Robert Morris

Jul 292019
 

Crowds gather at he Willow Street Car Barn as the The Phunny Phorty Phellows take off in a street car on Twelfth Night in 2012. ( UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Entergy and the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority are partnering to install solar panels on the streetcar barn on Willow Street, part of a larger effort to generate solar energy from the rooftops of publicly-owned buildings across New Orleans. Continue reading »

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Jul 292019
 

(map via NOPD)

A burglar shot at the residents he found inside the Eagle Street home he was breaking into Friday, and another man was robbed of a motorcycle by the person he met to sell it to on Joliet Street, New Orleans police said in weekend crime reports. Continue reading »

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Jul 242019
 

An aerial photo of the Fly at Audubon Park, 2016 (via Google Maps)

Audubon Park officials are requesting $3.5 million from the city for long-sought improvements to the riverfront park known as The Fly, including a new bicycle and jogging path, new lighting, more protection for trees and repaved road and parking areas. Continue reading »

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Jul 242019
 

New Orleans Police Department Headquarters, 715 S Broad Ave. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The New Orleans Police Department is asking city leaders to budget $37 million to replace the department’s headquarters, authorities said Wednesday morning (July 24).

“We know we need a new building, and we need it fast,” said NOPD Deputy Superintendent Christopher Goodly in a budget meeting with city planning officials. “It’s basically time to consider looking at a new headquarters instead of spending the resources to repair a dilapidated building.”

Read the full story at MidCityMessenger.com

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Jul 192019
 

An architect’s rendering of the retail development planned for the corner of State and Magazine Street. (image courtesy of Sherman Strategies)

The new development planned for the former gas station site at the corner of State and Magazine Street needs city approval for its parking plan, and will go before the City Planning Commission next week to request it, city documents show. Continue reading »

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Jul 182019
 

Firefighters battle the blaze at Unity-1 Salon in Broadmoor, March 22, 2019 (NOFD photo via Twitter)

Four New Orleans Police officers were fired Wednesday in connection with a March car chase that ended with the suspect’s vehicle crashing into a Broadmoor salon and starting a fire that killed three people, after an internal investigation revealed “multiple policy violations” and a pattern of unauthorized pursuits, authorities said. Continue reading »

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Jul 182019
 

St Augustine High School graduates (from left) Judge Kern Reese, Judge Sidney Cates IV, Judge Lloyd Medley, and Clerk of Court Austin Badon were inspired by the Josephite fathers to serve the community. (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus, opinion columnist

What do Judge Kern Reese, Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, Sheriff Marlin Gusman, State
Rep. Royce Duplessis, Judge Paul Bonin and Clerk of First City Court Austin Badon all have in common? Their Catholic school education helped mold them into the public servants they are today. Catholic schools have been prominent in New Orleans since 1727 when Governor Bienville invited the Ursuline nuns to establish a school and orphanage here. Continue reading »

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Jul 132019
 

Hurricane Barry’s position, track and wind fields at 10 a.m. Orange is hurricane-strength winds, lime is winds of 58 mph or more, and pale green is 39 mph winds. (via National Hurricane Center)

Barry reached hurricane strength late Saturday morning with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, crawling northwest at 6 mph through southern Louisiana, the National Hurricane Center said in its 10 a.m. update. Continue reading »

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Jul 102019
 

Water from the flooded lagoon at Audubon Park surrounds a park bench early Wednesday afternoon following heavy rains in the morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Heavy rainfall Wednesday morning brought as much as eight inches of rain to the streets in three hours, city officials said, out pacing the city’s drainage system and causing flooding across many Uptown neighborhoods from Carrollton to the Lower Garden District. Continue reading »

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