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Claire Byun

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 »

Mar 202017
 

The Wicker building currently housing Success Prep will be demolished and a new campus will be constructed.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

More than a decade later, Sci High is finally getting the new campus in the Bio District they were promised.

The New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School was awarded $2.2 million for the design of their new campus in the Bio District. The school was promised a renovated World War II hangar on the Delgado Community College campus prior to Katrina. Continue reading »

Mar 172017
 

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a police canine that went missing Thursday.

At about midnight, the male canine – named “Spike” – was placed in his kennel by his partner officer at the officer’s residence. When the officer returned later that morning to feed the canine, the canine was not in his kennel. The dog had pulled a portion of the kennel apart, creating a small hole that allowed the canine to exit the kennel, police said. Continue reading »

Mar 172017
 

A snapshot of auto burglaries around Mid-City over the past four weeks (via CrimeMapping.com)

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Cheap technology used by criminals to unlock car doors – without a key – is contributing to the rash of auto burglaries around Mid-City, and several residents addressed city leaders to help stem the crimes.

City Councilmember Susan Guidry, who represents District A, held a town hall Thursday afternoon to discuss public safety and crime. Commanders from three New Orleans Police Department districts made brief presentations on crime statistics and prevention tips. About 50 people attended the meeting – held at St. Central Matthew United Church of Christ in Uptown – and could ask questions of Guidry, the police or even local court officials. Continue reading »

Mar 162017
 

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

As of right now, the Tulane Canal neighborhood doesn’t have it’s own special security patrols and is not included in the Mid-City Security District. But it could be something Tulane Canal Neighborhood Association members consider for the future.

Patrick Armstrong, with the Mid-City Neighborhood Association, wanted to float the idea of including Tulane Canal into MCSD before proposing new legislation. The special district is based on state legislation and has to go up to ballot every few years, which gives organizers the ability to modify the district’s boundaries and payment options. Continue reading »

Mar 162017
 

The 700 custom-designed bicycles will be placed at an estimated 70 stations designated at locations in neighborhoods around the city. (Flickr/Britt Reints).

If you want to help the city plan where bicycle share stations will be located in your neighborhood, there’s a public workshop for you.

There are six workshops – one for each general area of the city – that run through April. Mid-City and Bayou St. John split a workshop, which will be held April 3 at First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal St. The workshop starts at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading »