Robert Morris

Sep 162015
 
A woman and child walk through Laurence Square park on Wednesday morning, about 12 hours after a robbery was reported there Tuesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A woman and child walk through Laurence Square park on Wednesday morning, about 12 hours after a robbery was reported there Tuesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

NOPD Second District Commander Paul Noel and NOPD spokesman Tyler Gamble discuss the investigation into the latest Uptown armed robbery on Wednesday morning in front of the district station. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

NOPD Second District Commander Paul Noel and NOPD spokesman Tyler Gamble discuss the investigation into the latest Uptown armed robbery on Wednesday morning in front of the district station. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Barely an hour after the conclusion of a meeting Tuesday night about armed robberies in the Uptown area, three teens were robbed by a man with a shotgun in a park on Napoleon Avenue — and investigators have already identified a suspect and seized a gun during a search of his home, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Sep 152015
 
NOPD Commander Paul Noel gestures toward City Councilwoman Susan Guidry and NOPD Chief Michael Harrison during an anti-crime meeting Tuesday night at Touro Infirmary. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

NOPD Commander Paul Noel gestures toward City Councilwoman Susan Guidry and NOPD Chief Michael Harrison during an anti-crime meeting Tuesday night at Touro Infirmary. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

After an August that brought a number of armed robberies virtually unprecedented in recent years to the Uptown area, New Orleans police officials discussed a number of common-sense reforms they say will help prevent violent crime — but forcefully rejected recent calls for a return to a more aggressive “stop and frisk” style of policing. Continue reading »

Sep 152015
 

(map by UptownMessenger.com via Google Maps)

(map by UptownMessenger.com via Google Maps)

Several blocks of Jefferson Avenue and side streets are expected to have low water pressure on Thursday while contractors work on the installation of the new drainage canal, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.

B&K Construction will be tying in a new water main as part of the SELA Orleans Jefferson Avenue drainage canal construction, causing low water pressure from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, the SWB report states. The areas affected include Jefferson Avenue (from Loyola Avenue to South Claiborne), Willow Street (from Jefferson to State Street) and Magnolia and South Robertson streets (both from Jefferson to Octavia), the release states.

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Sep 142015
 
The Allen School building on Loyola Avenue, currently used by Sci High. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

The Allen School building on Loyola Avenue, currently used by Sci High. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

Students Casey Diehl and Miles Jordan address the Orleans Parish School Board on behalf of Sci High. (image via opsb.us)

Students Casey Diehl and Miles Jordan address the Orleans Parish School Board on behalf of Sci High. (image via opsb.us)

After years of fruitlessly searching for a permanent location in the celebrated BioDistrict, New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School has been given a $35 million in support to find a new home elsewhere in the city. Continue reading »

Sep 112015
 

The boundaries of the school district for kindergarten admission to Lusher Charter school. (UptownMessenger.com)

The boundaries of the school district for kindergarten admission to Lusher Charter school. (UptownMessenger.com)

The end may be in sight for Lusher Charter School’s neighborhood-based admissions district, after the Orleans Parish School Board unanimously passed a new set of charter-school policies Thursday that will also bring about an end to individual admissions lotteries at Lusher and Audubon. Continue reading »

Sep 112015
 
Firefighters look for hot spots in a house in the 2500 block of Palmer Street after a fire there early Friday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Firefighters look for hot spots in a house in the 2500 block of Palmer Street after a fire there early Friday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A home on Palmer Street in the university area caught fire overnight, temporarily trapping a group Tulane students inside the burning house and leaving them without a home afterward, officials said. Continue reading »

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Sep 102015
 
The building at Magnolia and Cadiz is slated for renovation next year into the Alder Hotel next to the Ochsner Baptist campus. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The building at Magnolia and Cadiz is slated for renovation next year into the Alder Hotel next to the Ochsner Baptist campus. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A developer who has quietly spearheaded the redevelopment of many of Freret Street’s most prominent commercial buildings and a French Quarter hotelier are teaming up to transform a vacant building next to Ochsner Baptist into a new 10-story hotel, they announced to neighbors this week. Continue reading »

Sep 082015
 
Matthew Brichetto and Stan Norwood (from left) count ballots while Alba Sanabria watches, and Glenis Scott speaks to Richard and Jane Dimitry at the end of the Freret Neighbors United meeting. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Matthew Brichetto and Stan Norwood (from left) count ballots while Alba Sanabria watches, and Glenis Scott speaks to Richard and Jane Dimitry at the end of the Freret Neighbors United meeting. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

An overflow crowd at the monthly meeting of the Freret Neighbors United group voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night in favor of letting the Supermercado Las Acacias sell single beers, potentially setting the stage to lift a restriction set in place four years ago at a dramatically different point in the corridor’s redevelopment. Continue reading »

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Sep 042015
 

Carlius Jarvis (via NOPD)

Carlius Jarvis (via NOPD)

The suspect in three robberies in the Carrollton area from April and May — whom detectives have been looking for since then — was arrested by a fugitive squad Thursday at a New Orleans East apartment building, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Sep 032015
 
The Rising Tide X transportation panel: Dan Favre of Bike Easy, Jeff Januszek of Fix My Streets, Rachel Heiligman of Ride New Orleans, and resident Amanda Soprano. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rising Tide X transportation panel: Dan Favre of Bike Easy, Jeff Januszek of Fix My Streets, Rachel Heiligman of Ride New Orleans, and resident Amanda Soprano. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A map of the current Freret bus line (via norta.com)

A map of the current Freret bus line (via norta.com)

After the new Loyola Avenue streetcar opened in 2013 just before the Super Bowl, the Regional Transit Authority clipped the end of the popular “Freret jet” bus line — in what public-transit activists describe as a prime example of the city’s increasing post-Katrina emphasis on transportation for tourists rather than residents. Continue reading »