May 072019


A 73-year-old man was robbed in Hollygrove on Sunday, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

The victim was in the 8700 block of Apricot Street on May 5 at about 1 p.m. when he was pushed to the ground by a man who grabbed his fanny pack.

The victim was able to recover his property, but the assailant was not identified or located.

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Mar 072019

(via NOPD)

The New Orleans Police Department is searching for four suspects, shown above, wanted for shoplifting in the Second District.

The incident occurred on March 2 around 4 p.m. in the 8300 block of Earhart Boulevard. Four people entered the store together and browsed items before making a small purchase. As the group was leaving, one of them reached into a display stand and removed numerous items and left the store without paying. Continue reading »

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Jan 292019

From left: Dontas Robinson, 21, Earic McDougle, 21, and Koiy Evans, 20. (via NOPD)

New Orleans police officers have arrested three suspects in Hollygrove for alleged involvement in drug and gun violations.

On Jan. 23, with the assistance of NOPD’s Special Operations Division, Second District Task Force Officers executed a search warrant in the 3300 block of Cherry Street, near the Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School.

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Sep 202012

School officials are holding their fourth community meeting at 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Sept. 20) about the design of the new Paul K. Dunbar school in Hollygrove, the future home of current Benjamin Banneker students. Continue reading »

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Sep 172012

A fire that broke out shortly after 4 a.m. Monday at a home at 9035 Pritchard Place heavily damaged the vacant house where it started and also caused some damage to the two houses on either side of it, displacing one family but harming no one, according to a report by our partners at WWL-TV.

Last week, another vacant home was damaged in a fire about a block away.

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Feb 092012

Panelists (left to right) Peter Scharf, Ginger Berrigan, Earl Williams, Nancy McPherson and Joe Sherman speak about challenges and victories in fighting crime in Hollygrove at Tulane. (Robert Morris,

From suffering though shootings on a nightly basis in years past, the Hollygrove neighborhood has evolved into a tight-knit network of neighbors whose efforts to target problem properties have made substantial progress in the fight against crime, neighborhood leaders said Thursday night. Continue reading »

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Jan 122012

Phase 1 of the Claiborne drainage project runs from Monticello Avenue to Leonidas Street, and is expected to last from next month until 2014. Phase 2, from Leonidas to Lowerline, will begin next year and finish in 2016. (map via Sewarage & Water Board)

The drainage project starting next month on the uppermost end of South Claiborne Avenue will gradually extend downriver to Lowerline Street over the next five years, officials said Thursday evening, and Hollygrove residents worry that it will increase, rather than reduce, flooding in their neighborhood. Continue reading »

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Nov 172011

Volunteers put the finishing touches on new KaBOOM! playground equipment at the Lycée Français campus on South Claiborne. (via

The latest KaBOOM! playground in Uptown New Orleans will be built by volunteers Saturday at Conrad Park on Hamilton Street, only two weeks after the same organization brought new equipment to the Claiborne Avenue campus of Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans. Continue reading »