Robert Morris

Mar 162014
 
(via Louisiana Secretary of State's office)

(via Louisiana Secretary of State’s office)

In Saturday’s runoffs, Jason Williams won the At-Large seat on the City Council and Sheriff Marlin Gusman was also re-elected, each winning with roughly two-thirds of the vote, and in the closest race of the evening, Jeff Rouse was elected coroner.

Meanwhile, the controversial tax for the Audubon Nature Institute was rejected by voters by a two-to-one margin. Continue reading »

Mar 152014
 

An illustration of problems with the steel beams at Audubon's Broadway campus. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

An illustration of problems with the steel beams at Audubon’s Broadway campus. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

Audubon Charter School’s return to its Broadway Street campus has been pushed back a year to 2015 as school officials continue investigation construction issues there, the school board learned Saturday morning. Continue reading »

Mar 142014
 
Police examine a shotgun recovered from the scene of a fatal shooting on South Claiborne Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Police examine a shotgun recovered from the scene of a fatal shooting on South Claiborne Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A man wielding a shotgun was shot to death Friday night, police said, outside from a South Claiborne Avenue bar at Louisiana Avenue that has been the site of deadly shootings at least twice before in recent memory. Continue reading »

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Mar 142014
 
A rider in the 2012 St. Patrick's Day parade prepares to throw a cabbage to the crowd. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

A rider in the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day parade prepares to throw a cabbage to the crowd. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

(via stpatricksdayneworleans.com)

(via stpatricksdayneworleans.com)

The Irish Channel will throw its biggest party of the year Saturday, when the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade rolls and long-standing block parties hit the streets. Continue reading »

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Mar 142014
 
(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

Tracy Hosler (via opcso.org)

Tracy Hosler (via opcso.org)

Jimmy Rogers (via opcso.org)

Jimmy Rogers (via opcso.org)

A fugitive from Tennessee on an alleged robbery spree in New Orleans last weekend that ended with his capture by a Gentilly store clerk is suspected in two robbery attempts in Uptown, one on the upper end of Magazine Street and the other in the Garden District, authorities said. Continue reading »

Mar 142014
 
(image via New Orleans Opera Association)

(image via New Orleans Opera Association)

Selections from an opera composed in the 1800s as an homage to “Tabasco” hot sauce and subsequently lost for more than a century will be performed for the first time in 120 years Saturday (March 15) at Trinity Episcopal Church. Continue reading »

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Mar 142014
 

crna movie nightThe Carrollton Riverbend Neighborhood Association is holding its first free family movie night at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Friday, March 14) with an outdoor showing of the animated film “Monsters University” at Central St. Matthew UCC, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave. Continue reading »

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Mar 132014
 
Police officers surround the intersection of Foucher and South Saratoga Streets, where there people were injured in a shooting Thursday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Police officers surround the intersection of Foucher and South Saratoga Streets, where there people were injured in a shooting Thursday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two women were each shot several times and a man was shot in the foot Thursday afternoon on South Saratoga Street in the Milan neighborhood, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Mar 132014
 

The International School of Louisiana'a Camp Street campus.

The International School of Louisiana’a Camp Street campus.

In a conversation that will be very familiar to parents, the International School of Louisiana is again exploring a wide range of options to ease the overcrowding at its Camp Street campus — from reducing the number of students it accepts each year to leaving the site altogether.

“[Facilities] is one of our biggest issues, as it is for many other charter schools,” said ISL board chair Matthew Amoss during the school’s monthly board meeting Wednesday. “We’re always cramped for space, and we always have way too many people wanting to come to ISL, more than we have spots.” Continue reading »

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Mar 132014
 
An image of the suspect in an armed robbery at American Apparel last week on Magazine Street. (via NOPD)

An image of the suspect in an armed robbery at American Apparel last week on Magazine Street. (via NOPD)

An image of a robbery suspect from the Denver Police Department. (via NOPD)

An image of a robbery suspect from the Denver Police Department. (via NOPD)

A man who robbed the American Apparel on Magazine Street last week bears a striking resemblance to the suspect in robberies at two of the companies other stores in San Francisco and Denver, New Orleans police say, and may have robbed a Walmart in Kenner afterward. Continue reading »

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Mar 122014
 

(via Loyola University)

(via Loyola University)

Loyola University will hold a free screening and panel discussion of Thursday evening of “Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz,” a documentary about female jazz musicians in the 20th Century. Continue reading »

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Mar 122014
 

Darren K. Holmes (via NOPD)

Darren K. Holmes (via NOPD)

Joshua Hogan

Joshua Hogan

Timothy Hartford

Timothy Hartford

One of the suspects in the gang rape of a home-health nurse in Central City was sentenced to 40 years on a guilty plea; two men convicted of looting during Hurricane Isaac received 20-year sentences, and the jury deadlocked in the manslaughter trial of a man accused of stabbing his lover to death, according to recent reports. Continue reading »

Mar 122014
 
Lindsay Hellwig, a co-owner of the Courtyard Brewery, speaks to the City Planning Commission on Tuesday afternoon.

Lindsay Hellwig, a co-owner of the Courtyard Brewery, speaks to the City Planning Commission on Tuesday afternoon. (via nolacitycouncil.com)

courtyard brewery logoAfter fielding detailed questions about parking, floor plans, dumpsters, gates, curb cuts, trees, sidewalks and deliveries on Tuesday, the owners of the Courtyard Brewery received approval for a new “nanobrewery” in the Lower Garden District from the City Planning Commission, with the outdoor seating allowed that the name implies.

The commission did not give the Courtyard Brewery permission for live music, however, so they hope to make the case for that when their request heads to the City Council in the next month. Continue reading »

Mar 112014
 
John Fogerty and Lori Wingate of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Ron Spooner and Robert Jackson of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans field questions from a crowd of 100 people about the next leg of the Napoleon Avenue drainage project on Tuesday.

John Fogerty and Lori Wingate of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Ron Spooner and Robert Jackson of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans field questions from a crowd of 100 people about the next leg of the Napoleon Avenue drainage project on Tuesday.

Construction on the massive new drainage canal under Napoleon Avenue will soon begin moving toward the river, and sections of the neutral ground will likely be inaccessible to parade-goers during Mardi Gras next year, New Orleans officials said Tuesday night. Continue reading »

Mar 112014
 

Ashé Cultural Arts Center  (via www.ashecac.org)

Ashé Cultural Arts Center (via www.ashecac.org)

A stage production of “Four Little Girls: Birmingham, 1963” starting Friday and the third annual Redd Linen Night art show and performance fundraiser at the end of the month are among the March events that also include films and education sessions at Ashé Cultural Arts Center on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. Continue reading »

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Mar 112014
 

RSD Superintendent Patrick Dobard stands outside a school bus on Napoleon Avenue in 2012. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

RSD Superintendent Patrick Dobard stands outside a school bus on Napoleon Avenue in 2012. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

The distance that New Orleans children ride the bus to school each day has risen to 3.5 miles in the city’s fragmented charter-school system, nearly double the 1.8 miles they traveled before Hurricane Katrina, according to a report by Della Hasselle of our sister site at MidCityMessenger.com. After the traffic death of a first-grader waiting for the bus last month, City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and other city officials are looking into ways to make the busing system safer and more efficient across the city, Hasselle reports.

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Mar 112014
 

State Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, is sponsoring a bill supported by Mayor Mitch Landrieu that would allow the city of New Orleans to hold an election asking voters whether the property taxes dedicated specifically to police and fire services should be raised, according to an article by Charles Maldonado of The Lens. The property tax increase would increase spending on emergency services by about $6 million, the article states.