Fate of Louisiana’s criminal justice reform impacted by members’ term limits, representatives say

The Uptown Messenger -

Members of the New Orleans Coalition gathered Uptown Sunday afternoon to discuss the fate of – and the impact of – criminal justice reform legislation in Louisiana. Senator J.P. Morrell and Representative Royce Duplessis were on hand to recap the most recent legislative session and how each bill was successfully passed, as well as what issues [...]

Launch party planned for new book about Baby Dolls to benefit One Book One New Orleans

The Uptown Messenger -

A new book about the New Orleans Baby Dolls marching groups will be featured at an upcoming launch party that will double as a fundraiser for the “One Book One New Orleans” citywide reading campaign. The launch party for “Walking Raddy: the Baby Dolls of New Orleans” by Dr. Kim Vaz-Deville will be held from [...]

Danae Columbus: New Orleans is the big winner when Essence comes to town

The Uptown Messenger -

Oakland California residents Teila Evans, Destiny Bennett and Zena Dave’ couldn’t be more excited about the 24th Annual Essence Music Festival which opened Thursday and runs through Sunday. “This is our first time to attend Essence. We’ve been planning this trip for months and are going to take in as many activities as possible,” said [...]

Plan to renovate cottages on South Liberty near Louisiana wins widespread praise

The Uptown Messenger -

A developer’s plan to renovate a cluster of double shotguns on South Liberty Street into a series of two-family cottages is being hailed as a model of affordable historic renovation by neighbors, other builders and preservation activists as the project nears a hearing before the City Planning Commission next week. The project consists of six [...]

Magazine-Nashville intersection to close for three weeks

The Uptown Messenger -

The intersection of Magazine and Nashville streets will be closed for three weeks while workers repair underground utility lines and repaved, New Orleans officials announced. Workers with Hard Rock Construction will begin work Monday, July 9, starting with the drainage line repairs, according to the city’s announcement. Afterward, they will repave the entire intersection “to [...]

Officer hit by car driven by fleeing suspect on South Claiborne, police say

The Uptown Messenger -

A New Orleans police officer was injured Saturday when a car driven by a suspect fleeing a traffic stop struck him and several parked cars, authorities said. Officers with the Uptown-based Second District stopped a car driven by a man later identified as 30-year-old Neon Arnold on Saturday, June 30, near the intersection of South [...]

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