In years past, a squad of highly trained officers in the New Orleans Police Department took take dozens of guns off the St. Charles Avenue portion of the parade route alone – frequently right around the often-troubled corner of Erato Street.
In 2015, however, NOPD reports show that only three guns were taken off the Uptown portion of the route for the entire parading season – not counting the one allegedly used in the double murder of 21 year-old Peter Dabney and 22 year-old Ivan Williams during this year’s Muses parade.
Less than two months ago, the weeds in the vacant lot the corner of Foucher and South Saratoga Street grew as high as the shoulders of the police officers who gathered there for an anti-crime march following the second of three fatal shootings there this year. Today, the overgrowth is gone, replaced by construction workers [...]
A proposal to renovate a blighted Carrollton storefront into a commercial kitchen expanded into far broader discussion Tuesday of how the rapid rate of development in New Orleans affects the city’s long-time residents, but officials ultimately decided that those societal issues can’t be saddled onto an individual business owner and voted in favor of the [...]
As the start of construction nears on a new community center funded by a state investment of more than $1 million, members of the Carrollton neighborhood remain apprehensive about the organization chosen to operate it — despite repeated assurances from officials that this is the most effective use of the land and the money moving [...]
As contractors have begun digging deep underneath South Claiborne, Jefferson, Napoleon and now Louisiana avenues to install new drainage ditches, Uptown New Orleans residents have asked pointed questions prior to each project about what the neutral ground will look like when the projects are finally done over the next three years. On Tuesday night, those [...]
Prosecutors are using Louisiana’s repeat-offender laws to create potential sentences so high for criminal defendants that they have no choice but to plead guilty, potentially depriving them of the right to a fair trial, three candidates for Criminal District Court agreed Monday night.
Construction work at Lusher Charter School’s Willow Street campus will not start this fall as originally planned, school officials said this weekend.
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 [...]