May 292010
 
Helena Moreno

Helena Moreno

A former television newscaster won a runoff election Saturday to represent much of downtown New Orleans in the state House of Representatives, besting a former mayoral candidate in an election that saw less than 10 percent voter turnout.

Helena Moreno received 1,274 votes (56 percent) to James Perry’s 1,011 (44 percent), according to complete but uncertified results from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office. Continue reading »

May 092010
 

Darren Pryer

Michael Feltus

Two teenagers’ crime spree took them across town Thursday night, beginning with a carjacking in the Mid-City, followed soon after by a robbery at gunpoint in the Uptown, and ending by crashing their stolen car after a police chase through Audubon, officers said. Continue reading »

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May 012010
 

James Perry

Helena Moreno

A former mayoral candidate will meet a former television newscaster in a runoff for a vacant seat in the state legislature, according to complete but unofficial results from the Secretary of State’s office. Continue reading »

Apr 262010
 

Post-Katrina policy prohibits any vegetation within 15 feet of levees or floodwalls, but it’s not always enforced and the Corps is not recommending immediate action.

Most of the trees are located behind homes that back up to the river in River Ridge, Harahan and Kenner, but a highly visible line of mature trees also flanks the western edge of the unofficial dog park along Leake Avenue, a clover-and-grass-covered levee slope long used by residents of Uptown New Orleans and the canines who walk them.

Trees could face axe if Corps of Engineers enforces strict vegetation rules | – NOLA.com.

Post-Katrina policy prohibits any vegetation within 15 feet of levees or floodwalls, but it’s not always enforced and the Corps is not recommending immediate action.
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Apr 222010
 

Anh "Joseph" Cao

While U.S. Rep. Ahn “Joseph” Cao still holds a slight fundraising lead in his bid for a second term, state Rep. Cedric Richmond has nearly as much to spend as Cao in this year’s race for the New Orleans-based seat in Congress.

Uptown donors have contributed more than $25,000 to the Congressional race since 2009, campaign finance records show.

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Apr 222010
 

The former New Orleans School for the Creative Arts, one of 20 properties set for sale by the school board, sits in the 6000 block of Perrier.

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