“To this day I still have dreams about it. I still think about Curtis to this day,” says a man who held Curtis Matthews as he died outside the Jazz Daiquri lounge on South Claiborne last year, allegedly gunned down in retaliation for his brother’s testimony against accused Uptown crime kingpin Telly Hankton, according to a report by Monica Hernandez and our partners at WWL-TV.
The block of Baronne Street just up from the old Martin Wine Cellar site is now the home of Cleaver & Co., a full-service gourmet butcher shop opened by Tulane MBAs and a veteran of Adolfo Garcia restaurants, reports Judy Walker of the Times-Picayune.
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.”
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.
The Friends of Palmer Park will host their Sixth Annual Halloween Party potluck Saturday evening (Oct. 27).
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.
The Jazz Half Marathon, an annual fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital cancer program, will line St. Charles Avenue with local bands to entertain the thousands of runners expected Saturday morning, officials say.
The Krewe of Freret will lead a Freret Street clean-up on Saturday (Oct. 27) and is looking to expand its ranks with a new member drive Monday evening (Oct. 29) at Dat Dog (5030 Freret St.).
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:
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.
The city’s weekly “Movies in the Park” series will show “Iron Man” at 7 p.m. Friday (Oct. 26) at Conrad Park in Hollygrove.
The Nix Branch of the New Orleans Public Library will host a lecture Friday evening (Oct. 26) entitled “The Fallen Queen: New Orleans in the Civil War” to finish out this year’s bicentennial program of events.
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.
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.
NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas and a panel of Loyola University criminologists will participate in a crime symposium Friday (Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) addressing New Orleans’ murder rate.
Loyola University will host “Oktoberfest-Opera’s Greatest Drinking Songs” at 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Oct. 25) with wine and beer to follow.