Hundreds of women from across Louisiana are expected to travel to Baton Rouge on Tuesday for an ERA march and lobbying day, an opening salvo in the effort for Louisiana to be the critical 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Ellie Smeal, staunch ERA supporter and president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, is [...]
A purse was snatched from a 78-year-old woman Wednesday afternoon as she was entering her home in the Milan neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The woman was approached while unlocking her front door in the 1800 block of Milan Street, near Baronne, about 12:30 p.m. on April 3. A man grabbed her purse [...]
Keep them here — and keep them off pedestals.
The NOPD’s Traffic Division will conduct an upcoming sobriety checkpoint tonight at a location within Orleans Parish. The checkpoint will be in effect beginning at 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, and concluding at 5 a.m. on Friday, April 5. Motorists who encounter this checkpoint will experience minimal delays and should have the proper documentation [...]
By Nicholas Reimann, Uptown Messenger One-hundred and twelve years as a religious hub for the Norwegian community makes a space on Prytania Street ideal for yoga classes, meditation and water aerobics, its new owners told residents of the Lower Garden District on Wednesday. If all goes as planned, the site of the former Scandinavian Jazz [...]
On Saturday, the Freret Street Festival will kick off to the New Orleans festival season. The seven-block street party features live music on three stages (see the lineup below), a food court featuring top local chefs (with picnic seating at every intersection), more than 200 arts and crafts vendors, a kids’ area, and slightly used [...]
Plumbing contractors were digging up Edgar P. Harney elementary school’s lush front lawn on Willow Street Tuesday afternoon while a […]
S&WB and the City of New Orleans announced in 2011 that they were partnering with St. Bernard Parish to help rebuild the Central Wetlands around Bayou Bienvenue. More than seven years later, the project has yet to discharge a single gallon of treated wastewater.
By Catie Sanders, Loyola Student News Service It was slightly windy and rainy, but that didn’t stop the music of Uptown Sounds battle of the bands from sizzling. The event at Evans Park in the Freret neighborhood on Sunday, March 31, gave eight bands the chance to take the stage at the festival-style event. The [...]
Tuesday, April 2 Veronica Roth, “The Fates Divide” Bestselling young adult author Veronica Roth in conversation with Daniel José Older to celebrate the paperback release of her newest book “The Fates Divide,” the second book in the “Carve the Mark” science fiction duology. A limited number of tickets are available only through Eventbrite. Click here [...]
Law firm will investigate grade changes at Kennedy High School and allegations that CEO falsified board records related to a lucrative bus contract.
Orleans district promised Monday installation at Plessy after a test performed by a student found possible contaminants. But the filters won’t work properly without booster pumps. The district says about 16 schools need the pumps.
The city’s Department of Public Works, in conjunction with the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, has substantially completed the infrastructure improvement project on Cherokee Street between Benjamin and Pearl streets. The work began in June 2018. The work in the Black Pearl neighborhood included replacing existing water lines and installing new sub-drainage lines, [...]
On Sunday, people gathered in the 8300 block of Oak street, outside of the Maple Leaf Bar to celebrate the legacy of musician and chef Jamie Galloway with live music from the Hundred and One Runners, Billy Iusso, Papa Malie and more — plus crawfish from Seither’s Seafood and Clesi’s Catering. The event serves as [...]
Shameful record of torture and killings by cops here and in Chicago
Lusher’s former middle school principal is now leading the charter school in a new role as the newest member of its governing board, officials said. Brenda Bourne — who stepped down as principal in 2014 after working at Lusher since 1991 — was introduced March 23 as the newest member of the school’s governing board. [...]
In 1985, New Orleans residents decided that New Orleans Public Service Inc. — now called Entergy New Orleans — should […]
Reporter Marta Jewson tells us how she uncovered allegations of grade inflation at Kennedy High School. Michael Isaac Stein talks about political patronage in lucrative City Council utility contracts. And Tom Wright follows up on his recent story on wastewater assimilation.
Commander Doug Eckert was named the new leader of the NOPD Second District on Friday, returning for his second stint in the Uptown-based district after several years leading investigations for the entire city. Eckert’s transfer was one in a long chain of transfers and promotions announced by NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson and Mayor LaToya Cantrell [...]
Six bands will battle for a spot at the Freret Street Festival at a college student-produced music festival this weekend. “Uptown Sound” will bring music, food trucks, and more to Evans Playground (5100 Lasalle Street) this Sunday, March 31. The “battle of the bands” festival is produced by a committee of dedicated music industry young professionals [...]