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Claire Byun

Apr 252017
 

The suspect was seen taking $30 from the SWEGS Kitchen tip jar (via NOPD).

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who police say stole money out of a Mid-City business’ tip jar.

The suspect was seen on surveillance video entering SWEGS Kitchen, located at 231 N. Carrollton Ave., on Thursday. The suspect was seen taking $30 for the tip jar and fleeing the business on a bicycle, police said. Continue reading »

Apr 252017
 

Celebrate the roots of New Orleans’ culture and heritage with a free program honoring International Jazz Day.

The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission event will exhibit the fundamental language of jazz and its rhythms, featuring the sounds of the Preservation Hall All-Stars, an ensemble comprised of legendary, traditional jazz masters that have toured internationally for over 50 years. Continue reading »

Apr 252017
 

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

The Mid-City Security District is considering adding a few neighborhoods to its boundaries when the state-approved statute comes up for renewal in 2019.

It’s also considering dropping a neighborhood if enough residents want out.

Jim Olsen, district commissioner, said the tax-based district is up for renewal in 2019, and it must be approved by voters to run for another four years. Continue reading »

Apr 242017
 

A member of the Monumental Task Committee places candles and flowers along the Jefferson Davis Monument late Sunday night.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

The Jefferson Davis Monument is still standing Monday morning after a group of pro-monument protestors stood guard over the night.

More than 50 people gathered in front of the Confederate president’s memorial Sunday night after rumors that Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration would begin taking down four monuments early Monday morning. The candlelight vigil was organized by the Monumental Task Committee (MTC), a pro-monuments group which previously filed a lawsuit aimed at preventing the Jefferson Davis statue—among others—from destruction. Continue reading »

Apr 212017
 

An overview of crime around Mid-City from the past week (via CrimeMapping.com).

Mid-City’s burglary rate took a beating last month, though the overall rate of crime remained stable.

There were nine reported incidents of burglary in the Mid-City Security District in March – an increase of six over the month before. The theft rate also increased by one report to 12 incidents, according to police statistics. Continue reading »

Apr 202017
 

A rendering of the former Times Picayune Annex warehouse project (Albert Architecture via NORF).

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

A mostly-blighted property off the Lafitte Greenway is undergoing major development this year thanks to a warehouse restoration project.

The New Orleans Redevelopment Fund (NORF) officially broke ground on restoring the former Times Picayune Annex warehouse on 2720 St. Louis St Wednesday. The $4 million project will restore the warehouse to a mix of offices, retail and possibly eateries fronting the Greenway with a hopeful completion date of early 2018. Continue reading »

Apr 192017
 

A representation of some persons crime around the First District over the last week (via CrimeMapping.com)

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

New Orleans Police Department’s First District hasn’t responded to any armed robberies over the past two weeks, though persons crime has almost double over the last four weeks.

First District reported 34 incidents of persons crime – which involves homicides, armed robberies and assaults – over the last four weeks. There were only 17 persons crimes total over the previous four weeks, First District Commander Hans Ganthier said. Continue reading »

Apr 192017
 

Join the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission this Saturday for a bout of fun, fitness and live entertainment.

The Give and Live Bike Ride kicks off Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Gernon Brown Recreation Center, 1001 Harrison Ave. The event – which falls on Global Youth Service Day – is meant to celebrate and mobilize young people who seek to change communities through service. Continue reading »

Apr 182017
 

A still from “Death of Louis XIV” (Via the New Orleans Film Society).

C’est la vie… at least for a week in New Orleans.

The 20th annual French Film Festival kickstarts Friday with 14 new feature length films, including Frantz, Personal Shopper and My Life as a Zucchini. One lucky filmmaker will also be awarded a $32,500 #CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant; the grant recipient will screen the film created with this funding at the 2018 French Film Festival. Continue reading »

Apr 182017
 

Developers are hoping to build an affordable senior housing complex at 1950 St. Bernard Ave.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

A new overlay district proposal increases building height along the St. Bernard Avenue corridor to four stories, and developers are hoping to use that new district for an affordable senior housing complex.

The proposal – which City Planning staff have molded for a month – must first be approved by the City Council before any construction can start.

The City Planning Commission approved a modified request from Liberty Bank and Trust Company establish the St. Bernard Overlay District, which increases allotted building height to four stories or 55 feet. Continue reading »