Armed robberies were reported on Josephine Street in Central City and at the Magnolia Discount on South Carrollton Avenue overnight, New Orleans police said Monday morning.
Two New Orleans police detectives with extensive experience with investigations on the streets of Uptown New Orleans have been named to fill vacant, high-ranking positions in the NOPD Second and Sixth districts, department officials announced.
Two people were arrested Thursday night after exchanging gunfire with police in Central City, but no one was injured on either side of the shootout, authorities said.
The Sewerage & Water Board has issued a water boil advisory for the East Bank of New Orleans.
On Saturday afternoon, St. Henry’s Church on General Pershing hosted their 26th annual block party after holding their anniversary mass earlier that afternoon. The party featured free food, drink and snowballs as well as music by the J. Monque’D blues band.
Sections of both Constance and Prytania streets will have low-water pressure on Wednesday, the city of New Orleans announced.
Izzo’s Illegal Burrito — the Baton Route-based franchise that moved into the former Popeye’s building on Magazine Street — now wants to sell beer and margaritas as it does elsewhere in the state, and the City Planning Commission will have to decide between a favorable recommendation from its staff against the wishes of a number of nearby neighbors.
While navigating Uptown New Orleans is likely to remain challenging — to put it charitably — until the final major drainage projects finishes in 2018, one important thoroughfare will soon become a viable option again as Freret Street begins to reopen on both ends of its commercial corridor in the coming weeks.
Ben Franklin Elementary and Lusher High School still have no power following Monday’s storms and will remain closed Tuesday, school officials said.
Saturday afternoon, the annual Irish Channel parade ran Uptown from Jackson up to St. Charles, down Louisiana to Magazine and then back to Jackson. The crowds were thick on Magazine street as the sun shined strong. Dozens of male paraders on foot exchanged plastic flowers for kisses on the cheek from female crowd members. Parades threw standard Mardi Gras beads as well as signature cabbages and carrots.
Nine bartenders from around the city will compete to make the best cocktail using a trio of gourmet ingredients from Louisiana Sisters in a free event with live music Wednesday evening at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, and the audience will get to help choose the winner.
A portion of two Central City streets could be renamed in honor of two prominent pastors who recently died, after positive votes Tuesday by the City Planning Commission in spite of some members’ concerns about the process for changing street names in New Orleans.
Early Sunday morning, runners from across the country ran New Orleans’ annual Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon. The run began downtown on Poydras, uptown to St. Charles, down to Decatur in the French Quarter and up Esplanade to finish in City Park. Runners had the option to run a full or a half marathon.
On Tuesday, Loyola New Orleans’ Our Lives Matter group held a candlelight vigil in honor of those who have passed due to police brutality. After lighting candles, participants held a 4:30 moment of silence for the four and a half hours Michael Brown’s body was left on the street. Students took the opportunity to share their own experiences with police brutality and abuses of power and generally their feelings about the current events involving the police. Our Lives Matter will be holding events in the coming year including a panel discussion on the definition of racism and a meeting with the Second District police.
As investigators learn more about the life of a ‘well-known, well-liked’ woman whose body was found stuffed in a trash can in Central City the day before Thanksgiving, they say that a tip from the community could be key to finding her killer.