Robert Morris

Jun 232016
 
New Orleans police officers take a suspect into custody at the corner of Cadiz and Loyola streets during a two-hour manhunt in the area in January 2015 following a rash of Uptown robberies. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans police officers take a suspect into custody at the corner of Cadiz and Loyola streets during a two-hour manhunt in the area in January 2015 following a rash of Uptown robberies. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Since the federal Department of Justice enacted a sweeping blueprint for reforming the troubled New Orleans Police Department nearly four years ago, dozens of new policies have been implemented, new officers are being trained on them, and the rights of all residents now have better protection as a result, department officials said Thursday night. Continue reading »

Jun 212016
 
A rendering of a proposed new clinic at Louisiana and Freret streets. (via City of New Orleans)

A rendering of a proposed new clinic at Louisiana and Freret streets. (via City of New Orleans)

A large former medical center at 2500 Louisiana Avenue is slated to be torn down and rebuilt with a new clinic, city officials said, and, in a separate request, the Veterans of Foreign Wars are planning to tear down and rebuild their meeting hall on Lyons Street. Continue reading »

Jun 162016
 
Ellen and Darryl Cortello stand behind a counter made of salvaged wood at Luca Eats. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Ellen and Darryl Cortello stand behind a counter made of salvaged wood at Luca Eats. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

After more than three decades operating restaurants in New Orleans, Darryl Cortello knew exactly what he wanted from his next endeavor — something small — so the closed little restaurant on Cohn Street in Carrollton stood out as a perfect match.

“I love the space. I love small,” Cortello said Thursday afternoon, his third day open for lunch at Luca Eats. “We wanted to keep the menu really, really small, and do it really, really well.”

Luca Eats operates in the renovated building that formerly housed Roman Pizza at 7329 Cohn Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Luca Eats operates in the renovated building that formerly housed Roman Pizza at 7329 Cohn Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Jun 162016
 
City Councilman Jason Williams rides the Krewe of Freret parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

City Councilman Jason Williams rides the Krewe of Freret parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The courtyard of Dat Dog on Freret Street will be named the official gathering place for the Krewe of Freret in a dedication ceremony today that will also serve as a membership drive for the krewe and a fundraiser for the Son of a Saint organization. Continue reading »

Jun 162016
 

Robbery at Short and Burthe streets. The shooting in the 8400 block of Cohn did not appear on crime maps Thursday morning. (map via NOPD)

Robbery at Short and Burthe streets. The shooting in the 8400 block of Cohn did not appear on crime maps Thursday morning. (map via NOPD)

A man in his 50s was injured by crossfire Wednesday night in a shooting outside a home on Cohn Street, and another man was robbed at gunpoint on Short Street just off Carrollton Avenue a few hours later, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Jun 152016
 

Hillary Barq speaks to the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, June 14. (via City of New Orleans)

Hillary Barq speaks to the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, June 14. (via City of New Orleans)

A request to sell packaged wine and liquor alongside sandwiches, ice cream and other sweets at proposed shop on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District was narrowly rejected by the City Planning Commission on Tuesday amid commissioners’ confusion about the proposed concept for the business and debate about its relationship with neighbors.

In an unrelated request, however, a once-controversial request to sell single beers at a corner store on Freret Street easily received a positive recommendation from the City Planning Commission without any opposition. Continue reading »

Jun 092016
 

A man with mobility issues was killed by an overnight fire in a home in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City, New Orleans firefighters said Thursday morning. Continue reading »

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Jun 082016
 
A police officer emerges from the side of a house on LaSalle Street after a man was shot there Thursday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A police officer emerges from the side of a house on LaSalle Street after a man was shot there Thursday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

David Mathis (via NOPD)

David Mathis (via NOPD)

The man injured in a shooting Wednesday morning on LaSalle Street will be charged with burglary, but no charges are being considered against the homeowner who shot him, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jun 082016
 

Ryan Davis (via NOPD)

Ryan Davis (via NOPD)

A 15-year-old has been identified in connection with six armed-robbery incidents — including two in the Uptown area — around the city in a five-day period last week involving a silver car, New Orleans police said, and he was arrested after he surrendered overnight. Continue reading »

Jun 082016
 
A crime-scene technician climbs the porch of a house in the 4300 block of LaSalle after a shooting there Thursday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A crime-scene technician climbs the porch of a house in the 4300 block of LaSalle after a shooting there Thursday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A man was injured in a shooting Wednesday morning on LaSalle Street just off Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans police said, and neighbors say a homeowner shot him while he was trying to break into the house. Continue reading »

Jun 082016
 

By Julie Schwam Harris

I feel compelled to set the record straight. Owen Courreges recently published a piece opposing a meaningful Equal Pay for Women bill and opposing State Rep. Helena Moreno’s actions to promote women’s equality in elected representation, economic opportunity and freedom from fear of violence.

It is critical to recognize the link between the two events that inspired Moreno to action with the “It’s No Joke” campaign. Rep. Havard’s sexist “joke” about a bill trying to prevent young strippers from being mired in potentially dangerous situations on May 18 and the defeat of a good compromise Equal Pay bill on May 19 are linked because they are two sides of the same coin – sexism and unintended discrimination against women – that are hurting women, families and the economy in Louisiana. Continue reading »

Jun 072016
 
Cohen College Prep students march through New Orleans. (image via nolacollegeprep.org)

Cohen College Prep students march through New Orleans. (image via nolacollegeprep.org)

With an increasingly competitive landscape for high school students, Cohen College Prep has an offer that school leaders hope will convince students to give them another look: Any freshmen who enrolls next year will receive a $500 scholarship upon graduation. Continue reading »

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