Robert Morris

Nov 272012
 

Veritas Hall, in the 7300 block of St. Charles Avenue. (photo via Google maps)

Loyola University recently bought Veritas Hall in the 7300 block of St. Charles Avenue — built as a private home in 1906 and most recently used as an administrative building for St. Mary’s Dominican Sisters of Peace — to become part of its Broadway campus near the law school, but the university has not decided what to do with it, according to a news release from the university.

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Nov 272012
 


City Council president Stacy Head (right) embraces LaToya Cantrell after endorsing her bid for the District B council seat Tuesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

LaToya Cantrell was endorsed Tuesday morning in her bid for the District B seat on the City Council by Council President Stacy Head, a popular and influential voice in Uptown politics who twice won the seat in 2006 and 2010. Continue reading »

Nov 262012
 

Investigators examine shell casings on the ground after a Monday night shooting near the corner of Annunciation and Washington. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Police officers look for evidence near the corner of Annunciation and Washington. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two people were shot Monday evening near the intersection of Washington and Annunciation in the Irish Channel, police said. Continue reading »

Nov 262012
 

The slaying of 5-year-old Briana Allen at a May 29 birthday party on Simon Bolivar Avenue may have been related to the activities of a gang known as the “One-Tenners … made up of three neighborhood groups from the same area: the St. Mary Mafia, the St. Thomas Young’ns and Skull Squad Mafia,” reports John Simerman of The Times-Picayune, following a hearing on perjury charges against a teen accused of conspiring with gang members to conceal their role in Allen’s death.

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Nov 242012
 

Jean-Jacques Grandiere, photographed during the school’s playground build in 2011. (photo via facebook.com/ lyceefrancaisnola/)

The general director of Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans resigned his position on Friday, and the board chair and another board member will take on some of his responsibilities until a new leader can be found this summer through a national search. Continue reading »

Nov 242012
 

The Junior Buckjumpers in 2011.

The Original Men, Original New Orleans Ladies and Junior Buck Jumpers will start their annual second line on Earhart Boulevard near Carrollton at noon and head down the Washington and Louisiana avenue corridor to finish at Seventh and Dryades in Central City at 4 p.m., according to a route sheet published by Gambit’s Big Red Cotton.

Nov 232012
 

Protesters rally late Friday morning at the entrance of the Walmart store on Tchoupitoulas in criticism of the corporation’s employment practices. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Black Friday” madness may have been over late Friday morning at the Walmart on Tchoupitoulas — the parking lot was less full than on an average weekend evening — but a line of a different sort formed around 11 a.m.: several dozen protesters shouting their disapproval of the retail behemoth’s employment practices.

“They say ‘Rollback,’” the protesters cried. “We say ‘Fight back!’” Continue reading »

Nov 232012
 

Christy Lorio (photo by Leslie Almeida)

Who’s ready for some serious shopping today?  Prepared to fight the masses for a 2-for-1 special on socks? Willing to get elbowed in the ribs for some celebrity endorsed perfume gift sets? Risking life and limb for a deeply discounted flat screen TV? No thanks, I think I’ll pass. Continue reading »

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Nov 212012
 

Bricolage Academy will become the next new charter school to open from the ground up in New Orleans next fall, after the full Orleans Parish School Board voted unanimously in favor of the project Tuesday evening.

The next step for the fledgling school is to nail down a location — with Uptown options a priority — before opening admissions for four small classes of kindergarten students. Continue reading »

Nov 212012
 

Chelsea Thornton (via opcso.org)

Chelsea Thornton, 23, can recall shooting her 3-year-old son and drowning her 4-year-old daughter in the bathtub of their Gert Town apartment, but now that she is on medication for her bipolar disorder and schizophrenia can’t believe that she did it, attorney Lon Burns told John Simerman of the Times-Picayune. She is suicidal with grief and barely able to discuss it, said Burns, who intends to defend Thornton as not guilty by reason of insanity.

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Nov 202012
 

By Dana Kaplan

In a week where many New Orleanians are giving thanks and celebrating the holiday with their family and friends, I too would like to take pause to give thanks.

First, I’m thankful to the voters of District B who have expressed their confidence in my plan for our future by voting for me on November 6th. I continue to work hard in the runoff by reaching out to supporters whose candidates didn’t make the runoff and sharing my message throughout the district. Continue reading »

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