Mar 212017
 

NOPD Officer Nicole Honore (left) demonstrates the Second District’s new exterior camera system for Morris Bart (center), who donated it to the station to help with security. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Concerned about recent acts of violence against police officers around the country, prominent attorney and Uptown resident Morris Bart has donated a system of security cameras to the New Orleans Police Department that fully surrounds the Second District building on Magazine Street. Continue reading »

Mar 162017
 

NOPD Deputy Superintendent Paul Noel speaks as City Councilwoman Susan Guidry looks on Thursday night at a forum on crime at a town hall in Carrollton. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Neighborhood leaders were troubled last year when the New Orleans Police Department reassigned all its quality-of-life officers to bolster the ranks of patrolmen on the streets, and on Thursday night took advantage of a town-hall meeting on crime with top NOPD officials to request their return. Continue reading »

Mar 162017
 

Councilwoman Susan Guidry talks with Gentilly residents at a Fight the Blight event in 2010. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

District A City Councilwoman Susan Guidry is hosting a town-hall discussion Thursday night of crime trends and crime prevention, featuring New Orleans police officials and CrimesStoppers. Continue reading »

Mar 152017
 

Two Sixth District detectives walk on Constance Street during an anti-crime march in 2013. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

After neighbors’ research suggesting that a private patrol in the Lower Garden District would not be cost efficient, members of the Coliseum Square Association have opted instead to hold a raffle in order to raise funds for security cameras. Continue reading »