Oct 262012
 

By Eric Strachan

Crime is the number one issue facing New Orleans right now. This recent wave of shootings illustrates what we all know– this has to stop. It is with this in mind that I am honored that District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, Jr, has endorsed me for City Council District B.

“I believe that Eric understands the issues facing the residents of this district better than any candidate in the field.  He understands better than any candidate how to reform our criminal justice system to increase public safety,” said Leon Cannizzaro. “While he understands and supports initiatives that will allow our city to get smarter on crime, he also understands that we need to get tough on violent criminals.” Continue reading »

Oct 262012
 

Several of KIPP’s Uptown schools — including KIPP Believe! College Prep on South Carrollton and its two schools in Central City — and Lafayette Academy are among the 13 Recovery School District schools eligible to return to the Orleans Parish School Board, based on the recently-announced School Performance Scores, officials said. Continue reading »

Oct 262012
 

Christy Lorio (photo by Leslie Almeida)

With everything from dog treats to beauty products available at deep discounts on flash-sale sites such as Fab, One Kings Lane, and Gilt, it’s no wonder small local businesses have a difficult time staying afloat in this era of Internet-savvy consumers. While the rallying cry of “Shop local!” feels like a good way to support the local economy, more often than not even the staunchest of locavores will succumb to a good deal. Continue reading »

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Oct 262012
 

Eric Strachan

Standing at the same intersection where a local attorney was gravely wounded after being shot during a carjacking in his driveway, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro Jr. endorsed Eric Strachan for City Council on Thursday as the best candidate for criminal-justice reform and denounced a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would make it more difficult for the legislature to pass gun-control laws. Continue reading »

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Oct 262012
 

Hulk smash little pumpkins! (submitted photo)

Kids of all ages are invited to show off their Halloween styles in a costume contest Saturday afternoon (Oct. 27) in the pumpkin patch at First Presbyterian Church, followed by “Casper the Friendly Ghost” cartoons upstairs in the fellowship hall. Continue reading »

Oct 262012
 

A week after two children were found dead in the bathtub of a Gert Town apartment and their mother, Chelsea Thornton, allegedly confessed to killing them, 3-year-old Kendall and 4-year-old Kelsey were mourned by family, friends and neighbors Thursday evening, according to a report by Tania Dall of our partners at WWL-TV:


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Oct 262012
 

Dunleith Designs, Antiques and Gifts is holding a one day only Tent Sale with all inventory under the tents and in the 3000 square foot showrooms on sale 20-30% off.

Dunleith Designs, Antiques and Gifts offers fine authentic antique furniture, decorative arts, and gifts at a genuine value. Every piece is personally selected by the owner, Mr. Ken Rogers. Continue reading »

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Oct 252012
 

The Hullabaloo, Tulane University’s student-run newspaper, is suing the state Division of Administration for turnstile records from Green Wave football games after the Superdome’s private management company, SMG, turned down a similar request, according to a report by Jessica Appelbaum of The Hullabaloo. “The attendance records are … relevant because a faction of neighborhood residents criticize Tulane’s plans to build a stadium of that size,” Appelbaum reports. “They question the accuracy of the attendance numbers Tulane is reporting.”

A hearing in the case is set for Monday afternoon.

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Oct 252012
 

When 40-year-old Jody Butler saw police arrive at Seventh and Danneel in July 2010, he took off on a bicycle, and when police caught him they found cocaine and marijuana on him, according a report by John Simerman of The Times Picayune. But a three judge panel ruled that insufficient cause for searching Butler, saying, “Frankly, it would be more remarkable if a person did not flee upon the sudden appearance of three marked police cars in a high-crime neighborhood,” Simerman reports.

Our partners at WWL-TV examined this issue in a separate Central City case earlier this week.

Oct 242012
 

Andrew Yon, president of the International School of Louisiana board, opens a meeting Wednesday night to discuss how to deal with the Camp Street building’s overcrowding issue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A proposal to separate the International School of Louisiana’s Eastbank and Westbank buildings into two campuses for lower- and upper-school students is still just one idea among many for next year, the school board promised a cafeteria full of concerned parents, and set a two-week deadline for themselves to endorse or reject it. Continue reading »

Oct 242012
 

Map shows an auto theft in the Riverbend, a carjacking on Willow and a shooting in Hollygrove all linked to Ken Dooley on Monday, police said.

Ken Dooley (via opcso.org)

A man has been arrested in the Monday afternoon carjacking of a woman on Willow Street after what appears to have been a short crime spree that began with a car theft on the Riverbend and ended with a shooting in Hollygrove, police said. While the incident appears to be related to two subsequent armed robberies on Tuesday, investigation continues into both of those cases as well, police said. Continue reading »

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