Robert Morris

Mar 162020
 

Canseco’s Market at Oak & S. Carrollton (via Facebook)

Uptown is blessed with many excellent restaurants. The sudden closure of their dining rooms is necessary for public health but will be hard on the talented and hard-working staff of these establishments.

Luckily, we don’t have to deprive ourselves of the food we’ve grown to love and depend on during our confinement. Many of our local restaurants are offering to-go and delivery options with precautions for social distancing.

Below is a list of Uptown eateries and other businesses with information on which are delivering, which are offering take-out and which have decided to close for a while — plus information to help you treat yourself while giving your neighborhood restaurants a needed boost. Continue reading »

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Feb 262020
 

The Rex “Omens and Auguries” title float rolls Tuesday morning on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Rex, the king of Carnival, closed out the 2020 Mardi Gras season on Tuesday morning with a parade celebrating “Omens and Auguries.” Continue reading »

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Feb 262020
 

Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club kicked off Mardi Gras Day with a theme of “Zulu’s Book of Love,” showering the Uptown parade route with affection, exuberance and hand-painted coconuts on Tuesday morning. Continue reading »

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Feb 242020
 

The Knights of Chaos “Im-peach-ment” float rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Sunday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Chaos, rescheduled from its normal Thursday night slot to Sunday morning, sprinted up the Uptown parade route with its satirical entourage after the Krewe of Thoth. Continue reading »

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Feb 242020
 

The Krewe of Thoth queen’s float rolls on Magazine Street on Sunday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Thoth exercised its global reach on Sunday morning, rolling on the Uptown route with a theme of “As the World Turns.”

The Krewe of Thoth rolls on Magazine Street on Sunday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 242020
 


The Krewe of Mid-City “Heart Breakers and Head Bangers” title float rolls on Magazine Street on Sunday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Mid-City celebrated “Heart Breakers and Head Bangers” for its 2020 theme, creating imagery that was at times whimsical, satirical and strange on its signature tinfoil floats. Continue reading »

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Jan 102020
 

Police investigate a fatal shooting at the corner of Hillary and Burthe streets early Friday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A 20-year-old man was shot to death early Friday at the corner of Burthe and Hillary streets in the university neighborhood, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jan 082020
 

Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking,” commemorated 10 years without any executions in Louisiana — the longest such period in the state’s history — at a “Vigil for Life” ceremony in New Orleans on Jan. 7. Continue reading »

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Jan 012020
 

The owner of the building at 700 Josephine wants to rezone the property back to commercial use. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A request to rezone a long-shuttered corner store on Josephine Street back into commercial use is raising questions among neighbors in the Lower Garden District, who say the lack of a specific tenant and the wide range of possible uses create the potential for trouble on a vulnerable residential block. Continue reading »

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Nov 172019
 

Orange precincts are those won by Aimee Adatto Freeman; purple are those won by Kea Sherman. The darker shade of each color represents precincts where the candidate won by 60 percent of the vote or more. (map by UptownMessenger.com)

Kea Sherman

Aimee Freeman

To cinch her victory in the District 98 runoff on Saturday, Aimee Adatto Freeman consolidated her base in the Audubon and university-area neighborhoods to sweep every precinct between Jefferson and Carrollton avenues. Continue reading »

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Nov 172019
 

Blue precincts are those won by Mandie Landry; green are those won by Robert McKnight. Darker shades of each color represent precincts where the candidate won by 60 percent of the vote or more. (map by UptownMessenger.com)

Robert McKnight

Mandie Landry

The October primary for the District 91 seat in the state House of Representatives was nearly a three-way tie in votes cast between Robert McKnight, Mandie Landry and third-place finisher Carling Dinkler.

To secure her victory in the runoff Saturday night, Landry picked up nearly every precinct where Dinkler had led — ultimately holding McKnight to the same number of precincts where he led in the primary. Continue reading »

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Nov 172019
 

Mandie Landry addresses supporters at Rendon Inn in Broadmoor after cementing her victory in the District 91 runoff on Saturday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Political newcomers Mandie Landry and Aimee Adatto Freeman will join newly re-elected Gov. John Bel Edwards in Baton Rouge next year, after each won competitive runoffs Saturday to represent Uptown New Orleans in the state House of Representatives.

Aimee Adatto Freeman (center) speaks to supporters at TitleStream on Maple Street on Saturday night shortly before her victory in District 98 is announced. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Oct 132019
 

Orange precincts are those led by Aimee Adatto Freeman. Blue were led by Kea Sherman, green were led by Carlos Zervigon, and the purple precincts were led by Ravi Sangisetty. (map by UptownMessenger.com)

Kea Sherman

Aimee Freeman

While the crowded District 98 race was as competitive as expected — with none of the seven candidates garnering even a third of the overall vote — Aimee Adatto Freeman led with large margins in nearly all the 14th Ward precincts around Audubon and the universities to finish first overall.

Her three closest competitors — Kea Sherman, Ravi Sangisetty and Carlos Zervigon — all won a few precincts around the borders of District 98 as they battled for second place, according to an analysis of election results from the Secretary of State’s office. Sherman ultimately edged out Sangisetty and Zervigon to face Freeman in the Nov. 16 primary. Continue reading »

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Oct 132019
 

Precincts where Robert McKnight led are in purple; Mandie Landry’s are in blue, and Carling Dinker’s are shaded green. (map by UptownMessenger.com)

Robert McKnight

Mandie Landry

Although District 91’s vote total overall was nearly a three-way tie, an analysis of how each precinct voted shows that Robert McKnight secured his first-place finish by winning the most precincts of any candidate. Mandie Landry trailed him by only 18 votes and secured her place in the runoff, meanwhile, by posting strong second-place showings in nearly every precinct where McKnight or third-place finisher Carling Dinkler led.

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