Aug 122015
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A woman in her early 20s was beaten with a gun Tuesday night in an armed robbery on Audubon Boulevard, New Orleans police said, following a weekend spree of four robberies across a wide swath of the Carrollton-university area detectives believe to be the work of a single suspect. Continue reading »

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Aug 112015
 
Alba Sanabria and Rolando Zelaya work at the Las Acacias corner store in March 2011. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Alba Sanabria and Rolando Zelaya work at the Las Acacias corner store in March 2011.
(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

For the second time in its nearly seven years on Freret Street, the Las Acacias corner store is embroiled in a heated debate over its alcohol sales, drawing sharp opinions from neighbors on both sides of the question. Continue reading »

Aug 112015
 
A rendering by Garrity Accardo architects of the redevelopment along Freret near Cadiz. (via nola.gov)

A rendering by Garrity Accardo architects of the redevelopment along Freret near Cadiz. (via nola.gov)

One of the first announced tenants of the new development replacing the former Frank’s Steakhouse on Freret Street will be Bar Frances, a wine bar planned by the owner of classic French Quarter restaurant Tujague’s and more recently the Garden District wine shop Bin 428. Continue reading »

Aug 112015
 

When a hoarder’s property becomes overwhelming, it is quite a task to clean. All the junk that is saved needs to be properly disposed of, and the property cleaned and disinfected. At RestorePros Remediation Services, we understand that, and we know it can be accomplished! That is why we offer hoarding cleanup services and other remediation services that show results and help you achieve your goals. When it comes to cleaning your property, RestorePros Remediation is at your service.

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Aug 102015
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

Housing costs have been rising to unsustainable levels in New Orleans as the market struggles to increase supply to satisfy the demand. Alas, not everyone is sanguine about the ways in which demand is being met.

First, there is infill development, i.e., building housing on vacant lots in existing neighborhoods. However, in the most popular New Orleans neighborhoods, opportunities for development are scarce and developers are starting to build on smaller, irregular lots. Continue reading »

Aug 102015
 
(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

Uptown residents were robbed at gunpoint of their belongings and in one case a vehicle in four separate incidents Saturday and Sunday on Walmsley Avenue in Fontainebleau, on Cherokee and Adams streets in Carrollton, and on Laurel Street in the Audubon area, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Aug 092015
 
(Some of the "Art by Committee" Murals to be exhibited in "The People's Murals," via Creative Alliance of New Orleans)

Some of the “Art by Committee” Murals to be exhibited in “The People’s Murals” (via Creative Alliance of New Orleans)

The Creative Alliance of New Orleans and Alembic Community Development will be opening a new exhibition titled “The People’s Murals,” at the Myrtle Banks Building in Central City Saturday, August 15 to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. “The People’s Murals,” is a massive exhibition of murals worked on by hundreds of community members, and the opening event will include featured artists and citizens who worked on the murals, as well as light refreshments and food. Continue reading »

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Aug 072015
 
Davie Shoring pulls the first half of the house at 921 General Pershing onto Magazine Street to its destination in Central City. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Davie Shoring pulls the first half of the house at 921 General Pershing onto Magazine Street to its destination in Mid City. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A home on General Pershing Street previously slated for demolition to make way for the expansion of St. George’s Episcopal School is instead being moved to Mid-City, where it will be rehabilitated and sold to a teacher. Continue reading »

Aug 062015
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Today’s debate at the New Orleans City Council is another symbolic step in the long-term struggle for New Orleans’ working poor to earn the living wage they deserve to support their families.

Though New Orleans has enjoyed unprecedented growth since Hurricane Katrina as well as an influx of skilled young professionals, we still rank second in income inequity among 300 U.S. cities. In fact, income disparity in New Orleans has increased in recent years, according to the New Orleans Data Center. Continue reading »

Aug 052015
 

SWBParts of South Claiborne and Jefferson avenues will both experience low-water pressure on Thursday as part of work to install major new drainage canals along both corridors, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans. Continue reading »

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