NOPD searching for person of interest in Jeannette Street shooting, suspect in business burglaries

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Person of Interest sought in Jeanette Street shooting The NOPD is seeking to interview a person of interest in the investigation of an aggravated battery by shooting that occurred on December 6, 2018 in the 8800 block of Jeanette Street. At about 5:40 a.m., the victim encountered a subject inside of his vehicle who then exited [...]

Referendum to redivide Audubon’s tax revenue headed for May 4 ballot

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New Orleans voters will decide in May whether to reallocate a portion of the tax money now dedicated to the Audubon Commission, giving the zoo and aquarium long-term but sharply reduced funding, the New Orleans Advocate reports. The millage would be extended for 20 years and would cut Audubon’s tax intake to provide more money [...]

City Council approves plan to replace McDonald’s building in Garden District

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The City Council gave McDonald’s approval to redevelop its St. Charles Avenue restaurant at its Dec. 6 meeting. The two-story structure in the Garden District will be torn down and replaced. Planners and preservationists have been working with the fast-food chain for two years to determine an appropriate design for a purpose that the city [...]

Local chef discusses her new book on historic Uptown restaurant

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Poppy Tooker—chef, radio show host, author and cooking instructor—published her most recent book on one of New Orleans’ most historic restaurants: “Pascal’s Manale Cookbook.” Having published a book in 2015 on one of New Orleans’ historic restaurants, Tujague’s, her newest subject was a fitting next step. “People said, ‘What do you want to do next?’ [...]

Crime report: Police seeking suspects in armed robbery at laundromat, battery at home

The Uptown Messenger -

Three robbed at gunpoint while doing laundry: The NOPD is seeking assistance from the public in identifying and locating a suspect who was captured on surveillance video committing an armed robbery in a laundromat on South Claiborne Avenue. The victim told police that on Dec. 6 at 6:05 a.m., he was inside of a laundromat [...]

Drive Shack nets 2 percent tax to pay for construction at former Times-Picayune site

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By Claire Byun, cbyun@nolamessenger.com Future customers of the New Orleans Drive Shack — located in the former Times Picayune building on Howard Avenue — will pay 2 percent more in sales tax after City Council unanimously approved a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement. The city will receive a portion of the funds to pay for street improvements [...]

Voters overwhelmingly back millage to continue Touro-Bouligny security patrol

The Uptown Messenger -

The Touro-Bouligny Security District received overwhelming support Saturday, when 91 percent of voters within the security district pressed “yes” to continue the paying the additional millage for the next eight years. The ballot containing two runoff contests and a city referendum drew only about 14 percent of voters citywide, but 21 percent of voters in [...]

Handgun reported stolen in Jena Street car burglary; two suspects sought

The Uptown Messenger -

The NOPD is seeking two suspects seen on video surveillance in connection with an auto burglary that occurred on Dec. 2 in the 900 block of Jena Street. At about 6:32 a.m., surveillance video in the area captured footage of the victim’s vehicle being burglarized by two unknown subjects. The pictured suspects are shown exiting [...]

Danae Columbus: Mike Fawer memoir relives six decades of legal hits and misses

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Surrounded by dozens of family, friends, and public officials, legendary criminal defense lawyer Michael Fawer unveiled his new memoir, “From The Bronx To The Bayou,” on Tuesday evening at Martine Chaisson Gallery. In concise, easy-to-read chapters that cover nearly every major case he ever handled, Fawer relives the hits and misses of almost 60 years [...]

Want an insider’s look at the NOPD? Citizens Police Academy is taking applications.

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Superintendent Michael Harrison is inviting residents to take an inside look at the New Orleans Police Department by joining the NOPD Citizens Police Academy. Individuals interested in joining the CPA will have an opportunity to learn more about the NOPD and the criminal justice in a fun and interactive setting. The CPA is a seven [...]

Advertiser: Please Vote Yes for Continued Security in Touro Bouligny Neighborhood

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Please Vote Yes on December 8th for continued security in the Touro Bouligny Neighborhood. Did you know that the Touro Bouligny neighborhood was recently quoted as being the safest, with one factor being our Security Patrol? This safety record improves your property value and makes our area more desirable for all. Why vote? 24/7 patrol [...]

Larry Barabino, Jr. named NORD Commission CEO

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from NORD Commission The New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission approved Larry Barabino, Jr. as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at a Commission meeting at City Hall on Tuesday (Dec. 4). The NORDC Executive Search Committee voted unanimously to recommend Barabino after a three-month search that included nearly 100 applicants and three finalists. The [...]

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