Ricky Summers, 16, was fatally shot in the back Friday behind an abandoned house in the 2200 block of Terpsichore, but his body was not found until the next day, reports Katie Moore of our partners at WWL-TV.
Councilmember Stacy Head has attended dozens of meetings in diverse neighborhoods across the city with individual citizens, neighborhood organizations and businesses to learn more about the issues important to them.
“It is important to hear citizen concerns about crime, blight, infrastructure, and economic development and at the same time explain how, as Councilmember at Large, I can help make a positive impact in their lives,” said Councilmember Head. “I have also enjoyed the enthusiasm citizens share for the future of their neighborhoods and the City of New Orleans.”
Jonathan Franzen, author of “The Corrections” and other novels, will read and sign his books starting at 7 p.m. tonight at Tulane University as part of the university’s Great Writer Series.
The new motto of the City of New Orleans may as well be “do as I say, not as I do.” In a stunning and blatant show of hypocrisy and cronyism, the city has announced that it will forgive all traffic camera tickets issued to city employees to date.
The Hurstville Neighborhood Association, which runs roughly from Nashville Avenue to Jefferson Avenue between Magazine Street and Loyola Avenue, will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, March 5) in the dining hall at the Isidore Newman School on Jefferson Avenue.
The meeting will feature board and officer elections and a presentation by Carl Perilloux, supervisor of the Hurstville Security District’s police patrols.
A woman walking on Maple Street shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday was attacked and had her cell phone stolen from her, authorities said.
Six of the 11 new traffic cameras being installed around the city of New Orleans will be placed on busy Uptown thoroughfares, officials announced last week.
It’s a local institution. Come rain, come shine, there are few better places to be on the first Saturday of the month than the corner of Freret and Napoleon. The Freret Market, which celebrates its fifth birthday this year, is one of the city’s most visible post-Katrina success stories for bringing together local residents, merchants, and artists (and everyone else in between). Neighborhood members know they love it, but curious to take the pulse of their passion, I took a recent walk around the market equipped with a simple question.
If you could sum up the Freret Market in a single sentence, what would that be?
A woman parked on Maple Street just before 9 a.m. Friday was pulled from her seat by two men who then stole her vehicle, police said.
I have several foodie friends who are financially comfortable enough to go out to eat pretty much anytime and anywhere they want. Must be nice. Maybe I should spend more time with them.
At least several times a week, they arrange to meet up with friends at the newest and latest go-to spot (and there are new ones nearly each week) or spend a couple of hours at some old favorite. They fill their blogs and Facebook pages with comments about new wines, twists on classic dishes, their favorite servers/owners and plenty of banter about why one place is better than another. The arguments can get intense.
The VIP Ladies and Kids Social Aid & Pleasure Club Task Force will hold their ninth annual second line Sunday, starting at noon at Tapp’s II Lounge at Washington and South Rocheblave in the Hoffman Triangle area, then heading down to the Milan neighborhood, onto St. Charles Avenue for a few blocks, and back up through Central City to end where it started.
The popular dive bar never reopened last year after a fatal shooting just outside its doors, and Loyola students describe how its absence has shifted the Uptown college bar scene to Maple Street in this article by Shannon Donaldson of The Maroon student newspaper.
St. Charles Avenue will host the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans marathon again this year, as Sunday’s course stretches the entirety of the Uptown thoroughfare from the Central Business District to Audubon Park and back.
Offering “traditional Japanese with that New Orleans twist” that includes fried snapper and oysters in its sushi rolls, Chiba is open on Oak Street for dinner and late-night next to the Maple Leaf Bar, reports Gambit’s Ian McNulty.