression

The Uptown Messenger -

Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast just west of the Alabama border on Tuesday night, sparing New Orleans the brunt of its 70-mph winds and flooding rain, and rapidly weakened to a tropical depression over land Wednesday morning. Gordon came ashore with 70-mph winds — just 4 mph short of being [...]

Orleans schools remain closed on Wednesday amid worries of power outages, street flooding from Gordon’s approach

The Uptown Messenger -

All Orleans Parish schools will remain closed on Wednesday as Tropical Storm Gordon proceeds toward an expected hurricane-strength landfall overnight, officials said Tuesday afternoon. For details, see the announcement from Orleans Parish School Board released Tuesday afternoon: Due to continuing storm threats and resulting complications from Tropical Storm Gordon, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) [...]

Fatal shooting on Broadway Street under investigation, police say

The Uptown Messenger -

New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal shooting on Broadway Street that occurred today (Tuesday, Sept. 4). The shooting, now designated a homicide, was reported in the 3000 block of Broadway (between Fig and Colapissa streets), NOPD Officer Juan Barnes Sr. said. According to reports, Second District officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of [...]

Tropical Storm Gordon expected to strengthen to Category 1 hurricane before landfall

The Uptown Messenger -

Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to continue to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane today as it marches across the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall this evening, likely on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, Gordon’s maximum sustained winds were 65 mph, and expected to strengthen to 75 mph by 7 [...]

Man robbed at gunpoint, woman stabbed in separate incidents near Jackson Avenue, police say

The Uptown Messenger -

One man was robbed near Jackson Avenue and O.C. Haley Boulevard over the weekend, and a woman was attacked and stabbed near Jackson and Freret the following day, New Orleans police said. Around 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, a man in his early 20s was approached by three assailants who were inside a white Chevrolet [...]

Pages