Robert Morris

Apr 122018
 
Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus, opinion columnist

While a new national survey shows that a growing interest by young people in voting, younger New Orleanians – still don’t “get” the importance of going to the polls on Election Day based on the turnout in the March 2018 elections. According to the Louisiana Secretary of state, 255,378 New Orleanians were registered to vote on March 24, 2018, the date of our last elections. Only 34,406 (13.5%) actually took the time to vote that day when a new civil district court judge, an appeals court judge and a state representative were selected. Of those who did go to the polls, 7,090 (20.6%) were 18 to 44 years of age. That means 27,313 voters (a whopping 79.4%) were 45 or older. It is also sad to note that 86.5% of registered voters chose not to vote at all. Continue reading »

Apr 102018
 

James Warrick (via NOPD)

Roy Cross (via NOPD)

New Orleans police have arrested two men and a teen suspect in a spree of more than a dozen robberies across the city in barely a week’s time, including holdups on Bordeaux, Prytania, Urania, Freret and Panola streets, authorities said. Continue reading »

Apr 072018
 

The Muevelo salsa band performs on the Ochsner Baptist stage at Freret Street Festival. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Despite dire warnings of rain or worse overnight, the clouds parted late Saturday morning over the Freret Street Festival and allowed thousands of people to leave their umbrellas behind for food, music and art filling the commercial corridor.

Ronald Alvarez of Saritas brings fresh pampusas from the kitchen during Freret Street Festival. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Apr 062018
 

The former “Zoo Cruise” between Audubon Zoo and the Aquarium, as described on an archived version of the Steamboat Natchez website.

With more development of green space in Audubon Park all but ruled out for the next decade, the focus of the new Master Plan will likely be on improving transportation in and around the park, including the possibilities of a new bike and pedestrian path from Magazine Street to the Mississippi River levee and the eventual return of the Zoo Cruise along the river to the Aquarium.

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Apr 062018
 

(map via NOPD)

A would-be carjacker tried to climb into a vehicle on Broadway Street that turned out to have an undercover Louisiana State Police trooper inside, and after the officer fired a shot at him, the suspect ran away on foot but was arrested soon afterward, police in New Orleans said Friday morning. Continue reading »

Apr 052018
 

Three former mayors of New Orleans — Moon Landrieu, Sidney Barthelemy and Marc Morial — will join current Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell tonight in a discussion on the city’s past and future as part of the Loyola Institute of Politics’ annual lecture series. Continue reading »

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Apr 042018
 

Joey Bishop (via Tulane University)

Tulane University Police Superintendent Joey Bishop has resigned and the university has hired an outside law firm to investigate complaints against the department, amid an investigation into misconduct allegations by our partners at WWL-TV. Continue reading »

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