Detectives have made connections between two recent robberies — one in west Carrollton, and the other in Fontainebleau — and are hoping the public can help find surveillance video of one of the suspects who was wearing an unusually distinctive hooded sweatshirt, New Orleans police said.
As it continues its year-long project to beautify the fountains of the Lower Garden District, the Coliseum Square Association is launching a new “Live Oak Supper Club” fundraiser starting in June.
Gunfire broke out on Olive Street just off South Carrollton again on Tuesday night — the third shooting in the Carrollton area since the weekend — though no one was injured, New Orleans police said.
Investigators have also released new details about Sunday’s shooting that injured four people outside a Hollygrove club, and are directing patrol officers to pay particular attention to the area amid the likelihood of retaliatory violence.
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The rape of an underage girl was reported to officers at the New Orleans Police Department’s Second District station, and investigators are still trying to determine where it happened, authorities said.
A large Magazine Street building heavily damaged in a fire earlier this year has been approved for demolition, but neighbors and City Council members say they intend to remain involved in the rebuilding plans against any large, “big box” style developments in its place.
Meanwhile, a separate request to tear down part of a historic home just off the Freret corridor for a driveway split the City Council and failed amid concerns that the character of the streetscape might be altered for the purposes of an investment property.
The Historic District Landmarks Commission staff is hosting an informative stroll in the Uptown New Orleans area this Thursday evening, May 26, in celebration of National Preservation Month.
Long ago, the law respecting the idea of sanctuary was embedded in British common law. Fugitives would be immune from arrest in sacred places, such as places of worship. You’ve probably seen a movie where some neer-do-well runs into a church with police on his heels and yells “sanctuary,” as though he’s discovered some trump card against getting caught.
However, sanctuary wasn’t quite the unequivocal boon to absconding felons as it would first appear. If he made it inside a church, the fugitive would then have 40 days to surrender to secular authorities or confess their crimes and be subject to forfeiture of their worldly possessions and permanent exile, i.e., “abjure the realm.”
The Martin Wine Cellar location on Baronne Street will host an anniversary open house event this Tuesday, May 24 to celebrate the exact date the original Martin’s location on Baronne Street opened in 1946. The event is free and open to the public and will feature live music, giveaways, and hors d’oeuvres.
New Orleans police have released surveillance video of a woman being carjacked on Magazine Street Thursday evening in hopes that the public can help identify her attackers, authorities said.
The division that Lusher board members described leading up to this week’s vote on a teacher’s union exploded into public view on Saturday afternoon in a series of heated exchanges about the school’s diversity, its contract with Tulane University, its mounting legal costs and, of course, teacher morale.
Audubon Charter School hopes to conclude its search for a new permanent CEO by early June, board members decided Saturday morning.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will host the Bayou Bell Choir from Lake Charles on Saturday afternoon, playing over 18 selections of songs from favorite films and Broadway stages. The free hour program will be followed by a brief question and answer period and reception with refreshments.
A woman in her 60s was carjacked Thursday night on Magazine Street, and a man was carjacked in the Carrollton area less than 10 minutes later, New Orleans police said.
Chef Dominique Macquet has once again arrived on Magazine Street. This time, he is the Executive Chef of Saveur. The lauded Chef of two former New Orleans’ restaurants, his namesake Dominique’s at the Marriott, and before that, The Bistro at the Maison de Ville, is again at the helm of his own kitchen. Two of Macquet’s restaurants were Downtown. This one is Uptown. Uptowners are the better for it.
There are two cookbooks on Amazon: “Dominique’s Fresh Flavors: Cooking with Latitude in New Orleans” and “Dominique’s Tropical Latitudes.” Macquet’s awards and accolades are far too long to list. Two include Esquire Magazine’s naming Dominique’s one of the Top 20 Best New Restaurants in 1997. A year later, Bon Appetit included Macquet as one of the nation’s seven best.
If all goes as planned, the Lower Garden District will soon get a 600-foot-long bioswale along Coliseum Square Park, thanks to money pledged by the Sewerage and Water Board to give the city more green infrastructure.