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.

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, UptownMessenger.com)

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 »

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 »

Nov 172011
 

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

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 »

Nov 152011
 

KIPP Believe College Prep on South Carrollton is headed to a new school building in Gentilly, and Benjamin Banneker Elementary in the Riverbend is slated for a new campus in Hollygrove, according to school assignment plans being aired publicly by the Recovery School District this week. Continue reading »

Oct 202011
 

A rendering of Costco Wholesale store proposed for New Orleans by MulvannyG2 Architecture of Seattle.

Over the past six years, the Carrollton-Hollygrove Community Development Corporation has been involved in countless meetings focused on the fate of the large empty lot on South Carrollton near the interstate.

On Wednesday evening, surrounded by drawings and renderings of the Costco Wholesale store proposed for the site, CDC member Joe Sherman told store officials he has high hopes for their plans.

“You guys have addressed all of the concerns that came out,” Sherman said during a community meeting with Costco representatives and architects. “I just want to congratulate y’all on a job well done.” Continue reading »

Oct 132011
 

A string of six shootings in the Broadmoor, Carrollton and Hollygrove neighborhoods over the weekend injured a total of eight people — including a woman eight months pregnant with twins — and led to two arrests, but all stem from a series of separate personal feuds, police said Wednesday. Continue reading »

Aug 062011
 

After being carjacked in his driveway, a Hollygrove man jumped into the bed of his truck and dodged gunfire in an effort to thwart the teen who stole it, police said.

The 32-year-old victim had pulled into the driveway of his home in the 9100 block of Edinburgh about 9 p.m. Friday, when a teenager walked up, pointed a gun at him and demanded his keys and phone, said Lt. Mike Montalbano, interim commander of the NOPD Second District. The teen got into the red Toyota Tundra pickup and began to drive away, but the victim chased the truck and jumped into the bed of it, Montalbano said. Continue reading »

Feb 172011
 

This image from a security camera shows a robbery in progress on St. Mary Street. The victim was shot and his cell phone was stolen, police said.

A woman was critically wounded in a gun battle in Hollygrove and a man was shot during an apparent robbery attempt caught on video outside a Lower Garden District bar in separate incidents Tuesday night, continuing the wave of bloodshed and violence across Uptown New Orleans since the weekend. Continue reading »