Robert Morris

Oct 302014
 

Austin L. Diven (via opcso.org)

Austin L. Diven (via opcso.org)

A man threatened a crowd in Coliseum Square, then tried to break into a house on the park, only relenting when a woman at the home fired a shotgun into a nearby tree Tuesday night, witnesses said.

The man retreated into the fountain in the park before he was arrested on charges of trespassing, simple criminal damage to property and disturbing the peace, and experts say the case speaks yet again to a dangerous lack of resources in New Orleans to treat the mentally ill. Continue reading »

Oct 282014
 
The old Hubert building at 4401 South Broad Street. (via Google maps)

The old Hubert building at 4401 South Broad Street. (via Google maps)

Separate proposals for a Mexican restaurant in Broadmoor and a commercial kitchen for catering operations in Carrollton found themselves facing frustrated neighbors and hesitant officials during a City Planning meeting on Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading »

Oct 272014
 
Workers try to clear an overturned dump truck that crashed into a building on South Claiborne on Monday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Workers try to clear an overturned dump truck that crashed into a building on South Claiborne on Monday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A South Claiborne Avenue pedestrian was killed Monday when a dump truck crashed into a building and turned over, and emergency workers closed the downtown-bound side of the busy street to traffic near Martin Luther King Boulevard as they worked to clear the wreckage. Continue reading »

Oct 272014
 
The old Hubert building at 4401 South Broad Street. (via Google maps)

The old Hubert building at 4401 South Broad Street. (via Google Maps)

A chef at a popular Mid-City eatery hopes to open her own Mexican restaurant in Broadmoor, but first she will need to obtain commercial zoning for a former Broad Street drug store that neighbors have long fought to keep residential. Continue reading »

Oct 272014
 
An 8-year-old boy tries on a new Hot Wheels costume at the Freret Neighborhood Center's annual Halloween festival in 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

An 8-year-old boy tries on a new Hot Wheels costume at the Freret Neighborhood Center’s annual Halloween festival in 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

By Lauren Saizan for UptownMessenger.com

The Freret Street Neighborhood Center has been taken over by monsters, witches and creatures that are one of a kind.

This is all in preparation for the upcoming Freret Neighborhood Center’s Halloween Party held on Tuesday, Oct. 28 — this year at a new location, All Nations Fellowship at 2524 Napoleon Ave. Costumes are being collected for the children in the neighborhood who cannot afford one, said Yasin Southall, Freret Neighborhood Center community organizer. Continue reading »

Oct 262014
 
Traffic investigators surround a Honda Civic that crashed on Magazine Street early Sunday, killing one of its occupants. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Traffic investigators surround a Honda Civic that crashed on Magazine Street early Sunday, killing one of its occupants. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Luke R. Allison (via opcso.org)

Luke R. Allison (via opcso.org)

A 25-year-old man died early Sunday morning after being thrown out of a car that hit a pole on Magazine Street, and the driver was booked on a charge of vehicular homicide, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Oct 242014
 
A NOPD tactical officer retrieves a potentially explosive object from a garage facing Pearl Street on Friday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A NOPD tactical officer retrieves a potentially explosive object from a garage facing Pearl Street on Friday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

After a man found an object in the garage of a Riverbend home on Friday afternoon that resembled a World War II explosive, New Orleans police closed the surrounding streets to secure the object. Continue reading »

Oct 242014
 
Commander Doug Eckert accepts his promotion to leader of the NOPD Crime Lab on Wednesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Commander Doug Eckert accepts his promotion to leader of the NOPD Crime Lab on Wednesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The New Orleans Police lieutenant charged with leading investigations in the Uptown-based Second District was promoted this week to commander and charged with leading the city’s crime lab. Continue reading »

Oct 222014
 
Graham Bosworth (from left), Judge Frank Marullo, Marie Williams, Paul Sens and Byron C. Williams listen to moderator Lee Zurik during Wednesday's voters' forum at Touro Synagogue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Graham Bosworth (from left), Judge Frank Marullo, Marie Williams, Paul Sens and Byron C. Williams listen to moderator Lee Zurik during Wednesday’s voters’ forum at Touro Synagogue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Despite the drama that has surrounded the race for incumbent Judge Frank Marullo’s seat, the election itself may serve as a referendum on the operations of the Orleans Parish Courthouse, which Marullo defended as both efficient and transparent against criticisms from challengers Graham Bosworth and Marie Williams in a voters’ forum Wednesday night. Continue reading »