Robert Morris

Mar 112016
 
Raury performs on the Power Plant stage at BUKU in 2015. (Jamal Melancon, UptownMessenger.com)

Raury performs on the Power Plant stage at BUKU in 2015. (Jamal Melancon, UptownMessenger.com)

The threat of dangerous conditions from the storm causing deep flooding around Louisiana on Friday morning may have closed most schools in New Orleans, but two major weekend events — the St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Irish Channel, and Buku festival in the Lower Garden District — are still scheduled to proceed despite the rain. Continue reading »

Mar 102016
 
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison and other police officers ride on horseback in front of the Krewe of Zulu parade on Mardi Gras day, Feb. 9, 2016. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison and other police officers ride on horseback in front of the Krewe of Zulu parade on Mardi Gras day, Feb. 9, 2016. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Differences in the use-of-force policies between the New Orleans Police Department and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office have come into sharp relief this week, following the fatal shooting by Jefferson deputies of a suspect who had fled them into Central City as Lundi Gras parades rolled just a few streets away. Continue reading »

Mar 102016
 
Syed "Sheriff" Kazmi (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

Syed “Sheriff” Kazmi (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

As Uber thrives in New Orleans and Lyft prepares to begin operations here, the leadership at United Cab say they have lost half their business, and are now doubling down to reconnect with the New Orleans customers they have served for more than 75 years. Continue reading »

Mar 102016
 
Two shootings, one aggravated assault, one aggravated battery and a homicide in the Carrollton area in the first four days of this week. (map via NOPD)

Two shootings, one aggravated assault, one aggravated battery and a homicide in the Carrollton area in the first four days of this week. (map via NOPD)

Romalis Williams (via NOPD)

Romalis Williams (via NOPD)

Larry Williams (via OPCSO.org)

Larry Williams (via OPCSO.org)

A four-day run of two shootings, a homicide and other violent crimes around the Carrollton area appears to consist of all unrelated incidents, New Orleans police detectives said on Tuesday, and noted that they have begun making significant arrests in several of the cases. Continue reading »

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Mar 082016
 
The former Nam's Grocery at 3039 General Taylor (photo via City of New Orleans)

The former Nam’s Grocery at 3039 General Taylor (photo via City of New Orleans)

After a lengthy day of public hearings on topics ranging from Taco Bell to strippers to fire stations, the proposed Four Generations Grocery and Eatery in Broadmoor received initial approval from the City Planning Commission — though its owners were urged to continue working with their neighbors. Continue reading »

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Mar 072016
 
A rendering of the expanded Freeman School of Business building. (courtesy of Tulane University)

A rendering of the expanded Freeman School of Business building. (courtesy of Tulane University)

Tulane University will unite the two buildings of its A.B. Freeman School of Business with a 45,000-square-foot, four-story addition in a $35 million expansion project that will start this spring and be finished in fall 2017, the university announced Monday morning. Continue reading »

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Mar 072016
 

(image via NOPD)

(image via NOPD)

New Orleans police are looking for a suspect who allegedly knocked another man to the ground, then took his money from his pockets in an altercation Thursday evening in Central City at the edge of the Central Business District, authorities said. Continue reading »

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Mar 042016
 
Former President Bill Clinton addresses the crowd at Ashe Power House in Central City on Friday morning. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Former President Bill Clinton addresses the crowd at Ashe Power House in Central City on Friday morning. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Applying themes from his address on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina last year to the national stage today, former President Bill Clinton described unity as a prerequisite to prosperity and his wife as the best candidate to fight for both before a crowd of New Orleans supporters in Central City on Friday morning.

“The first thing is, you’ve got to elect a President who sees everybody,” Clinton said. “You can’t fix a problem or redeem a promise for someone you don’t see.” Continue reading »

Mar 042016
 
Neighbors rally around the sculpture at "The Fly" on Feb. 15. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Neighbors rally around the sculpture at “The Fly” on Feb. 15. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell is “considering” a request made Thursday by opponents of the proposed Carrollton Boosters sports complex for a committee meeting to discuss the possibility of an Interim Zoning District over the The Fly at Audubon Park. Continue reading »

Mar 042016
 

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education sent a controversial decision on how to fund individual schools in New Orleans back to the Orleans Parish School Board on Thursday, in a move that appears to at least partially satisfy some schools’ request for more time to consider the impact of a new formula. Continue reading »

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Mar 032016
 
U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, left, speaks at the Katrina 10 commemoration on Aug. 29, and state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson rides in the Krewe of Femme Fatale during Mardi Gras 2016. (Richmond photo by Zach Brien of UptownMessenger.com, Peterson photo by Robert Morris of UptownMessenger.com)

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, left, speaks at the Katrina 10 commemoration on Aug. 29, and state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson rides in the Krewe of Femme Fatale during Mardi Gras 2016. (Richmond photo by Zach Brien of UptownMessenger.com, Peterson photo by Robert Morris of UptownMessenger.com)

Top row: Gov. John Bel Edwards and Clerk of Court Arthur Morrell; bottom row: Shane Riddle and Arlanda J. Williams. (sources: Office of the Governor, Orleans Clerk of Court, Louisiana Association of Educators, Terrebonne Parish government)

Top row: Gov. John Bel Edwards and Clerk of Court Arthur Morrell; bottom row: Shane Riddle and Arlanda J. Williams. (sources: Office of the Governor, Orleans Clerk of Court, Louisiana Association of Educators, Terrebonne Parish government)

As Saturday’s Democratic primary approaches, the majority of Louisiana’s superdelegates have already committed to cast their ballots for former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, based on interviews conducted this week. Continue reading »

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Mar 022016
 
Neighbors rally around the sculpture at "The Fly" on Sunday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Neighbors rally around the sculpture at “The Fly” on Sunday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Although they appeared to be rebuffed by the New Orleans City Council last month, members of the “Save the Fly” movement are asking for the city to impose a new process that could slow down, alter or even stop the proposed Carrollton Boosters soccer complex on the Audubon Riverview. Continue reading »