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Apr 172017
 

Photo by Bart Everson

Did you notice the new stripes where the Jeff Davis bike path crosses Tulane Avenue? Kind of hard to miss, actually. And that’s a good thing. According to a friend of mine who knows about such things:

This is pretty major because LaDOTD doesn’t consider the high visibility variety of crosswalk their standard. Rather two horizontal stripes 6 feet apart is their norm.

Two stripes six feet apart? That sounds familiar. Ah yes. Here’s a photo of the same crossing eight years ago.

Photo by Bart Everson

As I noted at the time, it took a lot of cajoling and wheedling to get those stripes.

The new ones are a big improvement, in my opinion.

Bart Everson is a writer, a photographer, a baker of bread, a husband, a father and a resident of Mid-City. He is a founding member of the Green Party of Louisiana, past president of Friends of Lafitte Greenway, and a participant in New Orleans Lamplight Circle. More at BartEverson.com.

Apr 142017
 

A man was killed on the 300 block of Jane Place in Mid-City Tuesday evening.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Personal crime incidents over the last four weeks were nearly two-thirds higher than the previous four weeks, though property crime has decreased.

New Orleans Police Department’s First District reported a total of 28 persons crime over the last four weeks. The previous month saw 18 persons crimes – which includes armed robberies, assaults and homicides – and doesn’t include the most recent homicides.

To cut down on personal crime, First District Commander Hans Ganthier is sending most of his resources to “hotspots” such as the Tulane Avenue and Ulloa Street neighborhoods. That area was the site of two murders over the last week. Continue reading »

Apr 132017
 

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This Week at The Broad, we’ve got two new films and a slew of special events to go over so let’s get straight to the run down, shall we?

T2: TRAINSPOTTING is the long awaited sequel to one of the outright classic independent films of the 90’s. Rather than the typical overdue sequel that forgets what made the original so amazing, this is a mature sequel that brings back the characters you love (led by a still-mesmerizing Ewan McGregor) with something to say about the passage of time. 20 years may have passed, but Danny Boyle and crew still know how to crank out a classic. Continue reading »

Apr 132017
 

Attorney Marie Williams, a recent candidate for judge, announced her endorsement of her former challenger Attorney Suzy Montero in the race for the open Civil District Court Division B seat to be decided on April 29. Ms. Montero ran first in the three-candidate primary held last month.

Ms. Williams has been a practicing attorney for more than two decades in the New Orleans area. She is a known and respected community activist and has served in appointed judicial positions in criminal court. Ms. Williams said she believes Suzy Montero has the experience necessary to serve on the Civil District Court bench. Continue reading »

Apr 132017
 

A man was killed on the 300 block of Jane Place in Mid-City Tuesday evening.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

The New Orleans Coroner’s Office released the identity of the man killed Tuesday evening during a shooting on the 300 block of Jane Place.

Craig Bryant, 52, died from gunshot wounds, officials said.

The shooting occurred in the 300 block of Jane Place and was reported by the NOPD just before 6:30 p.m., police said. Neighbors said they heard about 15 shots. Continue reading »

Apr 132017
 

Church Alley Coffee Shop will celebrate their Mid-City location with a grand opening on Saturday (Claire Byun).

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

A former Central City coffee shop opened its doors in a new Mid-City location last week, and locals say the small eatery is fitting in well with the neighborhood.

Church Alley Coffee Bar, now located at 4201 Canal St., moved from Central City a few months ago. Renee Blanchard, owner, said she wanted a location with a little less commercial structures and more community appeal.

“We really wanted to be settled into a neighborhood,” Blanchard said. “Mid-City is a place i’ve wanted to come for a long time.” Continue reading »

Apr 132017
 

A scenario of land loss within 10 years if the Master Plan is not put in place (via Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority).

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

The Louisiana coastline has been gradually disappearing for decades due to a whole host of issues. The National Wildlife Foundation, in partnership with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, wants to stem the loss of land.

But the foundation needs residential support.

Matt Phillips, representative from NWF, presented the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan to the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization at their monthly meeting Monday. The plan includes guidelines to help develop restoration projects that are consistent with the Master Plan. Continue reading »

Apr 122017
 

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

After a man reported his dog was stolen after leaving a local bar, police said that report may not have been entirely truthful.

Police deduced the victim – who had spent the evening at Pal’s Lounge last week – did not have his dog stolen. The dog simply ran out of the house when the victim returned from the bar, Sgt. Gary Lewis said. Continue reading »

Apr 112017
 

A man was killed on the 300 block of Jane Place in Mid-City Tuesday evening.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

A man was killed after a shooting on the 300 block of Jane Place Tuesday evening.

The shooting occurred in the 300 block of Jane Place and was reported by the NOPD just before 6:30 p.m., police said. Neighbors said they heard about 15 shots.

Tuesday’s murder marks the second Mid-City murder in three days. A man was killed Saturday on the 600 block of South Scott Street; when police arrived around 2:30 p.m. they found the victim lying in the street. Continue reading »

Apr 112017
 

He is risen! As we celebrate the incredible journey of Holy Week, St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church invites you and your family to come experience the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and to hear again the good news of God’s saving grace for all humanity.

This week, St. Peter’s is hosting two services, a Tenebrae (Good Friday) service on Friday, April 14, at 6.30pm, and an Easter morning service on Sunday, April 16, at 9am. Both services will take place at 1222 N. Dorgenois Street, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, in Gaudet Hall.

Continue reading »