The 58 armed robberies reported in the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District in 2013 is the lowest that number has been in at least 10 years, a dramatic reduction of nearly 80 percent over the last decade, ranking officers said Wednesday in a year-end review of crime statistics.
The New Orleans Fire Department will speak about fire safety and vacant property safety at the Livaudais Neighborhood Association meeting Thursday night.
The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the First Street Peck Wesley United Methodist Church on 2309 Dryades St.
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Bricolage Academy and the Bricolage Community Association, a parent-teacher organization, will host the new school’s first fundraiser this Thursday.
“Drinkolage for Bricolage” will benefit students of Bricolage Academy, which just opened its doors to kindergarteners in the 2013-14 school year. Twenty percent of the event’s proceeds will go directly to the school, according to a release issued by the academy’s CEO, Josh Densen.
The fundraiser, to be held at the Rusty Nail on 1100 Constance Street from 4-8 p.m., will feature the local funk band Sticky Wig, according to the release.
Although the site of the former Martin Wine Cellar on Baronne Street remains a quiet concrete foundation, neighbors have been cheered by the sounds of construction at the old New Orleans Bicycle Club building next door, and owner Cedric Martin says rebuilding his beloved grocery remains on track to begin in March and finish six months later.
Buildings along a 10-block stretch of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard are now eligible for grants of up to $50,000 to help with the costs of historic renovations, as part of a $1 million “Main Street”-style program across New Orleans announced by Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Tuesday.
I hadn’t thought about him for a long time, and then recently I met the New Orleans musician Kelly Love Jones.
The most difficult part about being away from New Orleans during Mardi Gras is missing our world famous king cake. There’s nothing like a king cake made fresh in New Orleans to bring back fond memories. Be sure to send a slice of love and ship them your choice of king cake this season through Parcels & Post.
The intersection of Prytania and Arabella streets will be closed until the end of March as part of construction on the new underground drainage system along Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans officials said.
The owner of Carrollton Station, Michael Miller, was arrested on a charge on attempted-arson Monday after the owners of The Willow (the new name of the former Jimmy’s Music Club) recorded surveillance video of Miller placing a lit earwax-candle in their building’s door, reports Monica Hernandez of WWL-TV. Miller describes the incident as a joke, while The Willow’s owner, Jimmy Anselmo, is also in the middle of a disagreement with neighbors over the operations of his club, Hernandez reports.
Looking for something unique for your home? On January 24-26, New Orleans Auction Galleries will hold its semi-annual Cakebread Decorative Arts & Design auction, a series with an eclectic and extensive selection of over 1,600 lots of antique to contemporary furniture, accessories, jewelry, clocks, silver and fine and decorative arts.
Though the work is hard and much still remains, New Orleans is moving ever closer in tangible ways to becoming more like the community that Dr. Martin Luther King envisioned for America, city officials said Monday morning.
“Each generation for a moment grips the arc of history and bends it one way or another, but it does not bend on its own,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the steps of City Hall. “Here in New Orleans, there is no doubt we are moving forward together.”
If I ever become a judge, I think I’ll issue an injunction requiring a party not to speak about politics or religion and mandating that he quarter American soldiers in his house. I’ll also tack on a provision stating that he not go near any polling station (so that he can’t vote in elections) and another requiring him to issue statements that incriminate himself. If he violates it, I’ll send him to jail.
Apparently judges can do that. Their power over the parties before them trumps the Constitution itself.
Oysters in abundance, clear weather and live music drew more than 1,300 people to the first Freret Oyster Jam on Sunday, organizers said.
How does $500 and a $100 gift certificate to Dat Dog sound? Good enough to cook up a clever jingle? Here’s your golden opportunity: Dat Dog is eager to announce their 2014 Jingle Contest!
City Councilwoman Susan Guidry stands by her record as she seeks a second term, but challenger Jason Coleman thinks New Orleans should be doing better. David Capasso would focus on raising workers’ wages, Stephen Gordon wants city government to run more like a small business, and Drew Ward thinks that New Orleans is being rebuilt in the wrong way.
These were the pitches the five candidates for the District A seat on the City Council made to the Alliance for Good Government this week, as they also debated issues such as how to fix the streets in Lakeview, a proposed railroad through Hollygrove and Mid-City, the behavior of corner stores and, of course, crime.
Investigators have identified three teenage suspects believed to be responsible for a violent carjacking on Camp Street, New Orleans Police said.
Police also arrested two people immediately after an armed robbery on Clio Street earlier this week, and are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects in two more cases.
Turner was arrested on an attempted-murder charge in February following a shooting in the 2800 block of Audubon Street.