Based on the requests of several residents, the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association will begin a discussion tonight (Thursday, Aug. 9) about the process of setting a private security patrol in the area.
Concerns about what neighbors described as repeated disruptive block parties at a Jackson Avenue chicken wings restaurant led the Coliseum Square Association to withhold its support for a liquor license at the establishment Monday night.
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.
With state and local elections a little over two months away, the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association is hosting a “Meet the Candidates” social on Thursday.
A couple was attacked Wednesday morning by a stranger who stole a wallet from them at their home in the 2300 block of Chippewa, police said.
The trio of teens accused in two recent Irish Channel robberies have now been linked a robbery in the Bywater, as police credit “information sharing” across district lines with the mounting list of charges against the group, according to reporter Monica Hernandez of our partners at WWL:
The city’s shuttered Lyons Center in the Irish Channel will host a major party Saturday with live music, food and drink, cabbage ball and swimming in a fundraiser to support the youth sports leagues in the neighborhood.
(Updated 2:36 p.m. Thursday)
Three teenagers arrested immediately after an armed-robbery attempt in the French Quarter on Tuesday night have also been charged in a mugging in the Irish Channel from about an hour earlier, and investigators are looking into the possibility of their involvement in more of Uptown’s armed robberies, police said.
NOPD Sixth District Commander Bob Bardy will be among the speakers at tonight’s meeting of the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association.
The Irish Channel has fared relatively better than some Uptown neighborhoods amid the last month’s wave of armed robberies: about three muggings have been reported in the channel, and other than those incidents, a half dozen home break-ins have been the most serious crimes reported since the beginning of May. Suspects from a shooting in the nearby St. Thomas development, however, fled into the channel before police found them.
Two Uptown neighborhood associations and a charter school board are all scheduled to have their monthly meetings on Thursday.
The ReNEW Charter Management Organization board – which oversees Batiste Cultural Arts Academy at Live Oak and SciTech Academy at Laurel, both in the Irish Channel – will meet Thursday afternoon. That evening, the Irish Channel and Carrollton-Riverbend neighborhood associations are scheduled to have their May monthly meetings.
For further details and links to these and other events, see our full calendar listings below.
With relatively minor opposition, both a corner store’s request to reopen on Jackson Avenue in the Irish Channel and the conversion of a residentially-zoned building on General Pershing into the childcare center for Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle Orleans received the approval of the City Planning Commission on Tuesday afternoon.
A city planning hearing on an Irish Channel corner store, the final meeting of the year for the Lusher Charter School board and an arts forum sponsored by a Congressman are among the meetings and events of interest on deck in Uptown New Orleans.
Arrests made in a sprawling weekend gun battle and police assurances that their investigations into the violence remain active brought little comfort Wednesday night to Irish Channel residents, who say the sound of gunfire still occurs all too frequently in their neighborhood.
Three separate shooting incidents took place Saturday afternoon, all of which appear to stem from the same argument between two rival neighborhood groups, police said Wednesday at the Sixth District’s monthly meeting with community members.
After gunfire through the streets of the Irish Channel left at least one man wounded this weekend, neighborhood leaders are encouraging residents to attend tonight’s community meeting with the leaders of the NOPD Sixth District.
Kara Morgan, president of the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association, emailed residents Sunday with descriptions of three reported shootings around the area Saturday “all related to an argument between two groups of kids,” including the Chippewa Street shooting that injured a man, she said.
“In addition to yesterday’s events, we’ve seen a general increase in shootings over the past month or so, including a drive-by down my street while I was laying on the couch with my 6-year-old,” Morgan wrote. “This is incredibly disheartening and discouraging, especially given how hard we are working to improve the Channel and make it a safe and happy place for all to live.”
In response, Morgan suggested residents attend the Sixth District’s community meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau on St. Charles Avenue for updates on the shootings. She also encouraged them to get more involved with recreation efforts in the neighborhood, “in the hopes of stopping the kids from ever having a gun.”
For details and links to other upcoming community meeting and events around Uptown New Orleans, see our full calendar listings below.
A man who allegedly used Craigslist to solicit thousands of dollars in security deposits from prospective tenants for an Irish Channel apartment he didn’t own has been arrested on a number of theft charges, police said this week.
Less than a week after the largest Mardi Gras ever, parading returns to Uptown New Orleans this weekend via the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade through the Irish Channel.
The parade begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Felicity and Magazine, then heads up Jackson Avenue, up St. Charles Avenue, down Louisiana Avenue and back down Magazine Street.
For details and links on the parade and other weekend events, including the two-day Soul Fest at Audubon Zoo, see our calendar below.