Yesterday’s announcement by Mayor Landrieu that the MacArthur Foundation was providing $150,000 for a study regarding our high incarceration rates was good news indeed. New Orleans has the highest incarceration rate per capital of any jurisdiction in the country — quadruple the national average. Since 2010 we have jailed more than 10 out of every 1,000 residents. Why does New Orleans and Louisiana incarcerate so many people — especially African-American males, who make up 90% of the prison population?
The broad-daylight robbery of a UPS driver on Magazine Street on Tuesday was captured on surveillance video, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV, and appears to show the gunman getting out of a SUV in the street to target the deliveryman.
A UPS driver was robbed on Magazine Street of packages he was delivering, and a Subway restaurant was robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents a few hours apart Tuesday afternoon, New Orleans police said.
The proposed redevelopment of the former Turnbull Bakeries site into a 17-home development stepped closer to approval Tuesday, when City Planning Commission voted unanimously to send the project to the New Orleans City Council with a favorable recommendation.
Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 31. That’s when Hotel Storyville will present EDDYFEST III, an open-air garden marketplace where local and regional artists will exhibit and sell a wide selection of creative works – ranging from fine to quirky art.
This lively event is FREE, so join us in the beautiful gardens of Hotel Storyville!
A man died at the hospital after arming himself with a knife during a physical altercation with a friend Monday evening in Central City, New Orleans police said, and the death remains unclassified.
Contractors with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are scheduled to finish the first major leg of the massive ongoing series Uptown drainage projects — the section of Napoleon Avenue between South Claiborne and Carondelet — by the end of the year, officials said, providing some measure of relief and hope to drivers weary of years of avoiding so many major thoroughfares.
Shared Housing is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation that helps elderly and/or disabled adults remain in their homes by matching them with people who need a place to stay. These “homeseekers” provide light housekeeping and companionship. In exchange for their services, the homeowner provides free room and board. Shared Housing carefully screens applicants, facilitates appropriate matches, then formalizes each match in a rental contract.
One of Aesop’s fables is that of the young crab and his mother.
“Why in the world do you walk sideways like that?” said the mother crab to her son. “You should always walk straight forward with your toes turned out.”
“Show me how to walk, mother dear,” answered the little Crab obediently, “I want to learn.”
Mother crab tried in vain to walk straight forward, but she could walk only sideways, like her son. When she wanted to turn her toes out she tripped and fell on her nose.
The moral of the fable? Don’t tell others how to act unless you can set a good example. And local government could learn something from it.
Wilson Charter School offers a daily summer camp for children 4 to 6 years old who are entering kindergarten or first grade in August 2015. The five-week summer camp starts Monday, June 1, and includes free breakfast and lunch, as well as activities in art, literacy, music, and field trips.
An officer with the Housing Authority of New Orleans was found shot to death Sunday morning at the edge of Central City, New Orleans police said.
As the new Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance approached approval by the City Council earlier this month, a last-minute effort to change the zoning around the former Robert grocery property on Annunciation Street has Lower Garden District residents wondering what the future holds for the property.
One man was stabbed and two others were shot Thursday and overnight in three different incidents in Central City, New Orleans police said, but suspects have already been identified in two of the cases.
Students are being released from Lusher Charter School’s Willow Street campus because the neighborhood has no water, school officials said.
Many New Orleanians have also heard of the city’s “pothole killer,” a truck that fills potholes by spraying materials into them, though fewer have seen it in action.
On Wednesday night, however, Uptown residents and City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell discussed a new concept that might give them hope that the pothole killer will one day visit their streets — real-time online tracking that could at least show where the pothole killer is or has been.
Article by Sarah Tan for UptownMessenger.com
With the purchase of the Priestley campus in Carrollton now complete, the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans charter school plans to begin initial renovations on the long-vacant campus using a new $800,000 line of credit.
Streetcar service through the Uptown area will be interrupted in three phases over the summer in order to accommodate the SELA drainage project, RTA officials told Carrollton residents on Monday night.