Robert Morris

Mar 082017

Members of the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club pack Magazine street from curb to curb during the 66th annual Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club parade on Saturday, March 12, 2016. (Zach Brien,

The 70th annual Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day parade will roll Saturday, March 11, on a new route that takes it down most of Magazine Street, the organization announced. Continue reading »

Mar 082017

The Cohen College Prep High School band marches with the Mystic Krewe of Nyx on Magazine Street on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Robert Morris,

After New Orleans College Prep identified a list of intervention efforts to bring test scores at Sylvanie Williams elementary high enough to retain its charter, a local foundation pledged a $30,000 infusion to help pay for the forms of extra coaching for students, officials said. Continue reading »

Mar 082017

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A 57-year-old man was arrested this week on a in connection with an investigation into a rape from last August Street on Foucher Street in the Milan neighborhood, and a woman was arrested on a battery charge related to an incident last month on Third Street in Central City, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Mar 082017

The Central Carrollton Association will lead a discussion around issues such as the Nix library renovations, maintenance of the neighborhood cemeteries, tree planting, street repairs, zoning issues and crime in their spring meeting and social Thursday evening. Continue reading »

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Mar 082017

A portion of Patton Street will be closed most of Wednesday for sewer work, while stretches of Audubon Place, Law Road and Louisiana Avenue will all experience low water pressure in the next few days for line installation and repairs, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans. Continue reading »

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Mar 062017

Mayor Mitch Library reads “How to Dress A Po-Boy” to a group of Waldorf School elementary students at the Nix Library in Carrollton after it reopened Monday morning following extensive renovations. (Robert Morris,

New Orleans city leaders and Carrollton residents celebrated the reopening of the Nix Branch Library after five months of renovations Monday morning with an official ribbon cutting, and officials promised to begin studying ways to address community members’ pleas for access for disabled patrons in the months to come. Continue reading »

Mar 062017
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There’s no way to sugar-coat this: We came in dead last. Economically, New Orleans is the municipal equivalent of the 2008 Detroit Lions.

According to a report released by the Brookings Institute, New Orleans ranked last among America’s 100 largest cities in terms of economic prosperity between the years of 2010 and 2015. Everything decreased – worker productivity, average standard-of-living, and average wages. Continue reading »

Mar 022017

City Councilwoman Susan Guidry rides down St. Charles Avenue in the Krewe of King Arthur parade in 2012. (Sabree Hill,

After serving two terms representing Uptown, Mid-City and Lakeview on the New Orleans City Council, Susan Guidry said Thursday morning that she plans to retire next year instead of seeking another office in the fall elections.

Guidry is term limited, and had been considering a run for one of the council’s two at-large seats. Instead, she said she will serve out the remainder of her term that ends in May 2018, without running for any office in the Oct. 14 election. Continue reading »

Mar 012017

The Krewe of Rex “Lupercalia” float rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Robert Morris,

Under gorgeous springtime skies on Fat Tuesday, the Krewe of Rex hosted a parade celebrating the very idea of celebration with the theme of “Carnival Fetes and Feasts,” showering Mardi Gras revelers with ample throws customized for each float.

The Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Robert Morris,

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Mar 012017

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Robert Morris,

The Krewe of Zulu rolled early Tuesday morning on the Uptown route, sharing broad smiles, glittering coconuts, and a message to “Stop the Violence.”

The Krewe of Zulu “Soulful Warriors” roll on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Robert Morris,

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Feb 272017

The Krewe of Proteus “Abduction of Freia” float rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Robert Morris,

The Krewe of Proteus presented their rendition of Wagner’s opera “Der Ring des Nibelungen” as they rolled on the Uptown route on Monday.

The Krewe of Proteus rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Robert Morris,

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