Robert Morris

Aug 152017
 

The New Orleans Coalition activist group is holding its second candidates’ forum for the upcoming city election, focusing tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 15) on the City Council elections.

See below for live coverage.

Live Blog New Orleans Coalition – City Council candidates’ forum – Aug. 15, 2017
 

Aug 152017
 

Surveillance video shows a pickup truck after it crashed through a gas station wall on South Claiborne Avenue early Saturday. (submitted photo)

A pickup truck crashed through the wall of a South Claiborne Avenue gas station while it was open Saturday in attempt to steal the ATM, and New Orleans police say a second, similar heist was successful in Jefferson Parish the next day. Continue reading »

Aug 152017
 

The pumping station in Broadmoor has two small pumps out, but still has most of its pumping capacity, according to the Sewerage & Water Board. (photo via Google)

Two of the 11 pumps in the Broadmoor pumping station are out of service, but the station still has most of its capacity — unlike the critically impaired stations in Lakeview, City Park and New Orleans East, officials said. Continue reading »

Aug 122017
 

Mayor Mitch Landrieu leads a news conference Saturday morning. (via City of New Orleans)

Although the fire-damaged backup power system to the city’s pumps has now been repaired, the city has identified 17 of its 120 pumps that are out of service and need emergency repairs, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Saturday morning. Continue reading »

Aug 112017
 

With a tent shielding her from the light rain Thursday afternoon, Chelsey Monroe paints a utility box at the corner of Nashville and Magazine streets. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The turbine powering the city’s pumping system that caught fire Wednesday evening has been repaired successfully, but that only restores the city’s pumping capacity to the levels prior to last weekend’s flooding, leaving New Orleans at “some risk,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced Friday morning.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks Friday morning about the status of the city’s pumping system. (via City of New Orleans)

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Aug 102017
 

Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks alongside Mayor Mitch Landrieu and city officials at a news conference late Thursday morning. (via City of New Orleans)

An overnight fire damaged the power to the city’s pumping system, leading to an increased risk of flooding across the Eastbank of New Orleans as more thunderstorms approach the city Thursday afternoon, authorities said. All public schools in the city will be closed through Friday.

“Obviously, this is a serious situation, but it is not something to be panicked about,” said Gov. John Bel Edwards late Thursday morning in a news conference with Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Continue reading »

Aug 082017
 

(image via Facebook)

While floodwaters were still rising around New Orleans on Saturday, mayoral candidate Frank Scurlock entered a social-media debate about the city’s removal of Confederate monuments and suggested that the flooding was result of God’s displeasure with the city.

“God has washed and flooded the City twice in 2 weeks. Maybe he is not happy,” Scurlock wrote around 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. He added about 15 minutes later, “God gave man Freewill and instructions on how to Live. Perhaps erasing history and not honoring the past is not in liking to him and his ways….” Continue reading »

Aug 082017
 

Chipotle plans to open its first New Orleans location in the former Radio Shack at 2801 Magazine Street in the Garden District. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Chipotle fans tired of driving to Metairie may soon have a much closer option in Uptown New Orleans — with 2,250 locations nationwide, the chain is seeking to open its first storefront in New Orleans on Magazine Street in the Garden District next year. Continue reading »