Oct 292019


Improvements to add accessibility features to six St. Charles Avenue streetcar stops will interrupt service for two months, beginning in November. (RTA photo)

In early November, the city’s New Orleans Department of Public Works and the Regional Transit Authority will begin an approximately two-month project to improve access for people with disabilities at six streetcar stops. Continue reading »

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Oct 152019

The broken water main was replaced Monday. (via Twitter)

The precautionary boil water advisory was lifted for the Uptown area just before noon on Tuesday. The emergency situation is over, officials said, and residents can resume the use of tap water.

It was the second advisory issued since a 111-year-old water main broke at the corner of Lowerline and Panola streets on Saturday. The first was lifted Monday morning only be reinstated a few hours later.
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Oct 122019

A broken water  main caused a drop in water pressure throughout the area in red, prompting the S&WB to issue a boil water advisory.  (via S&WB)

The Sewerage & Water Board issued a precautionary boil water advisory for Uptown, from South Carrollton Avenue to the Pontchartrain Expressway and Interstate 10 to the Mississippi River, due to a drop in water pressure. A 48-inch diameter water main broke near the corner of Lowerline and Panola streets, causing water pressure to fall below 20 psi in this area.

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Aug 202019

The city’s Department of Public Works contractor Pavement Markings is adding crosswalks and striping this week in the 3200 and 3300 blocks of Magazine Street.

This work will include new traffic calming measures to allow safer crossing of Magazine Street for pedestrians. Residents and commuters are reminded to use caution when driving, bicycling and walking near construction sites. Continue reading »

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Aug 142019

A photo of a Nissan Rogue SUV similar in color and model to the one believed to have been used in a fatal shooting on Josephine Street earlier this month. (image via NOPD)

A Nissan SUV believed to have been used in a fatal shooting earlier this month on Josephine Street was previously seen in an armed robbery in a lakefront neighborhood, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Aug 132019

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After a man smashed the window of a car parked on Chestnut Street to steal the electronics inside it earlier this week, detectives have obtained and released high-definition surveillance video and images they hope will lead them to a suspect, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Aug 122019

Robberies at gunpoint reported on Oak Street and Washington Avenue. (map via NOPD)

One man was robbed Saturday evening at gunpoint inside his vehicle on Washington Avenue, and another man was robbed at gunpoint Sunday morning on Oak Street, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Aug 022019

Cornell Sparkman Jr. (top left), Quitman Hartford Jr., Jerome Jones and Dinero Alexander, 17 (bottom right). (images via Orleans Parish District Attorney)

Four men have been indicted in a 26-count racketeering case that spans armed robberies and shootings from Uptown and other New Orleans neighborhoods, prosecutors said Thursday. Continue reading »

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Jul 292019

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A burglar shot at the residents he found inside the Eagle Street home he was breaking into Friday, and another man was robbed of a motorcycle by the person he met to sell it to on Joliet Street, New Orleans police said in weekend crime reports. Continue reading »

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