Dec 022011
 

Two robberies were reported within minutes of each other in the university area Wednesday night, part of a surge of five robberies around Uptown in three days. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two robberies at gunpoint were reported within minutes in the Carrollton area Wednesday night, following an armed robbery on Magazine Street in the Garden District and a carjacking in Broadmoor the previous night and a carefully planned business holdup earlier this week, a crime spree that investigators say often intensifies as the holidays approach. Continue reading »

Oct 072011
 

Prince of Wales 2011 route map

Second-line season returns to Magazine Street on Sunday when the Prince of Wales and Lady Wales clubs put on their 83rd annual second line through the Irish Channel and Garden District. Continue reading »

Aug 292011
 

The current Orleans Parish School Board boundaries. (Click to enlarge)

Redistricting the seven-member Orleans Parish School Board could produce more dramatic changes than the recent reshuffling of the New Orleans City Council, even though the same population shifts are being accounted for, officials said Monday. Continue reading »

Jun 022011
 

Three robberies have been reported this week, and police are continuing to investigate last week's home-invasion robbery on Annunciation as well.

Three more armed robberies have been reported in Uptown New Orleans this week, including one in which a man was shot while trying to run away from his assailants, police said. Continue reading »

Jun 012011
 

NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas responds to concerns raised by Uptown neighborhood associations over coming changes to the city's paid detail system. (via WWL-TV)

Leaders of three neighborhoods representing thousands of Uptown New Orleans homes worry that upcoming changes intended to reduce corruption in police overtime work will weaken the protection they receive from off-duty officers, and are requesting a meeting with NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas to discuss the reforms. Continue reading »

Dec 112010
 

Attendees of the 35th annual Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans Holiday Home Tour wait to view the home of Nan & Ed deMontluzin at 2714 St. Charles Avenue Saturday afternoon. Seven historic Garden District homes and the Opera Guild Home were included in the self-guided tour. The Holiday Home Tour continues Sunday, December 12, 2010. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Dec 102010
 

Attend a Christmas bash, catch up on shopping at the market, or belt out Handel’s Messiah — there’s no shortage of options to get into the holiday spirit this weekend. See below for a snapshot of what’s going on Uptown.

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Nov 182010
 

A burglary similar to last week’s home invasion in Fontainbleau – in which armed men shut off a house’s electricity in order to lure the elderly occupant outside for a robbery – was also reported in the Garden District a few days earlier, police officials said Wednesday. Continue reading »

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Nov 042010
 

Two teens have been arrested in an armed robbery outside an Uptown charter high school that served as a prelude to a violent Halloween weekend around the city, police said Thursday.

In separate incidents, a man was shot in the Garden District, a woman was robbed of her luxury car in the Milan area, police found a major stash of drug money in Freret, and thefts deemed “crimes of opportunity” saw a surge around Uptown, ranking NOPD officers reported at their weekly meetings Thursday morning. Continue reading »

Nov 012010
 

People and landmarks from the Irish Channel and Garden District are featured in a 15-minute episode of the One Square Mile web video series:

One Square Mile – New Orleans, Louisiana from Carl & Betsy Crum on Vimeo.

(Via bestofneworleans.com)