Jun 012011

The Uptown-based NOPD Second District leadership will hold its weekly meetings at noon Wednesdays in the following locations:

  • June 1: The second-floor Octavia Room in Loyola University’s Danna Center
  • June 8 and 15: Children’s Hospital, 200 Henry Clay
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May 312011

The Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association will elect a new president and governing board during its annual meeting at 6:45 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, June 1) at Milestone Sabis Academy, 5951 Patton Street. Continue reading »

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May 312011

Who’s that looking at you? You’ve seen him all over town, but consider yourself officially introduced: that’s the iconic Hurricane Head, with the river in his grin. Point man for the New Orleans-based retailer NOLA Til Ya Die, the Hurricane Head is a reminder of the fact that life, quite simply, is good.

See below to learn how you can take the Hurricane Head home with you.

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May 302011

Jeremy J. Willams (opsco.org)

The father of a 2-year-old whose death from a stray bullet during a Central City gun battle sparked citywide outcry over gun violence last fall has been arrested and extradited from Texas on a charge connected with a shooting in March that wounded another bystander, a mother pushing her children in a stroller along Louisiana Avenue Parkway. Continue reading »

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May 302011

John Sholar (via NOPD)

Police have identified a Mississippi man as a suspect in a violent January home invasion on Jena Street in Uptown New Orleans, and are continuing to investigate the possibility that he may also be involved in a similar case from the same week on Tchoupitoulas, they said. Continue reading »

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May 302011

Owen Courrèges

Despite the hard economic times New Orleans has experienced through Katrina and the national recession, the situation appears to be on the mend. New Orleans added 4,500 jobs in April – the largest gain among metropolitan areas in Louisiana. The unemployment rate dropped from 7.9% to 7.2%, far below the national rate of 8.7%.

Yes, the situation is improving. Momentum is on our side. However, we should not allow this momentum to make us complacent, nor should we believe that these numbers tell the entire story. Much of the increase in employment is still in the leisure and hospitality sectors. Professionals are still struggling. Continue reading »

May 292011

Ruth Carter

Police are seeking the public’s help finding a woman missing since a party Saturday afternoon who is in need of medication.

Ruth Carter, 21, is described as a 5-foot-2, 120-pound, fair-skinned black woman with black hair, brown eyes and wearing a pink T-shirt and black shorts. She was last seen about 2 p.m. Saturday at a party at an unspecified location on Freret Street, police said.

Anyone who may have seen her is asked to call the NOPD non-emergency number, 821-2222.

UPDATE, 2:48 p.m. Monday: Carter is a senior in marketing at Loyola University, according to the website of the university newspaper, The Maroon.

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