Apr 062011

Jamal W. Brown (via opcso.org)

A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in a March shooting death in the Milan neighborhood, police said Wednesday.

Investigators identified Jamal W. Brown as the man who gunned down 27-year-old Shedrick L. Turner shortly after 4 a.m. March 11 near the intersection of Delachaise and South Liberty streets, said Sgt. Shaun Ferguson of the NOPD Second District persons-crimes unit. Continue reading »

Mar 272011

Cleveland M. Alfred (via opsco.org)

A convicted drug dealer charged but never found guilty in separate murder and attempted-murder cases in the 1990s is now back in jail after a patrol officer found him with two guns this weekend during a traffic stop in the Milan neighborhood, police said. Continue reading »

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Jan 192011

William Baham (via NOPD)

Investigators released the name of a suspect Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old on Freret Street, and said the same man may have been ambushed by others shortly after the shooting on Freret.

William Baham, 25, is wanted on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Errol Meeks, who was gunned down late Monday in front of Friar Tucks bar on Freret. Continue reading »

Nov 302010

An armed robbery in the early hours of Thanksgiving Day was reported on Freret Street near Jefferson Avenue and a man was grazed by a bullet in Carrollton over the weekend, police said Tuesday. Continue reading »

Nov 102010

1900 Amelia St. (maps.google.com, unknown date)

The Delachaise Neighborhood Association applauded the city planning commission’s decision last month to effectively keep closed an apartment complex they view as a magnet for crime, but are concerned that the city council might overturn the decision next month. Continue reading »

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Nov 092010

The mural on the original Martin Wine Cellar building (photo by anthonyturducken via flickr)

With Tuesday’s blessing by a city board, Martin Wine Cellar is one step closer to reclaiming its original Uptown New Orleans location, raising hopes among neighbors there that it will kickstart the revitalization of the Baronne Street business corridor.

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Oct 062010

A string of armed robberies stretched across the city and a man survived a volley of bullets on Delachaise Street in the Milan area in a weekend that showed an unusual amount of gunplay in Uptown neighborhoods, police said Wednesday. Continue reading »

Sep 072010

Stacy Head

Uptown needs better parking enforcement in its residential areas and possibly more parking meters on several blocks of Magazine, the area’s city councilwoman told administrators in a Tuesday morning meeting that dealt with parking issues across the city.

District B Councilwoman Stacy Head, who chairs the city’s public-works committee, described a litany of parking-related complaints she’s received from some Uptown neighborhoods, including Delachaise, Broadmoor, Climana and several others. People park on the street too close to driveways, making it difficult for residents to pull out. They park over the sidewalks, making them difficult for pedestrians with baby strollers or in wheelchairs to pass. On one-way streets, they park the wrong way, making it difficult for others to pass. Continue reading »