Octavia Books, at 513 Octavia Street, will host three book reading and signing events featuring four authors this week, including Poppy Tooker’s Pascal’s Manale Cookbook. The week begins today (Dec. 4) with “Fish Town” by J.T. Blatty. Tues, Dec. 4 “Fish Town” Octavia Books and the Gulf Restoration Network will host a presentation and signing with [...]
Photos by Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Lower Garden District Association announced the completion of the Lafon Fountain in Coliseum Square Park. The fountain is dedicated to preservationist Howard Schmalz, who was instrumental in getting the Lower Garden District placed on the National Register of Historic Places and in defeating a Mississippi [...]
The Orleans Schools Superintendent has called for the school to close. District expected to run the school directly through the end of the year following the end of its charter.
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On Thursday, Dec. 6, the public is invited to a holiday happy hour at an exhibition of traditional American and Afro-Caribbean inspired quilts at CANO’s Creative Space at Myrtle Banks Building, above the Dryades Market on the third floor at 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. CANO welcomes the Gee’s Bend Quilters Collective from Alabama to [...]
Tipitina’s, the legendary music club on Tchoupitoulas Street and Napoleon Avenue, was purchased on Friday by the five members of the local funk band Galactic, the New Orleans Advocate reports. The musicians bought the club from Roland Von Kurnatowski, the embattled local real estate developer who has owned it since the 1990s.
Habitual offender prosecutions down in New Orleans Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office has scaled back its use of […]
Jonathan Henderson on the Taylor oil spill. Michael Isaac Stein on Entergy New Orleans. And Eve Abrams on the habitual offender statute.
Foes seek to discredit the nonprofit in its struggle for affordable housing.
As City Council considers $5 million fine over paid actor scandal, council members receive letters from charitable groups supported by Entergy.
A controversial plan for a daiquiri shop in the Lower Garden District was scuttled Thursday when the City Council unanimously backed Councilman Jay Banks’ motion to deny a conditional use permit for the storefront building at 1610 St. Charles Ave. The decision came after the months of vocal opposition from neighborhood groups, with members bringing [...]
Celebrating Christmas doesn’t have to involve opening your wallet. You can fill your ears and your spirit with sweet yuletide sounds, and enjoy a respite from holiday frenzy, at free concerts throughout the city during December. Gospel choirs, jazz bands, classical artists and more perform in historic church settings during December. Here’s a list below [...]
The Louisiana Museum Foundation presents The Baroness de Pontalba and the Rise of Jackson Square hosted at the Cabildo Cabildo Costume Ball will honor Pontalba legacy with Charles-Edouard and Isabelle, Baron and Baroness de Pontalba, from le château de Mont-l’Évêque, December 1, 2018! The Louisiana Museum Foundation is excited to launch our Inaugual Founders Ball. [...]
2018 Quality of Life Survey includes City Council, crime, affordable housing, traffic cameras and more New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has a 57 percent job approval rating overall, according to the 2018 Quality of Life Survey conducted by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center. The survey, known as the UNO Poll, also found [...]
Once the state leader in the use habitual offender sentencing enhancements, Cannizzaro’s office now lags nearby jurisdictions. The change appears related to 2017 criminal justice reform legislation.
Omar K. Mason, Candidate for Civil District Court Judge Voting for a judicial candidate is difficult. Often, the issues surrounding the bench aren’t as polarizing or pervasive as those found in other elections. Nevertheless, every six years, the citizens in New Orleans are faced with a critical question: who deserves to be elected judge of [...]
A civil judge found the Sewerage & Water Board liable this week for more than $500,000 in damages to 11 homes along the routes of major Uptown drainage projects, awarding sums ranging from $13,000 to $110,000 to the individual homeowners as hundreds more cases remain pending. According to a news release from attorney Michael Whitaker’s [...]
As President Trump and Melania travel today to the G-20 Summit in Argentina and a one-on-one meeting with Putin, he will be plotting how to stay close to his imaginary friends like Saudi Arabia and Paul Manafort and continue to create havoc for his current perceived enemies including humiliated Detroit automakers, thousands of poor immigrants [...]
A house on Lyons Street was heavily damaged in a fire that broke out late Tuesday night, New Orleans fire officials said. On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:26 p.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) received a 9-1-1 call reporting a residential fire in the 900 block of Lyons St in uptown New Orleans. [...]
In an unprecedented accomplishment for the university, six Xavier University of Louisiana students received awards at the 2018 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) for their innovative research in the Science, Technology, and Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) fields. Students presented their research to a panel of experts in such areas as chemistry, biology, [...]