Robert Morris

May 132014
 

Police surround a carjacked Mercedes Benz parked in the 200 block of North Salcedo after an apparent suicide. (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com)

A Mercedes Benz sedan taken in a carjacking shortly before noon Monday was found on the scene of an apparent suicide on a Mid-City side street a few minutes later, according to a report by Della Hasselle of Mid-City Messenger. The Mercedes was taken from its owner by force in the 1600 block of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard around 11:50 a.m., and just after noon it arrived in the 200 block of North Salcedo Street in Mid-City, where a man got out, retrieved a gun from another nearby car, and fatally shot himself in the head, Mid-City Messenger reports.

May 092014
 
Jewelry maker Anna Quinn looks in to a Paraph mirror by Caitlin Waugh at a Freret Market event in 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Jewelry maker Anna Quinn looks in to a Paraph mirror by Caitlin Waugh at a Freret Market event in 2010. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Shoppers who enjoy the unique charms of Uptown’s local businesses may have a busy day Saturday, with the Oak Street “Garage Sale” and the monthly Freret Market in the daytime, followed by the Magazine Street Champagne Stroll in the evening — and all three events are scheduled to proceed as planned, rain or shine. Continue reading »

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May 092014
 
The latest rendering of the Oak Lofts project by architect Charles Neyrey of M2 Studio was shared with Carrollton neighbors Thursday night.

The latest rendering of the Oak Lofts project by architect Charles Neyrey of M2 Studio was shared with Carrollton neighbors Thursday night.

After several months of redesigns based on conversations with Oak Street neighbors, developers will seek the city’s permission this month to build a four-story condo near Leonidas Street with a gym on the first floor. Continue reading »

May 082014
 
A volunteer works on a new wheelchair ramp at the Freret Neighborhood Center. (photo via the Freret Neighborhood Center on Facebook)

A volunteer works on a new wheelchair ramp at the Freret Neighborhood Center. (photo via the Freret Neighborhood Center on Facebook)

The Freret Neighborhood Center will host a block party this evening (Thursday, May 8) in the Neighborhood Housing Service parking lot to honor a group of more than 1,500 volunteers from technology company Ingram Micro who will be working on projects around the area. Continue reading »

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May 072014
 
Tesla Motors plans a service center at an as-yet-unspecified location in New Orleans, according to their website. (via teslamotors.com)

Tesla Motors plans a service center in New Orleans, according to their website. (via teslamotors.com)

A row of Teslas in the parking lot of Company Burger on Freret Street for a local owners' meetup in February. (photo courtesy of David Wolf)

A row of Teslas in the parking lot of Company Burger on Freret Street for a local owners’ meetup in February. (photo courtesy of David Wolf)

Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley-based auto maker aiming to revolutionize the electric car market, is planning its first service location in the central Gulf Coast for New Orleans, and hiring at least two technicians to staff it, according to the company website. Continue reading »

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May 072014
 

Gregory Johnson (via NOPD)

Gregory Johnson (via NOPD)

Randy Pittman (via opcso.org)

Randy Pittman (via opcso.org)

One of the teens wounded in a shooting Monday night in Central City has died from his injuries, and New Orleans police are still looking for the 52-year-old man believed to have shot him, though they have arrested his alleged accomplice in the case, authorities said. Continue reading »

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May 052014
 
The building housing the Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University is slated to be replaced with a new building, but its demolition will require City Council approval. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The building housing the Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University is slated to be replaced with a new building, but its demolition will require City Council approval. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A request by Tulane University to demolish a 100-year-old home on campus used for the Newcomb College Institute and build a new facility in its place drew a split vote from a city panel Monday afternoon, likely sending the project to the New Orleans City Council for approval. Continue reading »

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May 052014
 
Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivers his inaugural address as members of the City Council watch on Monday morning at the Saenger Theatre. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivers his inaugural address as members of the City Council watch on Monday morning at the Saenger Theatre. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the City Council and other city officials were sworn into their next four-year terms Monday morning at the Saenger Theatre. Continue reading »

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