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  1. Dollar store robbed on South Claiborne; woman robbed of her car in Hollygrove, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | Uptown Messenger

    The Dollar General store on South Claiborne Avenue was robbed of its cash at gunpoint Tuesday morning, and a woman on Oleander Street was robbed of her vehicle much later that night, New Orleans police said. Shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, a man walked into the Dollar General in the 2800 block of South Claiborne and grabbed an ice cooler from one of the shelves, according to the initial NOPD report.

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  2. Five weeks of lane closures ahead for drainage work on St. Charles Avenue in Lower Garden DistrictRead the original story

    54 min ago | Uptown Messenger

    The outside travel and parking lanes on both sides of St. Charles Avenue will be closed for the rest of August and much of September for drainage work and road reconstruction, city officials said. The lane closures between Erato and Euterpe streets will begin Thursday morning and continue for five weeks.

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  3. Subway drops controversial plan for Magazine Street locationRead the original story

    55 min ago | Uptown Messenger

    The Subway sandwich shop that became the latest flashpoint in the conversation about chain restaurants on Magazine Street has withdrawn its application to open in a partially vacant strip mall there, New Orleans city officials said. Subway began seeking permission to open a new location a corner space of the strip mall at 4637 Magazine Street back in February, but the project drew increasing opposition from neighbors and local-business advocacy groups as it moved forward .

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  4. In reversal, City Council denies permission for contested ice-cream parlor on Louisiana AvenueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | Uptown Messenger

    After months of negotiations over a controversial proposal for a small ice-cream parlor on Louisiana Avenue and even a tentative vote in its favor, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously Thursday against allowing the business - yet again demonstrating the council's growing intolerance of short-term rentals deemed problematic by neighbors. Property owner Reginald Commodore initially proposed that the "Love Kreme" ice-cream shop at 940 Louisiana Avenue with short-term rental apartments attached to it nearly a year ago, but then-City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell urged him to rewrite the plan without the short-term rental component that drew vehement ire from neighbors.

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  5. New Orleans Police arrest subject in S. Claiborne homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | Uptown Messenger

    The NOPD has arrested a subject in connection with a homicide that occurred in the 4200 block of S. Claiborne this morning. Reports say Second District officers responded to a call at 8:19 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 reporting a fight in the 4200 block of South Claiborne Avenue.

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  6. Union Ramen restaurant proposal in the Lower Garden District receives initial approvalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 9 | Uptown Messenger

    The former Jim Russell's Rare Records building at 1831 Magazine is being renovated into a home for the new Union Ramen restaurant. The plan to create a new restaurant called Union Ramen in the Lower Garden District building was formerly the home of Jim Russell Rare Records has received initial approval from the City Planning Commission, and now heads to the City Council for a final decision.

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  7. Oak Street sets Nov. 11 date for 2018 Po-Boy FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 7 | Uptown Messenger

    Aaron Ackerson flips sausages on the grill for Vaucresson during the 2017 Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. This year's Oak Street Po-Boy Festival will take place Sunday, Nov. 11, and will continue requiring a $5 wristband for po-boy purchases under new management from the founder of the Bayou Boogaloo in Mid-City, organizers announced Tuesday.

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  8. Man sought after committing identity theft on Arabella Street resident he lived withRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 7 | Uptown Messenger

    A man who allegedly stole the identity of an Arabella Street resident he was staying with to fraudulently make charges to a credit card is now wanted on warrants that stretch from New York to Florida, New Orleans police said. Isaac Michael Sylvester, 34, is wanted on charges of identity theft, fraud and resisting arrest, according to initial NOPD reports.

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  9. Man shot in the head in Hollygrove, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 7 | Uptown Messenger

    A man was shot in the head during an argument Saturday on Pritchard Place in Hollygrove, New Orleans police said. The victim, a man in his 20s, was arguing with an "unknown suspect" around 4 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, in the 9200 block of Pritchard Place , according to the initial NOPD report.

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  10. Temporary detour announced along Martin Luther King BoulevardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 7 | Uptown Messenger

    The ongoing reconstruction of South Galvez Street will require a temporary detour on Martin Luther King Boulevard so contractors can perform exploratory work under the street, the city of New Orleans announced. The detour - which affects traffic on Martin Luther King Boulevard between South Rocheblave and South Prieur streets - began Monday and is expected to continue for at least a week, the city announced.

