Investigators have determined that two of the four armed robberies reported Saturday around Uptown New Orleans did not actually happen, authorities said.
Four robberies were reported around Uptown New Orleans on Saturday, including an Airline Highway gas-station holdup, a carjacking on South Claiborne, a Tulane student robbed on Broadway Street and another robbery on Peniston, according to police reports.
The Irish Network of New Orleans will hold a social this evening (Friday, Sept. 26) at the Publiq House on Freret Street to discuss the events leading to the upcoming International Irish Famine Commemoration.
In March, two women were caught in the crossfire of a gun battle on South Saratoga Street that left them both dead. Earlier this month, gunfire broke out again, and the victim staggered through the same Foucher Street intersection before collapsing and dying a block away.
Neighbors have long complained about the violence and lawlessness that grips the corner of Foucher and Saratoga, where five other people have also been wounded over the past year. After the most recent slaying, neighbors are banding together to look for solutions to end it by asking for more police presence, installing more anti-crime cameras, targeting blighted properties and trying to meet the health needs of people in the neighborhood.
For years, as celebrated New York City restaurateurs Sean Josephs and Mani Dawes made visits to see Dawes’ mother in New Orleans, the idea of opening a restaurant in Dawes’ hometown was never far from their minds.
“There were a lot of runs around Audubon Park where we fantasized about leaving New York and moving here,” Josephs said. “I didn’t understand that if you marry someone from New Orleans, they’ll always bring you back.”
Sure enough, Josephs and Dawes are now planning a restaurant just a stone’s throw from her mother’s house and Audubon Park, anchoring a redevelopment already underway at the corner of Magazine Street and Nashville Avenue.
All the streetlights on St. Charles Avenue from Carrollton to the Lower Garden District will be repaired and replaced with new LED lights over the next two weeks, city officials said Monday morning as the work began.
A man was fatally shot Sunday evening just outside a chicken restaurant on South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans police said.
A Lusher High School senior has been chosen out of 13,000 students across the country as a 2014 National Student Poet by First Lady Michelle Obama, and joined her at the White House this week for a poetry reading.