City officials returned on Friday to Jazz Daiquiri — where 61-year-old Curtis Matthews was gunned down in what may have been retaliation for his brother’s testimony to help convict Telly Hankton of a 2008 murder — to declare a “small victory in an epic battle” and a “line in the sand” against violence with the surrender of Walter Porter that morning, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV. J.C. Lawrence, Porter’s attorney, counters that their is no connection between Porter and Hankton, and that his client turned himself in at the jail to comply with the arrest warrant.
Chun Nin Chan was attempting to cross Magazine Street at Milan around 7 a.m. Monday when he was hit by a car that didn’t stop, and he died that evening, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV. The vehicle is described as a four-door, white Nissan, and anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.
After nearly a year of discussions and negotiations with neighbors and the city, Whole Foods Arabella Station will now be able to stay open an hour later on Sundays and display plants for sale on its front patio, with the official approval Thursday of only the least controversial of its requested changes to its operating agreement with the city.
The morning after investigators identified the gunman they believe killed a 61-year-old man in retaliation for his brother’s testimony in a recent murder trial, he turned himself in for arrest on a second-degree murder charge, police said.
Walter Porter, 35, was identified after numerous tips from concerned citizens, said NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas in a Thursday evening news conference. Porter is accused of shooting Curtis Matthews on Saturday evening outside the Jazz Daiquiri shop on South Claiborne owned by Matthews’ brother, a key witness in the recent murder trial of alleged drug kingpin Telly Hankton.
Scott Wolfe, an Uptown resident whose businesses include Uptown Insurance on Prytania Street, pledged Wednesday to match the $10,000 reward offered by Mayor Mitch Landrieu for information leading to an arrest in this weekend’s killing of the brother of a key witness in a recent murder trial.
Over the past six years, the Carrollton-Hollygrove Community Development Corporation has been involved in countless meetings focused on the fate of the large empty lot on South Carrollton near the interstate.
On Wednesday evening, surrounded by drawings and renderings of the Costco Wholesale store proposed for the site, CDC member Joe Sherman told store officials he has high hopes for their plans.
“You guys have addressed all of the concerns that came out,” Sherman said during a community meeting with Costco representatives and architects. “I just want to congratulate y’all on a job well done.”
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A request for for alcohol sales at a new CVS Pharmacy on South Claiborne Avenue, a handful of modifications to the Whole Foods operating agreement and the addition of a new building at the Poydras Home retirement community are all returning to the City Council agenda on Thursday.
The NOPD Second District will hold its weekly meetings of the district’s ranking officers on Thursdays “for the foreseeable future,” according to an email alert. This week’s meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Second District station at Magazine and Napoleon.
The meetings are open to the public.
Authorities are now acknowledging more vocally that Saturday night’s killing of 61-year-old Curtis Matthews in front of the Jazz Daiquiri shop on South Claiborne may have been revenge for his brother’s recent testimony against convicted murderer Telly Hankton.
“Behind us is the scene of what I’m sure the Hankton clan thinks is a site of intimidation,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference in front of the store, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV. “That is, if they spray enough bullets and they scare enough people, that the people of New Orleans are gonna walk away. Well, I’m here to tell you that we’re not.”
To leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for the $15,000 cash reward, call CrimeStoppers at (504) 822-1111 or toll free at 1 (877) 903-STOP.
Two weeks ago I wrote a piece contrasting the Hornets “I’m In” campaign to the city’s “Fight the Blight” with mixed responses. And that’s to be expected. Along with this, recently the city facilitated yet another round of tax sales for delinquent property owners in Orleans Parish, and some of these properties are, yes, blighted. By city ordinance, a successful bidder on a tax year for a property is entitled to a certain percentage of ownership of that tax year for that property. Depending on the outcome and competitiveness of the bidding process some times that ownership is 100% and other times as little as 1%. It gets more layered, so stay with me. On paper, the goal of the tax sale is to get these properties righted on their parish debt and back into commerce, whether through a prescriptive period of delinquency and subsequent sale or the offender’s righting of their own tax debt themselves. If the property is not deemed blighted the prescriptive period is 3 years, and if it is blighted it’s cut in half to 18 months. This all seems relatively simple and plainly spelled out, right? It is, kinda.
City officials suspended a Central City grocery’s liquor license Tuesday afternoon after the business failed to pay fines it owed over back taxes.
Costco Wholesale, the warehouse-style retailer planning to open its first Louisiana location on South Carrollton, is planning informational sessions for neighbors and potential employees at 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the auditorium at Xavier University.
Saints fans! Fresco Cafe is continuing its football special from September: with the purchase of any large gourmet pizza, enjoy a pitcher of Miller Lite or Abita Amber for $1 only. Yes, you read that right – a full pitcher of ice-cold beer for just one dollar. No matter which team you support, now that’s something you can really root for! Throw in the new fall special – a cranberry and walnut chicken salad, served either as a wrap or over greens for just $8.75 – for a perfect way to cheer on the black and gold.
Whether you’re looking for a place to grab lunch between classes (Fresco Cafe accepts the Tulane SplashCard and NolaBucks), or need a spot to meet clients or colleagues, Fresco Cafe is the perfect choice. Fresco Cafe is located at 7625 Maple Street, and is open from 11-10 nightly. For more information visit the Fresco Cafe website at http://www.frescocafe.us/, visit their Facebook page, or call 504-862-6363 to place an order. Online ordering is available at http://www.frescoonline.com/.
Three adjacent neighborhoods — the Coliseum Square Association, the Irish Channel and River Gardens — are considering a request for a liquor license at the Finger Lick’n Wings restaurant on Jackson Avenue.
It would be “irresponsible” to speculate on a motive in Saturday night’s killing of the brother of a key witness in the recently concluded murder trial of Telly Hankton, said District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, who added that his office does not protect the family members of witnesses, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV. Meanwhile, NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas sought to refocus public attention on the guilty verdict in the trial itself.
Phillips Bar will become the third Maple Street watering hole this year to be brought before the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control board, according to the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting.
Issues regarding Finger Lick’n Wings on Jackson Street, the Precinct bar on Annunciation and the Eiffel Society are all set for discussion by the Coliseum Square Association at tonight’s meeting (Monday, Oct. 17).
The old Gem Theater in Central City is on the city’s demolition agenda today (Monday, Oct. 17), as are a former fast-food restaurant on South Carrollton, a camelback and a double in the Freret neighborhood, and assortment of other homes in Broadmoor, Central City and Hollygrove.