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.


Oct 092010

82nd Prince of Wales Second Line route

The Prince of Wales 82nd Annual Second Line will parade through several Uptown neighborhoods Sunday. Continue reading »

Sep 302010

Computer-generated sketch of suspect, via NOPD

An armed robber frustrated that his victim had little to steal threw her to the ground in an unusually violent robbery attempt in the Garden District this past weekend, police said Thursday. Continue reading »

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Sep 152010

A plan to create formal councils of neighborhood groups to increase citizen participation in city government would only “many more layers of bureaucracy” and should be scrapped, according to a letter from the Garden District Association published by The Lens.

The letter suggesting changes to the Citizen Participation Project was written by Shelley Landrieu, director of the Garden District group but also a leader of the Baronne Street Neighborhood Association and Audubon Area Zoning Association. Instead of new councils based on city planning districts, the Garden District would prefer more formalized opportunities for neighborhood association input within the city’s existing policy-making process.

The director of the group that drafted the plan told Karen Gadbois of The Lens that the Garden District had drawn “inaccurate conclusions.”

The letter was copied to numerous other neighborhood groups, including many in the Uptown: the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association, the Touro Bouligny Association, the Baronne Street Neighborhood Association, the St. Charles Avenue Association, the Audubon Area Zoning Association, the Upper Hurstville Association, the Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association, the Hurstville Neighborhood Improvement Association, the Freret Business and Property Owners Association and the Carrollton-Riverbend Neighborhood Association.

Aug 262010

In addition to the deadly shooting Tuesday on South Roman Street, officers and detectives in the New Orleans Police Department’s sixth district have been kept busy over the last week with a series of robberies and burglaries in the Magazine Street area of the Garden District and a violent feud in Central City.

The sixth district has experienced a few weeks of relative calm, but now “things are starting to spiral up” in comparison, noted Capt. Robert Bardy. Continue reading »

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