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  1. Carrollton's "mysterious booms" not related to...Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Uptown Messenger

    The mysterious nocturnal explosion sounds that have literally been rattling Carrollton homes since December are not caused by any supersonic aircraft activity, military officials said in response to a City Council member's inquiry this week. The booms have been described by Carrollton residents from the river to South Claiborne as loud enough to shake houses, and some have said they saw a red flash in the night sky at the same time.

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  2. Two boys injured in shooting on Green Street, police say, as 2017 gun violence soarsRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Uptown Messenger

    Two boys were injured in a shooting Monday night on Green Street in Carrollton, the latest Uptown incident in what is being described as a dramatic escalation of gun violence across the city, New Orleans police said. Around 7:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, the two juvenile victims were near Eagle and Green streets when someone walked up and began firing on them, according to the initial NOPD report.

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  3. Coliseum Square residents mostly in favor of proposed Annunciation dog runRead the original story

    Yesterday | Uptown Messenger

    Many members of the Coliseum Square Association voiced favor Monday night for a proposed gated dog run in Annunciation Square, though some still question the safety and cleanliness of allowing dogs to run freely so close to children. Officials from the New Orleans Recreation Department Commission are looking into a 300 square-foot space in Annunciation Square to put a free off-leash area for Uptown dogs.

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  4. Owen Courreges: Does anybody really believe these 55 new speed cameras are for "safety"?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Uptown Messenger

    If aliens ever came down to Earth, they would quickly determine that the government of the city of New Orleans is at odds with its own citizens, working ceaselessly to render their lives more grueling and costly. The latest escalation of this ongoing fracas consists of the use of 55 new speed cameras throughout the parish to close this year's budget gap.

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  5. Woman threatened at gunpoint during armed robbery attempt on South Carrollton, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Uptown Messenger

    A woman was threatened at gunpoint Sunday morning during an armed robbery attempt on South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans police said. The victim, a woman in her early 20s, was in the 2200 block of South Carrollton around 7 a.m. Sunday when she was confronted by an assailant with a small black handgun who demanded her belongings, according to the initial NOPD report.

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  6. New Orleans honors Martin Luther King's memory with song, celebration and paradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Uptown Messenger

    Mayor Mitch Landrieu joins with faith and civil-rights leaders marching on Loyola Avenue in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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  7. If Cantrell runs for mayor, possible District B contenders include...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 13 | Uptown Messenger

    Jay Banks , Seth Bloom and Eric Johnson are all considering running for the District B seat on the City Council if LaToya Cantrell runs for mayor. When City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell recently announced that she was mulling a run for mayor of New Orleans this fall, she also set in motion consideration of who might succeed her in the District B seat - and so far, the possible field includes former School Board member Seth Bloom, Zulu king Jay Banks and economic development expert Eric Anthony Johnson.

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  8. New soul-food restaurant on Hickory gets thumbs up from city plannersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | Uptown Messenger

    A site in the Carrollton neighborhood believed to have been used as a restaurant for more than a century will reopen as C&L Restaurant serving New Orleans soul food favorites, based on the recommendation of city planners this week. The vacant brick building at 8638 Hickory Street, owned by Darryl Lewis, is currently zoned residential, and need to be rezoned for a neighborhood business use with a conditional use for a restaurant, according to the application before the City Planning Commission.

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  9. Danae Columbus: Women's advocates rally as Trump inauguration loomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | Uptown Messenger

    Like thousands of women across the country, former New Orleanian Kim Gandy, President and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence , is clearly concerned. Gandy fears that some of the Trump administration's nominees for key cabinet posts "have historic positions that appear contrary to the rights and protections they will be charged to uphold."

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  10. Surveillance video shows suspect who robbed Fern Street Christmas party, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | Uptown Messenger

    A video released by New Orleans police detectives shows the suspect who robbed a dozen people at gunpoint during a Christmas party on Fern Street, authorities said. Two people were leaving a family party at a home in the 800 block of Fern Street around 8:40 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, when the suspect appeared out of the bushes, according to NOPD reports.

