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Traffic advisory: Allard from City Park Avenue to Dumaine to close for a month

On Tuesday (April 27) beginning at 7 a.m., weather permitting, Allard Boulevard from City Park Avenue to Dumaine Street will close for approximately four weeks. The Department of Public Works’ contractor, Fleming Construction Co., will perform underground waterline operations as part of the City Park Group A infrastructure improvement project.

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Police book juvenile, 13, in string of crimes that include the attempted murder of 73-year-old during carjacking

The NOPD arrested a 13-year-old boy on Sunday (April 11) in a string of car thefts, carjackings and other crimes, most of them in Mid-City. New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson announced Thursday that the force’s Violent Crime Abatement Investigation Team arrested the juvenile as a suspect in a crime committed April 6 in the Read More…

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Roadwork update: Bayou St. John, Fairgrounds, Mid-City, Hagan-Lafitte, City Park, Navarre

The Mayor’s Office announced in its monthly roadwork update that an unprecedented amount of infrastructure work — altogether more than $550 million in roadway and other projects — is currently underway in New Orleans. Mayor LaToya Cantrell also said more projects are in the works. She noted that $350 million in bonds approved for a Read More…

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Letting the good times roll: Bike route improvements coming to Mid-City, Bayou St. John and beyond

By Jesse Baum, Mid-City Messenger Bike infrastructure improvements are coming to the Bayou St. John, Mid-City, Gentilly, 7th Ward and St. Roch neighborhoods. A recent pre-construction meeting showcased the final designs for bike lane expansions and traffic calming measures that will begin construction in spring of this year. On Tuesday evening, the Office of Neighborhood Engagement Read More…

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Mid-City Security District seeking board members

The Mid City Security District has openings on its Board of Commissions. The security district is governed by five commissioners who have have the overall responsibility for MCSD policies, management and administration. By law, four of the five commissioners are appointed by the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization. If you are interested in being considered, please contact Read More…

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Traffic advisory: City Park Avenue lane near expressway to close Tuesday

On Tuesday (Feb. 23) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the inside westbound lane of the 100 block of City Park Avenue — near the entrance to Interstate 10 — will be closed to vehicular traffic so that crews can repair a leaning streetlight. Lane closure signs will be in place throughout the process; residents Read More…

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Sobriety checkpoint planned for tonight

The NOPD’s Traffic Division will conduct an upcoming sobriety checkpoint within Orleans Parish. The checkpoint will be in operation from 9 p.m. on Thursday (Feb. 4) through Friday (Feb. 5) at 5 a.m. During this time, motorists will experience minimal delays at the checkpoint and should have the proper documentation available if requested by officers Read More…

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City Park warns of zombie-like raccoons with distemper, WWL-TV reports

City Park’s raccoon population is infected with canine distemper, posing a threat to dogs and cats but not to humans, WWL-TV has reported. City Park officials brought in Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries to investigate reports of erratic raccoon behavior, such as disorientation and wandering aimlessly, and they confirmed the animals are sick with distemper. Dog Read More…

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Sexual assault survivors in the criminal justice system discussed in virtual ‘listening session’ for DA’s office

By Jesse Baum, Mid-City Messenger  The new District Attorney’s Office transition team held a virtual forum on Saturday (Jan. 23) for the public to discuss their concerns and priorities with the DA’s office, now led by the newly elected Jason Williams. The theme of Saturday’s zoom meeting was “Protect Vulnerable Communities.” This is also one Read More…