Local chef discusses her new book on historic Uptown restaurant

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Poppy Tooker—chef, radio show host, author and cooking instructor—published her most recent book on one of New Orleans’ most historic restaurants: “Pascal’s Manale Cookbook.” Having published a book in 2015 on one of New Orleans’ historic restaurants, Tujague’s, her newest subject was a fitting next step. “People said, ‘What do you want to do next?’ [...]

Crime report: Police seeking suspects in armed robbery at laundromat, battery at home

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Three robbed at gunpoint while doing laundry: The NOPD is seeking assistance from the public in identifying and locating a suspect who was captured on surveillance video committing an armed robbery in a laundromat on South Claiborne Avenue. The victim told police that on Dec. 6 at 6:05 a.m., he was inside of a laundromat [...]

Drive Shack nets 2 percent tax to pay for construction at former Times-Picayune site

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By Claire Byun, cbyun@nolamessenger.com Future customers of the New Orleans Drive Shack — located in the former Times Picayune building on Howard Avenue — will pay 2 percent more in sales tax after City Council unanimously approved a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement. The city will receive a portion of the funds to pay for street improvements [...]

Voters overwhelmingly back millage to continue Touro-Bouligny security patrol

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The Touro-Bouligny Security District received overwhelming support Saturday, when 91 percent of voters within the security district pressed “yes” to continue the paying the additional millage for the next eight years. The ballot containing two runoff contests and a city referendum drew only about 14 percent of voters citywide, but 21 percent of voters in [...]

Handgun reported stolen in Jena Street car burglary; two suspects sought

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The NOPD is seeking two suspects seen on video surveillance in connection with an auto burglary that occurred on Dec. 2 in the 900 block of Jena Street. At about 6:32 a.m., surveillance video in the area captured footage of the victim’s vehicle being burglarized by two unknown subjects. The pictured suspects are shown exiting [...]

Danae Columbus: Mike Fawer memoir relives six decades of legal hits and misses

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Surrounded by dozens of family, friends, and public officials, legendary criminal defense lawyer Michael Fawer unveiled his new memoir, “From The Bronx To The Bayou,” on Tuesday evening at Martine Chaisson Gallery. In concise, easy-to-read chapters that cover nearly every major case he ever handled, Fawer relives the hits and misses of almost 60 years [...]

Want an insider’s look at the NOPD? Citizens Police Academy is taking applications.

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Superintendent Michael Harrison is inviting residents to take an inside look at the New Orleans Police Department by joining the NOPD Citizens Police Academy. Individuals interested in joining the CPA will have an opportunity to learn more about the NOPD and the criminal justice in a fun and interactive setting. The CPA is a seven [...]

Advertiser: Please Vote Yes for Continued Security in Touro Bouligny Neighborhood

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Please Vote Yes on December 8th for continued security in the Touro Bouligny Neighborhood. Did you know that the Touro Bouligny neighborhood was recently quoted as being the safest, with one factor being our Security Patrol? This safety record improves your property value and makes our area more desirable for all. Why vote? 24/7 patrol [...]

Larry Barabino, Jr. named NORD Commission CEO

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from NORD Commission The New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission approved Larry Barabino, Jr. as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at a Commission meeting at City Hall on Tuesday (Dec. 4). The NORDC Executive Search Committee voted unanimously to recommend Barabino after a three-month search that included nearly 100 applicants and three finalists. The [...]

Octavia Books to host ‘Pascal’s Manale Cookbook’ signing and others

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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 [...]

Restored fountain unveiled in Coliseum Square Park (Photos)

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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 [...]

Quilt exhibition and workshop opens Thursday with holiday happy hour

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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 [...]

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