Robert Morris

Jan 122016
 

A kitchen fire in a second-floor apartment spread to a neighboring apartment and three Magazine Street businesses below Monday night, but everyone escaped the three-alarm blaze without injury, New Orleans firefighters said. Continue reading »

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Jan 112016
 
A Lycee Francais banner hangs from the roof at the former Priestley campus in July 2015. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A Lycee Francais banner hangs from the roof at the former Priestley campus in July 2015. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The state education board’s recent recommendation to extend the charter for Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans by an additional seven years will play a crucial role as the young school seeks financing to renovate the former Priestley school in Carrollton for its upper grades, officials said Monday night. Continue reading »

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Jan 102016
 
Photos from the Mystic Krewe of Loup Garou. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Mystic Krewe of Loup Garou pauses in front of the Balcony Bar on Magazine Street during its inaugural march through the Irish Channel on Saturday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

With a costumes ranging from the satirical to the fantastic to just plain hairy, the Mystic Krewe of Loup Garou made its inaugural march through the Irish Channel on Saturday afternoon, delighting onlookers and raising money to improve the neighborhood.

Photos from the Mystic Krewe of Loup Garou. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A costumed Cruella De Vil, part of the “Shady Characters” marching group in the Krewe of Loup Garou, calls for Disney hero Aladdin to be deported. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Jan 082016
 
The apartments at State and Tchoupitoulas, photographed in August 2011. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The apartments at State and Tchoupitoulas, photographed in August 2011. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The cluster of brick apartment buildings at State and Tchoupitoulas got initial approval for demolition this week to make way for a new condo building, while city officials also considered requests to tear down homes on Jena, Laurel and Coliseum streets. Continue reading »

Jan 072016
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

When the New Orleans City Council chose to honor retiring Criminal Court Judge Frank Marullo today, they did so because “we owe (him) a continuous debt of gratitude and appreciation…for his commitment and dedication.” Having first taken the bench in September, 1974 and continuously being reelected for forty years, we don’t believe any other elected official in Louisiana can make that longevity claim. Continue reading »

Jan 062016
 
An aerial photo of the Fly at Audubon Park, showing the area where the new soccer field will be located. (via Google Maps)

An aerial photo of the Fly at Audubon Park, showing the area where the new soccer field will be located. (via Google Maps)

A site plan for the new Carrollton Boosters athletic complex by Torre Design Consortium (via city of New Orleans)

A site plan for the new Carrollton Boosters athletic complex by Torre Design Consortium (via city of New Orleans)

The Carrollton Boosters plan to build a major new athletic complex featuring a multi-purpose sports field next to the baseball facility on The Fly at Audubon Park, they told city officials this week. Continue reading »

Jan 052016
 
The poster for the inaugural Krewe of Loup Garou, designed by artist Merrie Morrow. (courtesy of the artist)

The poster for the inaugural Krewe of Loup Garou, designed by artist Merrie Morrow. (courtesy of the artist)

The poster commemorating the newly formed Krewe of Loup Garou’s inaugural march this Saturday through the Irish Channel places three children shielded only by parasols opposite the infamous Cajun creature of the night — simultaneously capturing the spirit of the neighborhood, the beloved civic leader the parade will memorialize and the goal of the event’s fundraising effort in her honor. Continue reading »

Jan 042016
 

The Phunny Phorty Phellows prepare to leave from the streetcar barn on Willow on their Twelfth Night ride through Uptown New Orleans in January 2013. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Phunny Phorty Phellows prepare to leave from the streetcar barn on Willow on their Twelfth Night ride through Uptown New Orleans in January 2013. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The 2016 Carnival season will get its official start Wednesday night when the Phunny Phorty Phellows make their annual Twelfth Night streetcar ride on the St. Charles Avenue line. Continue reading »

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Jan 042016
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A 22-year-old Warren Easton alumna and recent Dillard University graduate about to start work as a medical technician was shot to death Saturday on Clio Street as the city’s first murder victim of the year, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Dec 302015
 
NOPD Lt. Shaun Ferguson (second from right) marches in an anti-crime march through west Carrollton in September 2013. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

NOPD Lt. Shaun Ferguson (second from right) marches in an anti-crime march through west Carrollton in September 2013. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Commander Shaun Ferguson will return to lead the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District, where he has previously held several leadership roles as an investigator, officials announced Wednesday morning. Continue reading »

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Dec 272015
 
(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A man in his late 70s was carjacked on Lowerline Street in the Carrollton-university area, two people were robbed at gunpoint on South Salcedo Street and another man was robbed on St. Andrew Street in the Lower Garden District overnight, New Orleans police said Sunday morning. Continue reading »

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