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  11. Long-vacant historic building on O.C. Haley Boulevard slated for redevelopmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 3 | Uptown Messenger

    A long-vacant building on O.C. Haley Boulevard - designed by the architect of Charity Hospital and the Louisiana State Capital building - is now under renovation through a collaboration between the nearby Gloryland Mr. Gillion Baptist Church and the Gulf Coast Housing Partnership. City officials joined the church and the nonprofit Thursday to celebrate the start of the $2.4 million renovation of 1626 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard into commercial storefront space and new offices, noting that it is the last vacant building on the now-busy block.

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  12. Danae Columbus: "Need to Impeach" anti-Trump effort comes to New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 2 | Uptown Messenger

    An anti-Trump spirit was clearly in the air last night as a standing room only crowd participated in the "Need to Impeach" town hall meeting at the Audubon Tea Room. The event was sponsored by billionaire investor Tom Steyer, the founder and president of Need to Impeach and NextGen America, thought to be U.S.'s largest progressive political operation aimed at the 2018 midterm elections.

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  13. New daiquiri shop proposed for formerly troubled St. Charles Avenue block met with strong oppositionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 2 | Uptown Messenger

    The building at 1610 St. Charles Avenue, where Tiger Paw Daiquiris and Grill plans to move in. Five years ago, a daiquiri shop on St. Charles Avenue in the Lower Garden District drew such consistently out-of-control crowds that the city of New Orleans ultimately revoked their alcohol license.

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  14. NOLA Caribbean Festival presents Soca Fete mini-festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | Uptown Messenger

    The NOLA Caribbean Festival will celebrate the pulsating rhythms of Soca music and mouth-watering tastes of Trinidadian street food this Saturday night. Their Soca Fete Mini Festival will feature top Caribbean DJs, New Orleans DJ Raj Smoove, and international Soca artist Imani Ray.

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  15. $5,000 reward set for information on fatal S. Claiborne shootingRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 29 | Uptown Messenger

    Crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information concerning a shooting on S. Claiborne that left three victims dead and seven additional victims injured. The Shooting The NOPD is investigating the incident that occurred around 8:35 p.m. Saturday night in the 3400 block of S. Claiborne Avenue.

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  16. Woman arrested after allegedly attacking man with scissors, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | Uptown Messenger

    A 34-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly attacking a man with a pair of scissors during an argument last week on South Robertson Street, New Orleans police said. Donchell Jones, 34, was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery after the attack July 18 in the 3800 block of South Robertson Street.

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  17. Danae Columbus: Are home generators or solar panels a new necessity in New Orleans?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 26 | Uptown Messenger

    I used to think that purchasing a "whole house" generator or putting a dozen or more solar panels on my roof was an unnecessary expense. Now I am reconsidering those options after surviving a recent brownout on one of those 100 degree days - and realizing the electricity is going out in New Orleans neighborhoods far too often.

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  18. New Orleans Democrats rally around Tammy Savoie, "first viable" challenger to ScaliseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 26 | Uptown Messenger

    Dr. Tammy Savoie, a psychologist and retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, listens as she is introduced to a crowd of Democratic fundraisers at the Calcasieu event space in the Warehouse District on Tuesday, July 24. The difficult odds of upsetting U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise cannot be understated: the nationally-known Republican has never garnered less than two-thirds of the vote in his Congressional district. Nevertheless, Tammy Savoie is persisting.

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  19. Man arrested after purse snatching on Prytania Street, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 25 | Uptown Messenger

    A man who grabbed a woman's purse from her as she walked on Prytania Street Tuesday evening was arrested shortly afterward, New Orleans police said. The victim, a woman in her 30s, was walking near Prytania and Milan streets around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, when a man later identified as 22-year-old Marlick Williams came walking toward her, according to the initial NOPD report.

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  20. Freret Beer Room gains approval for packaged-liquor "Annex"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 24 | Uptown Messenger

    Freret Beer Annex is planned for 5012 Freret Street , in the building next to Freret Beer Room at 5018 Freret. The Freret Beer Room won easy approval from the New Orleans City Council to add an "Annex" selling packaged liquor next door, despite a slightly more contentious path through the city planning process earlier this summer.

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