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Crime
2:12 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Crime Drops in New Orleans for 2012

Crime in New Orleans dropped nearly eight percent in the last quarter of 2012, and by one percent for the year overall, according to numbers released today by the New Orleans Police Department.

Murders and rapes dropped by 18 percent in the last quarter of 2012, armed robberies by 32 percent, auto theft by nearly 34 percent, burglaries by more than 13 percent, and simple robberies by more than two percent. however, instances of assault were up 16 percent, and thefts were up more than four percent.

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2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
12:27 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

N.O. Producer Matassa Inducted into Hall of Fame

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cosimo Matassa, the recording producer whose New Orleans studio was where Fats Domino recorded his first album "The Fat Man" in 1949, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Matassa was honored over the weekend in Cleveland for his contributions to the evolution of rock and roll.

Other 2012 Hall of Fame inductees included the Beastie Boys, Guns 'n' Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chicago blues guitarist Freddie King.

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The Lens: New Orleans Parking Enforcement
7:45 am
Fri March 30, 2012

New Orleans tightens rules on who gets the boot — and parking revenues soar

Motorist's nightmare.
Wikipedia creative commons

 

Feel like the city’s got a boot on your neck? How about on your tire?

There’s a reason why. In the past year, New Orleans parking officials have become much more aggressive in the use of devices that immobilize cars with outstanding parking tickets.

“[W]e used to boot vehicles if they had more than three violations,” said city Department of Public Works parking administrator Zepporiah Edmonds, in testimony Wednesday afternoon before the City Council’s Budget-Audit Board of Review.

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The Lens: Newcomb Boulevard
11:08 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Judge calls Newcomb Boulevard fence illegal; residents’ attorney vows to appeal ruling

City Council approval is needed for fences that block city traffic, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Courtesy of Keith Hardie

 

A drawn-out battle over the right to gate a public street reached a milestone Tuesday when a Civil Court judge ruled in favor of keeping Newcomb Boulevard open.

Residents of Newcomb Boulevard, a ritzy Uptown neighborhood parallel to even ritzier Audubon Place, in 2006 got the go-ahead from the city’s Department of Public Works to block the Freret Street end of the block that runs to St. Charles Avenue.

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Tremé Murder
9:17 pm
Sun March 25, 2012

New Orleans Police Arrest Woman for Tremé Murder

New Orleans Police have placed a Tremé woman under arrest this evening for the second-degree murder of her estranged boyfriend.

Police say 31-year-old Monica Pollard fatally stabbed her boyfriend at around 1:50 p.m. this afternoon, during an argument inside her house in the 2200 block of Orleans Avenue. The victim made his way outside, collapsed, and was taken to a local hospital where he died.

Super Bowl 2013
4:00 am
Thu February 23, 2012

New Orleans Planning for 2013 Mardi Gras and Super Bowl

New Orleans officials are giving high marks for the city’s performance in this year’s Mardi Gras. Work is already starting on making sure next year’s carnival season goes well, even with a Super Bowl in the middle of the party.

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Mardi Gras
4:05 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Rex Marks End of 2012 Major Krewe Parades

New Orleans is marking Fat Tuesday with traditional parades and parties in the French Quarter. Tourism officials are estimating a million people are attending the annual celebration.

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Mardi Gras
4:00 am
Tue February 21, 2012

New Orleans Ready for Fat Tuesday

Hundreds of thousands of people are jamming the streets of New Orleans as Mardi Gras builds to Fat Tuesday celebrations. Rainy conditions haven’t stopped the party.

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