Robert Morris

Jul 072017
 

(images via Orleans Parish Jail)

Three people were charged with a variety of violent crimes around the Central City area, and five others were charged with theft, burglary and illegal possession of stolen property around the university area and other parts of Uptown over the last week, New Orleans police officials announced. Continue reading »

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Jul 062017
 

Construction cones mark the beginning of drainage work on Henry Clay Avenue. (photo via the city of New Orleans)

A $1 million project to improve drainage on Henry Clay Avenue near St. Charles Avenue has begun and will last through the summer, according to the city of New Orleans Department of Public Works. Continue reading »

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Jul 052017
 

Of Louisiana’s six congressional districts, two (districts 1 and 5) are nearly split into separate sections. (image from the National Atlas of the United States, via Wikipedia)

A group of activists has begun organizing a fight redraw Louisiana’s Congressional districts away from the indescribable shapes of their current “gerrymandered” forms into common-sense arrangements that better represent geographical regions of the state. Continue reading »

Jul 052017
 

(map via NOPD)

Three people were threatened at gunpoint in a home invasion Tuesday afternoon on Broadway Street in the university area, while a woman was shot on Marengo Street and two other people were robbed on South Liberty earlier in the holiday weekend, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jun 292017
 

Councilman James Gray with New Orleans East civic leader Leila Eames and State Rep. John Bagneris at Gray’s campaign kickoff Tuesday night. (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus, opinion columnist

District E Councilman James Gray celebrated yesterday’s reopening of the Winn Dixie supermarket at 9701 Chef Menteur Highway – which had been closed four months because of tornado damage – as the latest example of how New Orleans East continues to prosper. Continue reading »

Jun 292017
 

Drugs, guns and money seized in separate busts on Jena (left) and Milan streets in Broadmoor. (via NOPD)

Jonathan Williams (via NOPD)

Two men were arrested and a large quantity of drugs, guns and money were seized in separate recent busts on Jena and Milan streets in the Broadmoor neighborhood, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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