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  11. International School parents ask Jefferson school board to keep school openRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 12 | Uptown Messenger

    After last week's vote by officials at the International School of Louisiana to close their campus in Metairie , parents there are beseeching the Jefferson Parish School Board to help find a building and keep the high-performing program open. Numerous ISL parents addressed the Jefferson board at a Tuesday night meeting, saying it made no sense for the C-rated Jefferson system to let a B-rated school like ISL slip away, and that it will be logistically difficult for them to follow ISL back to Orleans Parish, according to Chad Calder of The New Orleans Advocate .

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  12. Man shot on South Liberty Street; mom stabs son during argument on Joliet, police sayRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 11 | Uptown Messenger

    A man was shot Tuesday evening on South Liberty Street in Central City, and a woman stabbed her adult son in the back during an argument on Joliet Street in Carrollton a few minutes later, New Orleans police said. The shooting victim, a man in his early 20s, was standing near South Liberty and Felicity streets around 8:30 p.m. when he heard gunshot ring out, according to the initial NOPD report.

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  13. Proposal for dog park at Annunciation Square sparks heated neighborhood debateRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 11 | Uptown Messenger

    Residents who live nearest Annunciation Square in the Lower Garden District turned out Tuesday night to voice opposition to a proposal to create a dog park there, sending city officials back to the drawing board before moving forward. New Orleans Recreation Department Commission leader Vic Richard convened the meeting Tuesday evening at the park to discuss his plans to carve out a section of the park nearest Annunciation Street and divide it into two fenced-in areas where both large and small dogs could play freely.

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  14. Owen Courreges: Why can't "reasonable belief of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | Uptown Messenger

    Victoria Coy, the executive director of the Louisiana Violence Reduction Coalition, went on a bit of a tear this past week over Louisiana's so-called "Stand Your Ground" law. In an opinion piece written for The Lens , Coy made claims that, if true, would indeed be quite disturbing: " Stand Your Ground was tacked on to Louisiana's Justifiable Homicide rules in 2006, upending centuries of common-sense definitions of self-defense."

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  15. Four armed robberies reported Uptown within three hours Saturday night, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | Uptown Messenger

    Four armed robberies were reported in Uptown neighborhoods near the river within a three-hour time span Saturday evening, according to New Orleans police reports. The rash of robberies began around 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, when a woman in her 30s was walking in the 700 block of Peniston Street and her purse strap was grabbed from behind, according to the initial NOPD report.

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  16. Phunny Phorty Phellows bring in the Carnival seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 6 | Uptown Messenger

    The Phunny Phorty Phellows are a carnival krewe that dates back to the 1870s. Their annual parade on the "Epiphany" marks the beginning of the Carnival season.

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  17. Local high school student selected to perform at Carnegie Hall for second yearRead the original story

    Friday Jan 6 | Uptown Messenger

    Rachael Levine, a senior at Lusher Charter High School, has been selected to play in the High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall for the second year in a row. Rachel will be performing on cello with the Strings Orchestra at the famous concert venue on February 5 this year.

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  18. Shots fired during robbery incident near Magazine StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 6 | Uptown Messenger

    New Orleans police officers confer on the scene of a robbery that involved gunfire Thursday night on Robert Street just off Magazine Street. Gun shots were reported in the 800 block of Robert Street - just a few steps off Magazine - late Thursday night, and New Orleans police ultimately classified the incident as an armed robbery.

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  19. Mysterious nighttime "booms" rattle Carrollton neighborsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 5 | Uptown Messenger

    A sampling of locations around the Carrollton area where residents complained via social media about hearing loud booms in early December. In early December, weeks before New Year's fireworks could be considered a culprit, a pair of massive nighttime explosion sounds rattled homes and startled residents across the Carrollton area.

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  20. Teen robbed of shoes on South Jefferson Davis Parkway, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 4 | Uptown Messenger

    A 15-year-old boy was robbed of his tennis shoes by a man armed with a gun Tuesday evening on South Jefferson Davis Parkway in Gert Town, New Orleans police said. The victim was near South Jefferson Davis Parkway and Howard Avenue around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, when he was confronted by a stranger who demanded his Jordan tennis shoes, according to the initial NOPD report.

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