Feb 272015

Crime-scene photographers surround a body on the South Broad overpass nera police headquarters Friday, Feb. 27. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

One man was fatally shot and another man was wounded in an incident that shut down the South Broad Street overpass near the police and courthouse complex Friday afternoon, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Feb 272015

(Photo by Marta Jewson for www.MidCityMessenger.com)

Warren Easton Charter School was not chosen for a grant awarding free Internet to students, but that will not weaken the school’s efforts to try again, officials said at a monthly board of directors meeting Wednesday.

Last month, Regina Wilkins, fund development director at the school, announced that the school was one of eight finalists for the AT&T Connected Nation grant. The grant would have awarded three years of free Internet access for students along and provided take-home tablets. Continue reading »

Feb 272015

Studio KIDS! art classes at the New Orleans Museum of Art allow children ages 5 to 10 to explore art from different cultures across the globe as influence for art projects. The art destination for this Saturday is Papua New Guinea, where students will learn to create a cardboard shield that integrates patterns and symbols seen in those made by the Papua New Guinea peoples. Continue reading »

Feb 262015

A 30-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were awakened at gunpoint Thursday morning when robbers invaded the home they were sleeping in, New Orleans police said in an initial report.

Police are asking the public’s help finding 20-year-old Kevin Ellis, who is wanted in connection with a home invasion that happened Thursday morning in Mid-City (NOPD).

Police are asking the public’s help finding 20-year-old Kevin Ellis, who is wanted in connection with the incident. Continue reading »

Feb 262015

A crowd of more than 60 gathered at the City Park Board of Directors meeting Tuesday to comment on proposed plans for a new golf course (Chris Staudinger, Mid-City Messenger).

By Chris Staudinger

Special to Mid-City Messenger

Passions flared Tuesday at the City Park Board of Commissioners meeting when more than sixty people gathered to challenge a planned $24.5 million golf course project in the park.

City Park CEO Bob Becker told the crowd that the state has already awarded a bid for the contract, construction has begun, and “golf is really not on our agenda.” But the board still heard more than an hour of comments from citizens who took aim at the role of golf in the park, as well as the board’s process for public involvement in the park’s post-Katrina renovations. Continue reading »

Feb 252015

The new building for Morris Jeff Community School (Alicia Serrano, Mid-City Messenger).

Morris Jeff Community School will soon start designing a new playground for the new site on 211 South Lopez Street thanks to a KaBoom! grant funded by Foresters insurance company.

“It’s really going to allow us to pick up the pace,” Perkins said about the grant at the school’s monthly board meeting. Continue reading »

Feb 232015

The Ladybug Roller Coaster has returned to Carousel Gardens Amusement Park (neworleanscitypark.com).

The celebrated Ladybug Roller Coaster has returned to City Park, just in time for the spring season to open Friday at Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.

The new roller coaster, which was created in Deggendorf, Germany, will join the amusement park’s other two cafés and 17 rides. Continue reading »