Alicia Serrano

Jan 132016
 
The former Our Lady of Good Counsel School has been proposed to be renovated into a 22-unit apartment building. (photo via City Planning Commission)

The former Our Lady of Good Counsel School has been proposed to be renovated into a 22-unit apartment building. (photo via City Planning Commission)

Plans to renovate the former Our Lady of Good Counsel school on Louisiana Avenue into a 22-unit apartment building received a initial approval from city officials on Tuesday, bolstered by support from neighbors in the Garden District Association. Continue reading »

Jan 112016
 
Former Our Lady of Good Counsel School has been proposed to be renovated into a 22-unit apartment building. (photo via City Planning Commission)

Former Our Lady of Good Counsel School has been proposed to be renovated into a 22-unit apartment building. (photo via City Planning Commission)

City Planning officials are set to discuss the proposal of an apartment building located at the former Our Lady of Good Counsel School at a City Planning Commission meeting Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading »

Dec 102015
 
6th through 8th grade students of the International School of Louisiana will be moved to occupy the John Dibert school building on Orleans Avenue due to campus renovations. (photo by Alicia Serrano, MidCityMessenger.com)

6th through 8th grade students of the International School of Louisiana will be moved to occupy the John Dibert school building on Orleans Avenue due to campus renovations. (photo by Alicia Serrano, MidCityMessenger.com)

Upcoming renovations to the International School of Louisiana’s Camp Street building will require the school to move its middle-school grades to the John Dibert school building on Orleans Avenue — starting in January, officials announced this week, prompting concerns from parents about transportation between the two sites. Continue reading »

Dec 092015
 
(photo via Google)

(photo via Google)

The sale of alcoholic beverages at a neighborhood café on Panola Street and outdoor seating for a fast-food fried chicken restaurant on St. Charles Avenue were both granted initial approval by city planning officials on Tuesday. Continue reading »

Dec 082015
 
(photo via nola.gov)

The house at 4018 Laurel Street (photo via nola.gov)

A request to demolish part of a Laurel Street home to prepare for an addition was rejected by city officials on Monday afternoon, but requests regarding two homes on Toledano and Amelia streets were approved. Continue reading »

Oct 232015
 
The Our Lady of Lourdes building, viewed from the Holy Rosary Academy parking lot. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Our Lady of Lourdes building, viewed from the Holy Rosary Academy parking lot. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A request to separate the lot that houses the closed Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Napoleon Avenue from the school on the same block was unanimously approved by the City Planning Commission last week. Continue reading »

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Oct 162015
 
1013 Sixth Street (via City of New Orleans)

1013 Sixth Street (via City of New Orleans)

Questions about whether the owner of a bed-and-breakfast planned for the Irish Channel just off Magazine Street would actually live there led to a split vote before the City Planning Commission this week, leaving the decision in the hands of the City Council. Continue reading »

Jul 152015
 
A rendering of the renovated home by draftsman Stephen Perkins. (via City of New Orleans)

A rendering of the renovated home by draftsman Stephen Perkins. (via City of New Orleans)

The interconnected houses on Eight Street. (April 2015 photo via Google Maps)

The interconnected houses on Eighth Street. (April 2015 photo via Google Maps)

A new bed-and-breakfast proposed for a large Laurel Street home in the Irish Channel received initial approval Tuesday afternoon from the New Orleans City Planning Commission. Continue reading »

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Jul 132015
 
The Jefferson Davis monument on South Jefferson Davis Parkway and Canal Street (photo by Alicia Serrano, MidCityMessenger.com)

The Jefferson Davis monument on South Jefferson Davis Parkway and Canal Street (photo by Alicia Serrano, MidCityMessenger.com)

As the City Council voted last week begin discussing the removal of four Confederate statues throughout the city, they also outlined the legal process by which it will take place, and many Council members shared their views on the issue. Continue reading »

May 182015
 
Passengers transfer from a shuttle bus on Melpomene Avenue to a streetcar on St. Charles Avenue during road construction in 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Passengers transfer from a shuttle bus on Melpomene Avenue to a streetcar on St. Charles Avenue during road construction in 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Streetcar service through the Uptown area will be interrupted in three phases over the summer in order to accommodate the SELA drainage project, RTA officials told Carrollton residents on Monday night. Continue reading »

Mar 172015
 
O'Henry's on South Carrollton. (March 2014 photo by Google Maps)

O’Henry’s Food and Spirits on South Carrollton. (March 2014 photo by Google Maps)

O’Henry’s Food and Sprits on South Carrollton agreed to pay the city a $500 fine Tuesday after allegedly selling beer to a teenager last month, and Avery’s Place on Willow Street was warned by the city alcohol board to be on its best behavior while awaiting a hearing on noise complaints. Continue reading »

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Jan 152015
 
City Councilwoman Susan Guidry reiterates her promise to continue activist Jonah Bascle's fight to make the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line accessible to the disabled at the Jan. 8 City Council meeting. (via nolacitycouncil.com)

City Councilwoman Susan Guidry reiterates her promise to continue activist Jonah Bascle’s fight to make the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line accessible to the disabled at the Jan. 8 City Council meeting. (via nolacitycouncil.com)

When City Councilwoman Susan Guidry visited comedian and activist Jonah Bascle in the hospital last month shortly before his death at age 28, she vowed to carry his fight forward to make public transportation in New Orleans accessible to the disabled — specifically, the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line.

Last week, with Bascle’s friends and supporters gathered in the City Council chambers, Guidry reiterated that she intends to make good on that promise sooner rather than later. Continue reading »

Aug 102014
 
A still image from the video of Monday's robbery. (via NOPD)

A still image from the video of Monday’s robbery. (via NOPD)

Last week’s brazen armed robbery at a business on South Carrollton Avenue does not appear to be linked to a similar incident earlier this summer in the same strip mall, but police are urging businesses to take whatever precautions they can to keep their employees safe. Continue reading »

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Jul 162014
 
Police are searching for suspects of armed robberies that happened Monday (NOPD).

Police are searching for suspects of armed robberies that happened Monday (NOPD).

New Orleans Police Department Second District officers are seeking suspects in two armed robbery crimes that occurred same day, they said during a weekly district meeting Wednesday.

Two black males robbed a man sitting on his porch at around 4:20 a.m. on Monday, July 14, Lt. Doug Eckert said at the meeting.

The two suspects pulled up to the victim’s house, located in the 3600 block of Eagle Street, in a white car and approached him while carrying a handgun, according to Eckert. Continue reading »

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