Robert Morris

Jan 132017
 
Jay Banks (from left), Seth Bloom and Eric Johnson are all considering running for the District B seat on the City Council if LaToya Cantrell runs for mayor. (submitted photos)

(l-r) Jay Banks, Seth Bloom, and Eric Johnson are all considering running for the District B seat on the City Council if LaToya Cantrell runs for mayor. (submitted photos)

When City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell recently announced that she was mulling a run for mayor of New Orleans this fall, she also set in motion consideration of who might succeed her in the District B seat — and so far, the possible field includes former School Board member Seth Bloom, Zulu king Jay Banks and economic development expert Eric Anthony Johnson. Continue reading »

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Jan 122017
 
The former Times-Picayune building at 3800 Howard Avenue (photographed in August 2016 by Google  Maps)

The former Times-Picayune building at 3800 Howard Avenue (photographed in August 2016 by Google Maps)

A hearing on the as-yet-undisclosed undisclosed redevelopment of the former Times-Picayune building on Howard Avenue was postponed until February after city planners gave a skeptical review to the initial plan for the project. Continue reading »

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Jan 122017
 
The building at 8638 Hickory Street is slated to reopen as C&L Restaurant. (via City of New Orleans)

The building at 8638 Hickory Street is slated to reopen as C&L Restaurant. (via City of New Orleans)

A site in the Carrollton neighborhood believed to have been used as a restaurant for more than a century will reopen as C&L Restaurant serving New Orleans soul food favorites, based on the recommendation of city planners this week. Continue reading »

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Jan 112017
 

A beagle named Maggie plays in Wisner Park in 2012, prior to the creation of a dog park there. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

Residents who live nearest Annunciation Square in the Lower Garden District turned out Tuesday night to voice opposition to a proposal to create a dog park there, sending city officials back to the drawing board before moving forward. Continue reading »

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Jan 102017
 

An image of David Bowie as Halloween Jack from “Diamond Dogs,” his arms raised over the crowd at the Prytania Theater on Jan. 17, 2016. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Reprising last year’s packed-house screenings in tribute to David Bowie, the Prytania Theater will show “Labyrinth” tonight to commemorate the one-year anniversary of his death. Continue reading »

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Jan 092017
 

French consul general Gregor Trumel (right) listens to Lycee board member Alysson Mills during a February 2015 board meeting. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans plan to seek a change to state law that would allow them to guarantee admission for children of teachers they recruit from France, officials said Monday night. Continue reading »

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Jan 082017
 

Citing a lack of cooperation with Jefferson Parish school leaders, the International School of Louisiana will close its Metairie campus next year, the school board announced Friday evening.

The more than 400 students at the Jefferson Parish campus will have first preference for admission at the International School’s other campuses — at the former Bethune building in Hollygrove, on Camp Street in the Lower Garden District, and in Algiers, officials said.

For more details on the decision, read the full report from Mid-City Messenger.

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Jan 062017
 
New Orleans police officers confer on the scene of a robbery that involved gunfire Thursday night on Robert Street just off Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans police officers confer on the scene of a robbery that involved gunfire Thursday night on Robert Street just off Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A late-night computer sale near Magazine Street erupted into an exchange of gunfire Thursday after one group of armed men tried to rob the other, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jan 052017
 

A sampling of locations around the Carrollton area where residents complained via social media about hearing loud booms on Dec. 1 (in green) and on Dec. 6 (in blue). (map by UptownMessenger.com via Google)

In early December, weeks before New Year’s fireworks could be considered a culprit, a pair of massive nighttime explosion sounds rattled homes and startled residents across the Carrollton area.

The noise was loud enough that it sent New Orleans police officers searching for gunshot victims, but they turned up nothing — and a survey of other public agencies since then likewise leaves the source of the sounds a mystery. Continue reading »

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