COVID-19 opinion public safety recovery

Viewpoint: Don’t rush to hire a lawyer to help with your insurance claim

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Many members of the legal community are aggressively marketing their services in the wake of Hurricane Ida to assist businesses or homeowners and renters with getting the money they deserve from insurance companies. After all, most of us pay thousands of dollars annually for coverage and should be compensated whenever Read More…

business food and drink

Trilly Cheesesteaks is bringing its creative, classic, carnivore and vegan Phillys back to Mid-City

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Trilly Cheesesteaks will make its triumphant return to the Mid-City food scene in October at a new location, 3735 Ulloa St., near the Tulane Avenue corridor.  Owners Chris Beegle and Carlos Stich are excited to welcome cheesesteak fans to their new location. Their previous spot, on Banks Street, closed in Read More…

public safety

Sobriety checkpoints planned for this week

The NOPD’s Traffic Division will conduct sobriety checkpoints late Thursday (Sept. 23) through early Friday (Sept. 24). Checkpoints will be also conducted from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1. The checkpoints will operate between 9 p.m. on Thursday through 5 a.m. on Friday. Motorists could experience delays during these checkpoint operations and should have the proper Read More…

city government elections

Candidate questions: Rella Zapletal, City Council District B

The election originally scheduled for Oct. 9, which includes an open primary for all City Council seats, has been rescheduled for Nov. 13 due to Hurricane Ida. To give voters a chance to learn the policies, platforms and personal attributes their City Council candidates plan to bring to the office, Uptown Messenger has sent questionnaires Read More…

city government public safety recovery

‘My garbage has been sitting on that curb forever’: Tempers flare at meeting on the trash crisis

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger As 70 city employees took to the streets to help contractors clear away bags of garbage from outside homes, the City Council met with administration officials and the city’s solid waste contractors Friday (Sept. 17) for a sometimes contentious discussion of the city’s mounting trash problem. They could all agree Read More…

city government elections

Candidate questions: Bob Murrell, City Council District A

The election originally scheduled for Oct. 9, which includes an open primary for all City Council seats, has been rescheduled for Nov. 13 due to Hurricane Ida. To give voters a chance to learn the policies, platforms and personal attributes their City Council candidates plan to bring to the office, Mid-City Messenger has sent questionnaires Read More…

parks and greenspace recovery

As City Park picks up the pieces, its attractions are reopening

Hurricane Ida significantly impacted City Park’s celebrated tree canopy, according to park officials. Two weeks after the Category 4 storm made landfall, the park reports strides in addressing fallen trees and removing tons of debris. “Much more work remains,” park officials said in an email to supporters. “We are grateful for the resiliency of this Read More…