Robert Morris

Jul 292013

Map of upcoming repaving projects on Freret, Nashville and Fontainebleau. (via

The project to repave Freret Street, Nashville Avenue and Fontainebleau Drive — scheduled to begin in August — will be the subject of an informational meeting Tuesday evening in the student center at Tulane University, officials announced. Continue reading »

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Jul 292013

Tara Cox feeds chickens and roosters in her St. Roch backyard. (Marta Jewson,

Roosters — such as the one that awakens Rob Schafer every morning on Carondelet Street — are now illegal to keep in the New Orleans city limits under a new law passed earlier this year, reports Marta Jewson of our sister site at

Jul 272013

White Toyota Camry sought in connection with the death of Officer Rodney Thomas. (via NOPD)

Surveillance image of person of interest in the death of Officer Rodney Thomas (via NOPD)

Investigators are looking for a white Toyota Camry and its driver, who is believed to have information about the hit-and-run death of a beloved officer from the New Orleans Police Department’s Second District, authorities said. Continue reading »

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Jul 272013

Sophie B. Wright Charter School is looking for places for its sports teams to practice after the New Orleans Recreation Department Commission demanded $3,000 for the school to use Harrell Park. Meanwhile, construction has halted on the new gym at Eleanor McMain Secondary School amid a conflict over minority participation in the contract, and ENCORE Academy is enrolling more students than it originally expected, according to recent reports about Uptown schools. Continue reading »

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Jul 262013

Two storefronts in the 4700 block of Freret are under renovation for the Humble Bagel deli and Full Blossom Chic consignment shop. (Robert Morris,

A bagel shop and deli with house-made cheese and consignment boutique for plus-sized women plan to open side-by-side in two vacant storefronts in the center of the Freret corridor. Continue reading »

Jul 252013

The Jimmy’s Music Club location at 8200 Willow. ( file photo by Robert Morris)

A hearing on the request to allow alcohol to be served at Jimmy’s Music Club — the key to reopening of the popular venue — was postponed by two weeks by the City Council, but neighbors and officials say an agreement over issues associated with the club is “very close,” perhaps just days away. Continue reading »

Jul 252013

Ten armed robberies between July 7 and July 18. Not shown: a home-invasion case on Magazine Street during that time. (map via NOPD)

With few new witnesses or leads coming forward in a rash of 11 robberies around the Garden District and Lower Garden District this month, investigators are hoping that DNA analysis of physical evidence they have collected in the scene will lead to arrests in some of the cases in the weeks to come. Continue reading »

Jul 252013

Although Uptown residents were told Wednesday that their water was safe to drink, some Carrollton residents may not have the chance as water pressure drops during repairs to the transmission line that broke Tuesday.

Residents around the 7800 block of Cohn were without power for much of Wednesday during the repairs, and that could happen again today as work continues, reports Bill Capo of our partners at WWL-TV.

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Jul 242013

The failures of the New Orleans city water system — first by a major water-line break that flooded an east Carrollton neighborhood Tuesday, and subsequently by the prohibition against using any water while it is tested for contamination — continue to affect Uptown residents a day after the incident.

The second boil-water notice of the year is causing businesses around Uptown to use bottled water to stay open, a routine they are getting used to, reports Monica Hernandez of our partners at WWL-TV. The water sample analysis will take until around 3:30 p.m. today (Wednesday), so the boil-water order will remain in place until at least that time, Hernandez reports.

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