Oct 212014
 

The New Orleans Police Department will hold its monthly Community Anti-Crime Walks across the city Tuesday.

The walks, led by District Commanders, are held in targeted areas of each of the eight police districts in Orleans Parish. They’re designed to bring the community and police together to more effectively lower crime in the neighborhoods.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to participate.  Continue reading »

Oct 212014
 

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Police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a carjacking that happened early Tuesday morning in the 700 block of South Dorgenois Street.

A 23-year-old man told police he was in the area about 2:20 a.m., getting ready to enter his vehicle, when he was approached by an armed man.

The armed man placed an unknown object into the victim’s back and demanded the keys to the car. When the victim complied, the man fled eastbound on South Dorgenois Street and northbound on Tulane Avenue, police said. Continue reading »

Oct 212014
 

For rapper Arnold Burks, Mid-City New Orleans will always have special significance. After all, it’s where he was born, and it’s almost where he died. 

“I got rescued off the roof during Katrina there,” Burks recently recalled. “I almost died there. I’ll never forget — I had to leave my house with my father and brother and we swam to where the Whole Foods now is at Bienville. We had to go. There was four feet of water.”

During Hurricane Katrina, Burks was living on the corner of North White and Iberville streets, just a couple of blocks from Warren Easton Charter High School. It was the last time he lived in the neighborhood, and he remembers it like it was yesterday. Continue reading »

Oct 212014
 

Residents and Visitors Alike Invited to Join the “Strolling Halloween Celebration”

On October 24, 2014, the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization (MCNO) will be hosting its yearly fundraiser, the sixth annual Mid-City Porch Crawl. This delightfully eccentric, adult-oriented Halloween celebration, which helps MCNO fund its neighborhood improvement initiatives will begin at the Evangeline Lounge (4501 Toulouse St) at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available online at mcno.org/about/calendar/porch-crawl and at Evangeline Lounge. Continue reading »

Oct 202014
 

1393766_534211336648366_365803315_nSay Auf Wiedersehen to Oktoberfest with one last weekend-long event at Dat Dog!

October 24th and 25th marks the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Weekend at Dat Dog Magazine featuring live music, Abita Oktoberfest beer on tap, German Bratwurst dogs and our famous Canine Costume Contest.

Friday’s festivities include: live music by Miss Claudia and Her Bier Gartners from 6-9pm in the authentic European beer garden, the once-a-year Oktoberfest German-style Dog (lightly smoked, thinly ground pork sausage with saurkraut, diced onions and yellow mustard) and $1 off all German beers (there’s 5 of them!). Continue reading »

Oct 172014
 

Morris Jeff Community School will host an open house this Wednesday for prospective students in grades Pre-Kindergarten to 7th Grade.

The event will be held at the school’s temporary location on 3368 Esplanade Avenue from 6-7:30 p.m. The new Mid-City facility is slated to open January 2015.

To learn more about the school, read the press release below: Continue reading »

Oct 172014
 

Map via Mid-City Security District

The Mid-City Security District has decided to lower the annual parcel fee levied on the elderly and residents living with disabilities — a decision that will result in an annual revenue reduction of more than $36,000 for the district.

Chairman Jim Olsen, who has been pressured recently by other Mid-City Security District commissioners to lower the fee for qualifying residents, made the announcement Thursday during a presentation of the 2015-16 budget at a regular board of commissioner’s meeting. Continue reading »

Oct 162014
 

The shooting happened on the 4500 block of Baudin Street, police said.

New Orleans police are investigating a shooting they say happened on the 4500 block of Baudin Street early Thursday morning.

An 18-year-old victim told police he was in the midst of a verbal fight with a man he knew at about 2:30 a.m. when the man suddenly pulled out a gun and began firing at him, according to Officer Hilal B. Williams, a police spokesman.

The victim was brought to a local hospital after he received a gunshot wound to the body, police said.

 

 

Oct 162014
 

Warren Easton Charter School may take legal action against a group of scammers who have been misusing the school’s name online in order to swindle people out of money, according to a member of the board of directors. 

Board member Arthur Hardy brought the legal issue up at a meeting at the school Wednesday night. According to Hardy, there are at least three websites that are selling false alumni memberships to the public and pocketing the money. The offenders have even been using the school’s 100th anniversary logo to further their gimmicks, he added.

“They are misrepresenting what they are doing,” he said. Continue reading »