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Aug 042015
 
(via Facebook)

(via Facebook)

With a continual crunch on the New Orleans Police Department budget, supporters of the department’s Third District have organized a new nonprofit, COPS 3, to help support the officers who work in the Lakeview, Mid-City and Gentilly areas — starting with a farmer’s market next month at the police station. Continue reading »

Aug 032015
 

A 52-year-old male bicyclist was struck and killed by a dump truck after a traffic accident that occurred just after 1:00 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Canal and North Broad Streets, police say.

Both the bicyclist and the dump truck were traveling lake bound on Canal Street, according to police. While the driver of the dump truck made a right turn on North Board Street, he struck the bicyclist who was believed to be traveling forward in the far right lane, police say.

According to police, the bicyclist died on the scene and the driver was not injured.

Police say the 34-year-old male driver was transported to the DWI compound for testing and questioning after the accident occurred. According to police, no charges will be filed as the investigation is still on going.

Police say once the investigation is complete, the District Attorney’s office will be consulted by detectives on any future charges.

Anthony Pontiff, Fatality Investigator, is in charge of the investigation.

Jul 302015
 
The "Drive on a Crack" float by Le Krewe d'Etat earlier this year mocked the ongoing road construction around New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Drive on a Crack” float by Le Krewe d’Etat earlier this year mocked the ongoing road construction around New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu addresses District B residents about the city's budget at KIPP Central City Academy in 2013. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu addresses District B residents about the city’s budget at KIPP Central City Academy in 2013. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

There isn’t enough money to fix all the streets, nor enough police officers to patrol them, and certainly not enough to pay back what the city owes the firefighters’ pension fund, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu told a packed auditorium in Lakeview on Thursday evening.

But if the financial situation is so dire, the Lakeview residents shot back, then why is Landrieu suddenly engaging the city in the presumably expensive “self-initiated politics” of removing statues of Confederate leaders? Continue reading »

Jul 292015
 
A house located at 3046 Dumaine Street is proposed to become a two bedroom bed-and-breakfast family home. (photo via Google).

A house located at 3046 Dumaine Street is proposed to become a two bedroom bed-and-breakfast family home. (photo via Google).

A bed and breakfast proposed for Dumaine Street received initial approval from the City Planning Commission last week, but officials are requiring that the owner remove some of the pavement from the front yard before proceeding. Continue reading »