Robert Morris

May 062016
 

The intersection of Freret and Calhoun streets is at the edge of the Loyola campus and just steps from Tulane University. (map via NOPD)

The intersection of Freret and Calhoun streets is at the edge of the Loyola campus and just steps from Tulane University. (map via NOPD)

A man in an SUV stopped to ask three different women for directions late Thursday — two at the edge of the Tulane and Loyola campuses, and one near Palmer Park — then revealed himself to be masturbating, New Orleans and university police said. Continue reading »

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May 042016
 
A promotional photo from the recent Crawfish Festival at NOLA Brewery. (via NOLA Brewery on Facebook)

A promotional photo from the recent Crawfish Festival at NOLA Brewery. (via NOLA Brewery on Facebook)

NOLA Brewery won initial approval from city planners recently on its plan to add a permanent space for live music in its new taproom area. Continue reading »

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May 032016
 
A rendering by Studio WTA of the new Lula Restaurant Distillery on St. Charles Avenue. (via city of New Orleans)

A rendering by Studio WTA of the new Lula Restaurant Distillery on St. Charles Avenue. (via city of New Orleans)

With approval from both the City Council and the Louisiana legislature, Lula Restaurant Distillery broke ground on St. Charles Avenue on Monday afternoon and plans to be open by October. Continue reading »

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May 032016
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A bicyclist riding through Broadmoor was robbed at gunpoint and then stabbed by his attackers Monday evening, and another man was cut during an argument with a woman on St. Mary Street early Tuesday morning, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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May 022016
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A man and a woman were robbed on St. Mary Street in the Lower Garden District on Saturday evening, and man was beaten by armed robbers on Eighth Street a few hours later, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Apr 282016
 
Audubon Nature Institute CEO Ron Forman, left, and Audubon Commission chair Kelly Duncan listen to comments from residents on Thursday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Audubon Nature Institute CEO Ron Forman, left, and Audubon Commission chair Kelly Duncan listen to comments from residents on Thursday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The new public-notice policies that the Audubon Commission has offered concerning proposed development are a good start, Uptown residents said on Thursday afternoon, but should be significantly improved before they are adopted. Continue reading »

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Apr 282016
 
(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A 70-year-old woman on Adams Street was sexually assaulted by a man she knew, and a 20-year-old woman on Peniston Street was sexually assaulted by a female acquaintance, New Orleans police said in rape reports released Thursday morning. Continue reading »

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Apr 272016
 
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks at Tulane University while a projector screen displays the faces of victims of violence in the city. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks at Tulane University while a projector screen displays the faces of victims of violence in the city. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A host of city initiatives and reforms are pushing crime in New Orleans to historic lows, but such gains are impossible to celebrate when homicide rates in the city remain four times the national average, said Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Wednesday night as he laid out the many ways he believes the city, its residents, and its state and federal partners can continue to push the progress forward. Continue reading »

Apr 262016
 
Students from Sylvanie Williams College Prep marching band perform in the 2016 Martin Luther King Day parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Students from Sylvanie Williams College Prep marching band perform in the 2016 Martin Luther King Day parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Lawrence Crocker and Sylvanie Williams — the two Uptown elementary schools in the New Orleans College Prep charter network — will add tuition-based seats to their preschool programs in the fall, part of a broader long-term strategy to create a completely new early-learning center in New Orleans. Continue reading »

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Apr 252016
 
Holly Elwell of the Trust for Public Land describes the Climate-Smart Cities initiative at the Propeller entrepreneurship incubator on Monday, April 25. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Holly Elwell of the Trust for Public Land describes the Climate-Smart Cities initiative at the Propeller entrepreneurship incubator on Monday, April 25. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A new mapping tool that collects and visualizes environmental data down to the neighborhood-, street- and property-level will help New Orleans improve the planning of its “green infrastructure” — to cool the city off, manage stormwater runoff, increase bicycle transportation and even protect against storm surge, officials said. Continue reading »

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Apr 252016
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A man was killed and a woman was injured in a shooting overnight on Louisiana Avenue Parkway, and their attempt to drive away from the shooting scene ended with a crash into an empty lot a few blocks away, New Orleans police said Monday morning. Continue reading »

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Apr 232016
 
Lusher Charter School board chair Blaine LeCesne speaks in favor of recognizing a teachers' union at the school. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Lusher Charter School board chair Blaine LeCesne speaks in favor of recognizing a teachers’ union at the school. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Lusher Charter School governing board voted 6-5 on Saturday morning against recognizing a petition for collective bargaining by the newly-formed United Teachers of Lusher, likely triggering a schoolwide election on the question in the coming weeks. Continue reading »