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Claire Byun

Mar 242017
 

(via facebook.com/lafittegreenway)

Rain or shine, the annual Hike the Greenway event goes on.

Saturday’s forecast calls for rain but Friends of Lafitte Greenway officials are still planning free guided hikes of the greenspace starting at 10 a.m. In the event of thunderstorms, the walking portion of the hike will be canceled, and all activities will be moved to Second Line Brewing Party at 11 a.m. Continue reading »

Mar 242017
 

New Orleans City Study Committee’s suggested boundaries for the Parkview Local Historic District (in pink).

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

After mixed feedback from the public, the New Orleans City Council approved the creation of the Parkview Historic District.

The council approved the creation of the new district at their regular meeting Thursday. The historic district comes under control of the Historic District Landmarks Commission, which has oversight only over demolition. Continue reading »

Mar 232017
 

New Orleans City Study Committee’s suggested boundaries for the Parkview Local Historic District (in pink).

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

The New Orleans City Council will consider the creation of the Parkview Historic District at their meeting Thursday, though the neighborhood association independently voted to opt out last month. Continue reading »

Mar 232017
 

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

The number of armed robbery and assault incidents around Mid-City dropped dramatically in February, which lowered the total number of crimes overall.

Armed robberies dropped from nine in January to just three last month, according to numbers from the Mid-City Security District. No murders, rapes or assaults were reported last month, and simple robbery incidents dropped by one. Continue reading »

Mar 222017
 

The new development would combine office suites with room for commercial retail, such as a drug store or coffee shop.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Despite opposition from a few neighbors and the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, the demolition of the former Le Petit Motel has been approved.

The New Orleans Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee approved a request to demolish the former auto motel on 2836 Tulane Ave at its regular meeting Monday. The committee previously deferred the vote so developers could bring the plan to the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization for input. Continue reading »

Mar 222017
 

Jay Nix, of Parkway Bakery and Tavern, took home the inaugural “Person of the Year” award from the Mid-City Businesses Association (Claire Byun/cbyun@nolamessenger.com).

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Several Mid-City businesses positively impact the culture, quality of life and appearance of the neighborhood, and two such organizations were called into the spotlight.

The Greater Mid-City Business Association held its annual award luncheon Tuesday to honor local businesses that improve, embrace and impact Mid-City. This year’s gala featured a new award that recognizes a single business owner, as well as an award for the “Business of the Year.” Continue reading »

Mar 222017
 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission is hosting an event open to all.

Generations Celebration: Women’s History Month recognizes and honors outstanding women who have had a positive impact on New Orleans life and culture. The free event will have a variety of performances, merchandise, food, and ceremonies over the night. Continue reading »

Mar 222017
 

Via NOPD

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a man caught shoplifting on camera.

The suspect was seen taking various children’s clothing at the Dollar General on 230 Broad Ave. on Thursday. Anyone with information regarding this individual or this incident is asked to contact First District detectives at 504-658-6010. Continue reading »

Mar 212017
 

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

While the New Orleans Green Party isn’t officially endorsing any candidate for Saturday’s local elections, party organizers did recommend two candidates over the others.

There are five candidates overall for the two special election seats up for grabs Saturday. The first, Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, Division C, has come open from the retirement of Dennis Bagneris. The second race for Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Division B is a replacement for Regina Bartholomew-Woods. Continue reading »