Robert Morris

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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May 032014
 
An Isidore Newman "Greenie" toddler plays with a tiny shovel during groundbreaking ceremonies Friday for the school's new Green Trees Early Childrhood Village. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

An Isidore Newman “Greenie” toddler plays with a tiny shovel during groundbreaking ceremonies Friday for the school’s new GreenTrees Early Childrhood Village. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Site plan by Waggoner and Ball. (via Isidore Newman School)

The facility will sit at the corner of Soniat and Danneel streets. (Site plan by Waggoner and Ball via Isidore Newman School)

As the youngest Greenies played with tiny shovels in a VIP section made of blankets spread on the grass, leaders of the Isidore Newman School broke ground Friday afternoon on the new GreenTrees Early Childhood Village — a project officials call crucial to the school’s future with a name in homage to its past. Continue reading »

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May 022014
 
Thefts and burglaries in the NOPD Sixth District since April 6 cluster along Magazine Street and Louisiana Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Thefts and burglaries in the NOPD Sixth District since April 6 cluster along Magazine Street and Louisiana Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Despite a number of significant recent arrests, New Orleans police recorded a much higher-than-average rate of property crimes such as thefts, break-ins and auto burglaries in the Uptown-based Sixth District in April, although the trend is finally showing signs of slowing, officials said Friday. Continue reading »

May 022014
 

Students from the International School of Louisiana perform acrobatics during a circus arts showcase (Della Hasselle, Mid-City Messenger).

Students from the International School of Louisiana Circus Arts program and Andrew Wilson Charter School were among the local schools that were part of the lineup at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Thursday, reports Della Hasselle of our sister site, Mid-City Messenger.

Apr 302014
 

By Susan Larson

The New Orleans Public Library is so grateful for Jewel Bush’s warm and thoughtful article about the New Orleans Public Library; we appreciate her support and her advocacy — and her patronage!

I am writing this as the secretary of the New Orleans Public Library Board, of which I have been a member since 2011. Much has transpired since the drafting of the consultant’s report cited in the article. Continue reading »

Apr 302014
 
Robert D. Steward (via opcso.org)

Robert D. Steward (via opcso.org)

A convicted drug dealer received 15 years in prison this week for possession of a gun following an April 2013 foot chase in the B.W. Cooper area of Central City, and his co-defendant was sentenced to seven years after agreeing to testify in the same case, New Orleans prosecutors said. Continue reading »

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Apr 302014
 

A dispute between a Prytania Street property owner and the city over the paving of a yard for parking at an apartment complex is headed to Civil District Court, according to a recent report by Karen Gadbois of The Lens. The yard paving took place after Katrina without city permission, and the Board of Zoning Adjustments has denied a request by property owner Henry Rosenblat to keep it, Gadbois reports, but attorney Joel Loeffelholz convinced a city hearing officer to delay any further administrative action for 90 days while the issue plays out in court.

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