Suspect sought in battery by cutting

The Uptown Messenger -

NOPD officers are searching for Barry Gillett, 54, after his alleged involvement in an aggravated battery by cutting incident in Central City. The reporting person told police that on Oct. 1, she and Gillett were inside of her residence in the 2800 block of Philip Street, when the victim arrived and Gillett reportedly became irate. [...]

Tonight: NORD Commission to host public forum for CEO finalists

The Uptown Messenger -

via NORD Commission The Executive Search Committee of the New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission will host a public forum with their three CEO finalists tonight (Nov. 26) from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. The open forum will afford the public an opportunity to hear brief opening presentations from [...]

Two-alarm fire reported at former Bohn Ford building on South Broad

The Uptown Messenger -

New Orleans firefighters responded to a reported two-alarm fire at the former Bohn Ford building on S. Broad St., New Orleans Fire Dept. officials said late Monday morning (Nov. 26). pic.twitter.com/I8WgARwPjI — NOFD (@NOLAFireDept) November 26, 2018 The building is currently under renovation to be the new home for Odyssey House. The scene was still [...]

See video of Loyola making history with inauguration of its president

The Uptown Messenger -

Loyola University returns from the Thanksgiving holiday today under a groundbreaking new president. The New Orleans Jesuit university made history this month with the Nov. 16 inauguration of Tania Tetlow as the university’s 17th president. She is the first woman and the first layperson to lead Loyola since the university’s founding in 1912. Tetlow is [...]

Where to find deals on Small Business Saturday

The Uptown Messenger -

Small Business Saturday is a national shopping event (between Black Friday and Cyber Monday) that encourages consumers to shop local. This year on Saturday Nov. 24, millions of Americans across the country will set out to shop for holiday gifts at their favorite local businesses, according to Stay Local. New Orleans retailers celebrate this annual [...]

NOPD’s Second District holds its eighth annual Adopt an Angel gift drive

The Uptown Messenger -

Care to share a little holiday spirit and make a kid’s Christmas?  NOPD’s Second District is holding its annual toy drive benefiting the less fortunate children in the district. Generally, and NOPD officer’s role is to patrol the city’s streets and respond to emergencies and criminal matters.  While this is what they are train for, [...]

Student robbed of backpack on State Street; robbery at gunpoint reported on South Carrollton, police say

The Uptown Messenger -

A man walking on State Street in the university area Wednesday evening was pushed to the ground and robbed of his backpack and student ID, and another man was robbed at gunpoint on South Carrollton Avenue later in the night, New Orleans police said. In the first case, the victim, a 21-year-old man, was walking [...]

Man shot to death on Tchoupitoulas Street, police say

The Uptown Messenger -

A man was shot to death Tuesday afternoon at a Tchoupitoulas Street intersection, New Orleans police said. The victim was found with a gunshot wound to the chest at the intersection of Tchoupitoulas and St. James Street, NOPD spokesman Aaron Looney said shortly before 4 p.m. Further information was not immediately available. This article will [...]

Three charged with racketeering, drug trafficking, other crimes in Central City

The Uptown Messenger -

District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office announced Nov. 16 it has secured the indictment of three people charged with racketeering conspiracy and other crimes as part of a criminal enterprise trafficking narcotics — primarily crack cocaine — in Central City. Brandon “Poo” Butler, Darion “D-Man” Audrict and Crystal Butler were charged in the indictment handed up [...]

Kristine Froebe on Creole Oyster Soup: New Orleans’ Thanksgiving historic first course

The Uptown Messenger -

Before and since the Americans purchased New Orleans from the French, New Orleans has remained unique and distinct, 215 years later, we still spurn convention. Thanksgiving is no exception. Where other states lead with carrot and parsnip soup, we lead with oysters: Oyster Soup, Oyster Patties and Oyster Dressing (you’ll find the recipes below in [...]

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