NOPD to conduct traffic sobriety checkpoint this week

The Uptown Messenger -

The NOPD’s Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location within Orleans Parish. The checkpoint will be in effect from 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 to 5 a.m. on Friday, April 12. Motorists who encounter this checkpoint will experience minimal delays and should have the proper documentation available if requested – [...]

Open house about biking safety brings cyclists’ and drivers’ concern

The Uptown Messenger -

On Monday, cyclists, advocacy groups and city government officials gathered at Booker T. Washington in Central City to discuss issues around cycling in New Orleans. The meetings are part of an effort by New Orleans officials to make the city more bike-friendly and a safer place for cyclists. Bike safety has come more into the [...]

Independent study supports redistribution of citywide parks and recreation taxes

The Uptown Messenger -

An independent New Orleans research group is backing the proposal to replace three existing property taxes into one millage for citywide parks and recreation. But there’s a caveat: If passed, the city is urged to monitor the park agencies’ spending plans and performance outlined in a cooperative endeavor agreement. The Bureau of Governmental Research, a [...]

After clearing hurdles, Rouses on Freret Street expected to open in spring 2020

The Uptown Messenger -

Freret area residents can expect to shop at a neighborhood Rouses Market in the spring of 2020, according to estimates from a Rouses spokeswoman. After easily clearing its major hurdles with the city, the Thibodaux-based supermarket chain is at least 10 weeks out from applying for a building permit, Marcy Nathan of Rouses Markets said. [...]

Unity-1 Salon gets $10,000 donation to help rebuild

The Uptown Messenger -

The Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show came to New Orleans last weekend, and it didn’t leave without supporting a local shop after tragedy. According to reports, the show director James Bronner and CEO of Kalaidescope Hair, Jesseca Dupart, raised $10,000 for Unity-1 Beauty Supply and Hair Salon. The Broadmoor shop was the site of a car crash [...]

Tree planting and rain-barrel painting among the activities at Hoffman Triangle event

The Uptown Messenger -

Hoffman Triangle residents are invited to come out to Taylor Park on Saturday, April 6, from noon to 2 p.m. for a family-friendly event to learn about ways they can reduce flooding by planting trees, installing rain barrels and reducing paving. “Many neighborhoods in New Orleans, including the Hoffman Triangle, are vulnerable to repeated flooding,” [...]

The Lens: Bathroom plumbing is latest problem for Harney elementary school in Central City

The Uptown Messenger -

Students at the soon-to-be-shuttered Edgar P. Harney elementary school had to use outside trailers as bathrooms this week as workers fixed a dislodged drainage pipe beneath the school, Marta Jewson reported in The Lens,  describing just the latest in a series of challenges the Central City school has faced.Harney is one of five schools set [...]

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